Board of Education

Christos Prantsidis
  • President and CEO, GRAFTS
  • CEO, RADICAL FITNESS Hellas
  • Head of the Komotini Branch, GRAFTS
  • SPORTS CENTER Gym owner, Komotini
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Member, Rodopi Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Panagiotis Sidiropoulos
  • COO, GRAFTS
  • COO, RADICAL FITNESS Hellas
  • Head of the Athens Branch, GRAFTS
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • MSc in Sports Management, University of Peloponnese, Greece
  • Vocational Training Program in Sports Management & Marketing, Vocational Training Center, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal & Group Training
  • Professor of Physical Education at Stegas Schools (secondary school)
  • Aerobics, Weight Training and Sports Management Tutor at the College of Sports Sciences in Athens from 1999 to 2009
Despoina Arvanitidou
  • Head of the Thessaloniki Branch, GRAFTS
  • Business shareholder, GRAFTS Fitness School Thessaloniki
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal & Group Training
  • Letter of Completion, YogaWorks (100h)
  • GYMSTICK Master Trainer
  • RADICAL FITNESS Master Trainer (Oxigeno, U Bound)
  • Owner and Director, F.A.C.E. - FIT2TRAIN Fitness training school from 1996 to 2005
  • Greek gymnastics champion, former National team member, 3rd place in Balkan games
  • Former national artistic gymnastics coach
  • 5 times Greek champion in Sport Aerobics
  • 6th place, European Aerobic Championship, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 3rd place, Sport Aerobics, Good Willing Games, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 9th place, ANAC's 1990 World Aerobic Championship, San Diego, USA
Alexis Batrakoulis
  • Director of Education, Personal Training, GRAFTS 
  • Head of the Thessaly Branch, GRAFTS
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • Coordinator for International Relations & Affairs, GRAFTS
  • 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award Finalist
  • 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award Winner
  • PhD candidate, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece, in the field of "Exercise & Obesity"
  • MSc in Exercise and Health, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece, with specialization in Weight Management and a thesis in "Exercise & Obesity"
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with specialization in Indoor Sports Activities
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT),ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP), ACSM Exercise is Medicine Level 2 (ACSM-EIM 2)
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT), ACE Certified Health Coach (ACE-CHC), ACE Youth Fitness Specialist (ACE-YFS), ACE Senior Fitness Specialist (ACE-SFS), ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ACE-FNS), ACE Weight Management Specialist (ACE-WMS), ACE Therapeutic Exercise Specialist (ACE-TES)
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA-GFI)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES),NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES), NASM Weight Loss Specialist (NASM-WMS)
  • EREPS Fitness Instructor EQF Level 3, EREPS Personal Trainer EQF Level 4, EREPS Weight Management Exercise Specialist EQF Level 5, EREPS Exercise for Health Specialist EQF Level 5, EREPS Advanced Exercise and Health Specialist EQF Level 6
  • GRAFTS Group Fitness Instructor, GRAFTS Fitness Instructor, GRAFTS Personal Trainer
  • EuropeActive Technical Expert Member (Pre-Diabetes Exercise Specialist) & Leader (Weight Management Exercise Specialist)
  • EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee Member
  • ACE International Master Trainer
  • ACE Subject Matter Expert
  • ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee Member
  • ACSM Professional Education Committee Member
  • ACSM Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee Member
  • NSCA Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E)
  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), IDEA Health and Fitness Association, ECSS (European College of Sport Science) Member
  • International Fitness Educator & Presenter (Cyprus, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, India, Philippines, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, UK, USA)
  • International Approved Continuing Education Provider byACE, ACSM, AFAA, IFPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, NCSF, CanFitPro, PTA Global, REPS UK, Fitness Australia, EREPS
  • Presenter at Greek scientific and professional conferences (over 80 presentations)
  • Fitness/Personal Training columnist at www.scienceweb.gr
  • Fitness Ambassador POLAR Hellas/Cyprus
  • 1997 NABBA/WFF Mr. Fitness Hellas (2nd place)
  • Fitness professional since 1995
  • Former athlete (400 m.)

