Tim and Janie Richards started Let It Shine Gymnastics (LIS) in Franklin, TN in April of 1983. They desired for the program to teach more than just the sport of gymnastics as they placed a strong emphasis on the principles of Christianity and chose to honor Jesus Christ in all aspects.
Let It Shine was the first Christian gymnastics facility in Williamson County, and is pleased to announce 2020 will be starting our 38th year in operation. Since 1983, Let It Shine has produced more State, Regional, and National champions in the sport of gymnastics, power tumbling, and rhythmic gymnastics than any other gym in Tennessee. In the college arena, LIS has produced more than three dozen athletes receiving gymnastic and cheerleading scholarships.
LIS has experienced an amazing journey since the beginning with one 6,000 square foot warehouse in south Franklin. They are now blessed with two buildings, side by side, totaling about 55,000 square feet to support their gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, cheer and tumbling, preschool programs and parent and child classes as well as our competitive programs. God is truly amazing! As the 38 years have passed since LIS began, they have been abundantly blessed to teach over 150,000 children in the Middle Tennessee area.
Let It Shine has modified their programs to not only offer gymnastics training but has also incorporated other activities such as Birthday Parties, Parent’s Night Out, and various day camps. If you have not yet visited Let It Shine, please make plans to do so soon!