School Year Schedule 23-24 is up - Register NOW!
Classes are filling FAST - Don't miss out!
School Year Schedule 23-24 is up - Register NOW!
Classes are filling FAST - Don't miss out!
EGC West was happily at Westwood Racquet Club for the past 15 years. Recently the Pickle Ball fad has exploded and our landlord had some tough choices to make.
We Thank him for being fair and having given us over a year to relocate our EGC West Location!
We are in the Process of moving into our NEW - EGC West home right smack dab in the middle of Liberty Plaza!
We've got a huge space and are in the process of equipping and decorating.
Our new EGC West address is...
3728 Liberty St. Erie, PA 16508
Currently we are making great progress moving into our new facility. We should be completely functional and ready for School Year 23-24 in August.
We're planning a 'Grand Opening ' celebration to show off our new convenient location in August - just in time for our 23-24 School Year Programs!
Our new EGC West may offer some new perks! First, we're right across the street from TOP's market. Drop your child off for class and get the grocery shopping done.
In addition, the Plaza is growing, and they are putting in a new Coffee / Bookshop right near our gym. As well there's a Dollar Tree, 2 Restaurants and other businesses - all within a short walk of the gym! Enjoy!
The entire Pershun Family would like to Thanks our extended Gymnastics Family (Team Gymnasts, Rec. Gymnasts, Parents, Alumni, Staff, Judges, USAG Clubs... for you support during our trying time. We appreciate the love, the kindnesses, and the patience you extended to us!
In Octoberish, start of the School Year and Competitive Season, I (co-owner) Douglas Pershun took ill. Initially, my illness was thought to be a 'flare-up' from an auto-immune disease - (Rheumatoid Arthritis) I had already been diagnosed with in 2020. As symptoms progressively symptoms got worse, the doctors tried more aggressive treatments to manage the disease.
It turns out that the RA symptoms were masking a more sinister disease - Leukemia. Leukemia (a blood cancer) like all cancers are horrible diseases. When it hits home - and a loved one (or yourself) is diagnosed with cancer - it's a real blow to all and forces a lot of immediate changes.
I am currently receiving treatments & chemotherapy, and the doctors are optimistic that I have a good chance of beating this.
What I want to do however is to THANK - profusely and from the bottom of my heart - ALL of you who have... sent cards, emails, blankets, cookies, meals to my family, prayers, designed / bought Team Lightning Leukemia T-shirts, visited....
I want to Thank my wife (co-owner) Tina- my 'Rock' who tried to hold down the business doing double duty there while also serving a new role as Nurse.
I want to Thank my 2 Children for stepping up - not just for me, but for my wife and the gym to make sure everything still went smoothly.
I want to Thank my Staff, who understood immediately that they needed to step up and take additional hours and roles to allow our family time to adapt and keep the gym running smooth.
I want to Thank my Team Lightning Optionals... who took direction well from my Asst. Coaches and worked hard to make us proud this season.
And again, I want to Thank our extended Gymnastics Family who showered us with support and anything and everything we needed.
We can't tell you how much all the little things have touched us and helped us through this most difficult time. We are so Thankful and Fortunate to have you as part of our Family!
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Despite our rocky start, Team Lightning gymnasts and coaches stepped up and had a fantastic year! This year we had 4 (Yes 4!!!) Team Lightning members qualify to the National Championships.
Ananya Patanakul - Age 16 - USAG Level 10 competed at the Level 10 Regional Championships in April vs. the most powerful Teams & Athletes from PA, NJ, DE, VA, MD, & WV.
Ananya had an awesome meet placing in the top 7 Gymnasts from Region VII who go on to the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Oklahoma City, OK.
Ananya had her best meet of the year and placed respectfully 15th of the 58 best gymnasts from across the USA and helped Region VII take 3rd amid the Regional Battle.
A huge congratulations goes out to 3 of our Team Lightning Men's Team members who qualified to the USA Gymnastics Men's National Championships hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Yanat Patanakul, Level 9, has qualified for his second consecutive year to the prestigious National Championship. Yanet secured his spot at Nationals by scoring a 12.00 on the Men's most difficult event - Pommel Horse. This effort earned him a Regional Silver Medal!
