our acro kids philosophy

At Acro Kids we believe that children’s early experiences of exercise as fun and rewarding will set up a positive attitude and love of exercise for the rest of their lives.

We provide a safe and supportive environment for children, focusing on their individual capabilities while encouraging them to challenge themselves, learn and practise new skills and be proud of their achievements.

We interact with and teach children in a way that not only increases their coordination, strength and physical skills but also assists in developing their confidence, building a strong self-belief, the courage to try new things, the resilience and patience to persevere, and greater empathy and leadership with others.

 

our story

Acro Kids is a family business created and lead by husband and wife team Damian and Katherine.

Damian’s background is in primary teaching and sports science along with experience as a Gymnastics leader at Camp USA, Camp Australia and YMCA gyms. For many years Damian also had a successful personal and corporate training business.

Katherine’s career prior to Acro Kids was in marketing working in several different companies in promotions, advertising and marketing communications roles. She was also a childbirth educator and doula. 

“After moving to the Mornington Peninsula with 3 young children we found there were very few sporting programs that were non-competitive or that were designed specifically to build confidence and resilience. We originally started our children’s fitness programs incorporating ball sports, running, gymnastics fundamentals, dance and yoga. After a while it became obvious to us that gymnastics fundamentals was the most successful developmental part of our program, and very popular with the children. We trialled some acrobatics school holiday programs which were very successful and led to the development of our term programs as children wanted to come back and learn more on a weekly basis. Over time our programs have developed and evolved to now include programs for 1 year olds and up, recognising the importance of developing motor skills, flexibility and coordination from an early age. We love watching children not only develop their physical skills but also their confidence and self- esteem which are essential to their wellbeing and emotional growth.”

our team

Our coaches are passionate about helping children and young teens to develop physically, mentally and personally. We have a wide range of backgrounds and experience including gymnastics, parkour, cheerleading, circus, dance, personal training and primary teaching.

Gymnastics coaching qualifications

Working with Children

First Aid accredited

Professional development and ongoing training

Damian (Mr D!)

Damian (Mr D!)

Director of Operations | Acro / Parkour Coach & Personal Trainer

Katherine

Katherine

Director of Marketing and Communications

Tahlia

Tahlia

Acro / Parkour Coach & Personal Trainer

Annette

Annette

Mini Acro / Acro Coach

Carley

Carley

Mini Acro / Acro Coach & Personal Trainer

Sharni

Sharni

Acro Coach

Hamish

Hamish

Parkour / Acro Coach

Jemma

Jemma

Acro / Parkour Coach

have your party with us

CELEBRATE WITH ACRO KIDS

Our parties are heaps of fun for kids and easy for parents! Enjoy an acro, ninja or parkour party with your friends, all ages and levels of abilities can be catered for. You’ll enjoy having the whole venue to yourself hosted by our awesome Acro Kids coaches. So whether it’s a birthday or end of year break up you’re celebrating, we can’t wait to help you have an awesome time!