About Us

At Active8Kids we believe that children learn best when they are in a fun and nurturing environment. We will make sure that each child is challenged according to their age and ability and we have a range of classes that can accomodate these differing needs. 


All of our coaches are all highly qualified in Gymnastics and Physical Education with a wealth of experience with children of all ages and abilities. Our specially designed program promotes health, confidence and social interaction alongside motor skill development. We actively encourage your child to participate and challenge them to reach their full potential. 


We offer gymnastic activities for girls and boys from ages 12 months - 12 years. 

Meet the Team

Ely Strizzi - Head Coach

Ely has a Diploma in Fitness, in Sport massage and also gymnastics accreditations. She's from Italy and since 2001 she started to help her father as an assistant coach in the gymnasium were her dad works. At the age of 18 she started to run her own classes working with different ages


A few years later she became the sport masseur therapist of the gymnasium. In the summer Ely used to work in sports summer camps for teenagers both in her country or overseas, running athletics and gymnastics.Since 2015 she has been working in different gymnasiums here in Australia and in 2017 she began her fun journey with Active8kids. 

Patricia Aguilar

Patrícia is a Chilean PE teacher. She discovered rhythmic gymnastics when she was 7 years old and practiced it for almost all her childhood. In university she presented her thesis in motor skill development for children and have been working in that area since then. Since she move here she has been teaching sport in after school programs in different school in Eastern suburbs. Currently, she enjoys teaching gymnastics and yoga.

Sara Tredler

Owner, Operations and Strategic Marketing Director

Joint owner of Active8Kids & Kickeroos, Sara has over 18 years experience in Human Resources, Strategic Marketing and Communications. Sara is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, Client management and New business.As well as being a mum of 3 children, Sara works closely in the community to support local charities and families with special needs.

Melanie Poswell

Operations Manager

With a background in PR, Marketing and Event Management, Melanie joined the Active8Kids and Kickeroos Team in February 2014. Having had a break from the ‘workforce’ and now with 3 school age children, she runs the Administration and Daily Operations of the Company.

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