Gymnastics World was established in 1983 as Gymnastics Center of Tucson by current owner Yoichi Tomita.
The name was changed to Gymnastics World in 1988 after Tomita served as assistant coach to the USA Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team in Seoul, Korea. In 1993, Tomita opened his second location in Tucson: Gymnastics World Northwest (GWNW). At the same time, the original gym was re-named Gymnastics World Central (GWC). Both gyms are currently co-owned by Yoichi Tomita and Don Gutzler.