We Know Gymnastics and All-Star Cheer. Experience the Difference!


4289 124th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Call 715-861-7333

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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 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!

A Passion for Gymnastics

UPGC 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:

  • Certified National Coach and Level 10 Gymnastic Official with over 20 years judging experience

  • National Safety Certified Professional Member

  • Former team coach for Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center

  • Former team coach for Aerial-Port Gymnastics in Fairmont, West Virginia

  • Former team coach for All Starz Academy in Kingman, Arizona

  • Former team coach for the Eau Claire YMCA. Level 3-4 State Champion teams

  • Former national competitor for Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center

  • Former Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Around State Champion

  • NCAA Division 1 scholarship gymnasts at California State University, Fullerton

  • NCAA Gymnastics National Championship runners-up and third place team finishes

  • Competed for West Virginia University, later serving as a graduate assistant gymnastics coach

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University

  • Former state-certified elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania and Arizona

A Passion for Cheer

UPGC 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 custom facility designed for both sports. 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

  • Former coach/captain of the University of Wisconsin - Stout Blue Devils Cheer and Stunt Team

  • Former Chippewa Falls High School Head Cheer and Stunt Coach (8 years)

  • Chippewa Falls High School Cheer and Stunt Alumni

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Civil Engineer at Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc in Chippewa Falls