Three companies combine to offer host of activities.
There was a lot of running, jumping, bouncing and flipping at the Fitness Festival held on Jan. 10 by Sky High Gymnastics Training Center, CheerTek and FitAttic at their facilities at 1280 Hand Ave. The sports businesses are located near each other in an office complex.
Local kids were able to able to sample all they have to offer: developmental and competitive gymnastics, competitive and recreational cheer, and personal fitness.
“We decided to have a festival to kick off the year and introduce what we have,” said Jim Cavedo, owner of Sky High Gymnastics.
Cavedo said gymnastics continues to be popular because of the success of the U.S. teams in the Olympics. He pointed out that prep schools in Florida don’t have gymnastics, unlike schools up north. However, the University of Florida has one of the top teams in the country and offers scholarships.
Jerry Sasser, owner of CheerTek, said competitive cheer has become a popular sport and scholarships are available at colleges. FitAttic offers fitness training for adults, and owner Sean Strosahl said he has recently started to provide strength and conditioning training for the young people who take part at Sky High Gynmastics and CheerTek.
Sky High Gymnastics, under new ownership since May 2014, also offers tumbling, acrobatics and birthday parties.