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Message From Our Founders
In 2016, the city of Lithonia became the City of Stonecrest. Because our current home resided here, we were inspired to give ZGG a name that would make this city proud. After considering our mission, vision, and values, ZGG came up with the name of its program:
School of Gymnastics
See, we feel that stones are shaped for a purpose. No matter what they may go through, they always come out unbroken. Sometimes, you may even get a diamond! That is the goal for our children, that is our goal for ourselves and that is the goal for the new community we live in. We hope that we help the families of the Stonecrest community to prosper, flourish and grow stronger through our innovative programs taught by our dedicated and passionate teachers.
FIND OUT HOW 3-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
HELPED US GET A BRAND NEW GYMNASTICS BUILDING
Our Humble Beginnings...
A JOURNEY OF PASSION, COMMITMENT AND THE SUPPORT OF AN INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE.
Stonecrest Gymnastics is the newest gymnastics program in the brand new city of Stonecrest, however, its story has its roots in the Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Lithonia communities. Stonecrest Gymnastics was previously known as Zero Gravity Gymnastics in Lithonia, Ga.
Zero Gravity Gymnastics (ZGG) was founded in the summer of 2011 by Shardae (a Lithonia native) and Gavilan Crawford. The creation of ZGG was born out of a need for a new home for local gymnasts when a nonprofit Atlanta gym, directed by Coach Shadae, closed its doors. At the time, Shadae, a former competitive gymnast and her spouse Gavilan decided to create a new gymnastics program that met the need of the community.
With the help of local families, Zero Gravity Gymnastics was able to provide high-quality gymnastics instruction and innovative fitness programming. The program took off and before long ZGG was a full-fledged gymnastics program complete with, gymnastics classes, tumbling classes and training camps.
In 2013, the ZGG team had their eyes out for a permanent home and a place to expand programming in the Lithonia area. As fate would have it, a new sign near an industrial building near I-20 had popped up that said: "For Lease".
After months of investigation, prayer, consideration, and hard work ZGG's new home were secured! Students, teachers, and families put in hard work, muscle and time to bring together truckloads of equipment, gallons of paint and a ton of manpower to prepare the facility.
Over the next 4 years, Zero Gravity Gymnastics continued to grow and innovate, offering new programs like Taekwondo, Dance/Gym Combo, and more competitive team options. ZGG had become a central location for the community by providing a gathering place for local Moms Groups, Cheer Teams, and Pre-schools.
The success of Zero Gravity Gymnastics was the direct result of the partnership between a supportive community and a passionate group of instructors who are committed to being a positive force for the children and families they serve.