Los Angeles School of Gymnastics ready for Winter Academy Meet and Expo Showcase


With the spirit of the Olympic Movement rolling into Culver City, the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (LASG) will be celebrating the Academy Meet and Expo Showcase in commemoration of Olympic Day 2014 on Nov. 16.

The Showcase is a mock Olympic theme competition put on by the entire student body of the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics. Featured at the event will be the school’s Executive Director Alla Svirsky and Coach Yefim Furman. Honoring Olympic Day’s mission to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, the Showcase promotes Olympic values which are excellence, friendship and respect.

The Academy Meet and Expo Showcase serves as a special opportunity for students to perform in a non-judged format. The entire student body will perform a series of routines in a standard competition format, including “Pre School Olympics” which is an Olympic theme to boost morale for each child participating in this unique event. Mental and physical preparedness is combined in this one of a kind event. The expo will be one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement. It features appearances by athletes, family friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Alla Svirsky, the school director and a three-time Olympic Coach, Olympic Judge and Inductee to the Sports Hall of Fame will be present at the event. Former Olympian, Yefim Furman, known to many as the “Godfather” in the gymnastics world will also appear. Furman competed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich claiming the Olympic Silver Medal. He also serves as the lead consultant to NBC Sports for all the gymnastics coverage. Coach Furman is part of the success of the 2012 Gymnastics Olympic Team, dubbed “The Fierce Five” including Gabby Douglas. Furman just returned from Li Ning, China where the men’s Gymnastics team competed at the World Championships. Furman was on the site to help assemble the Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil!

“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire young gymnasts in the Los Angeles Community” said General Manager, Tanya Berenson. Led by Alla Svirsky “LASG has provided thousands of young athletes with quality gymnastics instruction and has produced several Olympians and internationally-ranked athletes throughout the years. So this day has a special place in the school’s heart.”

Olympic Day was created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. It focuses on Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.

Named by the Los Angeles magazine as the “best gymnastics center in LA,” the LASG is a nonprofit Olympic quality gymnastics training center. The Facility has been training youth since 1975 and it is considered among the best in the United States.

To learn more about The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, please contact (310) 204-1980, email info@lagymnastics.com or visit at www.lagymnastics.com.

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics ready for Winter Academy Meet and Expo Showcase