Athletic & Performing Arts Center is a one-stop shop for kids' fun and athletics. It was born when two of Houston's long-running kids' gymnastics and dance programs joined forces. Now under one name, the instructors lead a variety gymnastics classes from Teeter Toddler classes intended for tots 16 months-35 months old, to an assortment of tumbling classes for kids over 6 in a range of skill levels. Available dance classes include styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. They also host open-play sessions, in which kids can blow off steam after a long day at the lemonade stand.
Jerit Pogue, the owner of the newly unified APAC, says that he and his fellow trainers and teachers love seeing the glow of accomplishment on the kids they train, whether they just walked off stage or mastered a new trick in practice. "We have kids who cry everyday because they don't want to leave," he says.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Gymnastics and dance classes
Pro Tip: Come prepared for kids to have fun and learn.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I have personally lost 125 lbs and invest myself in each client's objectives. I make sure to log every workout, making strategic progressions from week to week. In addition to objectives such as weight loss and increasing strength/muscle size, I also help my clients improve quality of life.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I can appreciate that many clients are driven by results and by the numbers. We will log every workout for later reference and assess body composition regularly to keep things moving forward.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I lost 125 lbs when I was younger through researching exercise science. I was soon inspired to show as many people as I could how straightforward changing their body could be.
What do you love most about your job?
I love watching clients achieve things that they previously believed they could not. I love watching clients grow more motivated and dedicated as they get closer to their ultimate goal.