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After Aly Raisman’s Olympic glory, gymnasts stream to local gym

BURLINGTON — It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday and the aircraft-hangar-sized gym on Ray Avenue is wall-to-wall with dozens of ponytails tumbling, flipping, and vaulting as the parents arrive and depart in a steady stream, backing out and pulling into the parking lot out front.

“You are here like in a Metro station, in and out,” said Mihai Brestyan, who with his wife, Silvia, founded Brestyan’s American Gymnastics a dozen years ago and is trying to figure out ways to keep everything under one roof, especially now that they’ve started a boys program.

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