Next in the firing line for us to get to know a bit better is another one of our Head Gymnastics Coaches – the lovely Helen Hutson-Pope. She teaches at our St Bede’s Training Centre in Redhill – including our Adults Gymnastics on a Wednesday. Helen is an great asset to our Club and has recently taken on the role of Coach Co-Ordinator, assisting our coaches on furthering their education and making sure all their necessary paperwork is up to date.
1 – What does your perfect day look like?
I would love to relive a day in Ibiza last year which was about as perfect as it could get. We had a huge villa for all our friends and their families. We played pool games in the morning, had an in-house chef cook the most amazing BBQ lunch. Then in the afternoon, the dads and kids flew home leaving the ‘girls’ to party on a private yacht on into the evening.
2 – Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
I have been very lucky to have travelled pretty much to everywhere I’ve had on my bucket list. But my husband will laugh because despite him travelling up to Scotland on a regular basis, no matter how much I ask, he’s never taken me with him to Edinburgh!! So that’s where I’d like to go.
3 – What makes you laugh the most?
I do love American sitcoms. They’ve got it nailed.. Big Bang Theory and Frasier never get tired, and Brooklyn 99 is my fave at the moment.
4 – If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5 – If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
To get to anywhere I want to go with a single blink of my eyes. I hate waiting!
6- What makes you happiest?
Being just in the moment with my close friends; drinking, chatting, laughing, dancing.
7 – Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Probably just my cats. I wouldn’t end up killing them ! But I might make a little space under my palm tree for Ian Somerhalder 😉
8- How did you get into Gymnastics and what do you love about Springfit ?
I got back into gymnastics when I took my daughter to her first gymnastics classes at the age of 3. I started helping out, and it just snowballed from there. I love Springfit because of the spirit of the Club which values every child (and adult) equally, regardless of ability, and has its focus primarily on fun and fitness, not its trophy cabinet!