The Founders Joao & Michele

Michele Account manager major

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From the University of Connecticut 

Joao Physical education major

Joao Ribeiro Olympic Gymnast

From East Stroudsburg University

U.S. Gymnastics Development Center is owned and operated by Michele and João Ribeiro. João was a member of the 1980 Brazilian Gymnastic Olympic Team.  Michele has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting  and has been a successful business owner since 1988.


​We are located in Leonia, NJ, the heart of Bergen County! We are just one mile from the George Washington Bridge.


Some of our coaching staff are members of National Olympic Team and former World Class Gymnasts.


We believe that gymnastics is a stepping stone to every sport.  It focuses on strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, determination, and self-confidence.  Since 1988, we have been helping children achieve their goals and reach their potential through gymnastics, in a fun and safe environment.


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