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About Us

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My name is Amber Pinon. I am married to my amazing husband Augustus, of almost 20 years, and we have five beautiful children. Hannah 19, Kylee 17, Ava 14, Levi 10, and Robert who is one in half. We are proud to call the Central Coast our home. Being born and raised in Arroyo Grande, has taught me the true value of community. For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for helping children with special needs. I have had many opportunities over the years to work with amazing kids of all abilities, both through in-home therapy sessions and in the gym as a special needs’ gymnastics coach. Having a younger brother with Down Syndrome and Autism has fueled my love and energy, for children with special needs. Having children of my own has taught me so much about the way our children see our World. Every child is special, and every child has their own uniqueness.  Our fifteen-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome (a neurological disorder), when she was seven years old. She is amazing and in no way lets her diagnoses define her, but it does sometimes bring daily challenges, challenges that are unique from my other children. It may be something like not wanting to go somewhere because there are too many people, maybe too much noise, or just not feeling it, which is what helped birth the idea of A Special Twist Gymnastics. A gym that's just a little different and very special. Gymnastics has always been a huge part of our family’s life. I competed as a child and my kids have spent most of their lives in a gym! We are proud to be a family gym that that operates as a family! For many years I have had a vision, and I could not be more excited to watch it come to fruition!  

A Special Twist Gymnastics- An inclusive gym designed for Exceptional children! We have built the first gym on the Central Coast Created for kids of all abilities! We are excited to be an inclusive program, where everyone is welcome, and everyone thrives! Come join us today!                                                                                            



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