Meet our trainers
Heti’s motto: “Smile and the world smiles with you!” In the sessions she leads she makes sure her clients are doing everything the right way.
Heti’s been working as a trainer since 1998. She graduated from Tallinn University with a degree in psychology while also studying gymnastics at the School of Natural Sciences and Health. In the end this long-term hobby became her bread and butter, since she now works as an EKR 5 qualified trainer, an FAF (Fitness Academy of Finland) personal trainer and an internationally licensed Les Mills BodyPump®, BodyBalance® and Gymstick trainer. She also holds a diploma as a SuppamaHIIT trainer.
Heti’s always smiling and positive when working with others, but at the same time she’s not afraid to tell others what to do, since to her it’s very important that people do exercises properly.
In her free time Heti studies Spanish and loves travelling to exotic destinations. Having a positive attitude is the basis of everything in Heti’s view, since she feels that people often make life harder for themselves simply by overthinking things.
Tarmo’s motto: “Whatever obstacles life throws at you, keep your head held high and stay true to yourself!”. He considers it important that his clients feels good in their own skin and walk away from every training session feeling positively charged.
Tarmo’s first encounter with a gym was at the age of 16, and he quickly realised that he had found the physical and athletic outlet he had been looking for. He became a licensed BodyPump instructor in 2016. He took part in an IPT Estonia personal trainer course in 2018, completed it successfully and has also been working as a personal trainer since the start of 2019.
As a trainer, Tarmo is very client-focussed. He aims to boost people’s overall physical endurance and help them make their lives more active and achieve the goals they set for themselves.
Tarmo’s biggest hobby throughout his life has been cooking. He is a qualified chef and has worked in the restaurant of one of Estonia’s most prestigious restaurants. He enjoys spending his free time with friends and family and discovering different parts of the country.
Tarmo is a gym supervisor and personal trainer.
Anu’s motto: “Live so that life is good for you and good for others!”. Anu is a multifaceted trainer and a master of many styles, which she balances with yoga and stretching.
Anu has been working as a trainer for more than 25 years. During her high school days she was involved in dancing, and it was around this time that she started to lead aerobics classes. The obvious next step was to hit the gym to maintain her strength and muscles.
Anu holds FAF (Fitness Academy of Finland) licences covering aerobic, gym and personal training and has a Pilates Mat-Level 3 licence. She has also studied Pilates machine training and taken part in a wide range of professional training events linked to the world of fitness.
Anu’s training sessions are intensive and engaging. She is demanding and wants everyone taking part to really give it their all. One thing is certain: you won’t walk out of her classes with a dry shirt!
In her free time, Anu designs clothes and accessories and trains her blue-eyed Samoyed.
Anu leads Pilates classes.
Enely´s motto: "As long as we breathe, we can practice yoga". She specialises in back-related problems
Enely is a certified yoga trainer and therapist. She graduated from the four-year programme of the Viniyoga Healing Foundation of India (http://www.vhfyogacare.in) under the watchful eye of Dr N. Chandrasekaran and has also completed International Yoga Teacher training (KHYF Yoga Teacher Training 500 hrs).
Enely specialises in back-related problems and has put together an eight-week programme entitled ‘Back School’ that enables people to free themselves from back pain over time.
Enely is very active, spending most of her free time on the go. The great loves of her life are her Irish Red Setters, and walking with them helps to keep her in shape. She is also a big fan of surfing, which gives her a lot of energy.
Enely believes that everyone is different and that we all benefit from an individual approach even in group training sessions. Her yoga classes are structured around the needs and wishes of her students.
Enely leads ‘Back yoga’ classes.
Piret’s motto: “A healthy person is a happy person!”. Piret loves her work and working out and she wants everyone to find the right kind of training for them to get – and stay – healthy.
Piret’s been working as a trainer since 1999. She’s a qualified EKR 5 aerobics trainer and an internationally licensed AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) water aerobics and Gymstick H2O trainer.
