Four years ago, Fyrestorm All-Star Cheer was just a dream of tumbling and cheer coach, Beth Mundell. But with an assist from the Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board, Mundell was able to make her dream a reality when she opened her business in August 2013 in Suite E of the Mesquite Building at Ak-Chin’s Santa Cruz Commerce Center. Now Mundell is cheering her gym’s expansion under a new name: Rockstar Arizona.
The Fyrestorm program quickly gained prominence and for the last two years in a row, Fyrestorm athletes were invited to compete at The Summit – All Star Cheerleading Championship, which according to Mundell “is like the Super Bowl of cheer.” Now to further promote Mundell’s gym as the only local, Maricopa-based USASF-credentialed cheer and tumbling program with USASF and USAG-credentialed coaches, Mundell agreed to license the Rockstar Cheer & Dance name since it is recognized in cheer circles across the nation. “We are still an independently owned and operated family business,” Mundell emphasized.
Rockstar Arizona’s programming encompasses co-ed, all-star, competitive, and recreational cheer and tumble for children 1 to 18 years old, as well as, classes for adults and those with special needs. Cheer programming involves dance, jumping, acrobatics, stunt-building and tumbling, which can showcase solos, duos, group stunt and partner stunt. Rockstar all-star teams have divisions for tiny, mini, youth, junior, and senior levels 1-5. In addition, there is an all-star hip-hop program, which features teams and individuals. In addition, the program emphasizes character-building and self-confidence. “We want our athletes to be around good role models that will make them good human beings,” said Mundell.
Since its opening, the program has grown from an enrollment of about 65 to 100 athletes and from six to 21 staff members who include a number of specialists. “We coach a little differently,” Mundell said. “Rather than having coaches that generalize in a lot of areas. We have co-ed specialists, dance specialists, tumbling specialists, etcetera. We focus on family and that’s why we’re about half as expensive as other gyms.” In her new expanded space in Suite C of the Mesquite Building, Mundell expects to accommodate up to 200 athletes.
To find out more about Rockstar Arizona’s classes and programs, visit rockstararizona.com or call 856-624-3375. Watch for their Grand Re-Opening announcement, coming soon!