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Move will double space for cheerleaders, gymnasts

Powell's Trinity All-Stars 'bursting at the seams' as it serves hundreds of students from central Ohio, beyond

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It's still August, but Trinity All-Stars owner Kelly Winbigler already has Christmas on her mind.

That's the date by which the Powell-based cheerleading and gymnastics training business hopes to open its new facility.

"We're hoping it's going to be a Christmas present," she said.

Winbigler said the business will double its amount of usable space when the new, 17,000-square-foot facility opens up this winter at 71 Seldom Seen Road. Trinity All-Stars will no longer use its current facility at 450 Village Park Drive after the new facility -- located just northeast of the current site -- opens.

Winbigler said the business needed larger facilities due to growth in its cheerleading, gymnastics and recreation programs. She said the programs serve up to 500 students during the gym's peak seasons of spring and winter.

"We're basically bursting at the seams," she said of the current location.

Winbigler credited the gym's highly-trained coaches for the business' growth. She also noted that Trinity All-Stars' class for future collegiate cheerleaders draws students from "throughout central Ohio" and as far away as Toledo.

Students from as young as 18 months to as old as 18 years are enrolled.

At the new location, the cheerleading, gymnastics and recreation programs each will have dedicated floors for their students to practice on.

"In essence, they will all have their own space," she said.

Winbigler said the coaches have been good about sharing space at the current location, but they're all looking forward to the expansion.

Crews poured the footers for the building last week, and a steel structure should be sprouting on the site soon.

Winbigler said she expects the number of students enrolled with Trinity All-Stars will continue to grow when the new location opens up, but she did not want to make any predictions. She said the business currently has 10 employees, a number she also expects to increase when the Seldom Seen Road gym opens.

Winbigler said she never considered building the new gym outside of the city of Powell.

"We love Powell. I can't imagine being anywhere else, quite frankly," she said. "It's just a very family-oriented community, and that's what we're all about."

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