About coach Frederick van Laak:
As a former contortionist and coach with over 20 years of experience, Frederick knows exactly how to coach flexibility training for beginners and professionals to reach their goals at its best. Besides teaching regularly for aerial acrobats and contortionists, Frederick also gave trainings for many pole studios and pole celebrities including Doris Arnold, Julia Wahl and pole superstar Marion Crampe, who took contortion classes during the summer in Berlin. Frederick’s training concepts ensure a well-founded education that enables students to learn the splits and backbends in a healthy and effective way. His „flexyplates“ training tools allow students to have safer and better achievement.
Workshop 1, Flexibility & Splits (Beg & Inter), 13:00 to 14:30
This workshop is a must-have for anyone who wants to improve their leg flexibility. We will work on the front-splits and straddle splits. You will learn the fundamental and effective techniques for getting a perfect front-split and also widening your straddle splits. The training is going to be in pairs, but every exercise can also be practised alone. In addition we will give you the theoretical insight of the anatomy and the functionality of your muscles and joints, which will help you to understand your own body and therefore have an effective flexibility training.
Workshop 2, Flexibility & Contortion (Adv), 15:00 to 16:30
This workshop is perfect for those who already have more experience on training the splits and backbends. We will work on perfecting your splits, for some it will be over-splits, including front and straddle splits. Our goal is to achieve a perfect straight line of 180 degrees and the “Gravity-Splits”, which means the legs are opened in a straight line by their own weight at the pole. You will also learn the techniques of chest stand, including how to breath correctly, how to hold the position without panic as long as possible and how to gradually move your feet to the ground and in front of your head. You will leave the workshop with effective contortion techniques that will help you to achieve the next-level flexibility goals.
Date : 26 February 2017 (Sunday)
Price : €55 per workshop
Reservations : via firstname.lastname@example.org