26th - 27th September

 
 

About the Festival

Dare to share, exercise, live and jump at the KJ International Fitness Festival 2015!

Welcome to the 2015 Kangoo Jumps International Fitness Festival website!

This year, our annual event will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 23rd to 27th September, we have prepared an exciting and intensive program including 2 full Festival days (26th and 27th September), 3 Pre-festival days with training workshops and seminars. The event will be organized in collaboration with Kangoo Club Bulgaria, represented by Kinga Sebestyen.

We are expecting over 600 participants from all over the world including Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the UK, and much more countries!

Check out our KJ International Fitness Festival 2014 highlights!



Pack your bags, book your ticket – Prepare for the FUN!

Prices

  • Festival Price: 70 €*
  • Boot rental (2 Festival days): 15 €

    *Special Festival price discount of 30% when booking Pre-Festival workshops + Festival 

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!


FESTIVAL DAY SATURDAY
26.09.2015

* The Festival Program may be subject to minor changes
Schedule Event
09:00 am
Registration & Welcome
10:00 am
Opening Ceremony
Official opening speech with the main organizers of the Festival, Mika Naville and Kinga Sebestyén
10:20 am
Kangoo Power – Kinga Sebestyén (Romania)
Fit enough? Enjoy this highly motivating Fat Burning workout using weights, specifically designed to challenge the whole body by building muscular strength and cardio-respiratory endurance simultaneously. Kinga will set the stage on fire with rock & heavy metal-style performance!
10:50 am
Break - Entertainment Show
11:00 am
Kangoo Dance – Ildikó Marica (Romania)
Are you a dance lover? Then this class is not to be missed. Enjoy the wonders of rebounding using all of your favorite dance moves with the coolest and prettiest KJ Trainer!
11:30 am
Break - Entertainment Show
11:40 am
Kick & Punch – Gergana Apostolova, Rossen Dimitrov, Iglika Goleminova (Bulgaria)
Discover your inner Ninja! Enjoy this explosive martial art style fitness class that combines kicks and punches with the benefits of rebounding exercise. The toughest Presenter team from Bulgaria will have you let off steam as never before!
12:20 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
12:30 pm
Kangoo Dance – Pintea Cristina, Florin Tudor, Ghiță Gabriel (Romania)
Let’s get the party started! The Romanian Presenter team is a master of dance, they will make sure to bring you the newest, most entertaining choreographies. Check out one of the best Romanian Kangoo Dance team in action!
01:10 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
01:20 pm
Kangoo Power – Dolores Sande, Desire Foncubierta, Rodrigo Bertanha, Raquel Caturla (Spain)
Ready to jump the Spanish style? This team of Trainers promises explosive plyometric power programs with dynamic exercises on Spanish rhythm!
02:00 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
02:10 pm
Kangoo Power – Marta Silvia (Romania)
Introducing! The winner of “Kangoo Jumps Save a Life” Presenter Contest in Bucharest, March 2015. Join Marta and participate in her Kangoo Power class full of adrenaline, you won't regret it!
02:40 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
02:50 pm
04:30 pm
Choreography Contest – A choreography battle between countries*
Find out how the rest of the world celebrates rebounding without leaving Sofia. Come cheer on teams representing their countries in a global, spectacular, creative and exciting sports shows not to be missed. Your cheering counts!
06:00 pm
00:00 am
Party**
Let’s rock the party!
* Choreography Contest
  • No person may compete for another country (other than the national or residential country).
  • Only instructors & future instructors may compete on stage
  • The minimum number of participants is 4, the maximum 10.
  • Performances should not last more than 3 minutes.
  • Music must be labelled with team name and sent to office@kangooclub.ro prior to the event.
** Rock & Heavy Metal Party

Party location: Expo Hotel City Hall

Let’s rock the party!
Welcome drinks and Swedish buffet will be served.
Karaoke party! Lyrics of your favorite songs will be played!
Dress code: rock, heavy metal
Entrance allowed with Kangoo Jumps boots!


