We Know Gymnastics and All-Star Cheer. Experience the Difference!
ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE GYMNASTICS & CHEER
4289 124th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Call 715-861-7333
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!
Coaching gymnastics and cheer requires professional knowledge, experience, and a passion for the sports. What makes a passionate coach?
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!"