About Ginastica Natural University

  • Welcome to Ginastica Natural University
  • Ginastica Natural
  • The History
  • Reasons to Enroll
  • Testimonials

Here's What Our Trainers and Students Have to Say

I did two sessions of Ginastica Natural; woke my butt. If you want to do some serious stretching, get your hips loose, or whatever you do, this is a great exerciceI am a follower.

- Junior Faitau
Cirque du Soleil, O Fireman

It revolutionized my training; an upgrade to my techniques.

- Roger Gracie
10x IFBJJ World Champion

Just a few people are capable of innovation how Professor Alvaro Romano did; his method can reconcile Art and Science with freedom and creativity movements, producing as results, rescue of memory from the early movement plus the improvement of various physical qualities and expansion perception of the body. Who practices Ginastica Natural rescue the pleasure of any essential continuity program.

- Dr. Paulo Pegado
Dr., Consultant in Quality of Life

Professor Alvaro Romano is a lighted professional by spreading Ginastica Natural; an activity with fundamental importance to developing of proprioception and as a result, the functional recovery.

- Nilton Petrone

Before the fight, I do three sessions of breathing techniques that I learned from Ginastica Natural; it awakens my body. I become more agile, moving on the ground due training the movements of Ginastica Natural, and breathing techniques speed up my reasoning. Ginastica Natural helps me physically and psychologically more in control of my emotions and increases my performance for the UFC.

- Rodrigo Minotauro
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion

I returned to my roots training Ginastica Natural to my fight at UFC 133. The benefits of the method I was able to increase my capacity to control my body and mind; the main factor in victory at this fight at UFC.

- Vitor Belfort
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

By doing Ginastica Natural, I learned many valuable techniques, among which the most important was the breathing techniques. I'm 41 years old and a U.S. Navy Sailor for 24 years. Ginastica Natural probably improved my results in running tests of Navy Sailors. I have no words to thank this training program.

- Saad Al-Aziz
Navy Sailor

It is something that helps your body to stay healthy, it is a great warm-up before a hard workout.

- Georges St-Pierre
UFC Welterweight Champion

Ginastica Natural helps to preserve my back.

- Anderson Silva
Former UFC Middleweight Champion

Professor Alvaro Romano is a lighted professional by spreading Ginastica Natural; an activity with fundamental importance to developing of proprioception and as a result, the functional recovery.

- Nilton Petrone

Reasons to Enroll

1.  State of the Art Immersive Learning Platform
Ginastica Natural University uses the most powerful learning platform available to deliver the lessons. The learning platform incorporates streaming video, slides, print-outs, forums, chat, progress tracking, and other interactive features to give you a one of a kind education experience.\
2.  Interactive Education for Superior Retention
Students benefit by experiencing the content in a layered, interactive approach that reinforces each techniques being covered to ensure maximum understanding and retention.
3.  Learn from the Creators
It is a rare opportunity to learn directly from the creators of an art. There is no one that understands the philosophy, intricacies and important details better than the originators.
4.  Affordable
Some of the lessons are free and there are multiple purchase methods for the others. You can purchase an individual lesson if there is a certain segment you are most interested in or purchase an entire course at a discount.
5.  Learn When, Where, and How You Want
One of the great advantages of online learning is the flexibility it gives you to access it any time of day or night and from any internet connected location. If you like to learn at 3am in your pajamas you are good to go!
6.  Save Travel Time and Expense
It can be costly in both time and money to travel to specialized seminars. While in-person seminars can be very powerful it is not always feasible to be able to attend. We've designed our learning system to be as close to live training as possible.

Welcome to Ginastica Natural University!

We created Ginastica Natural University as a resource for you to be able to learn our art when, where and how you want. This is where you'll find in-depth, immersive courses and lessons covering the details of how to get the most from Ginastica Natural. Explore the curriculum to find the course that is best for you and check out the moderated forums where you can ask questions of the experts. In the future you'll even be able to test and certify through the site.

We hope you have a great experience with Ginastica Natural University.

Be sure to let us know what you think.

