Trisha Rich's life has been defined by fitness - from early days on the balance beam to a personal-training career in California. Her latest venture might be the most fun. Buckeye Bounce Club, her indoor trampoline park, opens Sunday, Nov. 6.

Trisha Rich's life has been defined by fitness - from early days on the balance beam to a personal-training career in California. Her latest venture might be the most fun. Buckeye Bounce Club, her indoor trampoline park, opens Sunday, Nov. 6.

The former Ohio State cheerleader shared more about living life in the air.

I started flipping on my bed. I was really flexible. My mom signed me up for a bunch of different classes: tap, jazz and acrobatics, which is what it was called back then. I wanted to do acrobatics nonstop. I didn't want anything to do with the tap class.

I was a gymnast first. I started at the age of four. I was a competitive gymnast in all the clubs. That was my main thing, then I got into cheerleading. I did both for a while. I wanted to cheer at a Big Ten school. My brother went to Ohio State, and he ended up cheering.

The best advice I've ever received is just basically to keep on going.

When I got into cheerleading, that's all I did nonstop. It was cheer Friday night football games, then do a gymnastics meet on Saturday. That was my weekend, every weekend. It paid off, though. In the grand scheme of things, with where I'm at now, I wouldn't have changed one thing.

Cheering at the Horseshoe is, hands-down, the most amazing experience ever. I still go back and cheer the alumni game every single year. I never forget the feeling when we run across the field. We all join hands right after we sing "Carmen Ohio." The football team's behind us, and it's the biggest rush when you run from one end to the other.

I moved back from California last December. After going to SkyZone a couple times, I realized that it was so much fun, fitness-related and extremely popular. And you could not even get in. I said, "We need more of these in Columbus." We're offering something similar - but with a little twist.

Three things I would take to a deserted island are my fiance, and I'll have two stepchildren, so I would take them, too.

Something people might not know about me is that I'd walk around on my hands if I could. I can stand here and hold a handstand for a minute, and it doesn't faze me.