Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
WHO WE ARE
A Letter From the Owner
Cypress Academy was established in 1982 by my parents, Richard & Mary Ann Basham. While they didn’t know too much about gymnastics, they loved children and saw the positive impact that gymnastics was having on my sister, Laurie, and me. In the beginning, Cypress Academy was a 5,000 sq. ft. building on Huffmeister Road with just one of each Olympic apparatus and a single dance room on the second floor.
The rings hung from the ceiling over the 40′ x40′ floor exercise mat that seemed to take up the entire gym. In 1984, with the Los Angeles Olympics around the corner, my parents expanded the facility to 11,000 sq. ft. With the U.S. men’s and women’s successes, there was a great demand for gymnastics. As the business continued to prosper, they found themselves needing even more room. In 1992, they expanded to 15,000 sq. ft., and in 1995, expanded a final time to 30,000 sq. ft.
My pledge to my customers, and to my mom & dad, is to carry on that vision. In 2000, I quickly pulled my father out of retirement to put on his general contracting hard hat. We first expanded the gym to 50,000 sq. ft. and in 2004 we made a final addition at the Huffmeister location bringing the facility to a grand total of 70,000 sq. ft. This location offers our customers All-Star cheerleading, tumbling, recreational and competitive gymnastics. (And as of 2020 – Ninja! Keep reading to learn more!)
It didn’t take long before we were back to the drawing board to create a brand-new facility just northwest of our main location on House & Hahl Road. This 40,000 sq. ft. gym is dedicated to recreational gymnastics and tumbling. We have enjoyed great success at this House & Hahl Road location growing very quickly and working with a very talented and ever-expanding staff. We have since opened our third location in The Woodlands area on Tamina Road in August 2018 and our fourth location in the Tomball area off Kuykendahl and Dowdell in August of 2020. Here Cypress Academy offers gymnastics and tumbling to countless children who we have the privilege of coaching to enable them to meet their fullest potential.
As mentioned above, in 2020 we also made some major updates to our Huffmeister location and opened our first Ninja Program to create Cypress Academy Ninja. This space dedicates 7,000 sq. ft. to our Ninjas with 2 incredible Ninja structures and 5 warped walls ranging from 6 ft. to the official 14’6″ competition height. Cypress Academy Ninja has been a fantastic addition to our Huffmeister location, offering Ninja Classes, birthday parties and various other events to children (and adults!) in the area.
We are proud to announce in 2023 we will also be opening a stand alone Ninja Facility off Dowdell Road near our Kuykendahl Location. We can’t wait to share this new addition with the community – stay tuned for updates!
Please continue to follow our progress through our website and social media or stop by for a tour any time! We hope to see you soon in a free trial class or at an open gym.
Thank you for your patronage and support! Aaron Basham
Our mission at the Cypress Academy is to provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment for children of all ages to develop and strengthen their physical and mental abilities through the art of gymnastics, tumbling and ninja. We strive to create an inclusive atmosphere where children can learn, grow, and thrive through challenging and rewarding experiences experiences, both on and off the mats. We believe that gymnastics is a great way to foster physical and emotional well–being, confidence, and self–expression.
What Parents say about us...
“The Coaches and staff are very friendly and they work well with my kiddos!!”
Just wanted to spread the word about this gym, I absolutely love this place. This is a brand new Gym facility, the staff are super nice, they took their time to make sure all my questions were answered, the coaches are fantastic very knowledgeable, my daughter absolutely loves her coach. We are new to the area and we looked into a couple other places but none of them came closet to Cypress Academy. I would truly suggest this Gym
If you have issues with anything I recommend talking to coach Tobi or even Director Doug reached out set expectations and met me at the gym and fulfilled them all by taking his time in making sure my daughter well being… Very well done by director part!!!! I would hire him in a heart beat.
We have been going to Cypress Academy for about 6 months now. We absolutely love it. My daughter tends to be on the shy side, and her coaches (David, and Anthony) have made her feel so comfortable while pushing her to step out of her comfort zone. She has progressed so much, it really is amazing. Every coach she has had has done amazing with her and I’m glad we found this place.
Went to watch my granddaughters at their classes. They are 3 & almost 2. The teachers were older teens who were fabulous with the little tots! Yep adult supervisors were overseeing the teens. The girls had so much fun! Great place!!
Very professional, yet fun atmosphere for our two children (5 & 8) to participate in recreational gymnastics. The company provides so many opportunities for families and children to fall in love with moving and being active, including Parent Night Outs (5 hours for $28/kid!! Awesome for a date night!!)