Today we’d like to introduce you to Cambry Mills Wiersum.
Cambry, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have always been a bit of an entrepreneur! Door to door wrapping paper sales in elementary school, lemonade stands with I was five and six, babysitting ‘companies’ through middle and high school, I got an early start in business ownership. Sales was always something I had a knack for, but I never knew I would end up being a business owner! I am fortunate enough to have been raised by a family that believes that with hard work and hustle you can be and do anything you set your mind to! I might have become a business owner at only 25 years old had I not had my parents modeling great work ethic and pushing me to greatness all my life!
About eight years ago, I replied to an advertisement for a position as a children’s fitness and dance coach for Stretch-n-Grow Plano and was hired on the spot at my interview! Fast forward four years and I ended up purchasing the Plano franchise and then six months later expanded my franchise to include Garland, Murphy, Richardson, North Dallas, and Farmer’s Branch. We are now referred to as Stretch-n-Grow of North DFW. My husband, Eric, joined the business when we expanded and it has been a family owned and operated company ever since!
Business ownership is not the only thing we do! ‘Just for fun’ I am also a certified POP Pilates group fitness instructor and have taught at gyms like Cowboys Fit, 24 Hour Fitness, and Texas Family Fitness! With a Zumba certified mom and a barbell/sculpt instructing dad, it really isn’t a surprise that I made the fitness industry my career!
Has it been a smooth road?
There is no easy or smooth road in business ownership. There are daily struggles and challenges that business owners face. I am the HR department, the marketing department, sales department, staff trainer, social media marketer, and will often pop in on some of the children’s fitness classes myself! Learning how to balance it all, giving myself grace when I can’t do everything, and being able to delegate responsibilities to others have all been my biggest lessons. I also co-own and operate my business with my husband, Eric, so learning how to have boundaries in working with your spouse is key! We would not trade the struggles for anything. There is truly nothing better than being ‘your own boss’ and to work daily with your family.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Stretch-n-Grow is a movement based company ‘where kids love to move’! We make it easy for private schools, day care centers, preschools, and Montessori schools to offer more to their students and families. Stretch-n-Grow (SNG) is a mobile company and we travel to schools in and around our franchise area offering programs such as fitness, dance, cheer, sports, soccer, music, basketball, tennis, toddler/tummy time fitness, and yoga! All our programs are hosted at the schools during school time hours so that families can maximize their family time outside of work and school. What makes us special and a little different is that our programs are offered to children as young as six months old and we teach all the way through middle school!
We might say we are most proud of how far our programming has come! When SNG was founded 25 years ago, it started as a fitness-only company! Now, Stretch-n-Grow of North DFW offers ten different class formats and is known more for our dance programming than anything else! We provide superior service, excellent classes, and end of year showcases that WOW! In fact, our programs are so outstanding that we were featured on a recent episode of ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ where I had the opportunity to teach a children’s hip hop class!
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
We love our area! The families and schools in the north DFW area just understand and see the value in fitness, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and in starting these healthy habits so young. We call our families and centers our partners in helping to raise happy and healthy children and we are thankful to be able to do business here!
- Website: www.sngplano.com
- Phone: 972-704-3163
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @stretchngrownorthdfw
- Facebook: @stretchngrownorthdfw