Larry Dardano was a gymnast at North Denver High School in the 1960’s. He earned a gymnastics scholarship to attend Colorado State University. After graduating, he came back to North Denver High School as a science teacher and also coached football and gymnastics.
After North High School ended its gymnastics program in 1983, Larry decided to realize his lifelong dream and open a gymnastics school in the Park Hill neighborhood. He was able to purchase an old shopping center and completely renovated the space to be able to accommodate a full gymnastics program for both boys and girls.