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(Owner, All Around Gymnastic Academy
Lisa Wissmar, the owner of the All Around Gymnastic Academy, has been involved with gymnastics since she was young. She says running her own gym is a natural evolution of her family’s tradition, her strong business sense, and her desire to help children grow and become stronger and more confident.
In 1972, Lisa’s mother started the first Gymnastic Academy of Boston (G.A.B.) in the family’s backyard with just a few mats and a few area children who were eager to build their gymnastic skills. Word of the excellent training offered by G.A.B. quickly spread and before long, the family-run business had grown into a chain of gymnastic facilities in the greater Boston area.
The success of G.A.B. offered Lisa the unique opportunity to work with her parents and learn both the business side and the technical side of running a gym from the ground up. Lisa earned her degree in physical education from the University of Maryland in 1983.
Lisa took all of her experience and branched out to start a new G.A.B. location here in Plainville in 2004. Her goal was to bring state-of-the-art recreational gymnastic training to pre-school and grade-school children who lived in this part of the state. Since then, the Plainville-based gym has grown, thanks to the highly-trained and passionate staff members, who are truly the “faces” of the gym, as well the many area families who have trusted the staff with their children’s training and development.
In 2014, the gym is celebrating its tenth anniversary of serving area children and is proud to showcase its newly expanded space. 2014 also marks the introduction of its new name, All Around Gymnastic Academy, or A.A.G.A., which encompasses all of the gym’s exciting program offerings, including pre-enrichment classes, recreational classes, strong competitive girls and boys programs, Parkour, tumbling, camps, clinics, dance, birthday parties, and much, much more.
Lisa says that the change to the A.A.G.A. name really reflects the gym’s commitment to serving the local community and to providing exceptional programs to serve children of all ages, all interests and all skill levels, both now and in the future.