Meet Our Coaching Team

Miss Karen

Level One Coach 

(Coaching Mentor)

Miss Karen started her Calisthenic journey at age 4.5 with the Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club. She was the first member to walk in the door and sign up and she’s still coaching with FCC! She has competed in all age groups from Tinies to Seniors and competed in many Duo and Graceful
items in her years with the club. In her last year of Juniors, she won the Graceful Girl and Duo section at the Queensland State Championships. From this competition, she was invited to compete at the National Championships. Miss Karen, along with another competitor, were Queensland’s first
ever Graceful entries at the National Championships for the Junior age group.

Miss Karen has completed Test 2 to Grade 4 in the Calisthenic Skills Programme – receiving Honours for most of these levels. She also competed in the Queensland State Team on three occasions, as a Junior, an Intermediate and as a Senior. Travelling to other states to compete and having the
opportunity to see Calisthenics from around Australia, were amazing and memorable moments.

Aside from performing and competing, Miss Karen began assisting as a Class Helper as an 10 year old. She continued her coaching journey and completed the Cadet Course and then her Level 1 course in 2003 and she has been an accredited coach ever since! Miss Karen has coached Tinies, Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors, as well as Solos and Duos. In 2010, Miss Karen opened the Gayndah Calisthenics Club, while still being involved with Fraser Coast. The small town of Gayndah really appreciated having dance classes available in their area and so there were many enthusiastic new members! When Miss Karen moved back to Maryborough at the end of 2012, she left with many beautiful memories.

Calisthenics is Miss Karen’s creative outlet. She loves the teamwork aspect of the sport as well as the many life lessons it prepares you for!


Miss Tash

Level One Coach

Miss Tash's Calisthenics story began when she was 6 at a small club in Hervey Bay.  Soon after she moved to Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club where she spent most of her Calisthenics years competing in Sub-Juniors, Juniors and Intermediates, plus many Gracefuls and Duos. In Juniors, her and her partner won the Duo section at the Queensland State Championships. Miss Tash has completed Cali Skills from Test One to Grade Two and wants to continue to delevop her skills with an aim to complete Grade Three and Four in the coming years. 

 After moving away to far North Queensland she said goodbye to Calisthenics. In 2020, Miss Tash was living in Brisbane, and after approximently a 15 year break she finally built the courage to join as a Master at Rosemore Calisthenics. While with Rosemore, her team also competed in the Virtual Panpacs Competition where they placed in all 5 items they entered, and they also won the teams section at the Queensland State Championships.

After relocation back to Maryborough in late 2021, she re joined with Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club and embarked on her coaching journey, where she completed her coaching course and is now a Level One Coach for the club. 

Miss Tash loves the saying, once a Cali girl, always a Cali girl, because it's just so true!


Miss Cassie

Level One Coach

Miss Cassie started calisthenics when she was 7, with the Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club. She continued through the age groups to Seniors. Cassie performed in State Team in 2000. She became a Level One Coach with Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club, before moving on to coach with Hervey Bay Calisthenics Club.  

She moved to Cooloola area and opened a Recreational Club for many years, covering Rainbow/Tin Can Bay areas.  Her daughter started to follow in her Mother's footsteps at the age of 2 and she did Calisthenics untill she was 10. 

Cassie has 4 children and now lives in Gympie. She travels to and from Maryborough as she continues to coach for Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club. She has seen big changes in Calisthenics over the years, and she sees Calisthenics as a value for money sport!

The highlight of Calisthenics is going to competitions and the life long friendships you form... it's like a second family. 


Miss Helen

Coaching Mentor

Level One & Former Adjudicator

Miss Helen started as a performer in South Australia at age 5. Commenced teaching around the age of 18 – the whole club from Tinies through to Seniors which is what most coaches did back in the 1970’s & beyond. Miss Helen enjoyed teaching Sub Juniors the most and in her latter years before retiring this was the age group she concentrated on with much success.

Miss Helen passed Calisthenic Skills Grade 4 when she was in her 40’s & later became an Examiner.
She was privileged to teach the SA National Sub Junior Teams in 1988 & 1989 & won both aggregates & then taught the Junior National Team in 1992 & also won that aggregate.

Helen progressed through the cadet course to become an Adjudicator & judged at Royal South Street Ballarat & National competitions along with many regional & State championships.
In 1991 & 1995 Helen coached 2 teams to appear in the World Gymnaestrada in Berlin & Gothenberg. This event is a non competitive display to show what your sport is all about & is held every 4 years in Europe & is attended by many thousand participants. To do this Helen also had to become a Level 1 Gymnastics Coach & was awarded The Australian Sports Medal in recognition of her services to Gymnastics. She attended the initial Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaching Course held in Australia & coached & judged for a few years before deciding to stay with her first love – Calisthenics.

She had retired to discover “life after Calisthenics” only to be drawn back to help Fraser Coast Calisthenics Club when we decided to settle in Hervey Bay. Helen is now enjoying sharing her knowledge with the coaches of FCCC & having interaction with the children attending their classes.

Just as a footnote – I also attend classical ballet classes in “the Bay” because you never stop