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Power & Grace Gymnastics Is Flipping Into New Gym

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Many area gymnasts will be training at a new facility as Power and Grace Gymnastics officially has a new home. 

Power and Grace gymnasts are already enjoying their new facility, now located at the Sanford Sports Complex.

"It's pretty amazing actually. I have learned so much new skills in the past week or so and it just feel really good to be flipping," gymnast Anna Matrisciano said. 

"I love it. It's big. We don't have to move as many mats. It's really nice," gymnast Kimber Sprout said. 

In October, Power and Grace officials announced the move and broke ground on the new gym.  The 16,000-square foot venue houses two full competitive floors, several in-ground loose foam training pits, and in-ground trampolines.

"I think people have come in and they've just been wowed by the facility. I don't know that they knew exactly what to expect and so I think that they were very wowed by it and how well designed it is," owner Kathy Champoux said. 

The move comes after a growing number of nearly 500 students are taking part in the variety of programs. 

"You have to be very careful that you don't overcrowd a facility like this because of the safety factor and so we were turning away students is what was happening and now we're going to be able to add some additional programming and some additional class times which will enable more students to come in," Champoux said. 

But for today, the current athletes are already flipping in their new home. 

"It's a great place to grow and learn and it feels really good to do something that you love to do," Matrisciano said. 

You can find a list of current class offerings here.


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