Our History

Female Gymnast on Balance Beam

After three years of coaching and supervising community gymnastics programs in Morgantown, WV, Gene Diaz saw a dire need for more permanent training stations and so he opened the Gymorgantown School of Gymnastics in 1976 to meet this need. Gymorgantown was an 8,000 square foot training facility which housed some of the first free foam pits for vault, uneven bars, parallel bars, rings, and high bar anywhere in the United States. After years of success, a sister facility named Gymuniontown Gymnastics Training Center was opened in Uniontown, PA. Gymuniontown was used as a training facility as well as the site of many sanctioned United States Gymnastics Federation (now United States Gymnastics) meets until 1986.

In 1989, after four years of careful planning, designing, and site location, a new center was established combining the great equipment, health, and vision of both Gymorgantown and Gymuniontown to form the West Virginia Gymnastics Training Center (WVGTC).

Construction on the new center came together on a two acre lot bringing together the advantage of a new state of the art facility and housing gymnastics equipment consisting of more stations, less congestion, and a variety of modified training areas. In December 2002, the training center expanded again including the addition of approximately 5,000 square feet of new equipment, specialty training areas, more pits, and custom mats for training stations.

Through God’s grace, WVGTC is home of G-Force Gymnastics competition teams and is a premier training center and competition venue in the region.