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About Me


My name is Irena Basnikova. I was born in Russia where I was blessed to be raised by loving, educated, and health oriented parents. They grew organic fruits and vegetables and lived a holistic and sound lifestyle, which was wonderful way for me to begin in life.


I obtained a 5-year Political Economics Degree at the St. Petersburg State University in Russia and Marketing Management Seminar at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After studying and teaching “Body Shaping” in Russia, I eventually moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1994 and began teaching Aerobics. I later moved to Naples and became a Certified Personal Trainer/Instructor.


I’ve studied various disciplines involving spirit, mind and body to share with my clients and make a true and lasting difference in their lives. Most clients’ professional and personal lives are often intertwined and this tends to go unacknowledged but I firmly believe that the spirit affects the mind and the body. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their fitness goals and am constantly furthering my education to provide my clients with cutting edge, fun, and challenging new routines that engage both the mind and body.

CRT (Cranial Release Technique)

shutterstock_173305034“I use CRT, which causes a major release of tension in the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue of the body. It also causes the brain and the nervous system to come into a more balanced, optimal state of function. When we release tension in the muscles and balance the body structure, and then put the brain back in charge of the body, it creates the best conditions you can have for healing, health and well-being.

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AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)

P1130838-EditThe AIS Method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, and facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. Fascia or myofascia is the dense, tough tissue which surrounds and covers all of your muscles and bones (complete body suit which runs from the top of your head down to the bottom of your toes.) When fascia is damaged or traumatized it can become too tight and cause a number of problems such as: headaches, muscle pain and spasms, chronic back and neck pain, sciatica, breathing difficulties, poor posture and reduced flexibility. Performing an Active Isolated Stretch of no longer than 2 seconds allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen and achieve a state of relaxation. These stretches provide maximum benefit, restoration of full range of motion and flexibility

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MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation) Therapy

MPS is a truly integrative therapy specifically designed for the treatment of chronic, or acute soft tissue pain. MPS applies brief, concentrated direct current (DC) microcurrent impulses to motor, trigger and acupuncture points that gently relax muscles, calm the nervous system and release endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Disease and pain are byproducts of an impeded or blocked innate flow of energy and MPS Therapy restores the energy flow and back to an ideal state of health. Scar Therapy should not be underestimated in its potency. Releasing scars is the single most important factor in the treatment of chronic pain.

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postureThe CPEP Program is led by BodyZone founder Dr. Steven Weiniger, internationally renowned posture expert, delegate to the White House Converence on Aging, and author of Stand Taller Live Longer (2008). Strong posture helps relieve pain, optimize sports performance, improve appearance and promote longevity, while weak posture can lead to back pain, neck pain and other neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Posture exercise and mindful movement can add years to your life.

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Myokinesthetic System™

The Myokinesthetic System™ compliments the StrongPosture™ system. The Myokinesthetic System™ (Myo=Muscle Kinesthetic=Movement) is a muscle movement technique that corrects and balances the nervous system. It alleviates and eliminates pain, restores range of motion and improves posture. It works with the soft-tissue muscular system to change the nervous system to remedy the problem by treating all the muscles along one nerve pathway.

Board Certified Alternative Psychology Practitioner

alternative-psychologyLet go of a lifetime of negativity, subconsciously and consciously with advanced methods and ‘plans of action’ for permanent release of ‘negative root causes’; handle all challenges, master moods, anxiety, depression; achieve positive motivation and increased energy for health, happiness, spirituality, success and MUCH MORE!!!

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BemerBemer focuses on the core systems necessary for wellbeing. Many physical discomforts are directly related to a diminished circulatory system which can result in dysfunctional metabolic processes. Bemer provides a better supply of oxygen and nutrients and improves a disposal of metabolic waste.
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Additional Certifications and Trainings
  • NFPT Personal Trainer (National Federation of Professional Trainers)
  • NCTMB LMT MA70323
  • TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 3 and Medical Professional Level 2
  • Pilates Reformer I and II (Balanced Body University)
  • Spencer Pilates (Mat & Ball, Nesta)
  • TRX Suspension & Sports Medicine Training
  • Water Art Senior Instructor Certification
  • WaterArt Aquatic Rehabilitation
  • WaterArt Sports Conditioning
  • WaterArt Pre/Post Natal Conditioning
  • Gravity Personal Training Instructor (E.F.I. Sports Medicine)
  • Power Plate Instructor (Power Plate North America)
  • Certified in Myofascial Pain Management with Biofeedback Electro-Stimulation Therapy – advanced Training Level Two
  • Common Movement Disorders (Parkinsons) Rehabilitation (Water Art Institute in Canada)
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Anti-Aging and Cell Rejuvenation (Quantum Wave Cold Laser Therapy)
  • Trapeze Table/Cadillac Module
  • Quantum-Touch Level 1 Certificate of Completion
  • Certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner (Global Sciences Foundation)
  • Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner (Global Sciences Foundation)