Do you hear THUNDER? Sounds like THUNDER at THUNDER ELITE! We are not talking about the weather, we are talking about the sound of cheering, gymnastics, and dance as well as laughter and fun can be heard in this NEW 14,000 square foot facility from children to young adults of all ages. Thunder Elite opened in March 2007 and grew and expanded into a NEW LOCATION in 2011 all in part of an extremely experienced and interactive staff, which we call the Thunder Elite Team. Thunder Elite provides a rewarding and enjoyable experience while building self-esteem. They help each child strive to learn and perfect new skills at his or her own pace.
Thunder Elite currently competes extensively in cheerleading, gymnastics and hip-hop dance and is the ONLY gym in Bryan/College Station with NATIONAL titles for cheerleading. Thunder Elite prides itself in teaching TEAMWORK and making every minute fun, whether that is through hard work in class or just participating in the many other activities offered such as Summer Day Camp (starts May 31st thru August 12th), Parents’ Night Out (every Friday) and our FUN and MEMORABLE Birthday Parties (every Saturday).
Thunder Elite is not only FUN, but also it is an opportunity to develop skills and gain confidence through the classes we offer. Nicole Podraza, an individual who believes in leadership, mentorship and guidance, owns Thunder Elite. This role model to children and young adults has been coaching in the Bryan/College Station area since 1999, but has coached since 1995. As a gymnast, she competed for Bela Karolyi through level 9. Upon leaving gymnastics, she was a cheerleader for 7 years including being a member of the national championship team from Sam Houston State University in 1997. She has coached competitive cheerleading, competitive gymnastics, and competitive hip-hop. Her gymnasts and her cheer and hip-hop teams have achieved many awards, including national titles. Along with her students, she was awarded Coach of the Year by American CheerPower both in 2006 and 2007. These accolades hang from the walls of Thunder Elite not only for recognition, but also as a constant reminder that hard work, a CAN DO attitude, and the will to never give up does pay off.
The new location provides more space and an opportunity to grow current and new classes as well as expand programs. The classes, Summer Day Camp, Parents’ Night Out and Birthday Parties are all taught and supervised by a staff that is background checked, along with CPR and First Aid Certifications. Your loved ones are in SAFE hands and are provided quality instruction.
With this much FUN under one roof, no wonder it sounds like THUNDER at Thunder Elite! Please visit the NEW LOCATION and hear what the THUNDER is all about.