The level 2 "Xenon" team at the State Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach in January.
The mini “Cobalt” team that placed first out of three teams at JamFest in Kissimmee in February.

Titanium Gymnastics and Cheerleading is reaching for the stars. They have two gyms — one in Lithia that opened four years ago, and a second location in Plant City that opened two years ago. Both are owned by Michi Pribil and Jessica Sulford. According to Gina Pribil, Program Director for the all-stars, both gyms combined train close to 500 athletes.

The gyms train competitive gymnasts and all-star cheerleaders. “Our program has a family-oriented mentality that keeps our class sizes smaller, which allows our staff to focus more on each individual athlete in their class for their shaping, technique, and safety,” said Pribil.

Pribil said that her mother, Michi, who is from Germany, has always had a passion for gymnastics and acrobatics. After working at several different gyms in the area, she decided it was finally time to open her own. “She wanted to be her own boss,” she said. “She wanted to touch the lives of the children in the community and give back as much as she can. She’s done that pretty well.”

At a recent event, both cheerleading teams competing placed first and second, respectively. Their mini team (ages 5-8) has placed in the top three at every competition they have attended thus far. They usually attend seven competitions in a season.

Titanium Gymnastics is currently offering summer camps at the Lithia gym. Camp spots are on a first-come, first-served basis and spots are limited. One of the camps will be from June 4 through August 3. Other camp dates are listed on their website at TitaniumGymAndCheer.com, where you can register as well.

Titanium Cheer tryouts will be held in Plant City on Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17 for ages 5 and up. For more information on times, you can call 659-2204. Tryouts in Lithia are on Saturday, May 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for level 1 skills. For more information, you can call 689-2200. The Lithia and Plant City gyms are approximately 20 minutes apart with minimal traffic, typically. The Plant City address is 402 W. Ball St., and the Lithia address is 7017 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.

“Our goal is to enrich the lives of our athletes to have positive experiences that will help them grow into successful, mature adults,” said Pribil.