• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Agility Gymnastics Academy opens at new location

Agility Gymnastics and Fitness Academy has a new location that is bigger and better than ever. Located at 160 Frankfort Street in Versailles, the new 10,000-square-foot facility is wide open and bright. Owner Michelle Grewe felt the need for a bigger facility as the academy grew larger with each session. "It's going on eight years that I've had Agility and felt like we just outgrew the other location on Crossfield Drive," said Grewe. "We wanted a place where our beginners and upper-level gymnasts could have their own space and not feel as crowded." When the doors to the new facility opened this spring, the kids and families loved it, and feedback has been positive, Grewe said. "There are so many possibilities with the amount of space we have," said Grewe. "It's much safer for the advanced gymnasts to learn their skills because they can go full speed into the loose foam pit that we have on the floor. The location is great, and the kids that are high school age can walk right from school to our doors in a matter of minutes." Agility features 10 competition teams that vary in skill level. When competition time comes knocking, the gym stays busier as preparations are made for competing. "We are getting more kids coming to classes, and as that program grows then our teams will grow in size," said Grewe. "I know our pre-school-aged group has nearly tripled in size. This growth is what we wanted all along. We want to teach your kids. I've been around gymnastics my whole life by competing, coaching and even served as a competition judge for a while. We are a group of people who want your child to improve. We are passionate about what goes on inside these four walls." A new program that was recently developed - called "Fitnastics" - will be for the individual who is focused on endurance and flexibility training. The class is designed for 9- to 12-year-olds, 13 and over, and an adult version is available. Agility will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Agility staff will be on hand to offer tours of the facility, and they will have games, crafts and face-painting available.

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