We here at Aborn Powers are excited to be able to introduce you to another one of our valued tenants, All-Start Gymnastics & Cheer, located at 6160 Enterprise Drive, Suite A, Diamond Springs. Owned and operated by Andrea and Michael Van Ry, All Star Gymnastics & Cheer is celebrating just over 10 years in business. Their mission is, “To provide a safe environment with an emphasis on quality instructions, unity of those that represent it and to provide outreach to our community.” Please take a moment to read what owner Andrea has to say about their business.
How do you hope to grow your business?
By continuing to operate a business that stays true to our community and the families in it. We always want to grow and improve in everything we do and to provide a place that is safe, fun and family friendly.
How many employees do you currently have?
We currently have 28 employees.
What service(s) or product(s) do you offer?
We offer recreational gymnastics for children that are crawling to 18 years of age, competitive gymnastics, all levels of tumbling, cheer basics and special needs classes. We also offer many special events such as: Kid’s Play Nights, Birthday Parties, Camps, Field Trips and Open Gym.
How do you advertise your product/service?
Word of mouth is our biggest advertiser. We have a website and Facebook as well.
To what do you attribute your success?
Our passion for providing the best gymnastics & cheer facility we possibly can. Customer Service is absolutely something that we pride ourselves in and because we have happy customers they keep our business growing. I also have an amazing staff that work very hard to be good role models for the children they work with.
What are some of your company’s goals?
To improve our technology to become more efficient in all that we provide, including online registration which we will be launching very soon. We will also be working on additional community outreach projects and some exciting new programs within the gym.
What is unique about your business?
One of the most unique things about our business is that athletes that train here for years normally turn into our coaches. So not only do they get to do a sport they love they can also start a career in it.
What made you choose this type of business?
I always wanted to own my own business, but I wanted it to be something that I could be proud of and that mattered. I think I found that!!
Does your company help your local community in any way?
We donate over 20 birthday parties a year to various organizations.
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Do your research in all areas and know your market. Be prepared to give 150% and always remember your clients and your staff are your most valuable assets.