Raleigh, NC, February 19, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- “It’s time to tumble at The Tumble Gym!” That’s the sound you will hear when you call this kids sports facility. Anthony Williams and Patrick Kranick look like your everyday guys. That’s because they are. Unconventional, to say the least. 2 guys, 1 thing in common. Gymnastics. They are the founders of the startup company The Tumble Gym. Primarily based in North Carolina, The Tumble Gym concept is soon to be at a shopping center near you.
The facilities range in size from 2200 sq ft to 4,000 sq feet. Not your conventional gymnastics gym. At this gym students get the opportunity to do real gymnastics directly beside their local coffee shop, something not “the norm” in the gymnastics industry. The spring floor is consistent throughout the gym and the equipment is “fun” sized, as put by the kids. Because of the size of The Tumble Gym, the owners are able to take it to prime retail locations. Gymnastics gyms generally need plenty of space in order to accommodate a high number of kids, which yields profitable revenue. Therefore, gymnastics gyms are located within industrial less expensive places away from residences. The Tumble Gym does the exact opposite. The Tumble Gyms are located in retail spaces offering small class sizes and boutique style gymnastics. Giving the consumer proximity to their home and other everyday activities. Each gym caters to its community. Whether it is adjusting class times to accommodate the school release times, schedule camp on a school workday, or anything else The Tumble Gym can accommodate.
The gymnasts who attend The Tumble Gym have the opportunity to do recreational gymnastics, tumbling, birthday parties, or play openly. Their ages range from walking to 18 years, depending on the classes. Additional programming is offered but is highly dependent on the community. For example, if cheerleading is a big part of the community, The Tumble Gym will cater by offering tumbling and cheerleading classes. The Tumble Gym’s also help the neighboring businesses. Local ice cream shops, pizza parlors, kid fun zones, swimming pools, and various other businesses benefit from The Tumble Gym’s day camps field trips. Local restaurants, bars, shopping centers also take advantage of the parents who need a place to kill some time. Larger established competitive gymnastics gyms benefit because if a student has the ability to compete The Tumble Gym wants to see them compete. “We have a great working relationship with all of the larger gyms within our towns,” states owner Anthony Williams. “We don’t view them as competition but working partners.” The Tumble Gym’s presence is considered a Win-Win.
The Tumble Gym’s future looks promising. Various developers, real estate companies, and investment firms are looking to this small start up company to join their retail chains. When asked what the future holds or whether they are looking at franchising, Anthony Williams CEO states this, “I’m not sure. I know we want to keep making kids happy. However, I don’t want to lose my touch. If we franchise then I feel like we will lose what we’ve created and I won’t get the opportunity to change something if I want. This is my baby and I don’t want to give her up just yet. I feel like franchises lose the homegrown touch. But as far as opening a bunch more, that’s definitely gonna happen!”