DeKeuster’s Gymnastics has been around for over 30 years. It all started in the Fort Thomas Cafeteria. Jo DeKeuster taught school at Fort Thomas and had a lot of experience with Gymnastics. She started a little class in the Fort Thomas Cafeteria after school. They would put the tables away and set up the gym in the cafeteria a couple days a week. Jo had girls coming from Pima, Fort Thomas, Thatcher and Safford. Sometime later Jo took a teaching position at Safford Schools so she had to move the gym. The gym has been in different places in Safford until its recent move to Thatcher in March of 2010. Heidi Morris took over the gym in 2003. Heidi was one of Jo's first students who started in Fort Thomas. Heidi took gymnastics from Jo and also coached for Jo.
After Heidi graduated from E.A.C. in 1996 she moved to Silver City, NM with her husband Jon Morris. Heidi taught for Silver Stars Gymnastics for 3 years. This is where she first started coaching competitive gymnastics. After Graduating from Western New Mexico University, Heidi and her little family moved to Mesa, AZ. She then coached gymnastics for Desert Devils. Heidi coached the Hot Shots, Pre-team and the Level 4 competitive team for Desert Devils. After being with the Desert Devils for four years, Heidi and Jon had the opportunity to buy the gym from Jo DeKeuster. Heidi didn’t think that she would ever have the opportunity to move back to the Gila Valley. Heidi has owned DeKeuster’s Gymnastics for 13 years now. People always ask her why she hasn’t changed the name. She said "after so many years of being DeKeuster’s Gymnastics why change it now.” Marcie Lopeman is one of coaches and was also a student of Jo’s. Together they are keeping the slogan true, Eastern Arizona’s Finest Gymnasts!
About our Program
We welcome you and trust that your time spent with our program will be both enjoyable and memorable. Our facility and staff are committed to providing healthy opportunities for your children where they can learn in the most positive of environments. Dekeuster's Gymnastics uses a rotation program for its classes that will keep your child active throughout their class time learning new skills and developing their strength, flexibility and aerobic endurance. We are focused on providing the highest quality of developmental gymnastics and tumbling. Gymnastics teaches children how to focus and listen, follow directions, and combine thoughts and actions. It also increases coordination, flexibility, agility, strength and creative movement. Children develop at different speeds, but as gymnastic instructors we can see the progress in every child we work with. We believe that gymnastics is a sport which is beneficial for every child. We hope that you find our gym to be fun, positive, and an educational place for your whole family.
For more information come visit us at:
2281 Hwy 70 Thatcher Plaza Suite E Thatcher, AZ 85552
Or call Heidi Morris- 928-651-1974