Founder of StrongSelves boutique fitness studio
Chief executive officer
I am originally from Ukraine, I moved to Myrtle Beach in 2014.
I have been a certified trainer and nutritionist from 2016 to 2022. Now I focus on the management and operations of our studio, and you may see me at the studio making content for our social media.
I absolutely loved training clients and helping women become stronger, more confident, and happier. It was so fulfilling to see our clients grow and improve as individuals every single day.
I opened the StrongSelves studio in March of 2021 because I kept hearing my female clients say how much they hate going to conventional gyms, and how they would love to have a private space to go and work out just with their trainer. I wanted to create a fitness space in Myrtle Beach that offers services specifically just to women.
We lit up scented candles, turn on our neon sign, and sweat in style together. It's all about the VIBE <3
After years of experience, we developed a Full Circle Growth program for our clients at StrongSelves.
This is what separates us from other personal training services, we take a deeper approach, which includes periodized training program tailored to each individual client, with nutrition/mindset coaching and recovery sessions embedded in the program.
Here inches don’t come back!
I am a proud Puerto Rican woman raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico, which is where I was introduced to the sport of volleyball and my love for sports and fitness. My love for volleyball and fitness kept growing and earned me a full athletic scholarship to play on the Miami Dade College Volleyball team in 2007.
As a full-time student athlete I earned my Associates Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, which I then utilized to coach and train volleyball players at an elite level for years and continue to do so today.
I then completed a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Florida.
After two years in the workforce I went back to school and completed a Master's Degree in Athletic Training in 2016 at Florida International University.
Ever since then I have been working with multiple sports teams and individual athletes, helping to return them to top physical condition, whether it’s coming back to in-season from a long break or returning to play from an injury. I have worked at the D1 college level with volleyball, football, lacrosse teams and many others.
I have an extensive background in sports medicine and physical therapy as a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer. Because of this my training style is functional movement training, emphasizing on the importance of technique, proper form and recovery to maximize the benefits of an exercise and minimize the injuries to the body.
On a personal level, I am an adult athlete (I still play volleyball in local adult leagues), a mother of two and a female empowerment enthusiast. I understand what it is to go through pregnancy and motherhood thinking that you could never get back to that sexy pre-mom feeling. I am super excited to join Strongselves and help empower all you beautiful women. But if you are a mom, I am especially excited to help you find that sexy and confident woman that still lives inside of you and has the right to be seen!
I work with Spanish and English speaking clients.