COACHING SINCE 2004 - 11 years coaching experience
ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
RECREATIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL COACH
GWM PROGRAM - TANGLIN TRUST SCHOOL & DULWICH COLLEGE
British Gymnastics MAG Level 1
Australian General Gymnastics
NCAP Level 1 Theory & Practical Genral Gymnastics
Les Mills Born to Move (children's program)
Others: Les Mills BodyJam, Les Mills Shbam, Les Mills Born to Move (children's program) Les Mills BodyBalance, Zumba
How did you first get involved in gymnastics?
Mum enrolled me for classes when I was three, as I was the quite the monkey. I got hooked and started to train more frequently, turning competitive between the ages of 7 and 16.
What keeps you going as a gymnastic coach?
Two words – the kids!
What’s your proudest moment as a coach?
There are a few, but I remember one child had an extreme fear of heights when she first started. Then one day she suddenly said while walking along the beam, “it’s okay, you don’t have to help me”. She walked the whole length with no wobbles at all! Another was a little boy who had a bit of developmental issues with his lower body. He wasn't walking when he came to us, but after consistent training (he came along with his dad) he finally took his first step. It was amazing!
Why do you think children should join gymnastics?
Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available. It’s a sport that can be picked up at a young age and continue through teenage and college years. Gymnastics provides several physical benefits, regardless of their age or ability, combining strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and speed. It also helps to build a range of motor skills while developing a good sense of body awareness.