That was then. Now, Linice and her family, along with partners Larry and Lynne Caudill, have transformed that studio into Legacy All Sports, one of the biggest and most successful programs in the state.
And it’s not just gymnastics any longer. Along with robust recreational and competitive programs, Legacy All Sports features tumbling, cheerleading and artistic dance programs for kids from 15 months to 18 years old.
The studio hosts birthday parties, summer camps, no school days programs and open gym sessions. No wonder more than 2,000 kids call Legacy home.
“We understand families and we want Legacy to be a positive place for kids to come,” Linice said.
“We want the best part of a child’s day to be when they come to Legacy.”
To serve more than 2,000 kids, Legacy has a staff of 76 full- and part-time employees, including Linice’s two daughters. Brittany, 21, handles marketing, and Natalie, 19, who was a competitive gymnast growing up, is a coach.
You need a large staff to supervise the vast array of programs Legacy offers.
Legacy, for example, has a thriving boys gymnastics program. With 200 boys, this is one of the fastest growing segments of the studio as parents realize that gymnastics builds strength, coordination and body awareness.
Last summer, Jeremiah White of Legacy became the first of two gymnasts from Kentucky to be selected for national qualifying at the Olympic Training Center.
On the female side, Kayla Hartley from Legacy earned a scholarship and competes for the UK women’s team.
The Caudills’ daughter, Riley, is a level 10 competitive gymnast at Legacy.
Legacy also offers a program for children with disabilities called Carousel Kidz where kids receive one-on-one attention and can join group classes. Legacy also serves as the host practice site for the Special Olympics teams.
Linice and her staff pride themselves at offering something for all kids at Legacy.
Said Linice: “We want kids to be active, and have a smile on their face when they’re with us.”
Info: www.legacyallsports.com or 859-977-8862