NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Brooklyn native Mina Marsow says she sort of got into the gymnastics business “by accident.”

The coach, teacher, trapeze artist and flutist runs Prospect Gymnastics – a gymnastics studio for children.

Marsow tells Joe Connolly she wanted to make an impact on her community and found a need in the neighborhood.

The studio quickly took off and is now open seven days a week, with four full time and three part time employees.

“We’re packed. I mean, we have 250 kids over the week that come in our gym,” said Marsow.

It’s open as just a play space in the morning, then classes start after school. They even host private parties.

She’s developed a curriculum for each age group.

“Gymnastics really helps you get over your fear,” Marsow said. “And it’s very exciting to overcome your fear.”

She also says the sport is a great confidence booster and helps with balance and coordination.

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