Alina was born and raised in Moscow. For almost her entire life, she has had a passion for movement and dance. Starting at the age of three she began her first Ballet classes which she was attending for 14 years; as a teenager, she went deep into the running and functional trainings. She attended the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, receiving her Bachelor of Business Management. But her love for movement and dance continued through college and in 2015 she began taking Pilates classes. Once she started, Alina was hooked and then went on to train at Polestar Pilates to become a teacher. After moving to Dubai she discovered “Pilates Academy” and attended all the trainings again but in English including MOTR and committed more time to herself and her practice as a regular student. Now Alina is certified to train clients on the Mat, Reformer, Jump Board, Chair, Cadillac/Trapeze Table, Ladder Barrel and MOTR. In addition to being a Pilates Teacher, she is also a Certified Personal Trainer.
She has a passion for making people feel their best through the practice of Pilates and her goal at the end of each session is to have people feeling stronger, more flexible and relaxed.
“Pilates has changed my life for the better, it reconnects the mind with the body and is a mindful practice for me”, she says. “It also helped me to find a good balance, strength & power when I surf or snowboard.”