Robert Stanescu, left, and his wife Ruxandra Stanescu are the owners of Alpha Gymnastics Academy in Windsor.
… A native of Romania, Stanescu and his wife, Ruxandra, opened their club in a former warehouse space earlier this month.
With the help of family and friends, they did all the infrastructure themselves.
“We had to demolish walls inside, we had to dig the pit,” Stanescu said.
“We went a month without electricity. For the first two weeks, we worked only with flashlights and then we got a generator. All the power tools had to be battery operated.”
Such major renovations were all new territory for Ruxandra, also a Romanian-trained gymnast.
“I cut studs, I put up drywall, did framing,” she said. …
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