Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Cheerleading & tumbling
Georgia Elite All Stars' staff of professional cheerleaders, gymnasts, and martial artists lead tumbling and cheer classes for students 18 months to 18 years old in a state of the art facility. Programs range from weekly tumbling sessions for toddlers new to walking to grade-school cheer teams competing in Cheersport Cheerleading and Dance Championships. But the activities offered here encompass much more than just straightforward tumbling and cheer. In the tricking class, second-degree black belt instructor covers martial arts moves that incorporate tumbling that can be seen from the facility's observation deck.
The gargantuan 27,000 square foot gymnasium at Southern Elite Gymnastics Academy (SEGA) houses scores of equipment for almost every conceivable gymnastics event. Balance beams, even and uneven parallel bars, and pommel horses pepper the open floor, which also hosts trampolines and a parkour course. Classes range from gymnastics and tumbling for free-running for kids and adults, fitness, trampoline, and karate.
The first time Jimmy Redus tried out for cheerleading, it was just a joke with his wrestling buddies. However, when he didn't make the team, cheerleading became a real goal and eventually, a passion. More than two decades since that first tryout, he owns Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme??a cheer and gymnastics training center with its own 11,000 square-foot facility and team of experienced coaches. Tumbling classes, cheer teams, and private lessons train students ages 2 to adult, focusing on the athleticism of the sport and personal development.
At GL Dance Fitness, working out is often a form of cross-cultural exchange. As Latin-inspired music from around the globe reverberates in the studio, instructors lead students through high-energy dance moves that draw inspiration from salsa, belly dancing, and merengue. Specialty classes tweak the formula, slowing things down a bit during Zumba Gold, adding a strength-building element with small weights during Zumba Toning, and introducing students to man’s first best friend—the chair—during Zumba Sentao. Kids also get their groove on during six-week Zumbatomic sessions that utilize tot-appropriate beats to boost metabolisms and encourage the confidence necessary to excel on math tests and beat back bullies with nothing more than a perfectly executed musical number.
The coaches at CrossFit Douglasville choose the system precisely because of its generality. Its series of intense, constantly varied exercises can aid participants in perfecting fitness skills applicable to everything from running marathons to doing daily chores. During workouts that change each session, they lift weights, sprint, squat, lunge, push, pull, climb, and more—all useful, everyday motions that enhance speed, agility, and power. They ensure success, too, by scaling those effective exercises to everyone's abilities and fitness levels. Keeping everyone pumped is key, so all classes are infused with positive reinforcement, support, and an atmosphere of team spirit. In line with CrossFit's commitment to overall health, the trainers also host nutritional workshops and provide dietary advice.
The head cheer coach at Where A Star Is Born operates on the belief that there’s no such thing as too young to cheer—after all, she started cheerleading at the age of 5. That’s why the coach and her staff of seasoned cheerleaders welcome students aged 5–18 to try out for the All-Stars team, attend a cheerleading-and-gymnastics day camp, or come to weekly tumbling and stunting classes.