"Failure will never overtake you, as long as your determination to succeed is strong enough"


"Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks of constant work and dedication."


"Celebrate your achievements and applaud your triumphs to refuel your enthusiasm and keep yourself motivated for your future endeavors." 

Our Story.

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Almost 40 years in the making, the Tena’s Gymnastics Inc. & Cheerleading we know today helps hundreds of children achieve their dreams every year.  What started with one woman and a passion for gymnastics has grown into a family business committed to the community they serve!


Growing up, Tena loved all things gymnastics and cheer related.  In no time, Tena went from eager student to assisting the coach.  She loved being in the gym and helping others reach their goals.


She excelled at her own goals as well, becoming a cheerleader at Arkansas Tech University.  It was around this time that Tena began working after school for a local gymnastics center and traveling to teach children in surrounding towns.


When the time came for Tena to build a business for herself, the support she received from those communities gave her the courage to invest in her own equipment and hit the road once more!


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What started as a couple of mats in a van grew into a small location in Russellville and eventually became what is today - A place where fun, commitment, and education meet to create an environment where kids can learn new skills and pursue their dreams. Tena has been honored to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of so many children and work with many amazing coaches.

 While the business has grown, the passion for gymnastics and desire to teach are still at the very heart of all they do. Tena now manages the gym with the help of her son and daughter in law, Will and Jordan Ragsdale.  Even her granddaughter can frequently be seen around the gym!


TGIC truly is a family friendly business that cares deeply about the people and community they serve!

Meet the Staff.

Tena Ragsdale

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Founder and owner of Tena's Gymnastics since 1982.  Tena is very much involved in the day to day classes and loves seeing the kids learning.

Jordan Ragsdale

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Co-Owner and General Manager @ TGIC. She has taught pre-school thru competitive gymnastics team before moving to her role as GM.

Will Ragsdale

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Will is co-owner and operator at TGIC. He oversees the day to day operations and scheduling.

Sidney Thomas

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Sidney is the Manager @ TGIC and oversees all office operations.

Sasha Ford

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Sasha is an Assistant Manager here @ TGIC.  She is also the level 1 and Level 2 competitive gymnastics coach.

Keely Hamilton

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Keely is an Assistant Manager here @ TGIC.  She specializes in Preschool and Cheerleading.

Sarah Beth Cloud

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Sarah Beth specializes in being a preschool coach.  She also teaches tumbling and intro gymnastics

Breckyn Ballard

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Breckyn specializes in teaching pre-school and intermediate gymnastics.

Haven Calavita

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Haven is a junior coach who will be assisting teaching pre-school, tumbling, and some cheer.

Mackenzie Lyles

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Mackenzie teaches school-age gymnastics classes that range from intro up to intermediate style classes

Allison Parks

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Allison runs our front office most days @ TGIC.  

Ella Prince

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Ella specializes in working with competitive athletes.  She coaches Kindergarten up thru Competitive LV 1/2