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Welcome to
Handstand Factory

Here at Handstand Factory, we are are currently building the most comprehensive, in-depth handbalancing syllabus to be found online by combining the long tradition of handbalancing training from a circus perspective with a modern understanding of biomechanics, contemporary sport science and modern research into flexibility development for adults.

“Handstands aren’t something you can learn in a couple of minutes. They take time and iteration, so a handful of tutorials won’t cut it. You need to immerse yourself in the pursuit, because some days will be harder than others. One of the things I love about the the HSF programs is that there’s a whole Handstand Cinematic Universe of materials here, providing additional context for every step you take along your winding path to mastery.”

– Ryan Hurst, Head Coach of GMB

Get Your First Freestanding Handstand

With the Push program, you will gain a technical understanding of the mechanics of the straight two-arm handstand, and all necessary flexibility components, and learn how to program your own training and build an independent, individual handbalancing practice.

Because this is an entry level course, there is a lot of step by step programming help and a number of training templates to choose from for all various levels. You will begin to learn how your body reacts to handbalancing training, and gain insights into building a fun, holistic and efficient handbalancing practice with skillwork, conditioning, balance drills and overhead shoulder and pike flexibility.

    Watch and rewatch the exercise explanations, demos and technical lectures at your own pace

    Available as a PDF, or can also be bought in print

    Pike and shoulder flexibility modules

    Step-by-step program templates are included, with guided advancement

    Written for all ability levels with easily accessible progressions



“The Push program really shows you how to work with your individual needs and fully embodies the concepts of autonomy and auto-regulation, which are both central to the GMB philosophy as well. It’s a great fit for anyone who is serious about learning but doesn’t want to devote 100% of their training time to hand balancing.”

– Andy Fossett, The Boss at GMB

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Remember to use the code GMB15 to save 15% on the list price!

Train Andy & Ryan’s Recommended Programs

Our GMB Bundle has been exclusively curated by Andy & Ryan to apply the strength and coordination gained from the GMB programs towards common handbalancing goals at a great price – no coupon necessary!

“As coaches, Mikael and Emmet have lots of technical experience and knowledge, but they’re smart about how they structure things so it’s not overwhelming. It’s clear that a lot of thought and care has gone into producing these courses to be an effective and enjoyable experience.”

– Andy & Ryan of GMB

What You Get
  • Push – Learn To Handstand Program

    Aspiring for your first handstand? Or want a more consistent, straighter, 60s handstand hold? The Push program has over a year’s worth of programming to address whatever stage your at towards mastering the straight, freestanding handstand.

  • Low Balance – Build Confidence On Your Hands

    A perfect compliment to the flows of GMB’s Elements program. Learn the crow, crane, crocodile, side crocodile and headstand. Each position teaches you about various aspects of handbalancing which will help you significantly with handstands, without requiring inversion.

  • Press – Press Into A Handstand

    Leverage gains from GMB’s Integral Strength program to learn this impressive feat of bodyweight strength.  Press contains all the programming, theory, and cues you’ll need to master the various presses to handstand including the straddle, pike, and Stalder press.

Original price was: €423.Current price is: €338.Add to cart

The Handstand Factory Online Programs

Remember, you can save 15% on the online program prices below with the coupon code GMB15 at checkout.


A lifetime’s worth of handbalancing!

Unlock multiple Handstand Factory Programs together at a discount, and combine training routines to meet your handbalancing goals more quickly!

(and yes, you’ll save 15% more using the code GMB15)

Original price was: €1,535.Current price is: €1,151.Add to cart

A lifetime’s worth of handbalancing!

Unlock multiple Handstand Factory Programs together at a discount, and combine training routines to meet your handbalancing goals more quickly!

(and yes, you’ll save 15% more using the code GMB15)

Original price was: €1,535.Current price is: €1,151.Add to cart

Others Ways to Learn with Handstand Factory

The Handstandcast Podcast

The Handstandcast – where Emmet Louis and Mikael Kristiansen talk all things handstands.

Developing the Handstand Factory programs has made us formalise our thoughts on handbalance and flexibility training, to make it applicable and useful to a wide audience. But of course, the hardest thing in such an undertaking is knowing what not to include! This podcast, on the other hand, allows us to ramble a bit less formally, and go a bit more into our reasoning in why we teach handbalancing the way we do, the fact that there are loads of ways to do things, and explore all kinds of corners of the handbalancing universe.

Dive in to over 100 episodes on your favorite podcasting platform:

In-Person Intensives

Taught by Emmet Louis and Mikael Kristiansen, we offer two handbalancing intensives, one suited for handbalancing beginners to intermediate practitioners and the other for advanced handbalancers and professionals. Come deepen your handstand practice, meet your fellow Handstand Factory students (and us) in person, and spend a week immersed in scenic retreat centers in Europe and the Americas.


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