FESTIVAL DAY SATURDAY OUTDOOR
26.09.2015

* The Festival Program may be subject to minor changes
Schedule Event
11:00 am
11:40 am
Kangoo Boot Camp – Jekaterina Makarova (Ireland)
Push your limits! This class features a military style circuit training that combines strength and conditioning exercise with cardiorespiratory challenges. Jekaterina, our super-conditioned Irish Trainer will work your body from toe to head!
12:10 pm
12:50 pm
Kangoo Discovery – Tatiana Petrică Demiralp (Cyprus)
Never exercising had been so much fun! Our Cyprus Trainer’s Discovery class features “kid friendly” activities developed specifically for use with young people, of all ages above 5 years. The perfect formula for children to have fun, getting fit!
16:00 pm
16:40 pm
Kangoo Boot Camp – Oxana Moshescu (Ukraine)
Unleash your inner athlete! This class features a Ukrainian military style training, Oxana will specially focus on sport conditioning exercise using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. Don’t miss the best cross-training ever. Prepare for war with Trainer Oxana!


FESTIVAL DAY SUNDAY
27.09.2015

* The Festival Program may be subject to minor changes
Schedule Event
10:00 am
Kangoo Power – Merce Sebastia, Anna Rita De Padova (Italy)
Looking for endorphin high? The tireless Italian Trainers’ team will fly you into the skies with their dynamic Kangoo Power program!
10:30 am
Break - Entertainment Show
10:40 am
Kick & Punch – Andreea Zaragiu (Romania), Oxana Moshescu (Ukraine)
Do you hunger for martial arts? Then you must join these two tough ladies’ electrifying class. The unique energy that they radiate with can only be experienced live, you can’t miss it!
11:10 am
Break - Entertainment Show
11:20 am
Kangoo Dance – Marcin Witek, Pavleta Xristova, Maya Nikolova (Bulgaria)
Prepare for intense fun! The Bulgarian Presenter team will dance for smiles, laughs, craziness, hope and screams. They are dancers, they create dreams!
12:00 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
12:10 pm
Kangoo Power - Tatiana Petrică Demiralp (Cyprus)
Feeling old-school? Tatiana, trainer from Cyprus is waiting for you to join her Kangoo Power master class–retro style, with the Cyprus Team on her side. Play faster. Jump harder…stand stronger, happy & young!
12:40 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
12:50 pm
Kangoo Power – Hungarian Team 
Are you up to the challenge? The Hungarian team will surely blow your mind with their sophisticated Kangoo Power moves and they will take you to a journey to discover the wonders of rebounding!
01:20 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
01:30 pm
Kangoo Dance – Cristian Stanescu, Cristina Androne (Romania)
Need motivation? Our International Romanian Team who have shown many choreographies around the world will entertain us on the stage. Get ready to smile, whistle and to let all your worries go!
02:00 pm
Break - Entertainment Show
02:10 pm
Presenters' Classes
All presenters who sign up for the Presenter Workshop will get 20 minutes to perform a master class. Prepare yourselves for a 2-hour non-stop jumping session with all the new Presenters!
Want to become a Presenter of the Kangoo Jumps Family? Sign up to the Presenter Workshop!
04:10 pm
Break
04:20 pm
Entertainment show “Bulgarian Spirit” by Marcin Witek & Pavleta Xristova
Fun time! Prepare your cameras and get ready for a full entertainment show with KJ boots, laser show, folklore, pop, break dance and comedy!
04:40 pm
05:00 pm
Closing Ceremony
Time to save those memories! A proper ending of an action-packed Festival. You will need your cameras to take gorgeous photos of the awarding ceremony, be a witness as the certificates and prizes are handed out to the winners. And last, but not least we welcome everyone to dance the Official Festival Dance led by Kinga Sebestyén Marcin Witek as one big family!


