Our Mission Statement

It is our goal to instill in children the desire for physical, emotional, and social wellness. We understand the importance of healthy development and teach with enthusiasm, patience, and positive reinforcements. We believe that promoting healthy lifestyles from an early age produces the most effective and beneficial outcome. Our program results in the improvement of the children’s self-esteem , confidence, motor skills, fitness levels , and communication skills. It is our goal to create a unique and personalized experience for every child by merging physical activity and fun. We believe active bodies are conducive to active minds.

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Our Staff

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Bev Lobo

Founder

With Bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education and History from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Seton Hall, Bev founded the company in 1985 as a way to merge her love of fitness and teaching. Travelin’ Tumblers is proudly a family-run business and Bev’s children have all worked under her direction for the past 15 years. She is now very proud to watch them take the reigns and continue to grow Travelin’ Tumblers as the leader in children’s fitness and tumbling programs.

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Kristyn Lobo

Assistant Director, Birthday Party Specialist

Kristyn obtained her Master’s degree in Education from Montclair State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire. She is responsible for coordinating the programs and parties in Hoboken, including specialized classes for children between the ages of 16 months and three years. Kristyn also has certifications in Safety/Risk Management, Preschool Fundamentals and Kinder Accreditation for Teachers from the USA Gymnastics Association as well as Infant and Child CPR from The American Red Cross.

 

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Tricia Lobo

Assistant Director, Accounting and Billing, Birthday Party Specialist

Tricia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Northeastern University and her Master’s degree in Special Education from Kean University  before launching her teaching career in the public school system five years ago. Now as a full time tumbler, Tricia applies her expertise as a certified Elementary and Special Education teacher to her tumbling classes where she creates a fun and safe environment. She also holds certifications in Safety/Risk Management from the USA Gymnastics Association and Infant and Child CPR from The American Red Cross.

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David Lobo

Teacher

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana and a lifelong passion for sports, David draws on his experiences to create innovative and engaging tumbling classes for children. He is also certified in Safety/Risk Management, Preschool Fundamentals and Kinder Accreditation for Teachers from the USA Gymnastics Association as well as infant and Child CPR from The American Red Cross.

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Derek Havran

Teacher

Derek obtained his Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors degree in History from Fairleigh DickinsonUniversity. He taught in New Jersey Public Schools and has been teaching tumbling for 5 years.  Derek teaches most of our Champkiz Programs and holds certifications in Safety/Risk Management from the USA Gymnastics Association and CPR from The American Red Cross.

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Miss Johnna

Teacher

Johnna obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Franklin & Marshall College. She worked in the film business for a decade before becoming a mom.  She has been teaching Tumbling for three years and holds a certification in Safety/Risk Management from the USA Gymnastics Association.

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