Originally from Russia, then the Bay Area, I now live in beautiful Sacramento, California. I loved to move since my first ballet class when I was four years old. Years later, I found myself at gyms, Pilates studios, running on roads and trails, in spin rooms, lifting weights, and watching my dad throw Kettlebells around like nobody’s business. I pursued it all and loved to train.
I did not start out as a fitness expert – for years I did it all on the side while working in politics.
Fast forward a few years and I realized that to add significant value into this world and do something I truly believe and stand for, I need to keep educating myself in physiology, anatomy, fitness, and nutrition, and use my experience to help others. I buckled down and started training, studying, and gained a Comprehensive Pilates Trainer certification through Balanced Body University. I quit my 9-5 job, and was on my way to opening a Pilates Studio.
For years, I struggled with finding the right balance between my career, keeping myself fit, and making time for my personal life and family – that’s why it’s so important for me to help you create a fitness and lifestyle plan that will bring you joy and satisfaction.
Pilates is the only exercise method that kept my attention for almost a decade. When I started my own Pilates practice I found it uniquely complimentary – no matter what was going on in my life, Pilates was the constant.