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Pippa Couch (Head Coach)

BA (Hons) Circus Arts

BG Qualified Club Coach in various disciplines

First Aid Qualified


"My main aims as a gymnastics coach are to provide professional and enthusiastic lessons and also pass on as much of my own gymnastics knowledge as possible.


I aim for my gymnasts to achieve sporting excellence to the best of their ability whilst developing their self-belief, confidence and discipline.


Working in a fun and enjoyable environment, creating an all round brilliant gymnastics experience"


I have over 27 years gymnastics experience.  I began my career in gymnastics at the age of 5 at Cranford Park Gymnastics Club run by Don and Jean Westwood.  At 7, having won the Club championships my Coach felt that to develop further it would be better for me to go to a bigger Club.   Following her advice I went along to Heathrow Gymnastics Club (Britains No1 gym Club run by Vince and Michelle Walduck) where I had a trial session and joined their Elite Womans Artistic Squad.  I had the opportunity to take part in various gymnastics disciplines over the years and took part in many competitions, attending regional womens artistics championships and national sports acrobatics and sport aerobics championships.


My main achievements being:-


  • U12 and U14 British Champion for Sports Aerobics
  • U12 and U14 Welsh Champion in Sports Aerobics
  • U18 Bronze Champion in Sports Aerobics
  • Selection for National Squad for Sports Aerobics
  • London Gymnastics Federation Master Class III Award
  • 4th World Age Group Games for Sports Acrobatics (Women's Trio)
  • 4th National Finals for Sports Acrobatics (Women's Trio)

When my career in gymnastics finished due to an injury I joined the Circus Space in London, where I took a degree in Circus Skills specialising in Aerial Hoop.  I went on to perform at the London Coliseum, Big Top Bristol, South Bank and Legoland.


I have over 17 years coaching expereince which began at the age of 14 as an Assistant Sports Acrobatics Coach and Assistant Women's Elite Coach.  I have continued to proress in my career and I am now a BG Club Coach in Sports Acrobatics, Tumblng, Freestyle, plus many other disciplines.   As governed by British Gymnastics I hold a current CRB, First Aid Certificate qualifications in Child Protections and Health and Safety Issues.