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Antonio Villanueva M.Sc.

Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

Sports are karate, thai / kick-boxing and weight training.

EDUCATION

  • Nutritionist, Master of Science (University of Stockholm)
  • Medicinal Chemist, Master of Science (University of Stockholm)
  • Sports Nutrition Diploma (International Olympic Committee, IOC)
  • Sports Medicine & Sports physiology (Umeå University)
  • Sports Nutrition (Umeå University)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach (Swedish Sports Confederation)
  • Personal Trainer (IPTA – International Personal Training Academy)

EXPERIENCE

  • Antonio has taught nutrition and exercise physiology at various university programs in Norway, Sweden and Spain.
  • In Sweden he has been a teacher at the Strength & Conditioning Coach and Elite Coach programs (Swedish Sports Confederation).
  • Antonio has advised in the topic of sports nutrition at Bosön / Swedish Sports Confederation and lectured for several Swedish national team and coached individual athletes.
  • In Spain he has been a teacher for the PT program at the premier Spanish Academy for education in training.
  • Antonio has worked as a personal trainer since 2005. His background in

RICKARD ÅSTRÖM M.Sc.

Bachelor of Science, Special Coach & Sports Teacher

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Special Coach & Sports Teachers (GIH, Stockholm)
  • Sports physiology (Linn University)
  • In the King Medicine (University of Umeå)
  • Scholarship in pedagogy (Karolinska Institute)
  • Coaches hockey (Step 1)

EXPERIENCE

  • Richard trains coaches and athletes at Bosön sports college in Sweden. His favorite subjects are physiology and training theory. He has been working as a teacher of physical education and health at the Swedish School (Malaga) and the Norwegian School (Malaga) for the last 10 years. He has also been a hockey coach for the ice rink Club de Hielo Benalmádena over 4 years.
  • Richard has a broad insight in sports from practicing several sports at elite level, something he applies in his teaching. He played for the Swedish national team at the European Championship in softball 2016 (Men’s fastpitch). He is, moreover, the Spanish silver medalist in 2015 in Curling, Spanish bronze medalist in 2007 in Hockey, Swedish silver medalist in 2006 in Curling and Swedish champion in 1999 in Baseball.

 

HENRIK CRANTZ M.Sc.

Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Specialist Orthopedic Manual Therapy / orthopedic medicine (Leg. Fysioterapeuters Association)
  • Higher degree Orthopedic Manual Therapy / Chiropraktik Step III (Umeå University)
  • Postgraduate Courses / second level (Lulea University)
  • Master in physiotherapy, MSc (Luleå University)
  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Umeå University / Uppsala University)
  • Bachelor of Science, BSc (Luleå University)
  • Certified Sport Physical Trainer (Riksidrottsförbundet)
  • Weight lifting instructor (Swedish Physical Training Association, SKKF

EXPERIENCE

  • Henrik Crantz is a licensed specialist with a physiotherapist degree in physical therapy and a degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) stage III. He also holds expertise in OMT from the National Association of physiotherapists in Sweden.
  • He has published a training study on heavy deadlift training for patients with long-term problems of the lumbar spine.
  • Henrik is an experienced lecturer in strength training for professionals within the health & fitness as well as for the public. He’s sporting a background is martial arts, bench press and weight lifting.

 

PEDRO LÖNNBLAD M.Sc.

Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer

PEDRO LÖNNBLAD is one of the eminent teachers of the IPTA team. He holds a masters degree (MSc) in Physical therapy from the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and has worked with orthopaedic and sports injuries for over 18 years. Pedro is also a Personal Trainer, CrossFit coach and a competitive CrossFit athlete. Like most of the team at IPTA he is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher and extremely appreciated by the students.

Gary Hill B.Sc.

Personal Trainer & Athlete

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sports Science (Exercise & Fitness)
  • 15 years in the fitness industry
  • British Junior Natural Bodybuilding Champion 2004
  • Regional Under 90kg champion UKBFF 2009, 2014, 2017
  • Maximuscle sponsored athlete 2004-2009
  • Areas of interest: body composition/ fat loss, muscle building/ hypertrophy, strength & conditioning for sports performance, Physique and bodybuilding preparation

 

Alex Galvez M.Sc.

Sports scientist, Personal Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Master  in Personal Training (Universidad de Granada)
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Sciences (University of Granada)
  • Personal Trainer (NSCA, United States)
  • Crossfit trainer (Level 1)

EXPERIENCE

  • Alex har arbetat som Personlig Tränare sedan 2002.
  • Vid sidan av arbetet som PT undervisar han i idrottsvetenskap vid Universidad de Granada, där han ansvarar för ett  flertal kurser på masternivå.
  • Alex föreläser också på olika vidareutbildningar för personliga tränare.
  • Han har svart bälte i Judo men tränar nuförtiden mest CrossFit och tävlar i Triathlon.

Luke Christopher Hill B.Sc.

Personal Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Economy and Marketing (Bournemouth University)
  • Personal Trainer (My Training Center, England)
  • PGCE (Institute of Education)
  • English teacher (TEFL qualified)

EXPERIENCE

  • Luke has worked as a personal trainer since 2011. He has also lectured in sports, marketing and English for over 9 years. Most recently he was a teacher at the European Sixth Form College (Marbella).
  • Nowadays he devotes all his time working as a personal trainer.
  • Luke has a broad background in sports. He has played football and worked as a football coach. He has also competed in swimming and tennis.

 

 

Marina Pavia Rubio B.Sc

Sports Scientist, Personal Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Sciences (University of Granada)
  • Personal trainer (Scientific Sports, Spain)
  • National swimming coach (RFEN, Royal Spanish Simförbundet)
  • Instructor of Pilates and Aquatic Fitness

EXPERIENCE

  • Marina has been a personal trainer since 2009 and worked at several fitness centers in Marbella and Córdoba.
  • She has also worked as a swimming coach and competed in swimming for many years. Nowadays she’s competing in triathlons.

Dag Anders M.Sc.

Sports scientist, Personal Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Master  in Personal Training (Universidad de Granada)
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Sciences (University of Granada)
  • Personal Trainer (NSCA, United States)
  • Crossfit trainer (Level 1)

EXPERIENCE

  • Alex har arbetat som Personlig Tränare sedan 2002.
  • Vid sidan av arbetet som PT undervisar han i idrottsvetenskap vid Universidad de Granada, där han ansvarar för ett  flertal kurser på masternivå.
  • Alex föreläser också på olika vidareutbildningar för personliga tränare.
  • Han har svart bälte i Judo men tränar nuförtiden mest CrossFit och tävlar i Triathlon.

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