Here at the Fitness Athletic Center we believe that positive teaching and building a childs self-esteem are the cornerstones for success at any level, whether recreational or competitive. We believe in teaching the love of movement, challenging students both physically and mentally and making class fun, while providing professional, safety certified instructions to all of our students

​​The Fitness Athletic Center was established in April, 1982 as Bellville’s first gymnastics facility. It has grown from a row of mats and approximately 30 students to a full service gymnastics, cheer & fitness facility, celebrating 38 years in business. The original owner was Alisa Taylor and then the gym was sold to Jody Lischka Minarcik and Julie Lischka in June, 2009. Jody & Julie were both gymnastics and cheerleading students under Alisa as well as part of her staff for many years.

The Fitness Athletic Center prides itself on a well maintained curriculum that is structured for students to be challenged while having fun during class. Students in gymnastics participate on bars, beam, tumbling, vault, trampoline and Tumbl-Trak. They are grouped by age, but mostly by levels. We use our exclusive lesson plans, which rotate every 3-4 weeks to build up the skills of gymnastics and tumbling that are being taught. 

WHy Gymnastics?

​Gymnastics is a sport that builds confidence while improving motor skills,balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and agility in a social enironment. It is an activity that helps develop skills for all other sports.