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Master handstands with Kristian Thomas

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Olympic experience hosted by Kristian

60 mins
Up to 8 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If learning new skills, fresh training ideas, and how to support your body in an inverted position while balancing on your hands excites you, then join me. You'll discover a range of new handstand exercises and training techniques to take away and practice.

We'll start with a gymnastics-style warm-up and activation of our working muscles. I'll then talk you through basic handstand principles as we increase your knowledge.

We'll follow with practicing my go to handstand exercises which includes demonstrations, participant engagement, and virtual coaching.

We'll finish off with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the experience or my life as an Olympic gymnast and a chance to see an Olympic medal.

Lastly, I will follow up with a cheat sheet of my handstand top tips for you to take away and practice.

This session can be tailored with exercises scaled to different levels of fitness and ability.
Other things to note
Feel free to have notebook ready to scribe down any of the coaching points or exercises we cover
If learning new skills, fresh training ideas, and how to support your body in an inverted position while balancing on your hands excites you, then join me. You'll discover a range of new handstand exercises and training techniques to take away and practice.

We'll start with a gymnastics-style warm-up and activation of our working muscles. I'll then talk you through basic handstand principles as we increase your knowledge.

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How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Kristian can host private groups of any size, up to 8 guests. Private group rates start at $175.

What to bring

  • Booking is per person not per household
  • Your usual gym clothes
  • A space with a softer floor to practice
  • A sturdy wall to kick up to handstand against
  • A good internet connection and screen to use. Ideally using a laptop or other larger screens to maximise your viewing
From $28
/ person
Mon, Mar 8
2:30 AM - 3:30 AM (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person
Mon, Mar 8
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person
Mon, Mar 8
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Kristian

Olympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 46 Reviews
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I'm Kristian, an Olympic medalist gymnast from London 2012 and a qualified gymnastics coach.

Having retired from competitive gymnastics after the Rio 2016 Olympics, I now share my passion and knowledge with a wide range of audiences, including school children, CrossFit athletes, budding gymnasts, and anyone with a desire for learning and developing new movement and gymnastics-based skills.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Joanna
February 2021
Absolutely brilliant experience - highlight of half term. My 3 daughters have very different levels of gymnastic ability (from zero to pretty good) and Kristian gave them all very helpful tips, and they’ve all ended up doing amazing handstands. Such an honour to meet Kristian - what a lovely man - very friendly, down to earth and inspiring.
Absolutely brilliant experience - highlight of half term. My 3 daughters have very different levels of gymnastic ability (from zero to pretty good) and Kristian gave them all very…
Stephen
January 2021
My girlfriend and I have tried a few lockdown experiences and this was by far the best. Kristian was very patient and great at explaining both what to do (and why), and the fact that this experience is active physically really made it seem like a break from the same four walls of lockdown. It was a privilege to meet such an experienced and skilled athlete, and be able to learn from him.
My girlfriend and I have tried a few lockdown experiences and this was by far the best. Kristian was very patient and great at explaining both what to do (and why), and the fact…
Jenny
January 2021
I booked this experience as a birthday surprise for my sister during lockdown. It looked great and perfect for a sister who likes new challenges and keeping fit. She was a little confused when I surprised her 15 minutes before the session(!), but really enjoyed the experience, saying that it was good fun, and not at all awkward as she thought it might be!She said Kristian was very easy to talk to and a good teacher, giving clear, easy to understand instructions. From my point of view he was very friendly, responding quickly to my messages and even inviting us to join the Zoom to say hello and to watch her new skills in practice! We got to ask a few questions and my 4 year old got to see a real Olympic medal - wow. A great experience for us all, thank you Kristian.
I booked this experience as a birthday surprise for my sister during lockdown. It looked great and perfect for a sister who likes new challenges and keeping fit. She was a little c…
George
January 2021
Such an enjoyable session with Kristian for a virtual work social. He was a great (+patient) teacher and was particularly good at engaging with and giving feedbacks to individuals. As well as the handstands (lots of hilarious screenshots of team members were taken!), Kristian ran an interesting Q&A at the end where we heard about life as an Olympic athlete - and life afterwards too. Thank you Kristian from all of us at TC!
Such an enjoyable session with Kristian for a virtual work social. He was a great (+patient) teacher and was particularly good at engaging with and giving feedbacks to individuals.…
Dominique
January 2021
I booked this session for my boyfriends birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He was nervous to begin with havibg never done an online experiance before but Kristian immediately put him at ease and was able to produce a wall handstand by the end of the lesson.
I booked this session for my boyfriends birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it. He was nervous to begin with havibg never done an online experiance before but Kristian immediately p…
Elle
January 2021
Kristian made learning handstands accessible, simple, and fun! He made the whole experience comfortable and relaxed, and I came away with some great things to practice. Was also great to talk about his experiences in his sport. Had a great time, and would definitely recommend.
Kristian made learning handstands accessible, simple, and fun! He made the whole experience comfortable and relaxed, and I came away with some great things to practice. Was also gr…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.