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UPGC Staff

With over 25 employees, UPGC has a diverse, talented and experienced staff committed to our mission. Our coaches share their wealth of knowledge with each other and work together as a team to raise every child to his or her potential regardless of where they start. Our team coaching philosophy is what makes our staff special. We collaborate to help every child get the most out of gymnastics and cheer! Our staff is safety-certified and credentialed by USA Gymnastics and the U.S. All Star Federation, and have undergone employment background checks. We invest in our staff, sponsoring opportunities for advanced training and professional growth so that we are always moving forward. At UPGC you will always know that your child is receiving the safest and highest degree of gymnastics and cheer instruction possible from dedicated and committed coaches who care about your child!


Training for Success!


An inside look at the Junior Olympic Team Coaches' Training Courses that staff attended in Pennsylvania! Education is a non-stop process at UPGC where we are dedicated to the continuous pursuit of gymnastic education to provide the best quality coaching in the Chippewa Valley!


A Passion for Gymnastics!
Lynn WingertUPGC co-owner and founder, Lynn Wingert of Chippewa Falls, has over 40 years of experience with the sport of gymnastics as a competitor, coach and official, as well as a parent of gymnasts and an all-star cheerleader. She has coached at gymnastics programs across the country. Lynn's motivation for opening the facility was to give back to the children of the Chippewa Valley by providing exceptional training at a well-equipped facility dedicated to the highest standards of the sport. Lynn's notable experience and record of success includes:

  • USAG Certified National Coach and Level 10 Gymnastic Official with over 20 years judging experience
  • USA Gymnastics Safety Certified Professional Member
  • Team coach for Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center, Levels 5, 6, & TOPS
  • Team coach for Aerial-Port Gymnastics in Fairmont, West Virginia, Levels 5-9
  • Team coach for All Starz Academy in Kingman, Arizona - Levels 5, 6, & 7
  • Team coach for the Eau Claire, WI YMCA Levels 3 & 4, State Champions 2009 & 2010
  • National level competitor for Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center
  • Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Around State Champion
  • NCAA Division 1 gymnastics scholarship to California State University, Fullerton
  • Second and third place team finishes at NCAA Division 1 Gymnastics Nationals
  • Competed for West Virginia University, later serving as a graduate assistant coach
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University
  • Past state-certified elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania and Arizona

A Passion for Cheer!
Lynn WingertUPGC co-owner, Tara Krista of Chippewa Falls, has over 20 years of experience with the sport of cheer as an athlete and coach, in addition to founding the Chippewa Valley's first non-profit youth All Star Cheerleading organization, the Chippewa Valley Spirit in 2011. She is a parent of 4, which includes a gymnast and all-star cheerleader. Tara joined as co-owner when the business re-launched as Ultimate Performance Gymnastics and Cheer (UPGC) in 2014, and constructed a new facility in Lake Hallie. Tara's notable experience and record of success includes:

  • USASF credentialed coach for levels 1-4
  • NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) certified
  • Founded the Chippewa Valley's first non-profit youth All Star Cheerleading organization
  • Coach and captain of the University of Wisconsin - Stout Blue Devils Cheer and Stunt Team 1995 to 1997
  • Chippewa Falls High School Head Cheer and Stunt Coach 2000 to 2008
  • Chippewa Falls High School Cheer and Stunt Alumni
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1999.
  • Civil Engineer at Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc in Chippewa Falls.

Devoted to Excellence in Coaching!
Safety-certified, Background-verified Staff
New, Innovative Gymnastics & Cheer Equipment
Large, Comfortable Gymnastics & Cheer Facility
Top-tier USA Gymnastics and Cheer programs
Family-friendly Tuition Rates & Discounts
Small Class Sizes for Personal Attention
Specializing in All Levels of Gymnastics & Cheer!
Where Every Child Learns and has Fun!




the bar has been raisedRaising the Bar for Quality Gymnastics and Cheer!
Ultimate Performance Gymnastics and Cheer
4289 124th St, Lake Hallie, WI 54729 (715) 861-7333


We accept all major credit cards and payment methods!
We accept all major credit cards and payment methods!