The TK GYMFIT British Gymnastics Accredited Coaching Team

Name:  Kirsty Thornton – Head Coach / Owner

Coaching Level:  Level 4

How did you get into coaching? I was a gymnast for 14 years, former Junior British Tumbling Champion and when I got injured aged 19, I started coaching instead of training, and loved it as much as taking part myself.

Favourite apparatus? Floor and Tumble

Sporting Inspiration? Simone Biles (gymnast) for her sheer talent and skill, and Jess Ennis Hill for her training ethos and commitment.

Favourite coaching quote “There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. There may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you”

Name: Sarah Palfreeman

Coaching Level:  Level 4

How did you get into coaching? Started gym at 4 yrs old – became British Rhythmic Senior Champion, then coached once I retired.

Favourite apparatus? Rhythmic Ball and Clubs.

Sporting Inspiration? Mo Farah

Favourite coaching quote: “ Good better best, never let it rest till the good get better and the better best”

Name: Libby Redmond

Coaching Level:  Introductory

How did you get into coaching? From dancing and learning gym skills.

Favourite apparatus? Floor

Sporting Inspiration? Beth Tweddle / Simone Biles

Favourite coaching quote: “Always try”

Name: Georgia McMahon

Coaching Level:  Introductory

How did you get into coaching? I started gym to improve my strength and flexibility and the more I came, Kirsty asked me to start coaching.

Favourite apparatus? Vault and Floor

Sporting Inspiration? Simone Biles

Favourite coaching quote: “Never Give up”

Name: Elle-mai Sutcliffe-Winter

Coaching Level:  Introductory

How did you get into coaching? I started as a gymnast, after watching Kirsty coach me, it inspired me to learn how to coach so I could help others. It’s the best opportunity I have ever had.

Favourite apparatus? Vault

Sporting Inspiration? Laura Gallagher

Favourite coaching quote: “Dont practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”

Great, supportive team

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‘Fantastic place and great supportive team. My daughter attends and absolutely loves it. A big WELL done and thank you’

Emma, Parent

Can't wait for her next class

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‘My daughter has moved up already, she loves it, can’t wait for her next class ( stops her from smashing my furniture to bits)’

Nick, Parent

So glad I have brought my son here

5* review on Facebook

‘Leo loves it as do I watching the fun he has….. great friendly coaches who I would recommend to anyone….. I am waiting for the adult class :)’

M. Smith, Parent

07932 024 542

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