ANI philosophy: popularize and inject enthusiasm into this education for the well-being of people. Thommy Schoeps, the first to show Nordic Waking in Italy, was the founder. The most well-known Nordic Walking Instructors, even who is no more united with ANI, have been trained by Thommy; but ANI doesn’t want to fuel this argument. For ANI, highly knowledgeable Instructors to spread the discipline and improving the well-being is what matters. From 2008 to 2015, the present President Fabrizio Lorenzoni (now sub for Pier Paolo Pasquetti), together with Fabiola Angeli, bring his experience of high-level sportsman and medical professional into ANI. Thanks to their work, they have shacked up the training program and the German technique putting in contact with expert people, doctors, therapists, osteopaths, that have shared the philosophy. Drawing on the synergies between these experts, ANI has developed the “2P/B” method.
The Academy was founded under the aegis and patronage of F.S.S.I “Federation Sammarinese Sport Invernali”. The need to strengthen an identity which is already recognized globally was the motivating force behind launching this new and important initiative.
The first activity carried out was the research and analysis of the most notable sporting realities and winter tourism industry. Examining later the various patterns of teachings.
Thanks to result the team could afford to form a training and a teaching staff able to select and train up professional people officially recognized on international level.
The attendance at SAS courses enables the student to obtain the qualifications of: Ski Instructor I° – Ski Instructor II° – Ski Instructor III°.
Date of birth February 14, 1975
Sports Highlights: Ama Dablam, in solitary, from base camp to the summit and back in 27 hours, without oxygen; Manaslu ski descent; Cho Oyu without oxygen; Mezzalama trophy with placings in the thirty; trail: 1st at the trail of Aschero , 3rd at the trail Soglio mountain, 5th at Gran Trail Valdigne 100 km. Most of all, past Aug 19th, 2015 he achieved the last summit that gave him the Snowleopard Award!
Hobbies: traveling and making new experiences in remote countries and possibly with skis. Looking for new mountaineering feats. Enthusiast of photography climbing and steep skiing.
Ambitions: …he is working on them…
Date of birth: March 16, 1978
Highlights: crossing on skis from Mont Blanc to Ventimiglia; extreme steep skiing along the most beautiful lines of the Alps (Les Courtes, Lyskamm, Breithorn, Mont Blanc, Tour Ronde, Marinelli, Lourousa). He skied and climbed on volcanoes in Chile, on 4000 m in Morocco, the mountains of Iran, on 6000 m in Peru, on the deep powder of the United States and on the fjords of Norway.
Hobbies: “skitrotter”. At the same time, he developed a passion for photography, both analog and digital, to be able to tell whenever the beauty of these places.
Ambitions: continue to ski and travel up to 90 years old.
Date of Birth: July 15, 1962
Highlights: His desire to play sports is incredible, he is 10 times Ironman, triathlete, cyclist, skier and has taken part in ten expeditions on the The eight-thousanders, five of the Seven Summits. Together with his friend of all time, Mario Merelli, reached two summits: Middle summit Shisha Pangma in the 2005 and Cho Oyu in the 2009; took part in two Raid Gauloises and several adventure trails.
Main supporter of the building Kalika Family Hospital, opened in the 2009 with his friend and companion of many adventures Mario Merelli (died in 2012): this project is actively supervised from Zaffa and Onlus Association Bistari Bistari.
Hobbies: shave dairy cattle!
Ambitions: Everest and Pyramid de Kastels, to complete the climb to the 7 highest mountains of the continents (Seven Summits). And live up to 90 years old, surrounded by memories of his adventures and the books read in a lifetime.