Andrea Gilardoni has been working as a swimming instructor since 1982\. He is a swimming instructor of first and second level by Italy’s National Federation. In 1989, he graduated with a degree from Bocconi University in Milan. He currently lives in Milan and has worked for many years at public and private swimming pools. He also works freelance for Virgin Active and is a master trainer and national manager for aqua fitness programs in the Virgin Active Academy. Andrea holds several certifications with the European Aquatic Association (EAA). For the past 10 years, he has served as an EAA master trainer for aqua fitness, hydrobike, aqua treadmill, aqua circuit, aqua jump and aqua step. He has created the EAA aqua treadmill and aqua circuit programs and collaborated on the Hydrobike one. Andrea is currently studying to become a master trainer for Acquapole. He has presented at Aquafitnessdays, Winter marathon, Rimini wellness and other small conferences in Italy. He is an international presenter, and has presented in Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Russia, and France.