Piret has led dance training classes for children and is an attested instructor for swimming with babies. In addition to being a popular water aerobics trainer, her other great passion is yoga. She says you can never learn everything there is to learn about yoga because there’s so much to discover at both the physical and spiritual levels. She throws herself into vigorous yoga practices. At the moment her hobby is AcroYoga, although she’s also interested in rehabilitation and is a Reiki practitioner.
Ever bright and bubbly, he infuses his sessions with positive energy. He has even developed his own personal training style, based on energetic breathing exercises and muscle training, which he calls EnergyFlow.
Enn graduated from Tallinn University with a degree in dance. He had been a teacher of theatre and dance in the Department of Performing Arts of the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu for many years. He has also danced in show and variety troupes, instructed troupes of his own and provided choreography for a number of choirs. He works with entertainment agencies and is a judge in Estonian dance and gymnastics competitions including Gymnafest, Koolitants and Kuldne Karikas.
Enn has been an aerobics trainer since 1991, when the very first aerobics classes were held in Estonia. He has led Koduaeroobika.ee training sessions for a number of years. The training styles he employs are wide-ranging, although he is best known for his dance training.
Enn’s hobbies take in a variety of esoteric areas.
Enn’s motto: “Exercising isn’t hard work – it’s pure entertainment!”
Enn leads EnergyFlow training sessions.
Ketlin has been involved in sport and movement all her life, including rhythmic gymnastics and ballet – but her greatest love is yoga. Ketlin’s motto: “There’s no such thing as an impossible dream – you simply have to take that first step out of your comfort zone.”
Ketlin was drawn into the world of yoga while studying communications at university, and today she says her favourite hobby and her work are one and the same. She has completed 50 hours of training as a Yin Yoga (Yoga Alliance) instructor as well as courses for Yogafunk and Hot Yoga instructors, and is currently studying to become a personal trainer (Intensive PT Education Level 4). Yoga has turned her understanding of the human body on its head and inspired her to focus more on the health-giving effects of yoga and to share this knowledge with others.
In summer, Ketlin also guides paddleboarding groups and gives paddleboard yoga lessons on Pirita River in Tallinn and in bog lakes around Estonia.
She likewise leads the yoga and paddleboarding classes at our sports club.
Margit is, without doubt, the best-known water aerobics instructor in the country. Margit’s motto: “A healthy mind in a healthy body!”
Margit’s been working as a water aerobics trainer for more than 20 years. She is EKR 6 qualified and an official training manager for the Aquatic Exercise Association (the biggest and most respected organisation of its kind in the world) in Estonia. She’s led classes at global training events and brainstorming sessions in the United States, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Finland and Poland. She’s a trainer for the Hydrorider training system and can also be considered the woman who imported water spinning into Estonia.
For Margit, exercise is the basis of good health and a good mood. Everyone who attends her sessions finds her energy infectious!
Tanja’s been giving swimming lessons for more than 20 years - she’s a highly dedicated trainer whose sessions are always well thought through.
Tatjana, or Tanja for short, has been working as a trainer for more than two decades. She’s EKR 4 qualified and an internationally licensed Aquatic Exercise Association water aerobics instructor. She also has a Gymstick H20 certificate and is one of very few trainers in Estonia who gives such classes. Moreover, she’s a licensed Les Mills BodyBalance® trainer as well.
Tanja’s been giving swimming lessons for more than 20 years, including swimming for babies. She is without doubt our most popular water aerobics instructor! Tanja’s motto: “Water works wonders!”
In her free time, Tanja likes spending time with her large family and travelling.
As a trainer Evelin’s goal is to motivate and support people to live healthier, more active, higher-quality and longer lives through regular, moderate exercise. Evelin’s motto: “A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
Evelin fell in love with track and field while she was at school. Her favourite disciplines were the running races. She proudly displays a gold medal for the 400-metre hurdles in the 1997 Estonian Championships and a number of marathon titles in her trophy cabinet. In 2012 she even represented Estonia in the marathon at the London Olympics. Evelin continues to take part in running races and marathons, and she’s also a passionate snowboarder.
