Following the Handstand Factory Programs
How much time a week will I have to commit to the Handstand Factory training?

If you are at a point where you want to fully commit to handstand training, you need to know that handbalancing isn’t learned by just training once in a while. Accordingly, these programs will not make sense if you cannot commit to training at least 3-4 handbalancing sessions a week (depending on which level you have/which program you are using). Even with basic two arm handstand training, consistency is important. Once you move on to one arm balancing, doing a session once or twice every few weeks will just not work to achieve a comfortable one arm handstand in any reasonable timeframe. Know your goals, set your training schedule and manage your expectations accordingly.

Can I combine training The Handstand Factory with other training?

Technically yes, but it depends. Mostly, it depends on the time (both training and recovery time) you have available. If you have all day to train your various disciplines and full nights to sleep and recover, then yes, you can easily integrate this program into your normal training schedule. If you have time constraints such as work, a family and/or other commitments, choose your training wisely. (See question above).

It also depends on your other training. Are you prepping for a competition? On a special diet? Training too much? Sleeping too little? Keep in mind that many things factor into this fickle art of balancing. As Emmet likes to say: every person is an N=1 experiment - figure out what works for you, and if something doesn’t, adjust.

What space and equipment will I need to properly train this program?

These programs are designed to be used on the road just as well as in your local gym. All you need is open space for balancing, a free wall to train at, and the odd weight here or there for the flexibility training. (Hint - different sized water bottles make for great weights while traveling).

Will I always need internet access to follow the training properly?

No, you don’t. You will, however, need internet access to sign up, watch and rewatch the videos. For your day to day training, Emmet and Mikael have drafted a training manual with all programming, and some pointers for the exercises. Download it to your phone, or print it, and you can bring it to the gym, park, wherever you train.

Where can I ask questions and get training support while training The Handstand Factory?

Upon signing up for the Handstand Factory, we will send you the link to a private subreddit where you can discuss the training with fellow Handstand Factory students.

However, please note that this program is designed as an autonomous training program which is meant to guide you in your own exploration of training handstands and flexibility.

My English isn’t great, can I still do the program?

The videos and text in the Handstand Factory programs are currently in English only. However, you will be able to play and replay the videos as often as you need to fully grasp their content, and all important points are summarised in an accompanying manual.

For how long will I be able to train with this program?

There is no one fits all answer to this one. It entirely depends on your body type, your lifestyle, the time you put in and a zillion other factors. Just be aware that these programs are not designed to be graduated within a few months, they will rather be guiding you through learning how your body reacts to handbalancing and flexibility training over a few years.

Best is to not to care how long it takes, just trust the process and do the thing. You’ll get there eventually. Probably faster so if you don’t care and just enjoy the process.

Purchasing the Program
How long can I keep my access to the programs after purchasing?

Until the internet breaks. That is, once you have bought any of our programs it is yours to use, with no expiration date.

What happens if I forget my password?

We do not store any passwords. However, there is the option to reset your password if you do lose it. Just click the option to reset password at the log in, you will then get sent a reset password email.

Is there any ongoing costs to training The Handstand Factory?

No, The Handstand Factory courses are one payment only programs. You buy it, you use it. If new programs are added to The Handstand Factory, these will be up for sale on the website separately.

If the program is updated, will I have to repurchase?

No, if we update any of our Handstand Factory Programs, the updates will automatically become available for you to use in your account. This does not apply to any future modules of The Handstand Factory, they will become available separately.

My payment is not processing, what do I do?

If you have any difficulties signing up for The Handstand Factory, please contact us here for assistance.

If and when can I return the program and get a refund?

We have put a lot of time and effort into making these programs available. We have made every attempt at being transparent about the programs prerequisites and content, and trust that you stand behind your decision to sign up for The Handstand Factory.

With products that become immediately available upon purchase, we are unable to give you a refund after you have completed payment and accessed the program.

For these reasons we do not give refunds after the program has been purchased, viewed or otherwise accessed. We do, however, put great value on your feedback, so please make sure to contact us at handstandfactoryonline@gmail.com for any constructive feedback on The Handstand Factory.

More information on cancellation and refunds can be seen in our terms and conditions.

General support and further learning
Is there a possibility of learning in person with Emmet and Mikael?

Both Emmet and Mikael teach international seminars on flexibility and handbalancing respectively, as well as Handstand Factory retreats together. Their upcoming events are listed on their respecitve websites.

If you would like to arrange a seminar in your facility or near you, please contact us to discuss at events@motionimpulse.com.

This program is great, but I need personal guidance. Where do I find online coaching with Emmet or Mikael?

Both Emmet and Mikael offer online coaching, which would entail an individually tailored program and ongoing training support.

For information about Emmets online coaching, please see his website here: http://emmetlouis.com/online-training/ For information about Mikaels online coaching, please see his website here: https://www.mikaelbalancing.com/coaching Please note that this FAQ is to be read as guidance only. A full overview of terms can be found in our terms and conditions.