Thera-Band Academy recently held it’s 7th “Train the Trainer” meeting for European exercise and rehabilitation professionals in Bad Soden, Germany on June 7-8, 2013.


The Academy hosted 50 physical therapists and sports trainers working with Thera-Band distributors from 28 European countries.  36 new instructors were welcomed to the Academy, who are authorized to provide Thera-Band professional education programs in their country:

Country Trainer
Austria Maria Rienössl
Bulgaria Katerina Chongova
Cyprus Andrea Petrou

Costas Ioulianos

Konstantinos Karzis

Finland Johanna Olsson

Tuija Anttila

Germany Raphael GorskiDaniel Hansen

Stefanie Rahn

Stefan Schönthaler

Arnd Storkebaum

Greece Sofia Georgiou
Hungary Bernadett   Monek

Zsófia   Dobos

Lithuania Kestutis Laurinskas
Poland Jolanta   Wojdyla
Romania Tibor Kovacs
Russia Kirill  Konovalenko

Daniil  Mikhailov

Serbia Jelena   Trivic

Slavisa   Jevtic

Spain Marta BanqueLaura Obrero

Saioa Calvo

Maria Angeles Iglesias

Cristina Lupon

Sweden Gina Porcile
Slovakia Denisa Cierna
Slovenia Krystyna Katerzyna Chruslak

Mirjana Ninic

Switzerland Gilberto Berra
South Africa Pierre   Labuschagne

Marica   Kok

UK Sheila Done
Ukraine Nataliia Ishchenko

Awards for “Trainer of the Year” (instructors providing the most education seminars over the last 18 months) were given to: Dragan Dimitrijevic (Serbia), Michaela Komvskova Polaskov (Czech Republic), and Claudia Vielman (Spain).  The best “newcomer” award went to Borislav Chongov (Bulgaria).

Several trainers were also awarded new instructor levels (designated by color progression) for their years of experience and participation. Dragan Dimitrijevic, Derya Ozer, and Michaela Komvskova Polaskov were promoted to Gold Level trainers, while Borislav Chongov received the Black Level award.

Check out photos from the training on the Academy Facebook page!

The Academy now has nearly 300 approved speakers in 46 countries; information on each instructor can be found at the website.






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