Coaches

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

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

Consistent effort, positivity, and a competitive attitude are some of the messages we try to transmit to all gymnasts, expecting the same thing from them.

Riikka Penttilä

Gloria head coach

Gloria junior assistant coach

Choreographer

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

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.

 

Pia Räikkä

Gloria junior head coach

Gloria assistant coach

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

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

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

 

Tinja Kirjakoff

Gloria junior assistant coach

Gloria junior human resources.

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

Gloria junior assistant coach

13 years competing as a gymnast in Russia.

Started coaching rhythmic gymnastics in 2003.

Degree in sports studies in Russia and professionally coaching AGG in Finland since 2008.

Continually working to help gymnast develop their skills.

Hanna Korjus

Gloria ballet coach

Gloria junior ballet coach

Studied dance at the Finnish national ballet. 

Worked as a dancer with German Ballet in Chemnitz and currently with Finlandia Ballet.

Strong orientation towards postural control keeping gymnasts healthy and strong for optimal performance.

Hanna Korjus

Gloria ballet coach

Gloria junior ballet coach

Studied dance at the Finnish national ballet. 

Worked as a dancer with German Ballet in Chemnitz and currently with Finlandia Ballet.

Strong orientation towards postural control and keeping gymnasts healthy and strong for optimal performance.

 

Sergio Navadijo

Gloria strength and conditioning coach

Gloria junior strength and conditioning coach

Five years of experience coaching Gloria and Gloria Junior.

University degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Barcelona, Spain.

11 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach in a variety of sports, both amateur and professional.

Administrative

Gloria senior manager

Päivi Lehtovirta

Gloria fund administrator

Riikka Luoto

Gloria junior manager

Riikka Gunnar & Anne Hölttä

Gloria junior fund administrator

Anastasia Emberg

Administrative

Gloria senior manager

Päivi Lehtovirta

Gloria fund administrator

Riikka Luoto

Gloria junior manager

Riikka Gunnar & Anne Hölttä

Gloria junior fund administrator

Anastasia Emberg