Dear Jim Unger's Gymnastics Families,

As many of you know, Jim Unger was involved in a bicycle accident on August 10, 2012 in which he suffered a spinal cord injury at the level of C-5/C-6. Jim's goal since the accident has been to learn to walk again and return to teaching gymnastics at the gym he started in January 1980.

Jim has done therapy in a rehab hospital as well as acupuncture treatments; he has feeling in most of his body and continues to make progress. He has been dismissed from formal rehab, but still wants to WALK – his competitive nature is not giving up! It has become clear that we must focus our energy solely on this goal, which requires the time to be able to travel out of town to visit specialists who have the ability and willingness to help in our efforts.

It is with both excitement and sadness that we announce Jim Unger's Gymnastics will be closing on May 23, 2015, at the end of our spring session. We have kept our eyes peeled in hopes that we might find the right person to keep the gym running, but we have not found him or her. We have nothing but gratitude to the people and employees who have supported us over the last 35 years – especially these last few years.

We hope your children will continue their gymnastics training in the future. We are convinced that gymnastic skills carry over into every other sport; we have seen it time and time again in the success of current and former students who participate in any sport!

Contact information for the other gymnastics schools in Lincoln is below; they all also have websites with more information about their programs. We hope you will find a school that is a good fit for your family and continue your gymnastics training:

Capital City Gymnastics 5030 N 57th 402-464-9692
Nebraska School of Gymnastics (girls) 14th& Vine St 402-472-5115
Nebraska School of Gymnastics (boys) Devaney Sports Center 402-472-5115
Pioneer Gymnastics 7545 Pioneers Blvd 402-483-1304
Solid Rock Gymnastics 610 Hill St. 402-476-4774


We are planning on a huge celebration and will place an announcement in the newspaper when Jim is walking again!

Thank you again for your support! We feel truly blessed!

 


Coach Unger

Thank you, Lincoln, for 35 wonderful years!