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5701 West Webb Road, Austintown Ohio  44515

Mr. Ferris had two sons, Ronald G & David L both of whom competed at the NCAA Level in Gymnastics.  Ronald G attended the Ohio State University where he became the 2005 NCAA National Champion on Horizontal Bar.  David attended the US Naval Academy and currently is an active duty Lieutenant attending MIT where he will receive a Masters in Engineering.  He was also a father to  Morgan Cheeks (also an O.G.I. Alumni) attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she graduated with honors

Some of Ron's professional accomplishments:

  • Member of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors from 2001 to 2013
  • AAU National Sport Chair for Gymnastics from 2010 to 2013
  • Ohio Boys USA Gymnastics State Chairman from 1997 to 2011.
  • Brevet Men’s Gymnastics Judge from 2000 to 2004.
  • Nationally Rated Men’s Gymnastics Judge from 1979 to 2012

Emily Dunn

Jungle Gym Director

Team Instructor

Special Events Coordinator

Ron G. Ferris


Boys' Competitive Team Director

Jacob Gricar

Boys & Girls Team Instructor

Amanda Gramelt

Recreational/Jungle Gym


Lexi Hoff

Jungle Gym Instructor

India Bailey

Jungle Gym/Recreational Instructor

Jeseca Lindberg

Recreational/Jungle Gym

Instructor/Team Instructor

Our Founder

Looking for a fun and rewarding job?

The Ohio Gymnastics Institute is always looking for talented, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable people to join our amazing staff. Full and part time positions are available. Contact the owner, Ron Ferris if you love working with children and want to join forces with an amazing group of people to become part of the OGI Family.

Ron Ferris opened the Ohio Gymnastics Institute in May of 1986 with less than 40 students.  Since that time the company has grown to over 25 employees and provides learning opportunities and physical fitness for over 700 students every week.  

As a competitor, Ron lettered in Gymnastics as a Junior and Senior at Annandale High School in Virginia.  Ron also received a Varsity Letter all four years of College at James Madison University in Virginia. Ron attended JMU as a walk-on and was selected as the team All Around.

Voted MVP for 3 years and team captain for 3 years, Ron received a gymnastics scholarship for Sophomore, Junior and Senior years and Competed at the NCAA Regional Championships in 1979 at LSU on Vaulting and Horizontal bar. While at JMU Mr. Ferris earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and three minors in Secondary Education, Coaching and Spanish.

Dasha Toth

Jungle Gym Instructor

Ohio Gymnastics Institute                  (330) 652-4386 (voice)
5701 West Webb Road,                     (330) 652-4387 (fax)
Austintown, OH  44515            

Jackie Karmecy-Ferris

Girls' Competitive Team Director

Kamron Meyers

Recreational/Jungle Gym/Boys Team Instructor

Our Amazing Teaching Staff

Amber Benner

Jungle Gym/Recreational Instructor

Ron Ferris - Founder of the Ohio Gymnastics Institute, Inc.

Rick Brown