HELEN ILICH

twists and turns
movement background ​​

My foundation is gymnastics, in which I was immersed for many years, as a gymnast 
and Artistic Gymnastics coach in Sydney, Australia. I consider myself fortunate to have been exposed to such an amazing discipline early in life, which truly created a trajectory for my future. As a gymnast, my particular forte and passion was tumbling. My coaching endeavours extended to schools and sporting organisations where I conducted children’s and adults recreational classes, and competitive squad training in Artistic Gymnastics. This experience is reflected in all aspects of my subsequent pursuits, and continues to be an inspiration for physical autonomy and movement for life.

I have also dabbled in dance, yoga, and flying trapeze. I am inspired by movement that exhibits skill and physical freedom.
  
Strength, flexibility and movement are fundamental to my current vocation. I discovered the brilliant Stretch Therapy™ flexibility training method in 2014, and gained Stretch Teacher qualifications. A new learning curve followed, which led me to a broader career in fitness, which has merged with  gymnastics tumbling. In my search for deeper knowledge and intelligent ways to approach physical wellness and skill development, I also discovered GMB Fitness, which resonated with me at many levels. In 2017 I became part of the GMB global community as a Certified GMB Trainer. GMB has become integral to my personal and professional journey.

I regard myself as a facilitator of change in the physicality of others, with the view that there is always more to discover, learn and share.

Personally, my objectives are to align myself with myself, to be kind and useful, and to embody what I coach. Movement provides a path for me to do all of these things and to be a better human animal.

I am dedicated to Animal Flow® practice and I am a Level 2 Animal Flow® Instructor.

My movement adventure is always evolving. There are more exciting twists and turns in the works. 

fitness qualifications

GMB Certfied Trainer - GMB™ Fitness
Accredited Intermediate Tumbling Coach - Gymnastics Australia
Certified Stretch Teacher -
 Stretch Therapy™
Certified Animal Flow® Instructor Level 2 - Animal Flow®
Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level One

Certificate III in Fitness: Gym Instructor
Certificate IV in Fitness: Personal Trainer
First Aid and CPR Accreditations

memberships

Australian Fitness Network

Fitness Australia
Gymnastics Australia​

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