Putting Smiles on Kid's Faces for
Instruction of the highest quality
Gymnastics City has nationally renowned Programs.
Our instructors have a combined experience of over 100 years
teaching and coaching gymnastics.
Vinny Savastano Jr.
Owners and Directors; Vinny and Anita Savastano founded and established Gymnastics City in August 1980,
in Peekskill, New York. They stayed 4 years in that location before moving to Mohegan Lake where they had
a new facility built to their specifications. They stayed there for 10 years, before moving to their new 15,000 sq. ft
“State of the Art” facility. It has been a long road to becoming one of the most successful programs in the U.S.A.
Vinny and Anita had a dream. It was to put together a highly dedicated staff committed to running a safe, well
organized, enjoyable program for toddlers on up through High School age students. They wanted to bestow the
benefits of gymnastics and provide a program to meet the needs of the recreational gymnasts as well as those
students who wanted to move into the competitive area. The program keeps growing by leaps and bounds.
It all began when Vinny, a graduate of New York University, began teaching for the Yorktown School District,
as a physical education teacher. Vinny started the first gymnastics Team at Yorktown High School and remained
coaching there for the next 14 years. During that time, his teams racked up many awards and they were one of the
most respected High School Teams in New York State. Along with his coaching career, Vinny also was a gymnastics
judge and then became certified as a Nationally rated Collegiate Judge. He judged many College and University
gymnastics meets, where he judged champions such as Bart Conner and Kurt Thomas. He also had the privilege
of judging the Y.M.C.A. and National Championships. Vinny's High School coaching career ended with these statistics:
- Section 1 Championships 8 times
- 124 Dual Meet Wins, 9 loses
- 51 All County gymnasts
- 10 Con Ed Sports Award winners
- 6 New York State Champions
- 5 Times Coach of the Year
Anita also became involved in gymnastics at the recreational level, where she grew up on Long Island. While raising
3 children, she still found the time to be a High School rated gymnastics official and judged numerous High School
competitions. After a few years their daughter Elena joined the staff and is now their Program Director, as well as a
Team Coach. Elena, Vinny and their most highly qualified and dedicated staff have produced many of New York State's
finest Gymnasts. Countless numbers of these gymnasts have gone on to win Local, State and Regional competitions.
Through the years, Gym City Teams have won many, many, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards at N. Y. State Championships.
Our philosophy is to have children feel good about themselves. This program has evolved and developed into one of the
finest anywhere. Along with the obvious physical benefits; strength, agility, coordination, and flexibility, gymnastics
allows the mind, body, and spirit the feeling of exhilaration! It teaches the young child to overcome obstacles; to "stick to it"
and realize "you can do it" Children then understand the benefits from the work and effort that went into learning a skill
and they become proud of their accomplishment. These are life skills; they recognize that with hard work at something they
Through the years our Gym City Staff has trained virtually thousands of youngsters to love the sport of gymnastics
for life. We are a family run business celebrating our 41st Anniversary, and we continue to enjoy providing
a friendly atmosphere, service with a smile and the spirit of challenging your child to gain his/or her fullest potential