Bama Bounders is committed to providing a top quality gymnastics program to Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. Coach Erin Holdefer-Kightlinger is a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration. Erin was a Bama Bounder from 1993 – 2000. She won many state and regional titles and even competed at nationals. After high school, Erin walked on at the University of Alabama in gymnastics earning a spot in the Vault starting line-up for 28 consecutive meets. In 2002 Erin was the lead off Vaulter for Alabama's National Champion Gymnastics Team. After retiring from college gymnastics, Erin became the assistant coach of Bama Bounders in 2002. In 2003 she was promoted to Head Coach after leading the team to Nationals.
Erin and her husband Eric bought the Bama Bounders program in 2009 to keep the program in the family. Over the years, gymnastics has been a very important part of Erin and her family’s life. Now she wants everyone to be a part of that family... “The Gymnastics Family”.
Erin wants every child to have the opportunity to experience the fun and fitness of gymnastics while learning the discipline and self confidence that she experienced through gymnastics. Classes at Bama Bounders are geared to fit the needs of all children. The classes are designed to teach a full range of skills from basic movement education to advanced skills of competitive gymnastics. Classes are for ages 9 months to 18 years. All are taught with the child's safety, health and education in mind. Erin truly believes in the USA Gymnastics motto, “BEGIN HERE, GO ANYWHERE”, because gymnastics has allowed her to see many different places and meet many different people in her life.