Elle Ireland

Gymnastics Coach

07734 274 565


Hi All,

Following the Coronavirus outbreak, I have made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person group and individual lessons until further notice.

I am very sad to have to make this call and very much hope that this suspension is short-lived

In the meantime, I will be holding virtual interactive lessons via “Zoom” which can be downloaded for free via the App Store and Google Play. All you need is a webcam and a space to practice at home!

Lessons will run Monday to Friday as follows:
🤸🏽‍♀️ Conditioning for Circus - 5pm
🤸🏼‍♀️ Flexibility for Circus - 7pm

How? - Accessing “Zoom” Virtual Lessons
To join in, first download “Zoom” for free from the App Store or Google Play and make an account

Book through my website at least 1 hour before the lesson begins

I will send over an email 15 minutes before the lesson begins to invite you to the chat - just click the link to join the interactive lesson. (Remember to check your junk mail!)

If you don’t receive an email, contact me directly and I will add you manually

Please be ready to participate in the lesson by wearing appropriate training clothes and making enough space to safely move around.

Bespoke Training Plans and One-to-One Lessons
For safety reasons, these daily lessons will not involve handbalancing training but will involve handbalancing-specific conditioning.

If you would prefer to follow a personalised training plan to keep your practice up please contact me directly as prices vary

Stay safe

Online Lesson Booking

Personal Training

Available for Skype and one-to-one coaching or bespoke training programs

Please contact me directly for information on pricing and availability

About Elle

About Elle
Before I began my own circus journey, I had been practicing powerlifting, contemporary dance and yoga recreationally for several years. At the beginning of 2016, I took my first pole-dancing class which gripped me from the start. I began compiling anatomy and physiology knowledge alongside own experience to build a flexibility training program for my own use. By the end of 2016, I was employed by a small circus entertainment agency, working mostly as an aerial artist.

I started self-training in handbalancing in 2017, applying the skills and knowledge I had acquired through experience and through my studies.

In 2018, I studied yoga formally and completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate. I have since been teaching handbalancing and flexibility classes and one-to-one lessons, alongside my own training, studies and performing. I currently study Biomedical Science (BSc), with a background in Sport and Exercise Science, which influences much of my teaching practices.

I am still self-training: The skills I teach are constantly adapting and improving to provide you with the most up-to-date and effective techniques to help you progress safely!

My key teaching values:
  • Safety - I believe the most important role of a coach is to help you to develop and maintain a safe practice. Much of my classes revolve around strengthening muscles and joints to ensure correct form and muscle engagement.
  • Repeatability - It is vital to me that students leave my class with new, useful training tools every week to help them towards their goals; often this means gaining information and understanding. I want students to grow their background knowledge to be able to train effectively outside of teaching hours.
  • Self training - Handbalancing and flexibility are practices which require finely-tuned body awareness. This includes skills like balance and proprioception (awareness of where the body is in space). In every class, I challenge students' body awareness through co-ordination exercises and drills to challenge balance


For one-to-one coaching or to hire me to teach at your venue, please contact me directly

  • Brighton, England, United Kingdom