Machi Arvaniti
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training (Adv level 2), Exercise to Music (Adv level 2), Pilates Training (Mat, Props, Equipment), Yoga Training (Yoga Pro level 1 - 100h) and Aerial Yoga
  • Certified by Yoga Alliance (USA) - YogaWorks Diploma (200h)
  • Certified in Yoga for kids by GroovyKids Yoga
  • Certified by The Sunshine Network - Society of traditional Thai Yoga Massage
  • Certified as 4D Pro Reaction trainer
  • Attended seminars by: Chuck Miller, David Kim, Simon Park, Greville Henwood, Anna Zorzou
  • Participated in workshops on: Fitness Programming & Obesity (ACE), Spine Rehabillitation, Βreast cancer recovery through Pilates & Yoga

Iordanis Vasileiadis
  • Senior undergraduate student, Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • GRAFTS Weight Management Exercise Specialist (EREPS EQF level 5), GRAFTS Personal Trainer (EREPS EQF level 4), GRAFTS Group Fitness Instructor (EREPS EQF level 3)
  • collaborator and blogger
  • Physical fitness coach (AS Dimokritio Basketball Club)
  • Basketball coach (GAS Komotini)
  • Basketball athlete for 8 years (Ampelokipoi-Menemeni, Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Organizer of sports events and basketball tournaments (Komotini, Greece)
  • Online marketing and social networks consultant for sports and fitness pages

Spyros Kazianis
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training (Elite Level 3)
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Certified by ENAK and Sygxroni Nautiki Ekpaideusi in Lifeguarding
  • Attended seminars in Yoga and Pilates
  • Track athlete of "AEM Ameinias the Pallineus"
  • Collaborates with the Pilabox & Artemis Fitness Club in Chania as a Personal Trainer

Alissa Kallinikou
  • GRAFTS Contributor, Pilates Mat & Props
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens, with specialization in Running
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Pilates (Mat 1-2, Props, Equipment)
  • RADICAL FITNESS Official trainer and Presenter in Athens & Thessaloniki conferences
  • Certified Basi Pilates Mat teacher training
  • Champion in 400m and member of the Cypriot national athletics team from 1998 to 2008. Her most important distinctions:
    • Participation in the 2008 Summer Olympics
    • 1st place in the ISF World Gymnasiade in 2002
    • 1st place in the Greek National Student Championships - 5 times
    • 1st place in the Greek National Championships - 2 times in indoor athletics and 1 time in outdoor athletics
    • Holder of the Cypriot national record in the: 150m, 300m, 400m girls, 400m youth categories
    • Because of her sports distinctions, she participated in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Youth Camp, she was named Top athlete of the year by EAK (Association of Cyprus Sports Reporters) in 2002, 4th Top athlete in 2006, and 3rd Top in 2008, and she received scholarships from the A.G. Leventis Foundation in 2006 and 2007

Petty Marouda
  • BSc in Business Administration, School of Management and Economy, University of Applied Sciences of Patras / Western Greece
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal training, Group Fitness & Pilates (Mat & Props Levels 1-2, Equipment Level 1)
  • Certified by Michael King - Pilates Teacher - Stage 1
  • RADICAL FITNESS Official Trainer (U Bound)

Irida Minti
  • Studied Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Yoga Training (Yoga Instructor 100h), Pilates Training (Mat Level 1) and Corrective Exercise by FT COACH Module 1
  • Certified by Yoga Alliance (USA) - YogaWorks Diploma (200h & 300h)
  • Attended seminars and workshops by: Jeanne Heileman, Joan Marie Hyman, Chuck Miller, Todd Tesen, Jaye Martin, Greville Henwood (GroovyKids Yoga), Francoise Freedman

Maria Symeonidou
  • Graduate student, MSc in Athletic Performance and Health, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • GRAFTS Personal Trainer (EREPS EQF Level 4), GRAFTS Aerobic Trainer, GRAFTS Pilates Instructor, GRAFTS Yoga Instructor
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Functional Training, Kettlebells Training, Corrective Exercise by FT COACH Modules I & II and Aerial Yoga
  • Certified by RADICAL FITNESS in U-bound, Power & Fight-Do
  • Certified by Beco Aqua College (Spain) in Aqua Pilates & BECO BeBoard
  • Swimming athlete (2000-2011 / AC Aris Thessaloniki)
  • Swimming coach (children 4-9 years old / adults)
  • Co-owner of New Fit Life Greece

Manos Syragopoulos
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Certified by GRAFTS in Personal Training and Yoga
  • Attended seminars in Kick box, Thai Massage, Relax Massage, Spine Rehabilitation, Spine Problems - Training Methods, Nutrition, First Aid
  • Judge in Greek and European kettlebells competitions
  • Greek kettlebells champion in the 75-85 kg category
  • Trainer in Personal studios, in Holmes place Health Club and in Football Academies, former Second Division football player
  • Lifeguard Diploma

Anna Maria Touvra
  • PhD (Jyväskylä University) and MSc in Exercise Physiology with research on the benefits of exercise in health
  • BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science
  • GRAFTS Contributor
  • Employed as a director of special training programs for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and chronic diseases, as well as an ergophysiologist for the guidance of exercisers following an ergometric assessment
  • Presenter and author at international scientific conferences and magazines respectively
  • Scientific associate for the improvement of research and teaching in Greek universities
  • Scientific associate of the Hellenic Foundation for Cardiology, Johnson Health Tech Hellas, as well as a private ergometry center (
  • She collaborated with the Greek General Secretariat for Sports on special assessment measurements
  • Former track and field athlete and coach with national victories and participation in the Greek national team
  • Author of the book: "Train for the Marathon at home"