César Peixoto (Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Coordinator Sócrates/Erasmus Program.
Higher degree in Physical Education in Institute of Physical Education of the Technical University of Lisbon.
Doctorate in Science of Sports Training and expertise in Sport Organization, Faculty of Human Kinetics, which plays the role of Associate Professor.
Teacher of sport disciplines, Sport Science: Systematics and Training Methodology I & II (Gymnastics activities); Training Tecnical and Tactical in Sportive coaching; Teaching and Training in Schoolarship sport.

Coordinator of Masters "Training High Yield - Gymnastics Competition Activities."

Sports Expertise Lab
Member of Scientific Committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal, Training Department, National School of Gymnastics (ENGym).
Areas of research: teaching Methodology of Gymnastics, Teaching Didactics in Gymnastics, science of sport performance and sport for school.

Eunice Lebre (Sport Faculty, University of Porto, Portugal)
The main areas of research by Professor Eunice Lebre focus on the differences of gymnastics, including studies at the body composition of gymnasts from different disciplines, physiology and biomechanics of the characterization of the different disciplines of gymnastics and also technical analysis of the key elements of Rhythmic Gymnastics .

Lecturer at the Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, is also international trainer for the International Gymnastics Federation, is responsible for various issues in the area of biological sciences support training in rhythmic gymnastics from the young athletes to the high yield, as well as responsible for transmission of some of the same technical content.

Professor Eunice Lebre is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation and president of the Scientific Committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal.


Fan Yanneng (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal)
He was a gymnastics athlete of the Chinese National team. He was also Technical and Artistic Gymnastics Coach, in the 60 and 70 (XX century) of Republic of China.
In the 80s, was a professor at Shanghai University of Sport Sciences Course. Having been responsible for teaching the discipline of Gymnastics Fundamentals Course and Specialization of Chinese National Coaches.
Is currently professor of the Department of Sports Science, Exercise and Health UTAD. Teacher Course 1st cycle (bachelor) in Sport Science and Physical Education and School Sport and 2nd cycle (Masters) in Teaching Physical Education in Primary and Secondary. Responsible for teaching courses of gymnastic activities.
Areas of interest and research: Methodology of teaching and didactic teaching progressions in learning / training of the science of sport performance and sport at school.
Member of Team Coach Education for Gymnastics Artistic of Gymnastics Federation of Portugal.



Francisco Saavedra (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal)
Higher degree in Sport Sciences, by UTAD (2005).
Currently is an Assistant Professor of UTAD. Director of the Course of 1st cycle (bachelor) in Sport Sciences, Director of Course 2nd cycle (Masters) in Sport Sciences, specialization in Evaluation and Prescription in Physical Activity. Responsible for the teaching of curricular units under the activities of Sport Training and gymnastics on the 1st and 2nd cycle.
Researchers added the Center for Research in Sport, Health and Human Development (CIDESD) UTAD - Vila Real, Portugal is involved in research projects focused on topics related to physical activity as a factor in health and wellness | Other scientific areas of interest: Study of energy expenditure in physical and sporting activities and influence of factors, morphological, genetic and lifestyle throughout the life cycle.
Member of Scientific Committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal, Training Department, National School of Gymnastics (ENGym).


Keith Russell (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Professor Keith Russell is the presidente of Internacional Gymnastics Federation Scientific Commission.
Professor Keith Russell’s main research interests include the physical effects of intensive training on growing athletes. Of particular interest are: the effects of training on strength, especially during the prepubertal and early pubertal years; the effects of training of range of motion; and the effects of intensive training in the sport of gymnastics.
Professor of Gymnastics and Sport Sciences in University of Saskatchewan, he's also Expert Lecturer in the International Gymnastics Federation Academies Program, being the responsable for several subjects in coaching and biological sciences from young gymnasts to high performance gymnasts.


Kiko Léon (University of Extremadura, Spain)
Professor at the University of Extremadura in the areas of Gymnastics and Acrobatic Activities, Specialization in Artistic Gymnastics.
Doctorate in Science of Sports Training (UEX) and expertise in Circus Activities (UGR),
Champion of Spain in Sports Gymnastics - Mens pair in 2007, and runner-up in 2005. Acrobat & Clown.
Prelector in numerous national and international congresses.
Author of several scientific studies on Gymnastics


Laurita Schiavon (University Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
Professor of Department of Physical Education, University Estadual Paulista (UNESP / Campus Rio Claro-SP).
Ph.D. in Physical Education from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) with a thesis entitled "Artistic Gymnastics and Oral History: the sports training of Brazilian athletes participating in Olympic Games (1980-2004).
Master degree in Physical Education at UNICAMP with the dissertation: "The Project Growing with Gymnastics: a chance at school. "
Researcher of Pedagogy of Gymnastics.
Judge of the International Gymnastics Federation in the discipline of Artistic Gymnastics.
Member of Research Group Fitness and Group of Research in Sport Pedagogy, both the FEF-UNICAMP.
Coordinating Group for Research in Pedagogy of Gymnastics Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

Marco Bortoleto (University Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Professor in Faculty of Physical Education, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), PhD National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC - Spain) Postdoctoral by the Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH - UTL, Portugal), judge and ex-gymnast Men's Artistic Gymnastics, now coordinates the Research Group Gymnastics (GPG - CNPq - Brazil), and act as consultant in Acrobatics Gymnastics and Activities of the casting department of Cirque du Soleil .
Researcher in the High Performance Training in Men's Artistic Gymnastics, with emphasis on the study of different cultures of practice (habits, traditions and organizational models ) and federal and political aspects of this sport.
In recent years he has directed his research to the acrobatics, both in sport and art (especially the circus).

Paulo Barata (University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Portugal)
Master degree in Training of Youth athletes by ULHT (2010) with the thesis "Comparative analysis of the technical content and structure of the choreography, from Portuguese classes participating in the 13th World Gymnaestrada, 2007 Dornbirn and their international counterparts. An exploratory study."
Professor at the University of Lusófona Humanities and Technology (ULHT / Portugal), Methodologies Physical Activity / Fitness I.
Director of the National School of Gymnastics (ENGYM) of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal (FGP). Director of Education Center Activities Gymnastics for Physical Education Teachers (CFAGPEF) of FGP. National Technical Director of Eduction at FGP.
Expert invited by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to the Academies' Foundations of Gymnastics. "
FGP activities coordinator for the School Sport DGIDC and former for Judges Sports School.



Raquel Silva (University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal)
In gymnastics area, the main research assessment of nutritional status and body composition of athletes, as well as related psychosocial behaviors, including indicators of body weight, regulating sleep and appetite.
Has published a book "Nutritional assessment and body composition", as single work in Portugal, since it is the first to present the longitudinal data of nutritional intake and body composition of gymnasts nationals. Several publications about gymnastics.
His research is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
It is a university professor in Porto and integrates the scientific committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal, as an expert in the field of nutrition in sport.



Torben Czepluch (Gymnastics Federation of Denmark, Denmark)

Consultant for development in the Danish Gymnastics Federation to the themes of education, new programs and collaboration with schools.

Gymnastics teacher school for 20 years. Education at all levels.
Trainer at several clubs, children, youth and young adults. Activity mainly in the developed TeamGym with championships won at National, Nordic and European.
Expert invited to the F.I.G. Academy - Foundations of Gymnastics