“My daughter has been going on and off for 3 years taking both gym and dance at this location and we have had nothing but great experiences.”
“This is great place for kids and for parents.”
“At that point he got really out of shape and started screaming at his staff in front of everybody to hand me a box full of ?”
THIS PLACE IS NEW AND AWESOME!.
Ok, well I dont know about this Bill Austin guy or anything about his previou business at this gym, but I DO know about the new SUGARLAND GYMNASTICS. THIS PLACE ROCKS! I have 3 year old boy/girl twins who just started their first gymnastics and dance classes and they LOVE it as do I!
The staff is wonderful, the gym is beautiful and clean, and you simply MUST check it out for yourself right away as classes are filling up fast!
Bill Austin Gymnastics is closed and Bill Austin is GONE.
Since CitySearch is terribly slow about updating their listings when it comes to removing businesses that no longer exists. Let me make it very clear to anyone finding this page that is looking for a gymnastics school. Bill Austin's Gymnastics was sold in June 2011. Bill Austin is GONE.
The Gymnastics school at this location re-opened in July 2011 with NEW OWNER and NEW STAFF and is has been accepted offiically as a USA Gymnastics Member Club. Sugar Land Gymnastics has also installed new equipment in the school and remodeled. see "sugarlandgymnastics dot c o m" Your very welcome to come visit us and verify this for yourself.
There is something wrong with Bill Austin.
Unfortunately, the countless stories in the previous reviews of Bill Austin's abusive behavior toward children and parents is neither new or surprising to me. My children were on the gymnastics team for many years when the gym first opened. I had been warned about Bill Austin, but didn't know what to make of it so I made sure I stayed in the gym during their workouts, even when they got on the team and were working out 3-4 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. I did it to protect them.
I saw first hand Bill's outbursts at children and parents. He blew up at me a couple of times for reasons that never made sense. I eventually came to the conclusion that Bill Austin is mentally ill. Some people suggested he is Bi-Polar, but his outbursts are far worst than a depression/mania cycle.
My daughters overheard Bill speaking horribly to the little kids in the regular classes. For example, when teaching two year olds, my daughter told me he told the kids they were brats, their parents hadn't taught them how to behave, and their parents did not love them.
As long as other coaches were in charge of the teams, the day to day workouts were good. The main goal was to keep Bill away from the kids. However, after he fired yet another coach (he does this very often), it meant Bill himself would be the team's coach so my kids quit gymnastics. It was a real shame because they absolutely loved the sport, but Bill was a very scary man.
The only thing that surprises me is that Bill has not encountered legal actions from either a parent or child services by now. Or perhaps he has and it's just not advertised. I don't know.
What I do know is that the gym is a great place, the coaches are wonderful, the sport is fantastic, but Bill Austin single-handedly ruins it all. He is a scary man. He is an abusive man. And I think he is a dangerous man. Find another gym. It's not worth it.
Bill Austin is evil and runs a terrible business. Bill Austin gymnastics and dance has lost one of the only good people left in that place, I only take my daughter there because of Miss Melissa and all my friends go there too just for her, unfortunatly Bill Austin went off of his rocker last week and fired her, without any warning now we have to endure the rest of the summer with dance teachers we didnt want teaching our children, Bill will not refund our $$.He called Miss Melissa a "joke and a loser" and said no one comes there for her, WELL the JOKE will be on him when no one returns for classes in the fall.Dont take gym or dance here He doesnt deserve our $.
Workclass Jerk. I can't believe what a jerk this guy is. Don't even bother going here.
Is this guy a NUT case or WHAT?. All I can say is that he comes around as an ARROGANT bastard...He is not even worth sharing my story.... I can't help it but see a common theme here, a theme of arrogance, abuse and taking his business / customers for granted. Why are we giving him the business when he needs to be out of business? Folks choose with your wallets, this guy DON't deserve to be in business. I've mentioned to him that I will formally write a complaint with the city and the mayor, and he told me that he personally knows the mayor... Is he on a POWER trip? I will put this guy outta business myself if I have to.... I really will....
The worst thing in the world. My child has been attending classes at this location four nearly 5 years. with in the last 6 months my child has experienced the worst thing in the world. My child has been verbally abused. Not just once but over and over again by Bill Austin. In my opinion as a parent he has torn down my child's confidence and self asteam. I have tried to meet with him but he did not show. I feel that he feeds his ego by yelling and be-littling children but is a coward when it comes to facing a parent. I would very careful when considering this gym if this man will have anything to do with coaching your child. There are other good caoches there. He has taken something that my child once loved and look forward to and ripped her heart out. It may not bother him to see the gleam go out of childs eyes, but it bother me to watch it happen to my child. Ther are other gyms out there that actually value there gymnists as well as the parents. Look hard before making that decision for your child. Close location is not always the right choice.
Coach Bill is rude and on the verge of being physically abusive to children. We have been taking classes at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. My 4 year old son cut in line and wasn't listening, so Coach Bill Austin grabbed him by the ear. My son came to me, crying and told me what happened. I asked Bill if he pulled my son's ear and his response was that he was crying before he touched his ear. Afterwards, I asked to speak with Bill in the office to express my concerns and he was extremely rude and sarcastic. In my opinion, if you can't handle a 4 year old for an hour a week you shouldn't run a children's program.
Best gym in Sugarland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
My daughter has had a positive experience at Bill Austin's Gymnastics. The staff are WONDERFUL and FRIENDLY! Especially Coach Bill, Coach Tita, and Coach Luba.
Bill Austin's Gymnastics Rocks!
nice instructors especially bill and tita.
I have been going to Bill's since i was like 3 yrs old and i continue to go there now. I have had a wonderful experience with Bill and the all the instructors there. I love the people I have met over the yrs.
Bill is awsome and so are all his instructors.
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