To provide a fun, safe environment
to learn gymnastics and cheer
To develop children from the inside
To provide high-caliber, committed
To offer affordable training without
To instill participants with a lifelong
love of fitness
To help children build friendships
and have fun!
At UPGC we believe that our sports teach cooperation and build character, that determination is just as important
as natural ability, that success comes from a willingness to learn from mistakes, that confidence is the reward
for reaching personal goals, and that perseverance leads to success throughout life!
How We Started
The gym was founded by Lynn Wingert of Chippewa Falls, who has a lifetime of experience with the sport of gymnastics.
Lynn began gymnastics at one of the nation's most recognized Olympic-level programs, Parkettes National Gymnastic
Training Center in Allentown, PA, where she became a national level competitor and the Pennsylvania IAA All-Around
State Champion. Lynn earned an NCAA Division 1 college gymnastics scholarship to California State University, Fullerton,
which won 2nd and 3rd place national finishes. Lynn later competed for West Virginia University and worked as a
graduate assistant coach. In the years that followed, Lynn remained active with gymnastics as a team coach, official
and parent of two gymnasts.
When her family moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Chippewa Falls in 2007, Lynn dreamed of bringing a high-level gymnastics
program to an area that had never experienced it before. It took years to find a suitable location and a successful
petition to change the Eau Claire city zoning laws to allow a gymnastics school to operate in an industrial park,
but Ultimate Performance Gymnastics held it's grand opening on Feb. 19, 2012, and met with great success. In early
2014, Lynn partnered with Tara Krista, also from Chippewa Falls, to add all-star cheer and re-launched the business
as Ultimate Performance Gymnastics & Cheer. Construction began that spring on a new gymnastics and cheer facility
to accommodate both programs. UPGC now employs over 25 coaches in addition to support staff at its state-of-the-art
facility in Lake Hallie.
Reaching for the Stars!
Former All American collegiate and professional
basketball player Michelle Marciniak's first sport was gymnastics. Michelle started in the developmental programs
at Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center in Allentown, PA, where UPGC co-owner Lynn Wingert coached.
"I was out there doing cartwheels until I was eight," Marciniak recalls. After her basketball career,
Michelle went on to found a successful company. While coaching at Parkettes, Lynn Wingert remembers Marciniak's
work ethic. "Even at 5 years old Michelle was working hard at every practice and I knew with that attitude
there was no limit to what Michelle and her teammates could accomplish!"
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!