With 15 years of gymnastics experience, both as a participant and coach, Karas looked for a way that she could develop a business that helped her use her talents. Her first thought was to open a gymnastic club, but a competitive analysis showed that this market was already saturated.
â€œSo, I thought, what if I go to children instead of having them come to me,â€ Karas said.
That led her to pursue the idea of mobile gymnastics. The business plan went from loading equipment into her car to using a van. But she soon realized that even a van wouldnâ€™t give her the space she needed.
Karas expanded her vision, and the size of her vision and purchased a 30-foot school bus. The bus was completely transformed into a bright green gymnastics and fitness center for children. Her business, â€œBouncinâ€™ Busâ€ was born.
Targeting children ages 2 to 6, Karas visits child care centers and preschool programs, attends special events, and stages birthday parties.