The Founders Joao & Michele

Michele Account manager major
Joao Physical education major
From East Stroudsburg University
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From the University of Connecticut 
Joao Ribeiro Olympic Gymnast

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.


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.


For more information feel free to e-mail us 

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For directions to our facility click below 

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