Evelin’s a graduate of the School of Natural Sciences and Health at Tallinn University and has worked as an athletics trainer for children. She’s taken a large number of aerobics and gym trainer courses and has been leading group training sessions in sports clubs since 2000.
As a trainer, Kristina is very genuine and isn’t afraid to show her feelings! Kristina’s motto: “Sweat is just your body fat crying!”
Kristina’s been working as a trainer in water aerobics for more than a decade. She’s a qualified EKR 3 instructor and an internationally licensed AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) trainer. She’s also qualified to lead swimming classes for babies and has a Gymstick H2O certificate.
Her sessions are always high-energy and work the participants hard. Her other big passion is the world of beauty – in addition to being a trainer she works as a make-up artist.
In her spare time, Kristina enjoys cooking and travelling.
Natalia is an active and energetic trainer who’s constantly adding to her knowledge and skills. Natalia’s motto: “Be honest and always be yourself!”
Natalia’s been working as a water aerobics instructor for four years and is an attested specialist in the sport (AEA). She is ‘fluent’ in a number of water aerobics styles, including AquaDance.
In her free time, Natalia focuses on sport: she plays tennis, cycles and enjoys active tourism.
Natalia’s educational background is actually in philology, and she also enjoys reading and going to the theatre.
Kaja is a hugely experienced trainer who’s been working in the fitness industry for 34 years. Kaja’s motto: “If your work is also your hobby, and your hobby can make people happy and change their lives for the better, you’ll always enjoy it.”
She graduated from Tallinn University as a choreographer, has been an instructor at a variety of aerobics festivals (including Reebok Fitness and Aerobics Queen) and is a trainer at the Fitness Academy of Finland. She also brought kickboxing aerobics to Estonia and is the founding owner of the country’s first online training site, koduaeroobika.ee.
As a trainer, Kaja is encouraging, supportive and upbeat, with a good sense of humour. She’s convinced that if people do things they like and are good at, they’re on the right track. It’s important, she says, to strike the right balance and find satisfaction in what you do.
Kaja is a keen traveller and regularly builds on her skills in the United States and Italy. She loves sampling gourmet food and listening to live music.
Mare’s a cheerful trainer who tries to pass that positivity on to her students. Mare’s motto: “Exercising means good fun, good company, good health, good posture and good looks!”
Mare’s been into aerobics since she was a kid and can’t picture her life without exercise. She graduated from Tallinn University as a physical education teacher and in aerobics and has dedicated herself to these areas ever since. She’s been giving water aerobics classes for 22 years.
Mare also leads children’s and women’s group sessions and women’s aerobics sessions. She’s constantly adding to her knowledge and skills set by attending the water aerobics courses organised by the Estonian Aerobics Association.
In her water aerobics classes, she uses a range of equipment and pieces of music with different tempos, taking the needs and wishes of her clients into account. Mare loves working as both a PE teacher and a trainer since the jobs complement each other.
Andres’ motto: “Everyone learns to swim with me – whether diving in or jumping in – but always using the classic technique.”
Andres has been involved in swimming for more than 20 years. He is a Level 5 certified trainer and has also completed courses as a gym supervisor.
Andres is very popular as a swimming instructor. He has taught people of all ages (from babies to veterans) and all abilities (beginners through to professional athletes). He has been leading swimming classes and training sessions for adults at Kalev Spa since 2014.
Andres values his work as a trainer as it enables him to pass on his practical experience and do something he loves. In his free time Andres enjoys reading and exploring the great outdoors.
Andres leads swimming classes.
CEVIN ANDERS SIIM
As a trainer, Cevin works everyone hard but also makes sure they have fun. Cevin’s motto: “Life is like riding a bike – to keep your balance you have to keep moving forward!”
Cevin has been involved in sports for as long as he can remember. His earliest experience of training was at the age of 17, when he helped his mother out as an assistant trainer. From that moment he knew that being a trainer was for him.
He is a graduate of Audentes Sports Gymnasium and, alongside his work as a trainer, he is studying at the School of Natural Sciences and Health of Tallinn University. Cevin has represented Estonia in swimming at a number of meets, with his biggest achievements being the titles he has won at Estonian and Northern European championships.