Enjoy your training!
Alvaro and Raphael Romano

What is Ginastica Natural®?

It is a complete body-weight training method that develops physical qualities like strength, power, endurance, mobility, durability, balance, flexibility, coordination – resulting in quality of life, muscle tone, weight-loss plus a better performance among others and through breathing techniques provides the practitioner with great progress in mental and motor control.

Ginastica Natural® was developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 years ago by world-fitness leader, Professor Alvaro Romano. Based on the ground movements of Jiu-Jitsu and adapting ancient techniques, modern and natural to the spirit of women and men in a completely and unique manner, Ginastica Natural® is considered a revolutionary training method.


  • No Equipment need – Your own body-weight only.
  • Regardless of your age, weight, or skill level, Ginastica Natural gives you benefits to make a healthy change in your life.
  • Improve your body, mind, strength, endurance, core stability, power, flexibility, balance and agility.
  • Fast and efficient workouts designed to give you maximum results.
  • A worldwide recognized and revolutionary workout program, designed for everyone. From Beginners to Pro Athletes.

Ginastica Natural has been introduced in many countries like Netherlands, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Norway, China, Japan, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Australia, Brazil and the United States.

Ginastica Natural® expertise was applied to agents of FBI, DEA and SWAT in Washington DC.

In the United States, Ginastica Natural® method went through the whole approval process of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) as Continuing Education. Ginastica Natural® certified a team of physiotherapists from Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center; an award-winning medical center on Chicago’s near northwest side.

No matter what your age or condition, we developed a program for each stage and condition of your life, following you from childhood to the golden age. A complete training program with specific classes to each moment of life, practiced with the body’s own weight – where can be practiced in open-air and in closed-environments like home, studios and clubs.

Enthusiasts will improve their quality of life, health and physical conditioning.

Athletes overcome limits and improve performance with our recognized programs, tested and approved by renowned athletes in a wide range of modalities.

In partnership with physiotherapists, Ginastica Natural® has been applied to helping patients recovering from injury, illness or surgery.

Special trainings are also available for obesity preventing.

Ginastica Natural® is annually featured in the biggest fitness conventions around the world like IDEA, SATS, AFEEX, Fitness Brasil, ENAF, FIBO and IHRSA.

Regardless of your age, weight, or skill level, we want to give you benefits to make a healthy and performance change in your life.

We also provide instructor training courses and continuing Education opportunities, DVD’s, workshops and group classes. If you are a professional, we have the tools and know-how to help you create a successful Ginastica Natural® career.

It’s time to evolve your training with Ginastica Natural®.

The History

In 1982 Romano began researching eastern techniques and the movements the primitive man. The main influence of Ginastica Natural is the ground movements of jiu–jitsu. These ground movements combined with the techniques of stretching, flexibility and breathing of Hatha yoga, natural movements and the strength created through using body weight make up Ginastica Natural.

Master Alvaro Romano decided to spread the world his lifestyle and his quality of life. After having his university degree and post degree in Physical Education, he decided to develop a workout technology beyond of everything that was ever done before: Ginastica Natural. In the beginning, Alvaro Romano perfected a type of training he would do on his own to, later, apply in class. For the safety of those practicing it, he conducted an in-depth study into the movements. His first experience applying techniques was with himself and the athletes he trained.

“As a physical education professional, my vision was to develop a training program, much beyond of just only fitness activities, I built a workout applied to health issues, quality of life and longevity; Ginastica Natural, can be practiced for everybody that wish an integration between, body and mind, following my concepts and philosophy of life. Ginastica Natural is a revolutionary training system that I use in my daily workout for decades, nowadays I can find how it contributed to my physical, mental and spiritual evolution, in my health and quality of life.”

Alvaro Romano

During his search to improve his performance as an athlete and as a professional in the field of physical education, he develop alternative and unconventional ways to incorporate power and flexibility in to his phisical exercises. To deliver results and benefits to increase quality of life and health, longevity and a healthy spirit resulting in a evolution of your training to achieve weight loss, muscle-tone, and also to assure that our practitioners will be fully assisted with all advantages Ginastica Natural can bring.