AREAS OF SPECIALITY.
- Corrective exercise/postural alignment
- Functional, movement-based exercise
- Stress management
- Recreational and performance sports training (running, skiing, surfing)
- Weight loss/gain
Elena is from Russia. She first attended a classical Russian ballet school at an early age. Throughout high school and college Elena was a Track and Field athlete and achieved numerous awards including the title of Regional Champion, as well as Relay Race Regional Champions. Today she enjoys running, surfing and gymnastics. Love for sports and exploring new skills became a passion and a career path for her.
“I always knew I had a great passion for teaching, that’s why I chose to pursue a career in education. My first semester as a middle-school teacher made me realize how much seeing a positive change in someone’s life makes me happy! Kids are the best teachers, and to learn them right we must start with ourselves, so I decided to try it all!
I moved to the US in 2007 and fell in love with California State and San Francisco. Some years ago I found myself overworked, stressed, not eating well and struggling to find my passion. I stopped exercising after college, and didn’t know where to even start. Then, I just ran… I ran for a while, until I stopped to see a sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. I did the same the next day, and the day after. I changed my career, learned to appreciate my body and feed it well. Living here in the Bay Area for almost a decade allowed me to become more open, mindful and adventurous.
Fitness today is a science-driven industry, and my responsibility as a professional is to educate myself on the latest discoveries and most effective techniques by the best coaches and entrepreneurs in the field. But most importantly, I make my programs sustainable for real life, results will follow when exercise is built into your lifestyle. I say: “Practice what your preach”, you will always find me learning and trying new things at the gym and outdoors.”
- ACSM CPT
- US Career Institute Fitness Trainer/Nutritional Specialist
- FMS (Functional Movement screening)