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Upside Motion Instructor Mariya


Life mantra
Find and show the strengths of the person. Do not correct, but guide
Expect her class to be
A lesson with exercises that you will use while walking or in your everyday life
Favourite artist:
Netsky, Linkin Park, Intelligency
Favourite move on the Reformer
Feet in straps
Can't live without
All-time favourite post work-out meal
Coffee with coconut chips
Her other super talent is
Telling jokes

A Kazakhstan national, Mariya moved to Russia to pursue her degree in engineering 10 years ago. She then found her true calling in fitness and started teaching group and personal training fitness classes in 2014.

Mariya earned her Polestar Pilates certification in 2018 and well versed in both Mat & Reformer Pilates, trapeze, chair, barrel, MFR, posture correction, shape correction, and movement recovery. She's deeply interested in human biomechanics and believes that walking is an intrinsic human movement pattern.

In her free time, Mariya loves running and has completed 2 marathons and 4 half marathons in Moscow. Mariya is also passionate about traveling and visited 5 continents to date. Recently settled in Singapore with her husband, she's excited to help people to look good, feel food on this sunny island!

Mariya is a certified Polestar Pilates (Comprehensive Studio) instructor. She is also a certified Les Mills & TRX instructor.