Zenith West Gymnastics, a new gymnastics studio in Tacoma, is celebrating its official grand opening in September.

The 12,000-square-foot space, located at 33 Montana Ave. near the Tacoma Mall, first opened its doors for a soft opening in July and will remain open to the public with limited hours until its grand opening on Sept. 7.

The studio features 20-foot ceilings, state-of-the-art equipment, and has been specifically designed to train multi-level programs from elite athletes to recreational and preschool classes.

Owner and head coach Lacey Kuckelman said she’s known all her life she would start this business. “I remember as an 8-year-old sitting in my mom’s ’88 Oldsmobile on our way to gymnastics practice and saying to my mom — I’m going to open my own gym someday,” Kuckelman said. “Last March, I toured this commercial space and I remember mentally claiming it. It has beautiful windows all around and blue paint, matching my imagination as a child exactly. It was meant to be.”