"At KGA it's not about being the best, its about being your best"
Shannon Wickel, Owner
KGA's Mission is to CELEBRATE EACH CHILD FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
NO MATTER HOW GREAT OR SMALL AND TO ENCOURAGE GROWTH WITH
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND MUTUAL RESPECT.
35 Years of Flipping Louisville Kids!
Ingrid Bojanowski, founder of Kentucky Gymnastics Academy, opened the business in 1981. She had been the Gymnastics Director at the St. Matthews YMCA for ten years and was ready for a facility which was uniquely designed for gymnastics. (I.E. a place where you didn't have to set up and take down the equipment every day!) She wanted to offer children in the Louisville area the type of gymnastics experience she had while growing up in Germany. Her love for gymnastics combined with her gift for teaching children provided the foundation for a successful business.
For thirteen years, Kentucky Gymnastics Academy was located on Chamberlain Lane, in the Jefferson Trade Center. Thirteen years without air conditioning!! The gym was small, but the instructional quality was superb, and the company grew.
In 1994, Kentucky Gymnastics Academy moved into a "just for gymnastics" building in the Eastpoint Business Center, just outside of Anchorage. An addition in 1999 allowed Kentucky Gymnastics Academy to become a multi-purpose facility, offering a day care, an academic pre-school, and other activities in addition to gymnastics. In the summer of 2007 KGA moved to a new location at 1920 Stanley Gault Parkway. In 2015, the gym moved to its current location at 1160 Avoca Station Court.
In 2015 the business was purchased by ten year employee, Shannon Wickel. Shannon's professional background in dance and gymnastics instruction made her the perfect candidate to continue the long standing tradition of excellence created by Ingrid. Shannon's commitment to KGA includes the construction of a brand new 14,000 sq/ft, state of the art gym NOW OPEN. Just outside of the Lake Forest subdivision, our new custom designed facility includes:
Loose foam pits
Pre-school gymnastics gym
Upstairs parent viewing lounge with free wifi
Dual vault runways
Locker rooms with showers
Pit access from every event
Programs for 2-82!