HARD WORK + DEDICATION = SUCCESS!
Our Mission, Values, and Background
Houston Youth Fit Academy (HYFA) was founded by Peter & Melanie Cooper. Coach Peter Cooper earned his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education form Chicago State University. With over 20 years of experience, Coach Cooper has taught all grade levels of PE and Health from Pre-K to High School. Coach Cooper also has coached basketball, football, and track on many different levels. In addition, Coach Cooper was the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Chicago State University Track and Cross Country Team. He is also experienced in enhancing athletic ability for a variety of sports.
Coach Melanie has a Degree from the University of Illinois in Applied Life Sciences, College of Leisure Studies. In addition to her degree, Coach Melanie gained her experience from being a former athlete. Coach Melanie has trained athletes and coached basketball, baseball and track on many different levels. She believes in making fitness fun but challenging to see a CHANGE!
Both Coach Peter and Melanie are members of USA Track and Field Association and coach for a nationally recognized youth track club.
Houston Youth Fit Academy