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 a 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.