About Me

My name is Alexandra. Many people know me as Sasha. Believe it or not, it is the same name in Russia, where I was born and raised. And let alone the fact that it is the same for boys and girls alike. Confusing, I know, but I am up for the challenge!

Fitness is my career and a life-long passion (how lucky am I, huh?). I’ve been teaching for almost a decade now and I absolutely love what I do.

It taught me a great deal about myself, people around me, life. To me, being (staying) fit means:

– learning to never give up on your goals and dreams
– getting balanced and stable, both physically and emotionally
– being flexible, not only with your body, but flexible with people around you

And then, of course, there are obvious benefits, like decreased body fat %, decreased heart rate, blood pressure and overall enhanced feeling of well-being.

Most of my adult life I’ve (and still am) been dealing with eating disorder. Ever since the age of 12 I’ve struggled with my body image. I was never obese, but I went yo-yoing between lean and toned to chubby and curvy. Ever since my adolescence I’ve been testing and trying different diets, ‘magic pills’, at-home fitness programs and tools. Anything you can think of – be sure, I tried it. During one of those ‘tries” I found my passion for fitness – In 2005 I first stepped into a fitness club, looking for a magic class that will make me lose weight. Two months later I signed up for my first (of many) instructor certification and started teaching soon thereafter at the very same local fitness club:)
After moving to the USA I went through several national courses to prove my expertise and continued on my fitness path ever since.

In 2012-2015 I was a Master Trainer for one of Bay Area’s fitness startups and in that role have traveled throughout the United States, Mexico and Russia presenting and training instructors in one the most efficient and effective fitness formats in the industry today!

To this day, my goal is to create an exceptional fitness experience in all of my classes by incorporating different methods of training, so everyone wants to work hard and achieve their goals. I also love creating personal connection with my clients and over time became good friends with many amazing people.

After having a child, I transitioned to part-time teaching and currently teach at Equinox San Mateo and PJCC in Foster city. Please see my schedule page for more info about my classes.

When not teaching, I am a full-time mother and a part-time executive assistant in my husband’s tech startup.

Contact me for information about classes and personal training opportunities.