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Meet the Houston Team

Coach Sparkles

Chief Operating Officer

Coach Strawberry

Director of Operations

Coach Polka Dot

Assistant Director

Coach Skittles

Coach Buttercup

Coach Brownie

Coach Flowers

Coach Rainbow

Coach Sparkles

Chief Operating Officer

Hello! 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!

Coach Strawberry

Director of Operations

Hi, my name is Sharity, but the kids know me as Coach Strawberry! I have a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Louisiana Tech University and a M.S. in Human Nutrition at the University of Houston. I began dancing at the age of 3 and was a member of my jr. high, high school and college dance teams. In my free time, I enjoy painting, drawing, dancing, and competing in pageants. I have been working with kids in various roles since I was 11 years old (VBS, dance camps, P.E. teacher, etc.). I love making them smile and laugh and I especially love seeing the excitement in their eyes when they learn something new! I am really looking forward to growing with your little ones everyday as they learn to dance, flip, and play sports!

Coach Polka Dot

Assistant Director

Hello, hello! My name is Lindsey, but your kiddos know me as Coach Polka Dot. I have done dance and competitive cheer for about 18 years now. I found my passion for coaching while working for the gym I cheered at when I was 16 years old. Along with teaching your kiddos, I am in college full time working towards my degree in nursing. The best part of my day is getting to teach all of your kiddos to learn a new skill, make a new friend, and develop a passion for being active.

Coach Skittles

I'm Sydney but your children know me as Coach Skittles! Growing up I played just about every sport and played softball for 13 years. I know that learning the value of teamwork, responsibility and hard work starts at an early age and I want to be a part of teaching your child these traits. I also studied theatre in college and participated in many musicals which will help me teach your little one a few new dance skills. I have worked in early childcare for two years and I'm excited to continue working with your children as a team member of The Gym Station team.

Coach Buttercup

Hello! My name is Autumn but your kiddos know me as Coach Buttercup! I grew up loving dance! I was on the drill team in high school and have played soccer for years! My goal is to become a teacher and coaching has been a great way to pursue that while continuing my education! I can’t wait to have a blast with all of your kiddos this year.

Coach Brownie

I am Ahmed, but your kiddos know me as Coach Brownie! If you can't tell by the name, I am a huge foodie. In fact, that's the only professional sport I've played! During my free time I love to read, spend time with younger relatives, and cook (If you haven't had my FireCracker Salmon.... you haven't lived). I started teaching PE classes about 2 years ago and since then my passion for doing fun activities with kids has grown. I couldn't be more excited to share memorable experiences with your kids that will help reveal their passions in life!

Coach Flowers

Howdy! My name is Cassandra but you can call me Coach Flowers! I graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, whoop!! I have always had a passion for fitness and working with kids. I volunteered with several children’s programs throughout my time in undergrad and also worked for a babysitting company where I got to meet so many families in College Station. I also worked as a fitness instructor where I taught HIIT and dance cardio to college students! I’m so happy to be able to combine my two passions and make these classes as fun as possible for your kiddos! Thanks and gig 'em :)

Coach Rainbow

Hello! My name is Jaqulyn but the kiddos know me as Coach Rainbow! I am a Kinesiology Major with a focus of Exercise Science and I have a dance minor. I also have two daughters. I’ve been dancing since I was three years old and it’s always been a passion of mine. I’ve worked in child care for five plus years and I know working with kids is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’m so excited for this year and teaching your kiddos the fundamentals of dance, gymnastics, sports and exercise!