Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy

A new facility for Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy is under construction on Atlee Commons Drive in Hanover County.

Henrico County-based Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy is building a new 17,769-square-foot gymnastics facility at 9701 Atlee Commons Drive in Hanover County.

Viorel and Terry Popescu own the gymnastics academy, which operates in a 15,000-square-foot leased space at 1540 E. Parham Road. They purchased the land for the new building, which is under construction.

The gymnastics academy offers recreational gymnastics classes for toddlers to teens and  training in competitive gymnastics.

"Our main business is gymnastics and gymnastics instruction," he said.

"We are going to offer the same thing that we have and we will just try to expand what we have, and at the same we can look at the possibility of adding different things to it," Viorel Popescu said.

The new facility is expected to open in the spring, he said.

A building permit in the amount of $1,097,923 for the project was issued on Oct. 2 with Commonwealth Construction Management listed as contractor.

The location "is not too big of a change for our people. It's a good area," said Terry Popescu.

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