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Everest Gymnastics Breaks Ground on Construction for Second Training Facility

By Whitney Williams, 01/23/18, 3:45PM EST


Second U.S. National Team Training Center to open in North Carolina

Everest Gymnastics recently announced its plans to open the second U.S. National Team Training Center in early 2018. The new facility, nicknamed Everest North, will be located in Cornelius, N.C. right off of I-77. It will be a whopping 32,144 sq. ft., approximately 15,000 sq. ft. larger than the first Everest facility.

The new location will be able to offer an increase in quality practices by providing equipment required for specific training for Elite & Olympic level gymnastics. Everest North will not only serve competitive teams, but will also provide recreational classes for boys & girls, preschool gymnastics, after-school program and a homeschool gymnastics program. Here are the at-a-glance features of Everest North:

  • Elevated mezzanine seating/viewing area for parents and coaches
  • Designated areas for recreation, training and competitions
  • 32,144 sq. ft. facility with larger parking lot
  • State-of the art equipment
    • Dual competition-style spring floors will provide an idea of what is required at Elite & National level competitions
    • A Resi-pit will provide a safe environment to practice landings at high speeds
    • A Rod floor and tumble strips will be used as training tools for safer and more stable power tumbling

The addition of this facility allows Everest to offer additional spots on their competitive teams. 

“With the addition of Everest North, we not only have the opportunity to train our competitive gymnasts at a higher level, but the opportunity to welcome more gymnasts to the Everest family,” said Qi Han, head coach and owner of Everest Gymnastics. “We look forward to opening the facility and seeing its impact on the gymnastics world, locally and nationally.”

With more space, comes more people and more opportunities. Everest will be hiring additional staff and coaches, including new office staff, competitive team coaches, and recreational coaches. For more information and to fill out an application, visit under the “About” and “Employment” sections. Everest will also look to add parkour training, a dance program and aerial silk classes later this year.


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