Where Building Strength, Flexibility and Friendships is FUN!



443 N Pilot Knob Road, Denver, NC 28037

Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy

Debi began taking gymnastics at the age of 8 she participated in competitive gymnastics for 15 years. She has over 30 years of women's gymnastics coaching experience.


Debi takes great pride in achieving her lifelong dream of opening her own gym. She is a USAG professional member, is USAG Safety and Kinder Accreditation Training (KAT)-certified, and certified in first aid and CPR.

A knowledgeable and experienced staff

Our instructors are selected based on their capacity to teach, as well as their knowledge and experience in their respective fields. The passion they have for teaching your children shows through in their work every single day.


We require each instructor to earn and maintain a Safety Certification from the United States Association of Gymnastics (USAG) to help raise awareness on best practices for safety promotion.


Teresa has over 25 years of administrative management experience, as well as 13 years experience owning and operating two real estate investment companies.


Teresa has  loved  gymnastics since she was a young girl and enjoys co-owning Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy with her best friend, Debi. She is a professional member of USAG, maintains a USAG Safety certification, and is certified in first aid and CPR.

Debi Taffi, Owner

Teresa Royko, Owner



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Kristen Taffi, Manager

Kristen serves as the manager, a team coach, and events coordinator. With over 15 years of coaching experience, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and versatility that is appreciated by both students and parents alike. 


Kristen has her business degree, is a professional member of USAG and USASF, maintains a USAG Safety certification and is certified in first aid and CPR.

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