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About Us / Meet the Team


Last Updated: 23-Aug-2017

Gymnastics 4 Hire is a growing company that offers a range of gymnastics education solutions for schools. The sharing of knowledge and experience is important to us, so we also run professional development sessions, and our lesson plans and resources are all online with video demonstrations. You can run your own program with our equipment, or we can provide qualified experienced coaches to run it for you. Sessions are based on the Victorian Curriculum, and designed to be fun, safe, active and engaging.


Gary Black

Gary Black


Advanced Silver Mens Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Womens Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Kindergym Coach
Director / Manager

Gary Black grew up in regional Victoria, but now lives in Melbourne with his wife and two sons. He studied teaching at Deakin University, and has been coaching gymnastics for 20 years, 14 years in schools. Gary has presented at coaches courses for Gymnastics Victoria, and was a Men’s Gymnastics Judge. He owned a franchise of an inschool gymnastics provider, but left in 2014 to start his own independent company ‘Gymnastics 4 Hire’ - determined to find a better way.

Genevieve Gibson

Genevieve Gibson


Intermediate Womens Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Trampolining Coach
Assistant Manager

Gen began coaching women's gymnastics in 2006 at her local club. She quickly fell in love with teaching and with the sport of gymnastics. In 2014 she began work at Gymnastics Victoria in the Development Team focusing on inclusion. Over her time in gymnastics, she has worked with the High Performance Centre, presented many inclusion and Launchpad workshops and coached thousands of young gymnasts.

After returning from overseas in early 2017, she was excited to apply for a job with Gymnastics 4 Hire and even more excited to begin work during Term 1. Gen loves to work with children, teaching them how to be safe and have fun!

Julianna Ivanka

Julianna Ivanka


Intermediate Women's Gymnastics Coach, Intermediate Trampoline Coach, Intermediate Kindergym Coach, Intermediate Acrobatic Gymnastics Judge

Julianna began her gymnastics career as a participant from a young age. She competed in Women's Gymnastics and then transitioned into Acrobatic Gymnastics when she was 8. This lead into a long term commitment to the sport. Julianna went on to compete for her state until the age of 16 in Acrobatics as well as competing for 2 years in Aerobics. After leaving competition, Julianna resumed her involvement in Acrobatics at the age of 18 and is still competing to this day.

In 2010 Julianna decided to take her gymnastics career in a different direction and began coaching alongside her training. She coached with a small gymnastics club until 2015. Julianna then resumed coaching in 2016 with BOUNCE Inc and she has since taken on opportunities within her role to expand her leadership as a coach. Julianna hopes to continue expanding her skills with her current involvement with Gymnastics 4 Hire.

Caitlyn Penrose

Caitlyn Penrose


Intermediate Womens Gymnastics Coach

Caitlyn loves seeing children develop skills while enjoying the sport. Before coaching she had competed in state level gymnastics and athletics.

She is currently in her second year of studying a bachelor of sport and exercise science/ business (sport management) at Deakin university and aspires to one day work with high performance athletes.

Amy Pfeifer

Amy Pfeifer


Advanced Womens Gymnastics Coach

Amy has been coaching gymnastics for nearly ten years. She loves seeing children progress and achieve new skills. Amy began coaching school programs in 2015, and finds it particularly rewarding to see what an incredible difference gymnastics makes to children who would not otherwise be involved in a fundamental movement program.

Amy is currently in her final year of a Masters of Teaching at Deakin University and would like to become a primary teacher in 2018. She is also involved in competitive gymnastics as a gymnast, coach, and judge.

Renee Waller

Renee Waller


Intermediate Sports Aerobics Coach

Renee attained her Aerobic Gymnastics qualification while training in the sport herself, but decided to coach Gymnastics instead with a 14 year long history in artistic gymnastics and aerobic gymnastics combined.

Renee started coaching in 2014 and continues to coach recreational gymnastics, women's gymnastics, adult gymnastics, kindergym and now school gymnastics too, as she joined our team this year. Renee loves to see the kids improve, learn and smile, making gymnastics coaching such a rewarding and enjoyable occupation.

Fun fact: Renee was coached by Gary for 1/2 a year, a long time ago when she was in primary school."

Cameron Walker

Cameron Walker


Advanced Tumbling Coach, Intermediate Womens Gymnastics Coach

Cam loved participating in gymnastics, and trained competitively in the sport for eight years, she now focuses on her love for coaching. Cam has been coaching for 4 years in both boys and girls gymnastics. Cam has her intermediate qualification in WAG and GFA as well as her advanced tumbling accreditation. She is currently studying Health and Physical Education at Monash University, which is also benefiting her coaching skills. Cams favourite part of teaching gymnastics is knowing that she is encouraging children to be active while developing their key fundamental movement skills.