Tiina Arrankoski and Tuomo Kettunen

Tiina and Tuomo are graduated in Physical Education, Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and are working as coaches and trainers of several forms of physical activity and sports for more than 25 years.

Tiina has a strong experience in the fitness world and she is specialized in “body and mind” concepts with Certifications of Peak Pilates Training Programs for Mat Work and Machine Work,  Spiral Stabilization (SPS) Method, MP, MP Pilates, Face School and Peak Program.

Tuomo, instead has worked on the other hand in the skiing world (cross-country and alphine skiing) and on the other hand as a National Coach for squash, both in Finland and in Italy. 

Tiina and Tuomo are working for promoting Nordic Walking since early 2000s as professional Coaches and educators organizing Coach/Trainer/Instructor courses, academic courses for universities, stages and events. The are collaborating in projects of research, promotional events and national/international meetings and conventions in Italy, in Finland and in several other countries.

In Italy they have educated more than 1.000 Nordic Walking Instructors, collaborated with the Universities of Verona and Bologna in their Nordic Walking projects, held educational events for teachers of physical education in Lombardia, Trentino and Veneto regions and been speakers in several national and international meetings and conventions.

Since 2005 Tiina and Tuomo have been working to develop the “Modern Nordic Walking” concept, now launched and already in use in several countries in various parts of the world. They work for Askel International Oy Ltd., for the World Modern Nordic Walking Academy (WMNWA) and for the International Council of Nordic Walking (ICNW) as International Coaches organizing Modern Nordic Walking Trainer courses, Modern Nordic Walking Master Trainer courses in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), seminars and meetings in several countries.

At the moment Tiina is the Chairwoman of the ICNW.

Tiina is giving lessons and courses around the concept of Modern Nordic Walking and Spiral Stabilization Method in Finland and in several other countries (in English, in Italian and in Finnish). In Italy she works at Studio ErgonMotus in Riva del Garda (TN): see: www.ergonmotus.com


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