About Us

About Us

Our Mission

Champions Westlake is dedicated to creating a safe, fun and nurturing environment where students not only conquer new skills, but learn valuable life lessons. Athletes train in an atmosphere of support and encouragement that fosters confidence, respect and discipline. Our synergistic and instructional approach focuses on the whole student in an effort to enhance their social, mental and physical development. Our goal is that they experience success not only as athletes but also as individuals.

Our History

Champions Westlake was founded in 1996 by long-time Austin resident and University of Texas graduate, Gretchen Huddleston. The Westlake gym began in a small church facility and operated for 15 years before moving to the 26,000 sf space it currently occupies on Bee Cave Rd. 

Westlake offerings include Competitive Gymnastics and Cheer, Parkour, Trampoline and Tumbling, Birthday Parties, Fun Fridays, Early Learning Programs, Field Trips, Private Lessons, Camps and more.

Champions 1826 opened in a newly remodeled 10,000 sf space in January 2017.  Current program offerings include Gymnastics, Cheer, Trampoline, Tumbling, Parkour and Birthday Parties, and Camps.  

Thousands of families have benefited from Champions programs over the years and both gyms appreciate the communities they serve for their loyalty and support.

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