AWARDS CERTIFICATIONS & FACULTY AFFILATIONS
2015 (May) - Spinning® Certification.
2010 (December) - Peak Pilates System Level II Certification.
2009 (February) - Peak Pilates System Level I Certification.
2006 (July 23-29) - Winner of Biscontini scholarship award.
2005 (October 23rd) - The Emergency First Response Certification. IDCS - 603221
2005 - AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Assotiation of America) examiner in Greece for Primary Certification.
2004 (December) - AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Primary Group Fitness Instructor, CI#995762
2004 (December) - AFAA Group Fitness Member
2004 (October) - SCW Certified Nutritional Councellor Certification
2004 (October) - SCW Certified International Personal Trainer Certification
2004 (October) - SCW Certified Yoga Fundamentals II (Advanced) Certification
2004 (Summer) - American Red Cross CPR/First Aid for Adults and Children
EDUCATION / CONTINUING EDUCATION
May 2015 - Attends Startrac Spinning® seminar.
December 2010 - Attends Advanced Peak Pilates seminar with Reformers Level II + III.
December 2009 - Attends Peak Pilates Level II reformers seminar & Level I MV5 chair.
November 2008 - February 2009 - Attends seminar for Level I Certification on Peak Pilates equipment.
March 2007 - Attends Power Plate Academy seminar.
Starts personal training programs on the Power Plate creating unique workouts suited to every client's needs.
July 2006 - Wins the Biscontini scholarship and travels to Las Vegas. Witness to the first ever InnerIdea Mind-Body convention held at the award winning Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Spa and Resort. Attends workshops and classes with great instructiors such as Lawrence Biscontini, Ruby Sneed, Stacy McCarthy, Sherri Baptiste.
Participates in special Sunrise Yoga, a 3 hour Ashtanga Yoga session with Stacy McCarthy in Red Rock, outside Las Vegas.
October 2004 - Sara's City Mania Convention, Chicago, Illinois. Attended workshops and classes with leading fitness names and researchers in the industry to stay abreast of cutting-edge information, including Kelli Roberts, Donna Reed, Douglas Brooks, Dominique Adair RD, Sara Kooperman, Mindy Mylrea, Lawrence Biscontini, including such topics as: BOSU, Pilates, and Gliding workshops.
2/28-29, 2004 - Ashtanga Fit Seminar® with Dimitris Kandris
1969 - 1972 - Registered Nurse in Training: Stiching Verpleegtehuizen Slotervaart, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1969 - Saint Catherine Mulo's Catholic High School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TEACHING EXPERIENCE / EMPLOYMENT
2015 - Host to the 3rd mind/body retreat in Mykonos
2014 / 2015 - Rehabilitation programs on Pilates Reformers
2013 Sepember - Ankie's Pilates Studio is host to the 2nd mind/body retreat in Mykonos
2012 Sepember - Ankie's Pilates Studio at the Bodywork Gym is host to the 1st mind/body workshop in Mykonos presented by Lawrence Biscontini and Valerie C. Grant..
2011 - Adds more pilates equipment to the studio and continues group and private sessions.
2010 - Continues teaching pilates with reformers in group and private sessions.
2009 - Adds Pilates studio with Peak Pilates equipment to the gym and teaches small groups.
2008 - Developes "3 X 20" total body by Ankie.
2007 - Teaches Hatha Yoga at the Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort.
2007 - Teaches Pilates for clients at Ornos Beach Resort.
2007 - Personal trainer on Power Plate "Air" at The BodyWork Gym.
2006 - Private Yoga and Pilates at villas and the Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort.
2005 - Many private Hatha Yoga sessions at villas and at the Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort.
2004 - PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR, PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINER: Various clients and classes throught Mykonos.
1983 - Current - THE BODY WORK GYM, MYKONOS, GREECE: Co-owner, Nutritional Councelor, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Retail Buyer and Manager, Public Relations Development, Yoga and Pilates Instructor.
1980 - 1982 - Watersports School Cyclades Naussa , Paros, Greece: Co-owner and teacher of watersports school specializing in windsurfing lessons.
1969 - 1978 - RN, Registered Nurse, various hospitals specilizing in neurology, traumatology and surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2014 - Charitty Yoga continues.
2013 February - Charitty - Ankie starts "Charity Yoga". All the proceeds go towards the "Mykonos Foodbank" Organization.
10/2004 - Sara's City Mania Convention, Chicago, Illinois. Co-presented "Fat Free Yoga" with Lawrence Biscontini to fitness instructors and yogis in the industry.
PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
2008 - Interview and photos of John and Ankie in Mykonos Magazine.
2007 - March issue of German Celebrity Magazine (view pdf file), mentions Ankie's name in an article written about her Hatha Yoga sessions at the Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort at Ayios Yiannis.
2004 - Olympic Wings Organization endorses Ankie's fitness and Yoga work at Bodywork Gym in Mykonos.
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