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Christos Gabriel
  • Director of Education, Group Training, GRAFTS
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal & Group Training
  • Dance Aerobic Instructor by PEOPLE in MOTION (Germany)
  • ROOKIE OF GREECE 2008 (Best Rookie Presenter of the year)
  • International Group Fitness Presenter (Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Caribbean, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Lithuania, UK, Spain)
  • Participation in Musicals as a dancer ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "The producers")
  • Online fitness courses trainer at www.fitnessschool.tv
Costas Michaelidis
  • Director of Education, GRAFTS Cyprus
  • Director of Education, Group Training, GRAFTS
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Group Exercise and Personal Training
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist by NASM (USA)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (Level 1) by Precision Nutrition (Canada)
  • Dance Aerobic & Dance Step Instructor by People in Motion (Germany)
  • RADICAL FITNESS Master Trainer & Presenter (U Bound, Ki Max, Fight Do, Power)
  • Creator of the Wellness & U - 90 Day Online Coaching Program
  • International Fitness Presenter - Educator
  • Best Newcomer Presenter in Greece For the Year 2007
  • 7th place, Rookie of Europe Competition, Denmark 2007
Georgios Georgiades
  • Director of Education, Pilates Training, GRAFTS
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • MSc in Exercise and Health
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal & Group Training
Despoina Terzidou
  • Director of Education, Yoga Training, GRAFTS
  • Head of the Serres Branch, GRAFTS
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • YogaWorks Assistant Trainer
  • OASIS Gym owner (Serres)
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training, Group Training, Pilates Training, Yoga Training and Corrective Exercise by FT COACH Modules 1 & 2
  • Certified by Yoga Alliance (USA) - YogaWorks Diploma (200h)
  • RADICAL FITNESS Official Trainer (Radical Power, X55, U Bound, Fight Do)
  • Certified in Yoga for kids by GroovyKids Yoga
  • Certified in Yin Yoga by David Kim
  • Certified as a Pre-Natal Fitness Trainer by Human Mama Studio
Giorgos Karanastasis
  • Director of Education, Core Fitness Knowledge, GRAFTS (starting 2013)
  • GRAFTS Tutor
  • Doctoral student in Exercise Biology, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens  (2010 - today)
  • MSc in Prevention, Intervention and Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Main specialization: Swimming, Secondary specializations: Chronic Diseases, Water Polo
  • Certified Personal Trainer & Pilates Reformer Trainer by GRAFTS (ΕΗFA - EREPS)
  • Trainer in the Lifeguard School of Macedonia and head of the Thrace branch
  • Presenter in scientific and professional congresses in Greece and abroad
  • Lifestyle Coach Manager - Fitness / Management consultant in Greece and Cyprus
  • Scientific associate in gyms - fitness clubs and teams
  • Swimming coach - Rehabilitation coach for people with disabilities and chronic diseases
  • ELERGA (Hellenic Society of Ergospirometry and Rehabilitation), EEVFA (Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise) and ΕCSS Member
Achilleas Panteli
  • GRAFTS Agent in Cyprus
  • BSc in General Business, European University Cyprus
  • Graduate of The Grammar School, 1992
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training
  • RADICAL FITNESS Official Trainer (Radical Power, Top Ride, Factor F, X55, Ki Max, Mega Danz, Mega Latino, U Bound)
  • TRX Official Trainer
  • Owner, Eurogym Fitness Center, Nicosia
  • NABBA UK and WFF International representative in Cyprus
Sophia Balala
  • GRAFTS Presenter
  • Head of the Patras Branch, GRAFTS
  • Bsc in Philosophy, University of Patras, Greece
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training, Group Training, Pilates Training and Yoga Training
  • RADICAL FITNESS Official Trainer (U Bound, Mega Danz)
  • Founder, Sophitness
  • External partner in gyms, Personal trainer and Fitness instructor in Patras