The Orlando-based gymnastics company that once was called Gymnastix is no more.
Orlando Gymnsity announced Wednesday that the company was shutting down its adult gymnastics class and its adult indoor track team after the company received federal approval for a program to train athletes in a high-tech, indoor environment.
Gymnasts were able to train in the indoor training environment because they didn’t have to pay for the facility.
“We had the blessing of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be able to get the approval for the indoor facilities, which was approved under our supervision,” Orlando Gymnasity CEO and president Mike Schumacher said in a statement.
“The state has provided this approval because of the facilities, training and educational program we have developed and continue to develop in partnership with the Orlando Regional Athletic Association.”
The decision to shut down the adult gymnastic program comes just two weeks after Orlando Gymnetics announced it was closing the indoor indoor training facility.
A few weeks ago, the company announced plans to open a high school in the state.
Schumachers company also announced a new adult gymnast training facility for the Orlando area.
“As a result of the approval of this new facility, Orlando Gymna is relocating to a new facility in the same location,” the company said in the statement.
The announcement came after Orlando gymnastics announced it would not be renewing its $6.5 million contract with the National Gymnastic Association.
The NGA has been criticized by members of Congress for its lack of oversight and has been accused of trying to buy up gymnastics facilities for the sport of gymnastics, which it says is for the benefit of the athletes and the communities they live in.
Orlando’s decision comes just a few weeks after gymnasts staged a protest over the cost of their training facility in Orlando.
“I think this is going to be an opportunity for the people of Orlando to see that this was a program that was in place, that they had access to,” Schumach said.
“They were not required to pay anything and they were not in danger.”