FESTIVAL DAY SUNDAY OUTDOOR
27.09.2015

* The Festival Program may be subject to minor changes
Schedule Event
09:00 am
09:50 am
Kangoo Boot Camp – Noémi Jitea-Rákosi (Denmark)
With a touch of Denmark and lots of enthusiasm, Trainer Jitea-Rákosi Noémi will make sure that everyone gets plenty of fresh air, lots of movement and a recommended dose of daily exercise with her Boot Camp sessions.
10:40 am
11:40 am
Kangoo Discovery – Tatiana Petrică Demiralp (Cyprus)
More fun for kids! The 3rd Discovery session adapted to children using simple choreographies, which will assist children and young adults with the transition to adult group fitness classes.


 

Presenters

Enjoy & share an unforgettable experience with the best KJ international presenters!

 
 

Workshops

Are you a certified fitness instructor looking for new innovative fitness alternative to boost your classes? Have you already experienced the wonderful benefits of exercising with KJ rebound shoes? Are you interested in being part of the Kangoo Jumps Instructor team and to share your enthusiasm with others? Whether you wish to take this opportunity to be introduced to the unique world of KJ Fitness Programs, add a new program to your existing license, upgrade your current status or simply renew your license, we have selected a broad range of training workshops to suit all your needs!

A 1-day workshop that teaches a safe, energetic, fun and motivating aerobic format taught to music. The program is functional and teaches participants effective jump techniques for enhanced enjoyment while preventing injury due to biomechanical stress. All participants must show proof of current national safety certification. Musical experience required.

Click here for full information about the program.

Pre-requisite:

  • Hold a valid group fitness instructor qualification that includes exercise to music (AFAA, ACE, EHFA, ESFA, FEEPYF etc.)
  • Experience teaching group movement to music.
  • Recommended prior experience using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.

Date:

September 23th

Price: 160€

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

KJ Kick & Punch is a 1-day continuing education program for Instructors already licensed in Kangoo Power, Kangoo Dance or Kangoo Boot Camp. This course teaches safe, effective, multi-level punch and kick techniques that can be added into a variety of class formats. Learn how to blend your favorite combat moves together for a Karate Kid meets the Matrix style workout that will challenge your participants, while protecting their bodies from impact.

Click here for full information about the program

Pre-requisite:

  • Must hold a current KJFP License in any program.

Date:

September 24th

Price: 160€

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

A workshop the features “kid friendly” activities developed specifically for use with young people, of all ages above 5 years. All participants must show proof of current national safety certification. Musical experience required.

Click here for full information about the program

Pre-requisite:

  • Hold a valid group fitness instructor, physical education school teacher or a specific sport teacher qualification to work with children/teens under the age of 18.
  • Hold a valid KJ license in any KJ Fitness Program.
  • Recommended prior experience using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.

Date:

September 24th

Price: 160€

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

An intensive 2-day course intended to teach instructor training skills and method to currently licensed Kangoo Instructors interested in becoming Official Kangoo Jumps Trainers. All applicants must be licensed Kangoo Jumps Instructors with no less than 2 years experience All applicants must show proof of current national safety certification Prior instructional presentation experience in other fitness programs, is recommended, but not required.

(Contact KJtraining@kangoojumps.com, attn: Trainer Training for an application).

Pre-requisite:

  • Hold a valid Kangoo Power  Instructor license for a minimum of 2 years or
  • Be fast-tracked with a letter of recommendation from an official Trainer upon free live assessment or video submission (recommended minimum of experience: 12 months for active KJ fitness professionals with exceptional teaching skills). Instructors with  a letter of recommendation still must apply with an application to KJ Training - this is not automatic
  • Speak fluent English

Date:

September 23th - 24th

Price: 300€

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

For licensed KJ Trainers only. Features practical and theoretical information to enhance your Training skills and a review of the new licensing protocols. Mandatory for all attending KJ Trainers for license renewal (every two years).

Schedule: September 28th 

From 09:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Pre-requisite:

  • Hold a valid KJ Trainer license.

