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More details in English coming soon. Until then, contact us directly for bookings or any inquiries that aren’t answered on this page.

“We teach grown ups how to build a resilient body capable of amazing skills, with minimal equipment & having loads of fun.”

Personal Training

Maximize what you can learn and how you develop your strenght, mobility and skills with in person private sessions. Sessions take place outside or at client’s home.

Initial session: 50 CHF
Single session: 90 CHF (60min)
10-pass: 900 CHF, 11th class free

Online Coaching

Enjoy the luxury of individualized coaching through a practical app that lets you take your training wherever you desire, whenever you have time to train.

1 month: 120 CHF
1 month & 1 real life private: 200 CHF
1 month & 2 real life privates: 280 CHF

Group Classes

Wed 19-20h: Calisthenics Basics
Street Workout Dreirosen

Thur 19-20h: Mobility/Flexibility
Meet at Giant in Kannenfeldpark

Single: 25 CHF
10x-pass: 200 CHF

In case of bad weather both classes take place:
Sierenzerstrasse 15, 4055 Basel (doorbell at the bottom)

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Our Story & Values

When we first met, one of us quit his studies in business and the other dropped out of a PhD program she felt was not where she belonged. We both didn’t know yet what was to come next, but as we fell in love with each other, we also discovered that both of us loved to train and started doing that together – for hours, almost every day and in any place imaginable.

People at the street workout were always thrilled when we shared tips, tricks and knowledge with them – some thought it’s weird we weren’t working as trainers. At one point it seemed like the only logical step. We told each other: Well, we spend almost as much time moving and researching the body as other people spend at work – and we enjoy helping people. We already have teaching experience, Slava as a snowboard instructor, Tanja as a yoga teacher – we should actually become trainers and build on that!

In our first year, we completed a fitness trainer course, started teaching one on one and small group sessions, taught our own handstand workshop and hosted another one with the international teachers Lauren Kennedy and Sophie Brace. We continuously keep educating ourselves, visiting workshops with experienced teachers and doing trainings with professionals in our field. Most recently, we did an internship as coaches at Nirvana Strength in Bali, a wellness and fitness facility that focuses on injury prehabilitation and gymnastics mobility and strength.

No other work we have ever done felt as exciting, rewarding and natural. Currently we are in the process of creating amazing, globally accessible services for people who want to learn the skills we are proficient in. We have already established individualized online coaching and soon we’ll be releasing non-customized programs, easily accessible on a smartphone app, so you can train everywhere you go. Everyone can come to The Open Gymnasium. When we travel, we bring a pair of rings and a few resistance bands with us, keep our eyes open for “handstand floors” and make every place into our gym. The gym is always open and it’s everywhere, when you train the way we do.

Furthermore, The Open Gymnasium is open for everyone, no matter their age, size, training experience, origin or gender. We want it to be an inclusive global space – and one day hopefully with a real life location in Bali – where everyone gets to enjoy what their body can do and what their body can learn.

There will be no dogmatism in The Open Gymnasium, because we are open for different perspectives and training methods, as long as they are proven to be of benefit. The Open Gymnasium is the home for everyone who is enthusiastic and eager to learn new things with their body, no matter if it’s in one of our regular group classes, at an international workshop or remote via our app.

I was never able to do pull ups in my life and now I can already do 2 in a row for multiple sets! I’ve also improved my flexibility, I was so stiff before and now I’m getting closer to my goal of learning the splits with dedicated practice. I have tried both real life personal training as well as personalized online coaching and have been loving the experiences. I understand my body so much better by now.

Flurina, 26 from Basel