Empower, Educate, Challenge, Achieve
We EMPOWER you through support in our Urban Gymnast™ values underpinned by our culture & community.
We EDUCATE you with decades of practical knowledge, leading sports science alongside the theory & methodology of WHY (understanding WHY is your right and the most powerful tool to fuel optimal outcomes).
We CHALLENGE you through progressive scaffolding and individualised drills to adapt and overcome physical and mental challenges no matter where you are in life.
We help YOU ACHIEVE your optimal potential with positive, fun and successful outcomes that always come back to the WHY because success thrives in our core VALUES, CULTURE & COMMUNITY.
As coaches and educators, we are invested in every part of the person, not just the physical body that shows up for training.
Welcome to the Urban Gymnast™ Family.
Work purposefully, train smart, recover thoughtfully and unearth the ultimate you!
Coaches Karl & Yvette.
Co-Founders Urban Gymnast™
Some of our AWESOME Urban Gymnasts
Who is Urban Gymnast™
World Champion - Educator
A "World Champion" Coach Karl, has been doing gymnastics since 1978 starting at the age of 4. Now 45, Karl has been training & developing his body & mind through gymnastics for over 40yrs. Karl has been coaching and active in professional development for 31 yrs, he competed as an Elite Athlete in multiple sports for Australia, representing this country on many National Teams at World Level.
Not only a National Champion & World Title holder, but Karl also had the privilege to Captain National Teams, is a recipient of the Gymnastics Australia "Athlete of Distinction Award", received numerous State and National representative awards and has an expansive list of specialist & coaching qualifications as well as affiliations with peak industry bodies.
Karl has a passion for sports science and holds many advanced qualifications in gymnastics, strength&conditioning and fascial release. Karl has also performed and entertained all over the world from small productions, stunt shows, to large scale global events and always the fondest of these for Karl is his time with The Wiggles touring the world performing and filming with his wiggly mates. (And his newborn Daughter Sapphire is a new wiggly fan!)
Educator - Athlete
Coach Yvette has been involved in gymnastics since she was 10yrs old in both Trampolining and Women's Artistic gymnastics. Yvette has also competed in athletics, and in European Handball on an international level representing Australia (receiving the Pierre de Coubertin award).
Through her experience and advanced qualifications in gymnastics, strength & conditioning and fascial release, she has built a massive passion for gymnastics education and coaching for all levels and abilities. She is able to connect to the beginner athlete as well as the elite...from babies to senior participants.
Yvette is always finding ways to advance and refine her coaching methodologies, and you'll often see her with Karl developing new methods of teaching drills and skills. She lives and breathes gymnastics every day and looks forward to teaching her newborn baby Sapphire the benefits of this foundational sport.
Apart from gymnastics, Yvette has a degree in Media and has a love of travel and photography.