About us


Since starting in 1974, Wininger’s Gymnastics and Dance has established a reputation for the highest quality gymnastics and dance instructions in the area. In 2018 the ownership changed but the philosophy has remained the same. The new owners Lazar and Iliana Gakev continue to maintain an enjoyable environment for gymnastics and dance classes. Both, Lazar and Iliana have won numerous medals in International gymnastics competitions and hold B.S. degrees in gymnastics coaching. Lazar was an alternate for the 1988 Olympic Games and Iliana competed at the 1994 World Championships.


We want every single kid walking in the gym to learn new skills and enjoy our gymnastics or dance classes. We promote learning life skills as goal setting, making smart effort and how to be an achiever.

Lazar and Iliana together with Danielle Hoffman at 2002 National TOPS Testing. In 2015 Danielle became the captain of the Brown University Gymnastics Team and Hall of Fame inductee.

Lazar Gakev – 1 Place All Around at 1997 Cuperus Cup, Antwerp (Belgium)