The Mentor Instructor Program is a unique opportunity for Kangoo Jumps Instructors. These individuals are authorized to recruit and “tutor” Instructors Candidates in preparation for the Official Kangoo Jumps Licensing Workshops. Once a group of instructors obtain the basic skills required for KJ Program Licensing, the Mentor Instructor contacts the KJ Board of Training to request a workshop. KJ Head Office will work with the local distibutor or national exclusive distributor (if there is one) to provide an official KJ licensed Trainer for the workshop that has been scheduled by the Mentor Instuctor. Mentor Instructors may offer coaching only within their country of origin.

The KJ Mentor title requires attendance of day 1 of KJ Trainer Training at a reduced cost, applicants will be contacted by the Board of Training upon acceptance to this program.

Pre-requisite:

  • Letter of recommendation from local or national distrubutor from country of origin.
  • 20 minute video of a KJ class, mailed to kjtraining@kangoojumps.com
Please note that workshop attendance does not constitute automatic licensing. Participants must successfully pass written and practical testing.

Day 1 - Training Workshops
23.09.2015

Schedule Event Presenters
09:00 am
06:00 pm
Kangoo Dance Instructor Workshop Ildiko Marica (RO)
09:00 am
06:00 pm
Trainers Licensing workshop 1st day / KJ mentor program Jill Boyer-Holland (USA)
Kinga Sebestyen (RO)

Day 2 - Training Workshops
24.09.2015

Schedule Event Presenters
09:00 am
06:00 pm
KJ Kick & Punch Instructor Workshop Ildiko Marica (RO)
Gergana Apostolova (BG)
09:00 am
06:00pm
Kangoo Discovery Instructor Workshop Tatiana Petrica (CY)
09:00 am
06:00 pm
Trainers Licensing workshop 2nd day Jill Boyer-Holland (USA)
Kinga Sebestyen (RO)

Seminars

1-day Training Seminar for Dealers and Distributors
September 25th

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

1 intense day seminar full of interesting experiences and where we will share presentations about KJ business evolution, branding and new trends in Marketing, successful distributor business models and cases, round table discussions and amazing opportunities to enrich your international networking.

Presenters:

Mika Naville - CEO RDM SA, Pablo Ferreirós - Head of KJ Marketing, Kinga Sebestyen – KJ Distributor for Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, Michael Feser – KJ local Distributor for Germany, Paul Clarkson - KJ Distributor for UK, Alberta Vallarino – KJ Distributor for Ecuador, Francisco Leyva – KJ Distributor for Mexico and Tim Lai – Dealer for Netherlands.

SEMINARS
25.09.2015

schedule Event
08:40 am
09:00 am
Registration & welcome.
Registration & welcome – Pablo Ferreirós & Mika Naville
09:00 am
09:15 am
Introduction & program overview - Mika Naville
09:15 am
10:00 am
KJ business evolution and future steps - Mika Naville
How are products, brand, sales and distribution network evolving among the past and present. Next projects and goals.
10:00 am
10:45 am
Branding and new trends in Marketing - Pablo Ferreirós
The importance of branding and respecting trademarks. Latest marketing trends and future marketing plans. Adapting to new times and managing Social media as a key tool to promote our products.
10:45 am
11:00 am
 Morning break
11:00 am
11:30 am
How to build a successful Kangoo Jumps business? Kj Bulgarian business model - Kinga Sebestyen
How are the main steps to accomplish to build a successful Kangoo Jumps business model.
Practical case of KJ Bulgarian model growth through education, promotion and distribution.
11:30 am
12:00 pm
Selling strategies – Michael Feser
One way to bring Kangoo jumps products and programs successfully to market. Measures and successful marketing. Ideas and suggestions for the distribution.
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
Generation KJ – Paul Clarkson
How a family can exercise together in a fun and innovative way.
The global fight against childhood obesity - let them have fun, getting fit!
Bringing the generations together from school to adulthood.
12:30 pm
02:00 pm
Lunch break
02:00 pm
02:30 pm
Selling through Kangoo Clubs - Alberta Vallarino
How to develop KJ business creating Kangoo Clubs and selling the product in a personalized way. Create a necessity of the product and customize to your client ́s needs.
02:30 pm
03:00 pm
Rebounding excitment in the mexican market – Francisco Leyva
Physical fitness awarness is growing globally as the excitement of exercise using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes spreads. Kangoo Club Mexico shares two strategies for business development: 
- Connecting with people looking for a healthy lifestyle.
- Increasing business utilizing licensed KJ Instructors and active minded consumers.
03:00 pm
03:30 pm
How you can start and growing in a country with no exclusive rights (and also without a KJ program) – Tim Lai
A speech about how you can start from a webshop to a (sport)store with selling and renting Kangoo Jumps boots.
A former webshop that used “customer centric thinking” as starting approach.
03:30 pm
03:45 pm
Afternoon break
03:45 pm
05:00 pm
Round table and discussion
05:00 pm
05:30 pm
Conclusions & evaluation

