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The Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School (GRAFTS) is the leading private Fitness Training Provider in Greece and Cyprus. It is an Education Partner of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the first Fitness Training Provider in Greece with an educational program fully accredited by EuropeActive. GRAFTS is enrolled in the Lifelong Learning Record of the Greek Ministry of Education, providing certificates in the fields of Personal Training, Exercise to Music, Pilates Training and Yoga Training.

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GRAFTS offers integrated nonformal education programs, spanning:

  • Vocational Training
  • Continuing Education
  • Academic Education through the 'Fitness Pro' program

in the field of Fitness, recognized by the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) and harmonized with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in the Fitness sector (SQF).

Vision

Our vision is the promotion of an active lifestyle and the fight against inactivity and obesity in Greece, Cyprus and SE Europe. Through well-trained Fitness Professionals, we join the challenge to bring the beneficial benefits of safe exercise to the physically inactive population.

Mission

To be the leading Fitness Training Provider in Southeastern Europe providing high-quality educational courses and specialised certification programmes to the exercise professionals, investing at the same time in the development of our educational staff, securing the sustainability and corporate strength of GRAFTS.

Values

We develop the skills of our people, we release their dynamism and nurture a culture of mutual trust and respect, giving them the recognition and prospect they deserve. We set high goals at a personal and corporate level to make a difference.

As a company, GRAFTS addresses all key Fitness Industry stakeholders

  • Fitness professionals
  • Exercisers - Fitness club members
  • Fitness clubs - gyms
  • Fitness-related companies and organizations

As a training provider, GRAFTS addresses everyone seeking a specialization in Fitness

  • High school graduates planning a carreer in the Health and Fitness industry
  • Students and graduates of Physical Education and Sport Science Departments seeking a specialisation in Fitness
  • Students and graduates of other academic institutions (Universities or Colleges) desiring the knowledge and skills of a Fitness professional         
  • Exercise professionals seeking comprehensive vocational training
  • Fitness enthusiasts interested in turning their passion into a profession

12 reasons to trust GRAFTS

  • It is the first Vocational Training Provider in the Greek Fitness sector. For the last 25 years it constitutes the referred Fitness Education Provider in Greece and has been established as the Opinion Leader in the sector since 1991

  • It is the first Greek Fitness organization accredited (2013) by EuropeActive (former European Health & Fitness Association - EHFA) for the Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Pilates Teacher programs, at the EREPS EQF (European Frame of Qualifications) Levels 2-4.

    Dates of accreditation: 13/02/2013 (Personal Trainer - Elite Level 3), 23/05/2014 (Mat & Props Pilates Teacher - Adv Level 2), 12/09/2014 (Group Fitness Instructor - Adv Level 2), 19/12/2014 (Fitness Instructor - Adv Level 2), 30/05/2015 (Fitness Assistant - Pro Level 1)

  • GRAFTS constitutes the Education Partner of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for Greece and Cyprus, starting from May 2017

  • GRAFTS is registered in the Lifelong Learning Record of the General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, with register number MHT 79 in the General Education for Adults category, providing titles in the fields of Personal Training, Exercise to Music, Pilates Training & Yoga Training (Enrolment date: 25/01/2016)

  • It is the only Fitness Education Provider in Greece and Cyprus able to provide Academic Education in addition to Vocational Training, through the 'Fitness Pro' program (a combination of Training and Academic Education), as well as through the 2-year and 4-year educational programs of IEK Ippokrateios - Attico College

  • GRAFTS organizes two of the biggest annual Fitness conferences in Greece, in Athens (GRAFTS Fitness Summit) and Thessaloniki (International Health & Fitness Congress), in order to inform and educate Fitness Professionals, as well as engage people interested in the new Fitness trends

  • It is the Greek Fitness organization with the largest number of international partnerships in its history: Rebody FT COACH (ES), Pilardio (DE), YogaWorks (US), Pilates coach (US), People in Motion (DE), Radical Fitness (AR)

  • It is active in 9 cities in Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki, Larisa, Komotini, Patras, Heraklion, Rhodes, Trikala, Serres), as well as in Cyprus (Nicosia)

  • GRAFTS cooperates with over 250 gyms all over Greece, which constitute more than 20% of all gyms in the country

  • It produces its own educational material (Books, Manuals, CDs and DVDs)

  • GRAFTS undertakes after the training of its students, their professional support, through the GRAFTS Members Club (GMC) service.

  • Educational training is provided by a team of 65 tutors and presenters with a high level of training in the fields of Fitness (Personal Training, Group Training, Yoga Training, Pilates Training, Management & Marketing of Health Clubs) and a large number of top scientific contributors from Greece and abroad