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Coaches

Every coach who works within Gloria teams has extensive coaching experience in AGG in junior and senior age categories.

We provide gymnasts with all the support and education necessary to develop continuously and reach tangible results!

Consistent effort, positivity, selflessness, and a competitive mindset are some of the values we try to transmit.

Riikka Penttilä

Gloria head coach

Gloria junior assistant coach

Choreographer

In short:

Five years coaching Gloria and Gloria Junior with continuous top three placings in Finland.

Two decades of experience as a full-time head coach for senior, junior, and children teams.

Strongly committed to applying her original style to every choreography.

 

 

 

Pia Räikkä

Gloria junior head coach

Gloria assistant coach

In short:

Coaching AGG and rhythmic gymnastics since 1997.

Extensive experience as a head coach and as a choreographer.

Coached teams all the way from three years old to seniors.

Achieved top three placings in AGG Finnish championships and AGG World championships.

 

Riia Kivimäki

Gloria coreographer

Gloria junior coreographer

In short:

Freelance dance artist and choreographer.

Experience working in Dance, Circus and Theater in Finland and abroad.

Gloria choreographer since 2013.

Co-owner of RISA, a company that creates artistic work in dance, circus, partnering, and acrobatics: www.riiasaku.com

 

Tinja Kirjakoff

Gloria junior assistant coach

Gloria junior human resources.

In short:

AGG coach since 2004.

A strong emphasis on children’s gymnastics, young gymnasts’ guidance, and mentoring for young coaches.

Extensive experience in administrative roles in several gymnastics clubs.

Responsible for communication with parents.

 

Ekaterina Elinskaya

Titteli

Gloria junior assistant coach

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Timo Korjus

Gloria ballet coach

Gloria junior ballet coach

In short:

Ballet dancer and teacher with experience in Finland and abroad at the highest level.

Teaching ballet to AGG gymnastics clubs and gymnastics training camps.

Sports massage therapist.

 

Sergio Navadijo

Gloria strength and conditioning coach

Gloria junior strength and conditioning coach

Social media manager

In short

10 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach in a variety of sports.

Five years coaching Gloria and Gloria Junior.

University degree in Sports and Exercise Science.

Administrative

Päivi Lehtovirta

Gloria senior manager.

Riikka Luoto

Gloria fund administrator.

Riikka Gunnar & Anne Hölttä

Gloria junior team leaders.

Anastasia Emberg

Gloria junior fund administrator.