Cypress Academy's newest 40,000 sq foot facility coming in May of 2020!
BUILDING STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS SINCE 1982
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A LETTER FROM
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 father soon stepped out of the business in 1997 and fully retired by 2000. With his retirement, I was fortunate enough to purchase the family business. In the previous eighteen years, my parents poured their blood, sweat, and tears into Cypress Academy. Despite all the trials and tribulations, they never lost sight of the most important aspect of our business - the children.
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 performing arts, All-Star cheerleading, tumbling, recreational and competitive gymnastics.
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 opened our third location in The Woodlands area on Tamina Road in August 2018. 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.
This brings us to where we are now - we are getting ready to open our fourth location off of Kuykendahl & Dowdell in May of 2020. Parents entrust us with their most prized possessions - their children. I, along with my staff, take that responsibility to heart. Whether you are a former member, a current member, or just a fan, I hope Cypress Academy can impact you in a very positive way, instilling in you a love for gymnastics and/or tumbling.
Please continue to follow our progress through our website and social media and stop by our newest gym for a tour starting in May as we finish up our final touches to our latest state of the art facility. We hope to see you starting this summer trying out a free trial class or at an open gym.
Thank you for your patronage and support!