Register now and benefit from early birds discounts!!!

 

 
 

Venue

Hotels & Venue

Hotel Montecito


Exquisite and cozy Hotel Montecito 3* will surprise you with an elegant style and luxurious interior. The hotel’s 101 guestrooms are unique in their design and decor, well-appointed in singular style. The rooms are equipped with air condition, safety box, direct telephone line; TV set and bathroom.

Prices

  • Double room Standard: 63 BGN - 33€
  • Double room Deluxe: 76 BGN - 39€
  • Single room Standard: 47 BGN - 24€
  • Single room Deluxe 55: BGN - 28€
  • Triple room Deluxe: 93 BGN - 48€

The prices are per room per day and include: Buffet breakfast, wireless Internet access, parking area, local taxes, VAT.


Contact: Reservations@hotelmontecito.bg or fax +359 2 979 1746
Contact person responsible for your company is Greta Grigorova, mobile: + 359 88 800 4822.


Western Hotel Expo Sofia


This hotel is located in the heart of the Business District of Bulgaria’s capital city and within a walking distance of less than 5 meters from Sofia’s leading International Exhibition center and direct Metro connectivity with Airport Sofia, the 4-star BEST WESTERN Hotel Expo offers its guests 99 comfortable rooms, multifunctional meeting rooms, a state-of-art business lounge, a modern bar as well as other dining option, among which and a lush open-air summer garden.

Download the hotel brochure HERE

Prices & address

  • Superior single room (HB): 42€
  • Superior double room (HB): 52€

Hotel Address:
149 Tsarigradsko Shosse, Blvd., 1784 Sofia - Bulgaria
PHONE: +359 2 81 7 81 51 FAX: +359 2 974 30 90


Group Code: Kangoo Jumps
Contact:k.staikova@hotelexposofia.com



Metropolitan Hotel


Stylish urban hotel with unconventional design welcomes you at the eastern gate of the capital city - close to Sofia Airport, on the way to Business Park Sofia and within a walking distance from the Internatonal Expo Centre (IEC).

Prices

  • Metropolitan Single room: 56€
  • "Metropolitan Standard room single/double occupancy": 69€

Group Code:9385
Contact: reservations@metropolitanhotelsofia.com


Novotel Sofia


Hotel Address:
115 N Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd
PHONE: +359 2/9043000
MAIL: H8468-re@accor.com

Prices

  • Superior room single use: 56€
  • Superior DBL: 64€

Group Code: Kangoo Jumps
Contact: H8468-SL1@accor.com


ATM Hotel


Hotel Address:
Sofía, Tsarigradsko Shosse 131
PHONE: +359 0700/310 08
MAIL: info@atm-hotel.com

Prices

  • Single room breakfast included: 25BGN
  • Double room breakfast included: 50BGN

