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FOUNDER & PROGRAM DEVELOPER
Why join the Kids in Motion Team.
I have participated in sport all my life, first as a student and later as a coach. As a child I was highly energetic and playful and unable to sit still for long and pay attention in school. My parents believed that gymnastics would both tire me out and teach me discipline.
They were partly correct, but I am still energetic and playful. It’s funny as a child they called me hyper-active, as an adult I’m called self-motivated. My teaching career began in 1986 at the age of sixteen, teaching the junior gymnastic team. After high school I threw myself into an undergraduate degree at Monash University, but when the chance arose to join the circus as a trapeze artist, I was never going to say no. Adventure and movement are two of my favourite vices.
The next few years were spent traveling and teaching circus all over south east Asia. I returned from overseas teaching flying trapeze and working in the circus to become a sports tutor for some home schooled children in 1996. In the early 90’s I began Kung Fu training and after attaining instructor level, I was lucky to spend some time teaching in Los Angeles.
On returning to Australia I entered the personal training industry in 1996 while it was still in it’s infancy. Between 1997 and 2011 I developed my craft at various personal training studios (SWEAT in Middle Park, Donna Astons in Toorak and One on One Personal training in Prahran) and I accumulated a wealth of experience that re-affirmed my love of teaching movement in all its forms, especially technique analysis of skills and fitness. I have spent the past 36 years teaching various disciplines (gymnastics, rock climbing, Kung Fu, trampolining, circus, personal training) to different ages (2-80) and nationalities around the world.
I love my job and feel blessed that it allows me to help and inspire others. I have just published the second edition of my book The Art of Teaching Without Teaching and I truly believe that when it comes to teaching … with a little Imagination and Participation … anything is possible! In my own time you will find me reading books on teaching, human anatomy, re-training the brain, creativity and teaching, but that’s only when I’m resting … the rest of the time you might find me running with the dog, rock climbing at the Grampians or helping my buddies run their flying trapeze school.
HEAD COACH & VP OF COMMUNICATIONS
What you need to know about our selection criteria & process.
Siobhan started at Kids in Motion in 2014 and came to us as a competitive gymnastics coach and a National Champion back home in the UK.
Siobhan is meticulously planned and teaches with authority and empathy. Her kids love her discipline as well as the results they achieve. Everything she does is with excellence and a big heart.
She began as a coach, moved into a head coach position, then the Leadership Team and now is performing managerial and customer service roles, still with the same focus on excellence.
What our community thinks...
"Hi David, I just wanted to write and let you know how impressed I’ve been with your program here at Kids in Motion and particularly the quality of your teachers. Their respectful tone, high expectations and organisation never fail to impress me. Keep up the great work!"