Kayleigh Duffy is only 19 years old. She is one of the youngest business owners in Botetourt County. A year ago the Lord Botetourt graduate opened Prestige Gymnastics Academy in Botetourt Commons. Last week she moved the gym to larger space, 10,000 square feet in the old CVS building in Mountain View Plaza. The address is 2726 Lee Highway in Troutville’s Exit 150 area.
It has been a good year.
Duffy is also attending VWCC and has just three classes left before she gets her associates degree. She plans to attend Averett University to get her degree in Business. Duffy has a leg up on the competition in that regard. She knows what running a business entails.
“My parents are sogood. My dad helped me a great deal with the renovations and my mom helps with the books, but I do the gymnastics. ” Indeed, PGA now has over 200 students, offers 55 classes per week in everything from preschool level gymnastics to gymnastic competition teams and adult classes like Zumba and Yoga. The school maintains a gymnastic team and she hopes to soon offer competition cheerleading again. Gymnastic classes range from preschool through high school and she has a boys team as well.
PGA had 6 employees including Duffy when she opened last January. Now there are 15 employees besides Duffy. Both of her sisters are there to help as well as her parents.
One of the draws to the larger space is a birthday party room and gymnastic fun for the party goers. She also has plans to do conditioning for athletes. Her youthful enthusiasm is inspiring.
She is planning to credit God with her success. She will have Philippians 4:13 NKJ which states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” painted across the upper level of one wall.
For class times, to register for classes, schedule a party of inquire for more information call: 540-759-1403. Visit the website at www. prestigegymnasticsacademy.com or Facebook the page: Prestige Gymnastics Academy.