Meghan Slay, YMCA Gymnastics Director and coach for over 20 years, dreamed of becoming a gym owner which offered programming that focused on the transformation of lives through gymnastics. That dream became a reality thanks to the cooperative efforts of the Mahaska County YMCA and Slay’s new business endeavor.
On May 25, 2012, the Mahaska County YMCA closed its gymnastics program to support Slay so she can pursue her dream of becoming a gym owner allowing the gymnastics program to continue and flourish. Slay’s new gym is called Transform Academy.
As part of the collaboration, YMCA members will receive a discount in all non-competitive activities offered at Transform Academy and they will continue to offer scholarships to students according to the YMCA guidelines.
To begin the registration process for the Transform Academy, download and print the application packet. To apply for a scholarship, bring income verification for the most recent 30 days to the YMCA and complete a short application.
Transform Academy is located at 2209 Park St, University Park. For more information visit the Transform Academy website, email
, or call Slay at 641-295-1434. You can also find them on facebook.