Group Code: Kangoo Jumps
Contact: info@atm-hotel.com



Payment

Prices

Program By day of Event
September 26th - 27th Festival Days
Special Festival price discount of 30% when booking
any Pre-Festival workshop + Festival

SIZE: SELECT
25th Distributor/Dealer Seminar
Free entrance to the Seminar for all seminar presenters. Free entrance to the Festival for all Seminar attendees.
23rd and 24th Trainer Licensing Workshop*
Only for licensed KJ instructors upon application. You must email kjtraining@kangoojumps.com  for  an application.
September 23rd Kangoo Dance Instructor Workshop*
September 24th Kangoo Discovery Instructor Workshop*
September 24th Kangoo Discovery Instructor Workshop*
September 28th Trainer Renewal Workshop*
Only for licensed KJ Instructors.
September 23rd KJ Mentor Program*
Only for licensed KJ Instructors.
* Please check each workshop pre-requisites before booking.

F.A.Q.

Please, contact us for further information.

  • How do I get from the airport to the venue hotel?
    • You can get a taxi from the airport, the average price is 10 BGN (5 EUR). Please be careful with taxi companies, always ask for taxi fares first. Upon request the venue hotel provides free transportation from the airport to the hotel. You need to book this service in advance when making your reservation.
  • May I sign up for more than one workshop at the Festival?
    • Yes, as long as the scheduled times & days do not conflict.
  • Can anyone sign up for the Trainers Training?
    • Applicants for the Trainers Training must apply by filling out the trainer application, and must provide the requested video to the Board of KJ Training for consideration by sending an e-mail to kjtraining@kangoojumps.com
  • Do we have to stay at the host hotel?
    • No, you do not have to but we highly recommend as we believe it will enhance the Festival experience.
  • Can anyone compete in the choreography contest?
    • Yes, teams must be no less than 4 and no more than 10 people.
  • How do I register for the Festival?
    • In our website section: “Payment”. Or click here
  • What prerequisites are needed to become an instructor at the Festival?
    • You will need a valid health and fitness certificate. I.e. AFAA, ACE, ACSM, etc. more info
  • How early must I make my reservation at the host hotel to secure festival discount?
    • You must set your reservation on the link provided on the VENUE tab by September 1st. Or click here
  • Does the host hotel have a parking fee?
    • No, Best Western Expo Hotel Sofia provides free parking for their clients.
  • If I sign up for the workshops, does this guarantee I will become a license instructor or trainer?
    • No, licensing requires successful completion of a written and practical exam.
  • Are there any shopping malls and restaurants nearby?
    • All the hotels that we cooperate with are 5 minutes walking distance from the venue hotel. There you can find restaurants and the Metro shopping mall is opposite to the Best Western Expo Hotel Sofia.
      During the Festival days catering services will be provided by Best Western Hotel Expo Sofia.
  • How should I dress for the party?
    • The topic of the party is rock & heavy metal, you should dress according to this theme and style (leather clothing etc.). Use your imagination, it is completely up to you. You are welcome to wear Kangoo Jumps boots.
  • Will I have internet access at the Festival?
    • Yes, the Expo Hotel City Hall provides wireless internet access in the Festival hall, meeting rooms and hotel rooms.
  • Where can I see the contest rules?
    • You can download the rules here.
  • Can I rent boots during the Festival?
    • We strongly advise you to bring your own Kangoo Jumps boots. A boot rental option will be available for those who do not have personal Kangoo Jumps boots.
  • Can I pay for workshop fees on site?
    • Yes, we have provided you both an online and on-site cash payment possibility. We highly recommend that you sign-up for KJFP workshops in advance as space is limited. Go here.

Contact

Contact Details

  • Head Office: RDM S.A. - Switzerland
    info@kangoojumps.com
    2, Place de la Gare, CH-1950
    Sion - Switzerland
    Phone: +41 22 755 5715
    Fax: +41 22 755 5025
    website: KangooJumps.com