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As we are starting this blog, we felt like it was necessary to give our readers a little background of who we are and what we stand for. Miners Athletics didn’t actually start out as Miners Athletics, it started as The Cheer Pitt. In 2009 a couple was asked to open a cheerleading, tumbling, and sports readiness facility in Pittsburg, KS, and they were up for the challenge! What started as a gym with one floor, a couple of mats and a whole lot of heart has now grown into a premier location for youth athletics.

The Cheer Pitt was mainly known for their all star cheerleading program. However, they offered more than just all star cheerleading. TCP also included special events such as birthday parties and holiday celebrations. The Cheer Pitt was growing so quickly as word got out that the gym had to move to a new facility with more room.

In June of 2018, Mark Galindo, who was an elite tumbling coach at the time, started Pittsburg Elite Martial Arts; had started martial arts when he was 8 years old in Colorado. He earned his red belt when he was 13, and then he moved to Branson, MO, where the sport wasn’t offered. When he was 36, he went back and started at Elite Martial Arts and earned his black belt! During the time that Mark was earning his black belt, he became best friends with the Elite owner, John. After Mark earned his black belt, John had a huge opportunity arise and moved out of Pittsburg. Mark saw that this had left a huge hole in the community of martial arts and wanted to fill that. He wanted to continue the legacy that John had started, and that is what brought Pittsburg Elite to The Cheer Pitt!

Flash forward to September of 2019, and the owners of TCP, Quentin, and Monica, felt that they needed to rebrand their name, which is where Miners Athletics started. They wanted to be more recognizable with all of the different activities that the gym offers. Miners is made up of three main programs, All Star, Martial Arts, and Tumbling. Along with those three main programs, Miners also offers softball, ninja warrior classes, birthday parties, special events, and summer camps. This gym is a special place with special people in it!

As we embrace new adventures, we appreciate all of your support, whether you are a family in our gym or just rooting for us on the sidelines!

Mindset – If your mind can conceive it, your heart can believe it – then you will achieve it!

Integrity – Do what is right, not what is easy; even when nobody’s watching!

Never give up – Winners are not people who never fail. They are people who never quit!

Empower – Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others!

Respect – Be respectful and kind, always! Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Sportsmanship – It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or loser. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat!