Coaches

WTH US EVERYONE CAN

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM OUR TEAM?

EMPATHY

We need people who are able to feel and understand others. Our coaches have to be attentive and attuned to every child’s needs.

TOTAL ACCEPTANCE

Every one of our children is unique. We welcome coaches who care about them all, whoever they are and whatever their needs.

SELF-CONTROL

Being able to manage your own emotions is key to bonding with children. If the coach cannot control their own feelings, how will they cope with children’s emotions?

RESPONSIBILITY PUNCTUALITY

By upholding these principles, we show our professionalism and respect towards each other and our pupils.

EMPATHY

We need people who are able to feel and understand others. Our coaches have to be attentive and attuned to every child’s needs.

TOTAL ACCEPTANCE

Every one of our children is unique. We welcome coaches who care about them all, whoever they are and whatever their needs.

SELF-CONTROL

Being able to manage your own emotions is key to bonding with children. If the coach cannot control their own feelings, how will they cope with children’s emotions?

ATSAKINGUMAS, PUNKTUALUMAS

Laikydamiesi šių dviejų principų, rodome savo profesionalumą ir pagarbą vieni kitiems bei mūsų mokiniams.

RESPONSIBILITY
PUNCTUALITY

By upholding these principles, we show our professionalism and respect towards each other and our pupils.

EMPATHY

We need people who are able to feel and understand others. Our coaches have to be attentive and attuned to every child’s needs.

TOTAL ACCEPTANCE

Every one of our children is unique. We welcome coaches who care about them all, whoever they are and whatever their needs.

We are primarily interested in what a coach can give our children. Professional experience? Yes, it’s important but what we value most is warmth and unconditional acceptance of our pupils.

MEET THE TEAM

Founder and coach

MONKA
KVIETKUTĖ – GREIMIENĖ

– Mum of Smiltė, Jonas and Julius. “I grow with them.”
– Monika says: “Everything happens for a reason. Welcome all that life throws at you, accept it and embrace it.”

Qualifications:

– Founder of Gymnastics School for Babies and Children; co-author of its development programme;
– Children’s gymnastics coach and AirGym instructor;
– Physiotherapist;
– MA in Sports Gymnastics (2005; Lithuanian Sports University);
– 15 years of experience working with children and adults;
– Currently studying Physiotherapy at VIKO (Faculty of Health Care);
– Attended courses on child psychology, education, special needs education, rehabilitation, and sociology.

Coordinator

VALERJA
PIVORIENĖ

– Valerija says: “I get so much from talking to people, especially working with children”;
– Administrator at Gymnastics School for Babies and Children;
– BA in Social Work;
– 13 years of experience in business and management;
– Experienced organiser of educational activities in schools, summer camps and other events for children;

– Energetic mum of four;
– Keen interest in child psychology and development.

Coach

EVA
BARTUSEVČ

– Eva says: “I believe that every child is a unique and talented individual. Physical activity has a positive effect not only on the child’s body but on their aesthetic and artistic perceptions, too.”
– Keen interest in child psychology and education;
– Works with girls aged 11-16 and adults.

Qualifications:

– AirGym instructor (adolescents);
– BA in Dance Education (2017; VIKO Vilnius College);
– BA in Choreography (2017; Rzeszów University, Poland);
– MA in Arts (2019; Warsaw Music University);
– 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents, helping them improve their stamina, flexibility, sense of music and rhythm, artistic performance.

Coach

DANA
KANCEREVYČIENĖ

I discovered aerial yoga 5 years ago. It helped me with my back pain and balancing out both sides of my body. This activity also improved my muscle strength – my whole body feels stronger and more toned.

This exercise completely changed my views on yoga and its health benefits. It’s become a very important part of my life which brings me lots of pleasure. It gives me a chance to keep challenging myself, stay positive and feel great.

I always say that when you think you can’t go on, remember: that’s just half of what you can really do.

Coach

ANŽELKA
ANDRULIONĖ

– Andželika says: “I believe that practicing gymnastics from an early age not only brings physical benefits – flexibility, balance, coordination, stamina and agility – but develops sense of responsibility, discipline, patience, confidence and team spirit.”
– Works with girls aged 5-10.

Qualifications:

– BA in Physiotherapy and MA in Rehabilitation (both at Vilnius University);
– 7 years of experience as professional sports gymnast;
– 3 years of experience teaching girls gymnastics at Gymnastics School for Babies and Children.

Coach

UGNĖ
PŪTYTĖ

– Ugnė says: “I am a firm believer in encouraging physical exercise and the right habits from an early age. It undoubtedly impacts future life quality and balance.”
– Works with babies (2 months – 3 years) and children (aged 3-7).

Qualifications:

– BA in Physiotherapy (2019; Vilnius University);
– Regularly attends seminars and training courses;
– 5 years of experience providing group and individual training sessions (in physio rooms and swimming pools) for babies and older children;
– 3 years of experience working with children affected by physical disability or developmental disorder;
– Co-author of “The Effect of Swimming on Infant Motor Development and Physical Health”, a scientific article published in Rehabilitation Sciences: Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy (2019).

Coach

VKTORIJA
KARPOVA

– Viktorija says: “I believe that everyone benefits from exercise and we should encourage love of sport from an early age.”
– Exercises from a young age: professional dancer and cycling enthusiast;
– Loves challenging herself and trying out new sports;
– Wishes to have an input into public health by showing teenage girls that sport can be one of the best and most rewarding life choices;
– Works with girls aged 9-12.

Qualifications:

– ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapist;
– 3 years of experience working with children affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
– Certified fitness instructor;
– Keen interest in sport and child psychology.

Coach

SMILTĖ
GREMAITĖ

– Smiltė says: “I absolutely adore children and couldn’t imagine my life without them. I want to help them grow and develop both physically and emotionally. I am always open and honest with the little ones.”
– Works with girls aged 3-7 in our Trakai branch;
– Exercises from the age of 4;
– Started her sporting career from artistic gymnastics, moving onto volleyball, basketball, athletics, ballet, dance. Gymnastics is her greatest passion;
– Experience working with young girls exercising without their parents;
– Incorporates elements of play in her classes to help children learn that exercise is fun;
– Sees sports as a great tool for understanding one’s own emotions and those of others.

Coach

ERNESTA
RMKĖ

– Ernesta says: “I believe that correct body movement is a great way to ensure the health and fitness of both children and their parents. It also helps improve mental health and quality of life”.
– Loves working with children because they see with their hearts (“These little rays of sun fill even the gloomiest day with smiles, cuddles, laughter and magic”);
– Works with babies (6 months – 3 years) and girls (aged 3-10).

Qualifications:

– BA in Physiotherapy (2019; Vilnius University);
– MA in Public Health (2021; Vilnius University);
– Joined Gymnastics School for Babies and Children in 2018;
– Provides individual and group physiotherapy for healthy babies and children as well as those with special/additional needs;
– Work placement at Children’s Hospital (Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos) and Valakupiai Rehabilitation Centre;
– Continues her professional development by attending seminars and training sessions.

Coach

AMNA
MICHNO

– Amina says: “I believe that exercise helps children develop their personality and resilience which will be very useful both in sports and their personal lives”.
– Knows from personal experience that most important in sport are stamina, determination, passion and dedication;
– Applies tailored approach to every child’s ability when it comes to exercise, trusts her pupils, especially in important competitions;
– Works with girls aged 3-16 in our Klaipėda branch.

Qualifications:

– Champion of artistic gymnastics with 13 years of professional experience;
– Competed in many international events, European and Lithuanian championships;
– 3 years of coaching experience, provides group and individual training sessions for children.

Coach

JEKATERINA
ASTRIUCHNA – ABRAMOVA

– Jekaterina says: “I believe that every child is unique and there are different ways to access what is in their hearts.”
– Mum of a lovely active girl.
– A gentle but demanding (when required) coach, eager to help and encourage. Great with girls of different ages and nationalities.
– Motivates girls to aim high and have a healthy relationship with their bodies.
– Loves her job and the children she coaches. By bonding with her pupils, Jekaterina helps instil life-long love of exercise.
– Coaches girls aged 8 to 12.

Qualifications:

– BA in Dance Education (2014; Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences);
– BA in Early Years and Pre-school Education (2022; VIKO Vilnius College);
– Ballet school graduate with 15 years of dancing experience;
– Since 2008 provides dance lessons to groups and individuals;
– Extensive experience in Lithuanian and international dance competitions and festivals;
– Attended courses on child psychology, group socialization for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Special Educational Needs.