Our History

Young’s Gym held its first class on February 28, 1994. Family owned and operated in the community for more than 27 years, Young’s is the premier and oldest gymnastics and cheerleading facility in Wake Forest and was the first gym in Wake County to offer both gymnastics and All-Star cheerleading in one facility.

The owners, Alan and Shannon Young, play an integral part in the day to day operations of the organization. Alan was a cheerleader at NC State University where he was a member of back to back National Championship squads of 1990 and 1991. Shannon was a collegiate cheerleader at Western Carolina University and was also a member of the professional cheerleading squad for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the Topcats, for three seasons.

Young’s Gym is located at 1213 South Main Street in Wake Forest just off the HWY 98 bypass and directly behind the red and blue CarQuest auto parts store.

The staff at Young’s consists of trained professionals who have previous competitive experience in gymnastics and cheerleading and/or have experience in teaching children. Each of our instructors must pass a thorough background check through USA Gymnastics and/or USASF, the national governing cheerleading body. In addition, new instructors must pass the USA Gymnastics safety certification test and also the instructor course within 30 days of being hired. We also provide CPR training annually for our staff as well.

Thank you for your interest in our organization and we hope to see you in our facility very soon!!!

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