BAM Academy™ is the movement and fitness facility you’ve always wanted but you didn’t know it, yet. We specialize in FUN based fitness through Parkour, Ballistic Movements and Gymnastics programs. With experienced coaches in each discipline, students can expect to experience movement in a fun, safe facility dedicated to these disciplines. There is no other facility like this in Texas.
BAM Academy™ is open to anyone age five or older. Movement is for everyone, not just the young and fit. Movement is a vital part of our nature and we all deserve the freedom of movement. You deserve to move efficiently and smoothly through any environment whether you’re racing up a flight of stairs, or playing Indiana Jones in a forest.
Bam Academy offers a variety of exciting programs. Everything from our famous BAMposium, to our classes and summer camps. We know you’re waiting to get a peak of the 7,500 sq ft Parkour space so check it out!
Matthew Lee Willis (Owner), Founder of BAM Academy. Matthew Lee Willis is the founder and organizer of Texas Parkour, Texas Parkour Academy and Parkour Federation. With over 10 years of parkour and gymnastics experience, he has worked with organizations to train and certify athletes and coaches. Matthew has a BA in Theatre and in his spare time, is both an actor and stunt artist. With the help of Parkour Federation, Matthew has developed a national certification for coaching athletes as well as training guidelines for parkour academies. Matthew has been published in every major news service in Texas as well as publications in the New York Times and the front page of Yahoo News. As a 2nd Generation Parkour athlete, he learned, trained and taught with the originators of the parkour discipline.
Dominic Barajas (Owner) has been with BAM since the beginning and trains Parkour and many other forms of movement every day. He started coaching at BAM Academy in October of 2013 and helped with our awesome name change. Dominic is a licensed EMT and is currently in charge of our youth Parkour program.
Ruben Olguin (Owner) has been with BAM since we opened in April of 2013 and is now an owner. He is an ex-paratrooper (82nd Airborne) and 1990 Gulf War Veteran who has supported the military since 1989. He has been in charge of our Parkour Conditioning classes as well as our intro Programs. “Unlike most other trainers…I have been in the trenches. I’ve helped many active duty and retired military reach new levels of physical fitness….with improvement in as little as two weeks!”
Jacob Galvan –Coach Jacob has been with us since nearly the beginning. He received formal training from BAM and has coach certification. Coach Jacob usually walks in wearing his trademark grin and the kids enjoy his enthusiasm.