Gravity Teacher Training

GRAVITY Teacher Training

Certification program: GRAVITY Foundation, GRAVITY Pilates, and GRAVITY for Dancers

24 – 28 Mar 2023

GRAVITY® Teacher Training A program designed by TotalGym and Matilde Demarchi to train and certify new teachers capable of making the most of the versatility of ELEVATE Encompass™, a machine with endless potential dedicated to all Pilates (Pilates), fitness (Foundation), and dance professionals (for Dancers) who wish to gain practical and theoretical knowledge of the Total Gym GRAVITY® Training System.


Using the force of gravity as the basic principle, it provides a safe and efficient training program for dancers, athletes, and fitness professionals to maintain and expand their physical abilities. GRAVITY® is a fundamental means of physical preparation without stressing the joints helping to improve mobility and prevent injuries.
Most importantly, it is a great way to keep the body balanced and healthy in a captivating and pleasant way.

The certification program will be held by Matilde Demarchi Global Master Trainer for Total Gym GRAVITY® System since 2006 and is intended for dancers, and fitness professionals aged 18 and over.

Upon completion of the GRAVITY® Teacher Training Program, you will receive a PDF manual with exercises and principles along with your certificate. The certification obtained is recognized Worldwide with international credits ACE (Advanced Certified Expert), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America). In Italy, it is also possible to apply for the technical card recognized by CONI ASI.

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MATILDE DEMARCHI

Dancer, choreographer, Gravity Global Master Trainer, yoga certified teacher and personal trainer. Matilde Demarchi trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and Robert Fitzgerald Pilates Studio to deepen her knowledge in the physical preparations for dancers.

Since 1981 Matilde Demarchi is the Founder and Director Arké Dance School in Torino. A Global and International Master Trainer for Total Gym Company for 13 years, has taught in USA, Asia, India, Russia and Europe, she is the creator and developer of all dancers certification programs on the ELEVATE Encompass™ , as well as the 19HUNDRED method and Matilde’s braid.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The key principle is the use of gravity to develop effective and safe workouts, alternating between strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and control exercises, the practice offers specific, motivating, and enjoyable training, ideal for dancers, athletes, and anyone simply wanting to train, stay fit, and increase their bodies’ physical abilities safely.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 24th
4.45 pm PICK UP AT ASTI TRAIN STATION
5.30 pm ARRIVALS & CHECK-IN
6.00 pm ORIENTATION & TOUR OF THE GROUNDS
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY, MARCH 25th - 26th - 27th
SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH MONDAY, MARCH 27TH
7.30 - 9.00 am BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
9.00 - 1.00 pm GRAVITY FOUNDATION GRAVITY PILATES GRAVITY FOR DANCERS
1.00 - 2.30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
2.30 - 6.30 pm THEORY & PRACTICE THEORY & PRACTICE THEORY & PRACTICE
6.30 - 8.00 pm FREE TIME AND SWIMMING FREE TIME AND SWIMMING FREE TIME AND SWIMMING
8.00 - 10.00 pm DINNER DINNER DINNER
TUESDAY, MARCH 28th
7:30 - 9.00 am BREAKFAST
9.00 - 1.00 pm THEORY & PRACTICE
1.00 - 2.30 pm LUNCH
3.00 pm TRANSFER TO ASTI TRAIN STATION & CHECK-OUT

* schedule subject to change

COURSE GOALS

Gain practical experience and knowledge of the Total Gym® GRAVITY System®

Address the execution of movements and their connection to inclined bodyweight training, including the concept of SMA adaptability and muscle isolation toward integration

Increase dancers' skills, prevent injuries, boost coordination, rebalance, and strengthen body and mind
Create progressive and regressive GRAVITY® exercise programs for Total Gym® that are scalable to client ability and based on program efficiency
Learn the principle of Strength, Mobility, and Awareness, and learn all the components needed to build and deliver a GRAVITY® Pilates program.
Learn how to help rapid recovery from injuries, increase strength, core control, body awareness, coordination, flexibility, plyometric power, landing and jumping patterns, extra rotation, and parallel alignment, reduce stress on joints, and realign dancers' bodies.
  • Number of participants: 20
    (The course will take place when the number of participants is reached)

INFO & ENROLLMENT

  • FEE & ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:
1400 € Enrollment FEE:
  • All-inclusive (Room, board, transfers from/to Asti Train Station at scheduled times, and classes)
March 3rd Enrollment DEADLINE
  • CANCELLATION POLICY & REFUND:
90% REFUND in case of cancellation by February 9th
50% REFUND in case of cancellation between February 10th - 23rd
NO REFUND in case of cancellation from February 24th onwards

Orsolina28 has the right to cancel the GRAVITY® Teacher Training in case of insufficient enrollment (up until two weeks before the start of the program) or force majeure. Received tuition payments will be refunded in full to all participants. In case of such cancellation, Orsolina28 cannot refund any invested travel expenses or international financial transaction costs.

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ACCOMMODATION

The GRAVITY Teacher Training at Orsolina28 is an immersive experience, all participants are required to stay on-site. Arrival to Orsolina is on March 24th, and departure is on March 28th.

Orsolina28 provides shared housing in Glamping, comfortable and technological geodesic domes located on campus just a 5-minute stroll from the studios:

  • Geodesic domes made of thermal insulation material and placed on wooden platforms.
  • Modern-design bathroom units in close proximity to the domes.
  • Simple and practical furnishing, with standard beds on wooden platforms
  • Capacity: Participants will be housed in 4-person domes (diameter 5.1 m / height 3.35 m) and in 6-person domes (diameter 6.3 m / height 3.75 m).
  • Heating and A/C system available in each tent.

  • ORSOLINA28 EXPERIENCE:

Besides classes and housing, the Orsolina28 experience includes:

  • Fresh meals prepared with locally grown produce.
  • Access to bio-lake pools for swimming (according to schedule).
  • Transfers at fixed times on March 24 and March 28 between the main train station in Asti and Orsolina28.
  • Bicycle rentals are available for an additional cost.

For inquiries about enrollment and accommodation, please contact wellness@orsolina28.it

COVID-19 POLICY

Orsolina28 observes the laws and regulations of Italy and of the Piedmont Region with regards to COVID-19 safety. Participants must familiarize themselves with Italy’s regulations regarding travel and testing. By registering to the course, participants commit to respect all COVID-19 policies and regulations. In case of illness, participants are responsible for any related additional costs. Participants may receive further updates regarding policies and must adhere fully to these guidelines in order to participate.

Before departing, participants are strongly advised to verify COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements for their particular airlines and countries of travel.

GRAVITY Teacher Training 24 – 28 Mar 2023
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