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Master handstands with Kristian Thomas

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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 $170.

What to bring

  • A good internet connection and screen to use. Ideally using a laptop or other larger screens to maximise your viewing
  • Your usual gym clothes
  • A space with a softer floor to practice
  • A sturdy wall to kick up to handstand against
From $26
/ person
Wed, Jan 20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
$26 per person
$26 per person
Thu, Jan 21
2:30 AM - 3:30 AM (EST)
$26 per person
$26 per person
Thu, Jan 21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person

Meet your host, Kristian

Olympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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 39 reviews.

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…
Louise
December 2020
This session was great and well facilitated by Kristian. I learnt so much and gained a fresh perspective on handstand which I practise regularly in Iyengar yoga. The new movement pattern of going to handstand from the floor start was fun once I got the hang of it. Also learnt some additional strengthening exercises. Tempting to do it again at a later date!
This session was great and well facilitated by Kristian. I learnt so much and gained a fresh perspective on handstand which I practise regularly in Iyengar yoga. The new movement…
Alex
November 2020
Absolutely brilliant evening. Uber knowledgable (as you’d expect) and a very easy way to get into gymnastics. Couldn’t recommend enough, beginner or otherwise!
Angus
November 2020
I first got into handstands about 3 years ago and dedicated a lot of time to training over that period. I've also watched nearly every handstand tutorial video on YouTube, but not one single video online talks through the process we went through on the Zoom call this evening. That was a pleasant surprise for sure...and the process made so much sense. I've left the session with more knowledge than expected and a wide range of new exercises for me to practice. Unlike just winging it via YouTube, I feel confident that if I stick to the training exercises I'll get to the straight, sturdy handstand that I'm aiming for. Would definitely recommend :)
I first got into handstands about 3 years ago and dedicated a lot of time to training over that period. I've also watched nearly every handstand tutorial video on YouTube, but not…
Nicola
October 2020
I bought this as a gift for a friend and he loved it, it was unique, fun and Kristian was a great teacher.

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Things to know

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.