We started this nonprofit to create a kid health program we were proud of: a free, high-impact and thoughtfully designed kids fitness program.
To build a program not targeting just athletes, a specific gender, or kids who can only participate after school, but rather focused on perfecting a consistently, reliable experience.
To build a program who have a desire to motivate kids to motivate themselves; a program that was accessible to all kids.
We began in 2014 from square one. Just the three of us. Our goal was to give kids an opportunity to reach a fitness goal by using fitness trackers and friendly competition, a program we loved but didn’t exist. We had no funding, no certainty, no long-term plan. Without realizing it, we were beginning one of the greatest journeys of our lives.
This journey has been forged and enriched by the people who have joined us, encouraged us, and supported us along the way. Thank you for bringing us this far.
We can’t wait to bring Fly Movement to more kids.
Team Fly Movement
Meet the kids health enthusiasts working to start a movement.
About The Founder
Eric Melchor is the founder of Fly Movement and is responsible for all business functions of the organization. Since finding Fly Movement, Melchor has overseen the organization’s efforts to implement the program in several Houston area elementary schools, engineered the organization’s marketing strategy, led the creation and launch of the organization’s identity and developed and strengthened relationships with school administrators, parents, technology providers, community partners, and sponsors.
Melchor maintains an active role in the community and has served on a number of boards including the Midtown Management District and Houston Hispanic Forum. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Downtown where he taught Principles of Marketing.
In addition to launching and running Fly Movement, Melchor gives college and career readiness workshops to area schools including Houston’s Annual College and Education Day which plays hosts to thousands of students. His workshop “OMG, College Recruiters Check out My Instagram Page” has informed thousands of students both in person and online, about the importance of having a respectable online social media profile when applying to schools and jobs.
Melchor also has interviewed several Houston high profile public servants including City Council Members Ellen Cohen and Oliver Pennington, HPD Police Captain H.R. Morris, Houston Constable May Walker, International renowned painter Sebastien Boileau, and has visited and written about several organizations including Carol VancePrison and Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center. These interviews can be found on his blog MakeHoustonGreat.com.
A native of Houston, TX, Melchor attended the University of Houston-Downtown and also studied abroad at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. While earning a Master’s of Business Administration at Pace University in New York, he worked at leading media agencies for clients such as American Express, Toshiba, and Amgen. He lives in the Heights with his wife, Corina. Melchor is a Marketing Director at a publicly traded electricity company.