Hugo Cherre is an expert when it comes to teaching gymnastics to children, for he was once a child gymnast himself. The owner of Hugo's Gymfitness has been practicing the sport his entire life, a devotion that culminated in becoming the National Gymnastics Champion of Peru and a member of the U.S. gymnastics team in the 1984 Olympics. He employs his expertise to help his students reach their goals, whether they want to compete internationally or learn how to cartwheel their way out of a fight.
In addition to gymnastics, Hugo leads programs in cheerleading, dance, martial arts, and even rock climbing. His facilities are well equipped to host such a wide variety of sports, outfitted with foam pits, a tumbling floor, a climbing wall, and a spectator area where parents can watch and cheer.
Starting kids as young as 12 months on the path to strength and confidence, the instructors at Fun & Fit Gymnastics hope to build foundations that will shape their students for the good. The philosophy here centers around finding the best class for each child. In that process, instructors pair kids with others of similar age and ability levels to develop not just athletic skills, but social ones too. The enormous facility also contributes to the curriculum, with a 50-foot spring-suspended tumbling floor, beams, bars, vaults, trampolines and a 5-foot-deep foam-filled pit used for fun and to enhance safety.
Inside Top Out Climbing Center's 11,500-square-foot facility, the walls are lined with both multicolored handholds and the climbers using them to scurry up. Those handholds are arranged in several configurations to challenge climbers of varying skill levels. Scalers can improve skill levels during 90-minute introduction-to-climbing classes that cover basic movements, safety, and proper gear usage. To entice bouldering enthusiasts, there's also a 100-foot steep wall, a 20-foot-high top-out wall, and a 15-foot-high freestanding boulder. All bouldering zones are outfitted with foam landing areas for safety.
At Fitness Compound, exercisers of all ages can sweat freely in classes that range from the high-intensity intervals of Insanity to the meditative martial art of tai chi. A roster of certified, encouraging trainers lead a host of other classes such as Zumba, krav maga, and TRX suspension training.