Chief Operating OfficerHello! My name is Leigh but the kiddos know me as Coach Sparkles! I am the Chief Operating Officer of Gym Station. I started my journey with Gym Station in 2016 and have had the privilege of holding many titles within the company. I started off as a lead dance coach in DFW, then became the Assistant Director, Dance Director, then Director of Operations and now Chief Operating Officer! My passion for teaching children started in highschool when I taught competitive dance teams. I went on to receive a BFA in dance from The University of North Texas and moved to Chicago to teach Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Program. Once I moved back to DFW and started working for Gym Station, I quickly found that my passion for teaching children had grown in so many ways! Getting to teach not only dance but gymnastics, sports and fitness to children has been an absolute joy! I get to share the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle with hundreds of children each week and that makes my job awesome!
Director of OperationsHi friends! My name is Melissa, but the kiddos know me as Coach Sunny because I love sunshine, sunflowers, and the color yellow! I have been a dancer since the age of three, practicing ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical, as well as other forms of performance art including aerial silks and color guard. I graduated from the University of North Texas with my bachelor’s in Child Development and taught public school for two years. During that time, I had the opportunity to coach the middle school cheerleading squad. I decided I needed a change of pace, and that’s when I found The Gym Station! Now I get to combine my passion for dance and fitness with my love for littles and nurturing their growth and development. I truly cannot wait to meet your children and be a bright and sunny part of their day!