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About Frog Bridge


In 1982, Diane founded Green Mountain Gymnastics on the “road to Stowe” in Waterbury Center, VT. After developing many team, individual, and state champions, it became a non-profit training center in 1989 and Diane pursued her profession in forensic adolescent treatment while advancing as a gymnastics judge, clinician, and meet director. In 1992, Diane was invited to co-develop a gymnastics program in St. Johnsbury, VT. This gym, Evergreen Gymnastics, later moved over the border to Lisbon, NH where it was owned and operated by her daughter Becky Hirsch Cleary and Vladimir Akhlatkin, former Russian gymnast and competitive coach and trainer of circus performers (daughter is a featured performer in “Cirque’s “O” show in Las Vegas). Together they coached the 4 year undefeated Vermont High School State Championship Team from St. Johnsbury Academy and they grew many successful gymnasts.



In 2006 Becky and Vladimir become active participants in developing Frog Bridge Gymnastics now located at the East Brook Mall in Mansfield/ Willimantic and formerly in downtown Willimantic, Columbia and South Windham. Vladimir has returned to his Northern home where he co-founded Kingdom Gymnastics while Becky and Diane have relocated Frog Bridge to an exciting new location in Mansfield. Our new home brings all of the great things about Frog Bridge’s program to a beautiful, convenient location across from Famous Footwear in the East Brook Mall. We have great programs we invite you to become a part of. Our new facility has everything needed to perform womans competitive gymnastics and boys and girls recreational gymnastics. We have an awesome ninja warrior set-up to challenge even the most advanced athletes. We pride ourselves on our great programs and hope we can share with you our knowledge and passion for the greatest sport ever!

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