Lindsay's personal experience and knowledge of gymnastics is extensive. As a youngster Lindsay competed at National and International levels in artistic gymnastics. More recently she has specialised in 'grass roots' gymnastics through her own local gymnastics club, Maple Gymnastics which opened in 1989, developing childrens basic elementary movement skills and fitness levels through gymnastics-specific activities. Lindsay is a British Gymnastics level 4 gymnastics coach.
Lindsay is also a British Gymnastics tutor and offers bespoke gymnastics CPD courses for primary and secondary teachers together with the British Gymnastics Teachers Award. During time as a Primary School Gymnastics Consultant in Salisbury (2003 - 2011) improving the teaching and learning of primary curricular gymnastics and as a Youth Sports Trust TOP’s tutor Lindsay worked alongside and listened to teacher concerns with teaching gymnastics gaining a valuable insight and understanding to barriers and concerns regarding safe, effective and progressive curricular gymnastics. She quickly realised that teachers were disillusioned and recognising a gap in current gymnastics resources wrote Complete Guide to Primary Gymnastics to enable teachers to teach gymnastics with confidence and creativity.
Building on the success and ease of use of the gymnastics Scheme of Work from the book, Lindsay has written gymnastics lesson plans for Succeedin Ltd an online software platform for PE.
An experienced tutor, Lindsay can also deliver gymnastics coach qualifications (level 1-3), the Helpers Award and Fundamentals.
Lindsay is currently active with the government initiative National Citizen Service (NCS) for young people aged 16-19years and provides Healthy and Active workshops as part of the community project phase developing life skills. Post training young leaders deliver workshops to local schools and communities focusing on the benefits of exercise and healthy eating.
Outside gymnastics and as part of Sport England's London 2012 legacy Lindsay was actively involved in the Sport Maker programme as a facilitator for Hampshire and neighbouring counties delivering the Olympic and Paralympic legacy 'inspire a generation' enabling volunteers to bring physical activity and sports to their local communities, family and friends.
Lindsay also had opportunity to work within cricket, a sporting favourite and family playing tradition recently completing a short contract with Hampshire Cricket Board. Overseeing the delivery of crickets Chance to Shine in secondary schools Lindsay increased the number of schools actively receiving cricket coaching from 13% to 63% and improved competition opportunities.
Previously Lindsay has been a guest lecturer at the University of Winchester delivering modules on Physical Development and Physical Education to students studying the Childhood Studies Foundation course. Always keen to continue learning in 2013 Lindsay gained a first class honours in Health, Exercise and Physical Activity at Southampton Solent University.
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Call Lindsay on 07801 731022