This year however Yanet is coming home as the National Champion and Gold Medalist on the High Bar!
Liam Marshall, Level 8, qualified for his first time to the USAG National Championships. Liam's been working extremely hard all season long improving his skill difficulty level and technique.
It has paid off in that Liam has earned the National Silver Medal on the Pommel Horse! The Pommel Horse is the most difficult Men's Event to master.
We also want to congratulate Giles Veit who competed at the Regional Championships and qualified to Nationals, but unfortunately could not attend this years event.
A Huge Congratulations to our 4 local Team Lightning National Qualifiers who help put Erie on the National Map!
We're so proud of you and the many, many other Team Lightning Gymnasts who kicked butt this year and earned National, Regional, & State Titles!
In one of the most contested State Championship Competitions each year with over 60 USAG Teams from all corners of Pennsylvania - Team Lightning Xcel Platinums take 1st Place Team!!!
Outstanding Work Ladies, and many of these ladies earned prestigious State Medals and All Around Titles
-- Team Members
Our exciting School Year Programs are up and running. Class sizes are limited and typically fill, so Sign Up NOW!
Go to the top of our website to the 'Classes' drop down Menu Bar. You can scroll through ALL of the classes by selecting 'Classes' or specifically hone in on the catagory of your choice - Ex. Preschool or Beginner.
We will have all the classes offered listed there for both of our Facilities. Click the 'Register' button on your selected class and it will bring up our Jackrabbit Management Software where you can get your child/children signed up right from your phone, ipad, or computer.
Keep your kids active and healthy during the Winter with our Fun & Educational Gymnastics & Tumbling Classes. We start children as young as 18 mos. in our Mom & Tot (Dad's too) classes - all the way to 18 years.
Don't miss out on the Fun!
Erie Gymnastics & Team Lightning Boosters welcomes over 1,800 Gymnasts to Erie on Martin Luther King weekend. The 4 day event will feature over 40 Teams competing in this USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Event. Come check out the amazing talent at the Bayfront Convention Center.
Of those 1,800 Athletes, the TOP 60 Men & TOP 60 Women will compete side by side - January 14th at the Main Event. The Main Event will feature numerous Level 10 (USA Gymnastics highest DP Level) and Senior Athletes.
Saturday - Jan. 14th - 5:30pm Stretch - 5:55 March In Ceremony
Bayfront Convention Center
This is a 'real' USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Event. Athletes are competing for both Stars & Stripes Individual and All Around Awards as well as Mobility & State Qualification scores.
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Our Coaches & Teachers are hired based on their love for both Children & Gymnastics.
Our Coaches must demonstrate an interest for ALL types of children with all types of goals. In some clubs, they are only interested in children who are striving to be the next Gymnastics Champion. We strive to serve each child equally for there are many reasons and goals for joining our club. For some, it's improved physical fitness. For others it's to develop social skills and make friend. Whatever your goal is, our coaches treat each child as the special individuals they are and try to meet everyone's wants & needs.
Erie Gymnastics has been the premier Gymnastics / Acro training center in the Erie area for over thirty years.
Master Coaches Doug & Tina Pershun come with near 75 years experience.
Many of our Loyal & Dedicated staff have grown up at EGC and returned to share their experience and expertise.
We belive the continued education is critical to our success, and our staff are highly trained. At minimum, our staff have a year of apprenticeship working with our lead teachers & coaches. As well, they are required to have 'Background Clearances' / First Aid & CPR / USAG Safety Cert. / Safe Sport / as well as must pass the "Mackenzie Test"
Parents & Children coming to Erie Gymnastics have all sorts of goals & expectations. We strive to serve each child's & parents goals.
One was we accomplish this is our very small and personal classes. We keep an 8:1 Student / Teacher Ratio for each class so that each child gets a lot of individual attention.
For some of our students, it's showing them how fun 'gymnastics' can be. For other students it's 'to enhance their physical or mental abilities. Some may wish to challenge themselves with our prestigious "Team Lightning" Competitive Programs. Yet for others it might be 'school readiness' or 'socialization'.
Whatever your & your child's goals are, we're here to help them achieve those goals.
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