Founded by Max and Leah Whitlock, who together possess over 40 years of experience in gymnastics.
The organisation now has a mission to transform gymnastics in primary schools with a goal to create a profoundly positive influence on young individuals, encouraging children to stay active and learn essential skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Our aim is to simplify lesson planning, enhance teaching effectiveness and ensure every child enjoys high-quality gymnastics experiences at school. We want to broaden their physical activity horizons and encourage participation in both supportive and competitive sports environments.
Max Whitlock Gymnastics seeks to revolutionise gymnastics in schools by providing as many children as possible with the opportunity to engage in this wonderful sport. The aim is to equip children with valuable life lessons, laying the foundations for promising and bright futures, to nurture not only physical development but also in-still qualities that will help the children flourish in all aspects of life.
Max started gymnastics at the age of seven and has been representing Great Britain since 2002. He has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, he is a three-time World and Olympic champion and has won multiple European and Commonwealth titles. His impressive achievements have earned him the title of the most successful British gymnast in history and the most successful Pommel Horse worker of all time
Off the mat, Max is a role model and an inspiration to many people around the world. He has also been recognised for his contributions to sport, being awarded an MBE in 2017, followed by an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2023.
Max also proudly holds 2 Honorary degrees awarded by University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University
Max has a huge passion for sport and wants to continue to show how gymnastics can have such a positive impact on so many people. Whitlock is hoping his success in gymnastics is just the start of inspiring children to take up sport but aims to push the limits to make a difference to young people lives through gymnastics
Leah Whitlock is a highly skilled and accomplished gymnastics coach with years of experience in the industry. Her passion for the sport and dedication to her athletes earned her a reputation as a respected coach in the gymnastics community.
Leah began her gymnastics career as a young athlete and quickly discovered her love for the sport. She went on to compete for England and then transitioned into coaching. Over the years, she has coached gymnasts of all levels, from beginners to elite athletes, helping them achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
In addition to her coaching work, Leah is a passionate advocate for the sport and achieved a first class honours degree in PE & Sport . She believes in its power to transform lives and is dedicated to promoting its growth and development.