6th GRAFTS Fitness Summit in Athens on 19-21 October 2018

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ATHENS - 14 AUG 2018 - GRAFTS Hellas announces the organization of the 6th GRAFTS Fitness Summit 2018, to be held on 19, 20 & 21 October 2018 at the Tae Kwon Do Olympic Arena, Palaio Faliro in Athens.

GRAFTS Fitness Summit is establishing itself as a large annual meeting of Fitness professionals in Athens and southern Greece, with topics that address all the major fitness fields (Personal Training, Group Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Training), reflecting the current trends and concerns.

GRAFTS is the only educational provider in the fitness sector in Greece that holds two annual conferences in Athens and Thessaloniki, in order to provide tangible opportunities for professional, scientific and personal development to all those who are professionally engaged in the Fitness & Wellness markets (exercise professionals, physiotherapists, undergraduate students, students of private educational providers, dancers and exercisers).

The Summit objectives are:

  • Strengthening and updating the knowledge of exercise professionals through the latest and safest scientific developments,
  • Introduction of new services and products in line with European and world market standards,
  • Enhancing the networking between the attendees, but between them and the companies that participate and support the event,
    with the ultimate goal of promoting public health through exercise,

with the ultimate goal of promoting public health through exercise.

This year's event is extended, by adding one more day (Friday 19/10/2018), resulting in the 6th GFS 2018 lasting three days:

  • 3 major thematic areas of the Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga fields, called Medical Fitness Symposium (9 hours), Pilates Teachers Meeting (6 hours) and Yoga Teachers Meeting (7 hours) respectively,
  • 5 Special Events (ACE Teen Fitness Workshop, Dance Aerobic Workshop, Dark Fitness Marathon II, Group Fitness Graduates Meeting, 2017-2018 Educational season Graduation Ceremony).

A total of 41 training sessions and 20 sessions will be held by 24 presenters. The invited presenters will be the distinguished international fitness experts David Kim (US) and Patrick Bejjani, MSc (LB), who will be accompanied by leading Greek and Cypriot experts.

Save the date and we'll be glad to see you at the 6th GRAFTS Fitness Summit!


Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School

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.

Alexis Batrakoulis: The GRAFTS Personal Training Education Director won the title of the IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

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ATHENS - 29 JUN 2018 - Alexis Batrakoulis, the GRAFTS Personal Training Education Director made history yesterday, 28 June 2018, by winning the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award, the so-called 'Oscar' of Fitness professionals, a distinction that has been awarded by the world's largest organization for fitness, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, over the past 20 years.

The first European Personal Trainer ever to receive the award

This industry distinction is reserved for Personal Trainers with a multi-year international career at the highest level, recognized work and a rich resume. Alexis was also one of the three 2017 finalists, and has now become the first European Personal Trainer ever to receive this award. The ceremony took place in San Diego, California, at the 2018 IDEA World Convention, the world's largest conference for Exercise Professionals, bringing together 14,000+ professionals from 50+ countries.

Alexis can display an impressive career over the past 23 years, with excellence, ethos, innovation, high standards and numerous distinctions, both as a Personal Trainer and as a Fitness professionals tutor.

More specifically, Alexis Batrakoulis is a graduate of the Dept of Physical Education and Sport Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with a specialization in Indoor Sports Activities, has a MSc in Exercise and Health from the Dept of Physical Education and Sports Science of the University of Thessaly, Greece, with a thesis in Exercise and Obesity, and is a PhD candidate at the same Dept in the field of Exercise and Obesity, as a member of the Laboratory of Biochemistry, Physiology and Exercise Nutrition. He is also certified in over 20 different specialties from the world's leading fitness organizations (ACE, ACSM, NASM and NSCA).

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In addition, he serves as an appointed member in Technical Expert Committees and International Working Groups for Fitness education in Europe and the United States, through EuropeActive, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition to being the Personal Training Education Director of GRAFTS, whose is also a graduate, he is professionally active both as a Personal Trainer and as an International Educator who delivers his own specialized training seminars on exercise and obesity in 30 countries worldwide in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

This award is a great honor for GRAFTS and his country and a significant recognition for Alexis, who is now considered one of the best ambassadors of Greece in the world of exercise and health, demonstrating that passion, hard work, patience and continuous self-improvement are rewarded.

Early-bird registrations period for the 2018-2019 Educational Season starts

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Reserve your seat and get trained by the best!

The Early-bird registrations period for the new 2018-2019 Educational Season for all main directions (Personal Training, Exercise to Music / Group Fitness, Pilates Training, Yoga Training) starts today, 5 June 2018, in all operating cities.

The Early-bird registrations period will be followed by the regular registrations period (September - October) until the start of the new Educational Season (October 2018). We remind you that Early-bird registrations offer reduced tuition fees according to a dynamic discount scale: for June up to 50%, for July up to 40%, while for August up to 30%.

Boost your training!

The GRAFTS Educational System, designed according to the international standards and accredited by EuropeActive, enables you to specialize in the Fitness niche you are interested in, and claim a position in one of Europe's fastest growing markets!

Contact us or have a briefing at one of our 10 operating points in Greece and Cyprus:
Athens - Thessaloniki - Patras - Larissa - Komotini - Heraklion - Rhodes - Trikala - Serres - Nicosia

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GRAFTS Hellas supports the first SUP Yoga teacher training to be held in Greece

GRAFTS Hellas, in the context of its international collaborations regarding innovative and reliable educational programs, supports the first SUP Yoga teacher training to be held in Greece.

This training will take place from 8 to 10 June in Kryopigi, Halkidiki. It is organized by Alexandra Teliou (BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science, GRAFTS and YogaWorks graduate) and Rosita Jan, founder and owner of SUP Yoga & Fitness Malta and creator of the International Sup Yoga Teacher Trainings.

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The SUP Yoga Teacher Training is certified by Yoga Alliance® (US) in the context of continuing education. SUP Yoga combines the SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) with Yoga practice. It will help you upgrade your Yoga practice and share your passion in a whole new and unique way!

For more information on SUP Yoga Teacher Training and the benefits granted for GRAFTS Students and Alumni and members of GRAFTS Members Club, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.