He places a lot of value on his work as a trainer since no two classes are ever the same and his sessions are always enjoyable, making each day brighter.
In addition to all of this, Cevin enjoys drawing – particularly portraits. He is also interested in cooking and can often be found baking at home in his free time.
Cevin leads swimming classes for adults.
Jana specialises in personal training, focussing in her sessions on overall physical strength and endurance. As a trainer she’s easy-going and unflappable, but doesn’t hesitate to turn up the heat when needed.
Jana has been playing league football for nine years, most recently in the Estonian premier league. She harboured an interest in working in sports from a young age, and it was during the two years she spent living in Australia that this idea became reality: in Melbourne and Perth she studied to become a group and personal trainer and now holds Level III & IV trainer certificates from the Australian Fitness Academy. She has also been certified as a CrossFit Inc Level 1 trainer in Finland and leads CrossFit classes.
Jana supports her clients on their journey towards becoming better people by helping them make more informed choices in their everyday lives regarding exercise, nutrition and recovery. She enjoys watching them grow in confidence with every session as they do things they thought they’d never be capable of. In her free time she likes reading, travelling and visiting new places.
Jana’s motto is “Energy is a choice”: if you really want to, you’ll always find the time and energy you need to do things.
Stefan says we all have hidden strength inside us – we just have to find and tap into it. As a trainer he enjoys seeing people develop and grow stronger and more resilient both mentally and physically.
Stefan has been practising sport ever since he was a child. He was a professional football player for many years. His background in sports has taught him both discipline and endurance.
After his career in football he began focusing on fitness and bodybuilding, and in the nine years since then, he has attained the qualification of Bodybuilding and Fitness Instructor, Level 3/4. Stefan gained practical and professional experience training under six-time Mr Olympia Dorian Yates in Spain, where he himself worked as a private trainer to international clientèle.
He likes to improve and educate himself not just in sport, but in a wide range of fields: he is also interested in languages, psychology and philosophy. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’, as he calls it.
Stefan is available for and can consult on personal training.
Peeter’s motto: “Train consistently, believe in yourself, take on new challenges and think positively and you’ll soon become the sculptor of your own body!”
Peeter is the mainstay of our club. He’s been working here since it first opened in 2006. He has seemingly boundless energy, and he’s not afraid to share it with others!
Peeter leads various group training sessions as well as advising clients in the gym and is one of our most in-demand personal trainers. He’s a licensed gym trainer and an internationally licensed Les Mills BodyPump® and FAF Indoor Cycling trainer.
Peeter graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in journalism and is currently part-way through his studies at the School of Natural Sciences and Health at Tallinn University. He has also studied at FAF (the Fitness Academy of Finland) as a personal trainer.
In his free time Peeter loves to travel, and one of his biggest passions is photography. He also takes part in as many running and skiing marathons as he can. On top of everything else, Peeter won the title of Estonian Bodybuilding Champion in 1999.
Rasmus says: “It’s all about your mindset – you just have to believe in the goals you set yourself and start working towards them.” Rasmus specialises in bodyweight training and is happy to put together programmes for people to work out to at home.
Rasmus has been involved in sports ever since he was a boy. He got into swim training while in primary school, continuing with it for eight years. At the age of 16 his interest shifted to strength training and he started working out on his own. Although it produced results, they were too slow in coming for the athletic teenager, who felt he should build up his knowledge of the sport. This led him to sign up for a gym instructors’ course run by the Estonian Olympic Committee. He’s now been involved in gym training for four years and has earned an EstQF3 licence as a gym instructor and personal trainer.
Based on his own experience, Rasmus always recommends that beginners consult a personal trainer before launching into a workout routine. He’s happy to help anyone who wants to feel good about their body and exercise in a way that will produce the results they’re hoping for. Upbeat and approachable, he gives 100% every time and does everything he can to help people. In his free time he plays the drums, but more than anything he loves working out.
He is guided by his motto in leading personal training sessions at our sports club.