Gymnastics for everyBODY
From a very young age, Emma has been turning cartwheels in her parent's lounge room, standing on her head in the kitchen and driving her parents crazy! From the age of four until she retired at the ripe old age of 22, Emma was involved in gymnastics, tumbling and sports acrobatics as a competitor, coach and a judge. She represented Bendigo, Victoria and even Australia from the age of 11!
At 23, her teaching career took her away to a classroom in a little country town, just north of Bendigo. Her plan was to get a little teaching experience and then move back to Bendigo BUT then Emma met the school bus driver! Emma stayed away from the gym setting for a number of years until she convinced her husband (the school bus driver!) to return to Bendigo with their own little tribe of kids!
Emma was looking for an activity for her daughter, Amelia to be involved in.................she looked no further than her doorstep and the gym that her dad, Amelia's 'Poppy John' had directed for the past 34 years! 'Poppy John's' program had only ever offered 'Movement Education' for school age children and Emma knew this wonderful program should be available to the toddlers of Bendigo! Hence, the beginning of Tumble Tots back in March, 2010.
Emma's passion is to encourage young everyBODY to explore, think, discover, create, construct, play, bounce, giggle, roll, dance and have fun all whilst their parents are alongside them!