In 1993, Cherie Hope, owner of Silver Stars Gymnastics, was looking for a gymnastics program for her daughter that focused on the total well-being of children, not just training for competition. Unfortunately, most gymnastic facilities at that time focused only on the select few children who would rise to the competitive sport level.
She heard coaches say to parents, ?your child is too tall? or ?your child needs to spend 25 hours a week to be a successful gymnast.? Humiliating to the child, and depriving them of a natural and fun outlet for development. She decided then and there to open her own facility that would invite ALL children to participate in the fun of gymnastics and Silver Stars was born.Cherie message to parents was, ?YOUR child is a star!? Needless to say, parents flocked to her new Gym. In 1995, Cherie moved to the location that we all know as Silver Stars. Children from all over the metropolitan area now come to Silver Stars to ?feel like a star."
So many, that this Fall 2008, Silver Stars will be opening two new locations in Bowie, Maryland and Rockville, Maryland. And Cherie?s message remains the same. ?Gymnastics builds total body strength, awareness, and flexibility.