Owner Michelle Boucher Lowe confers with a parent of a young gymnast at Marvel and Grace Gymnastics.
Three months ago may have been both the best of times – and the worst – to start a new gymnastics business in East Windsor. But that was when “everything started coming together,” according to Michelle Boucher Lowe, the owner of Marvel and Grace Gymnastics, located at 84 S Main St.
Michelle also owns the Crossfit Invulnerable gym in East Windsor, just 2 miles away, with her husband Brian. She had been looking for a place to start a gymnastics center for a few years. When the South Main Street site – a former cheerleading center – became available, she couldn’t let the opportunity pass her by. Besides the wide spaces and high ceilings needed for gymnastics, “it already had two pits,” said Michelle. Pits are safety training constructions in which a large quantity of soft foam is used to cushion gymnasts’ landings and falls.
A longtime gymnast and high school track participant, Michelle has taught gymnastics for over 10 years. According to the businesses website she is joined by coaches Meghan Signorale, Healther Sprouse, and Dalena Tran. The Marvel and Grace Gymnastics program includes ”Parent and Me” classes for 1 ½ to 3 year-olds, and classes for pre-school and school-age beginners. Tumbling, Advanced Classes, and Competitive Programs are also available
During this Phase 2.1 of Connecticut restrictions due to COVID-19, Marvel and Grace Gymnastics is currently operating at 50% capacity. Group class instruction is also limited to 50%. Anyone entering the building is required to wear a mask and maintain six feet of space between equipment and people.
For more information about Marvel and Grace Gymnastics go to marvelandgracegymnastics.com or call (860) 623-1324.
Young gymnasts practice with masks on at the new Marvel and Grace Gymnastics center in East Windsor
Welcome sign at Marvel and Grace Gymnastics in East Windsor.
By Laura B. Hayden
(All Photos by Laura B Hayden)