How to Sign Up?
We accept sign-ups online, my mail, by phone, and in-person at any time provided there is available space in a
class. All new registrants must complete a Waiver Release Form, signed and dated by both parents/guardians. More
information can found on the Policies and Registration pages.
Is any Past Experience Required?
Absolutely not! We offer recreational gymnastic, cheer and tumbling classes in a noncompetitive athletic environment,
which allows children of all ages to improve strength, flexibility and motor skills in a friendly and exciting
way with steady positive reinforcement and no pressure.
Which Gymnastic Class is Right for My Child?
For preschool through Kindergarten, we offer 4 different classes based on your child's age and level of independence.
For school-age gymnastics we offer 5 different progressive classes starting at the introductory level. If your
child has experience beyond the introductory level, please call us to schedule a free skills evaluation to determine
the correct gymnastic class placement.
What is the Cost of Tuition?
Rates are published on our Class Schedule pages for the school year and the summer session. Our tuition rate per
hour is comparable or lower-cost than other quality programs. We are proud to offer affordability without sacrificing
quality. We also offer a 10 percent tuition discount for siblings or a 2nd class, and a 20 percent tuition discount
for active military families.
Are There Any Other Costs?
We charge a non-refundable $35 annual membership fee per child that pays for non-teaching costs and insurance.
Carrying club insurance is a professional standard for all USA Gymnastics Member Clubs. There are no added costs
such as paying for membership in a sports organization in order to take a class. Our annual membership fee is renewed
each September. If joining during the summer, the annual fee is pro-rated.
What Sets UPGC Gymnastics Apart?
Technical Expertise. We are
committed to the highest standards of the sport. Your child will learn the correct progression of skills without
short-cuts. We have the experience and expertise to guide your child through difficult skills.
Professional Knowledge. We
keep up with the ever-changing world of gymnastic trends, techniques, and rules so we can properly train gymnasts
at all levels, preschool through elite.
Equipment. We have the newest,
largest and most complete set of gymnastics and cheer equipment in western Wisconsin along with a custom-built,
state-of-the-art facility that is over 21,000 sq. ft.
Coaching. Our coaches are
experienced, incredibly versatile and knowledgeable. They attend professional development and use the latest cutting
edge techniques to train gymnasts.
Programs. We provide a sound,
educationally-researched product that follows USA Gymnastic guidelines, and we carefully plan our instruction to
yield the greatest outcomes. We have something for everyone, from recreational to higher level gymnastics.
Safety first. We clean and
regularly inspect all gym equipment, and require USA Gymnastics safety certification and employment background
checks for coaching staff.
Variety. We have spring and
air trampolines, springy floors, soft pits, climbing ropes, high and low beams, bars of every size, mats of every
shape, and tons of teaching tools that will thrill and engage your child!
Fun. This is part of our
mission! Enjoyment is essential to keeping children motivated and goal-focused. Our staff works hard to make each
class entertaining, memorable, and fun!
Quality. Our motto has always
been "Raising the bar for quality." We set the highest standards for everything that we do and are committed
to providing the finest and most rewarding learning experience for your child!
What is USA Gymnastics?
We are a member club of USA Gymnastics, the sole national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United
States. This designation comes from the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
USA Gymnastics is the gold standard for American gymnastics, serving as a resource center for USAG Member Clubs
throughout the United States, and selects and trains all U.S. gymnasts for the Olympic Games and World Championships.
USAG Member Clubs also receive a wealth of knowledge and support in running successful programs where each gymnast
can achieve his or her potential.
How is USA Gymnastics Different?
USAG's sole focus is gymnastics. Other athletic organizations (AAU, YMCA, AGL, etc.) offer gymnastics in a multi-sport
environment without emphasis on any particular sport, and/or follow a modified version of the USAG rules with fewer
requirements. In terms of professional standards, a focus on safety and the best opportunity for growth in the
sport, USAG is unmatched. Exclusive to USA Gymnastics:
- Programs for gymnasts from recreational to Jr. Olympics to Elites
- Safety certification required for all competitive coaches
- Criminal background checks required for all adult instructors
- Commercial liability insurance policy required for all member clubs
- Unmatched gymnastics resources and support for member clubs
- Professional memberships for competitive coaches & judges
- Regional and National Gymnastics Congress training opportunities
- Officially sanctioned gymnastic competitions at local, state and national levels
- Events judged by multiple officials during gymnastic competitions
- A path for gymnasts to earn NCAA scholarships, or advance to the National or Olympic Team
How Popular is Gymnastics?
According to USA Gymnastics, there are over 5.2 million gymnastics participants (6 years old and older) in the
United States and over 4,000 clubs. This does not even include programs that are offered to younger children, such
as You and Me Kid or KinderGym offered through Ultimate Performance Gymnastics and Cheer.
How Popular is All Star Cheerleading?
UPGC offers All Star Cheer, which is a combination of gymnastics, acrobatics and athletic dance performed by competitive
teams. All Star Cheer is among the fastest growing new sports in the world, growing by double digits each year.
According to a report published by CNN, more than 200,000 athletes in the U.S. take part in competitive cheerleading
each year, which includes high-flying stunts, powerful tumbling and tight synchronization in a growing network
of competitions. All Star Cheerleading has gained in popularity to the point that certain colleges now offer All
Star Cheer scholarships!
to Join UPGC
Excellent coaching from passionate
Safety-certified and background-verified
Awesome equipment for gymnastics &
A large, parent-friendly facility.
USAG programs, the gold standard for
Affordable tuition rates for gymnastics
Small class sizes for personal attention
Training matched to your child's ability
Where children learn while having
Why Parents Trust UPGC
We put our heart & soul into everything we do and continue to raise the bar for gymnastics and All-Star Cheer
in the Chippewa Valley. We invest in education for our coaches so they can pass it on to your children. We invest
in new equipment to provide a safe and innovative training environment. We have invested in the area by building
a state-of-the-art facility that will be here for generations to come. We invest in our parents, who are part of
the decision-making process for our competitive teams. The end result is a community of families whose children
have grown with us and developed life-long skills and friendships. We hope your family will be next!