University of Gymnastics works to develop happy, physically fit, and confident children through their programs. Their Learning Academy melds academics, fitness, and music into a cohesive program for children from preschoolers to young adults. Children can also take part in a gymnastics program that instills discipline while boosting agility and coordination.
All of this was created by Dave and Lynda Rose, who passed it on to their daughter and former competitive gymnast Dayna DeProspero. DeProspero heads up a team of veteran gymnastics instructors and academic teachers who challenge students both intellectually and athletically to help them reach their goals, from competing in the Olympics to reciting a Shakespearean monologue during a balance-beam routine.
Recently opened, Texas Champion Gymnastics offers regular classes that help hone kids' athletic skills while building their self-confidence. Tumbling and conditioning classes strengthen the muscles and motor skills needed to pull off the tricky moves for vaulting up to the cereal cabinet, and recreational gymnastics classes focus on the discipline and techniques of nailing specific routines.