Gymnastics World opened in September of 1975 under the ownership of Ron & Joan Ganim, along with Joan’s parents, Jim & Martha Puzder.
Ron & Joan still operate the business with the help of their 3 children: Maria [Schneider], Greg & AJ.
Maria is a full time teacher at BBHMS and assistant coach to BBHHS Bees gymnastics dynasty.
Greg and his parents manage both Gym World locations. (Broadview Hts. & Twinsburg)
AJ owns and manages Cheer World, an off-shoot of GW located in Brecksville.
Their first facility was 4,000 square feet, which they quickly outgrew and moved to a 7,800 square foot facility, which they eventually outgrew as well. Their current facility was built in 1985 with an addition built in 1998 bringing the total square footage to 23,800 square feet.
Today, over 1,000 girls & boys are enjoying participation in one or more of GW’s gymnastics programs including preschool classes, school-aged recreational gymnastics, tumbling classes, and boys & girls competitive teams.
Outside the gym…
Ron & Joan were head coaches of 16x overall Ohio High School Gymnastics State Champions – the Brecksville/Broadview Heights Bees.
Ron was inducted into the Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association Hall of Fame in 2015.
Between 2004 & 2011 GW athletes raised nearly $200,000 for Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
The Ganims & GW have supported and continue to support multiple charities throughout the years:
Rush for a Cause
Harvest for Hunder
Adopt-a-Family (for the Holidays)
Brian Muha Memorial Foundation