Handstand Movement Manchester Workshop
Date: Sunday 14th November 2021
Time: 1.30 – 4.30pm
Location: Manchester Academy of Gymnastics Fortunata Building, Astor Road, Salford, M50 1BB
At the Handstand Movement we are all about helping everyone to learn how to do as handstand regardless of your skill level and ability.
In this workshop, you will learn all the fundamentals knowledge you need to know to get upside down. You will learn the importance of protecting and strengthening your wrists, how to use your fingers to assist balance, shoulder positioning, the correct alignment, how to kick up and most importantly, how to fall.
We have broken down the workshop into different levels – please choose the appropriate level before purchasing your ticket!
Complete Beginner – Little to no experience of getting upside down.
Beginner – Experience in getting upside down from either doing the THM program or just trying for yourself. Perfect for those who can kick up to the wall but maybe struggle to find the balance freestanding.
Begintermediate – Comfortable getting upside down but still learning to find the balance when freestanding. This is the perfect level for those wanting to learn different shapes. Must be able to chest to wall.
Upon purchase, we would love you to give us an understanding of your current handstand level – the easiest way for us to gauge this is for you to provide your Instagram tag. This enables us tailor the workshop appropriately and provide you with the best possible workshop experience! All exercises can be progressed or regressed accordingly.
THE WORKSHOP COACHES
For this workshop their will be 3 coaches on hand to help everyone who attends and spaces are limited to ensure everyone benefits from attending.
Our Coaches are
Natalie (@theoutspoken30s) –
Handstand Addict and Founder of THM. Natalie has been helping people get upside down since she started the movement back in April 2020 and started coaching in person in May 2021. Since then she has had lots of experience with a variety of people at different stages of their handstand journey and helped them all learn the fundaments of a handstand and along with building their strength and confidence to perform one. Natalie is a self-declared handstand addict so be prepared for lots of enthusiasm! Natalie will be heading up the workshop.
Charlie (@stlegercoach) –
Charlie is an enthusiastic coach with over ten years of experience coaching gymnasts of all ages and abilities. Charlie has helped many begginers take their first steps into the world of Gymnastics, he has a great eye for detail when helping people fine tune the skills, especially handstands.
As a level 4 Men’s Artistic gymnastics coach, Charlie has worked with a number of gymnasts from the GB national squad as well as all the home nations teams. His experience with high level competitors, as well as his experience teaching begginers and intermediat level gymnasts really allows Charlie to tailor exercises and sessions in order to meet the needs of each individual participant.
Beth @bethhhh4) –
Since she could walk, Beth has attended gymnastics lessons. At the age of 14, Beth began assisting her coach with the beginners. A few years later, Beth gained her Level 1 Teaching Gymnastics and Level 2 Activity Coach qualifications whilst also attending adult gymnastics classes at MAG! She started teaching children gymnastics in a local leisure centre and later taught handstand classes to adults.
The workshop will begin by learning how to prepare your body to handstand. This includes a thorough warm up with particular focus on the wrists, shoulders and full body conditioning. You will learn how to align your body correctly and find your balance, all through a variety of drills specially designed to target different aspects of the handstand.
We are pleased to announce that the workshop will be held at the amazing Manchester Academy of Gymnastics in Salford. As you can see from the pictures this is a top-class venue housing professional and upcoming gymnasts which makes for the perfect venue for anyone learning to handstand. (Especially with all the soft mats to build up confidence falling!)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your investment for this workshop is £39.99. Places are limited so please ensure you book sooner rather than later.
Anyone who is purchasing the workshop that would like to purchase any of our products will also get 15% discount if you add the products to the cart at the same time as purchasing your ticket. Any products you purchase can be either be collected at the workshop or if you would like your products before then please select the paid shipping option at the checkout.
We can’t wait to meet you all!
Complete Beginner, Beginner, Begintermediate