Emma Carmody (nee Palmer)

Owner of Palmer's Gym Bendigo, Moama & Cohuna

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary & Secondary) & Bachelor of Education (La Trobe University 1999-2002) majoring in Physical Education
  • Advanced Tumbling Coach and Advanced Gymnastics For All Coaching Accreditation with Gymnastics Australia
  • Intermediate Trampoline, Acrobatics and Kinder Gym Coaching Qualification with Gymnastics Australia
  • Baby Gym Instructor
  • 2015-2019 Victorian Tumbling Coach
  • 2016-2019 Regional Convenor for Gymnastics Victoria's North West Regional Committee
  • Head Coach: Palmer's Gym Bendigo
  • School Gymnastics Program Facilitator at Palmer's Gym
  • CEO: Central Victoria Gymnastics Inc
  • 2015-2019 Gymnastics Victoria Trampoline Technical Committee - Regional Representative
  • 2016 - 2019 Inclusions Officer - Gymnastics Victoria Trampoline Technical Committee
  • 2019 - Gymnastics Victoria Gymnastics For All Technical Committee - TeamGym Assistant
  • Gymnastics Australia / Victoria Presenter and Assessor
  • 2016-2018Gymnastics Australia Volunteer Coordinator for the National Clubs Carnival Bendigo
  • Certified Autism Movement Therapy Level 1 Provider
  • Reading Recovery qualified. Reg # VI4606 (Trained in 2007)       
  • Senior First Aid & CPR qualified. Anaphalaxis trained. Asthma Management trained
  • Australian College of Sports Development - Diploma in Sports Development
  • Kinect Auatralia National Registration – Fitness Trainer; Personal Trainer & Children's Trainer, Fitness Instructor; Gym Instructor & Group Fitness Instructor with ten years experience in the industry
  • Fitnation - Certificate in Children's Fitness & Nutrition – Children's Nutrition, PT for Children & Group Exercise for Children
  • AUSTSWIM qualified; Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety. Teaching Infant & Preschool Aquatics
  • Pyramid Hill College Primary School Teacher 2003-2009. VIT Reg # 305204
  • Mother to 3 little muppets who also participate at Palmer's Gym and Tumble Tots

Professional Development:

  • Gymnastics Australia - 'Managing Inclusion in Gymnastics' certification and 'Managing Risk of Coaching'
  • Play By The Rules – Discrimination and Harrassment; Coaches, Child Protection – Sporting Clubs and Groups, Child Protection – Coaches and Officials,
  • Fitnation – Physical Conditions and Exercise (Disabilities), Pre and Post Natal Exercise,
  • Australian Fitness Network – Exercise and Pregnancy, Fitness For Women
  • Fitness Ausralia - Pre and Post Natal exercise; 'Practical application of safe and effective exercise for Pregnancy'
  • Tiny Hearts First Aid - Paediatric First Aid Course
  • Preggi Bellies - Exercise for pregnancy and post natal. The benefits of exercise in pregnancy and how changes in the body through the different trimesters.

Achievements:

  • 8 time representative of Bendigo, Victoria and Australia from 1991 to 1998 in Tumbling and Sports Acrobatics.
  • Travelled to New Zealand '92, China '94, Canada '97, America '97, Germany '95 to represent Australia.
  • Also competed in Bendigo '92 & '96, Sydney '97 & '98 representing Australia.
  • World Cup Gold Medallist for Tumbling in 1997
  • Victorian & Australian Tumbling Champion;
  • Victorian and Australian Sports Acrobatics representative and champion;
  • Victorian Tumbling Captain; 1998
  • Australian Flag Bearer – USA National Campionships, Walt Disney World, Florida; 1997
  • Silver Medallist in the Canadian National Championships Teams Event; 1997