Päivi Hänninen

Hi there,

​I’m Päivi, a triathlon coach and a wellbeing advocate with twenty years’ working experience in the sport and fitness industry. I’ve worked as a Triathlon Coach for 7 years, a Personal Trainer specialising in postural alignment corrections for 12 years, Running Coach for 14 years and Group Fitness Instructor for 20 years.  

I started triathlon about 12 years ago and I absolutely fell in love with the sport! It is incredible to think about all the amazing experiences that I have been fortunate to have through triathlon. I have travelled around the world for training and racing seeing amazing places, met so many incredible people and made deep friendships. After 4 full distance finishes, 16 half distance races, 15 marathons and tens and tens of other endurance events, it is not the medals that I cherish the most, it is all those amazing memories I have collected on the way. Now my passion is to help others to find fulfilment, happiness and wellbeing through triathlon.

As a coach my main goal is to help others to achieve their goals while experiencing positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement, the key components of happiness, through sport. To me it is not only important to achieve your goals, but also that you enjoy the journey.


I encourage you to Dream Big, Start Small and Take Action Now.



2022    Development Coach, Triathlon Australia (in progress)

2020    Foundation Coach, Triathlon Australia

2019    Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching (800h)

2016    IRONMAN Certified Coach

2012    FUSTRA -Personal Trainer

2008    Trainer Lab Personal Trainer

2007    Pilates Teacher

2006    Spinning instructor

2002    Basic Course in Physical Education (Sport Institute of Varala) 

            Swimming Teacher and Lifeguard

            Gym Instructor 

            Group Fitness Instructor

Contact Päivi

Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have about the club's coached sessions or any other questions you may have about triathlon training and racing. 

tel.        0452 338 130

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