Meet our trainers

PEETER KARASK

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.

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!”

 

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HETI-HELEN ROHTLA

Heti’s motto: “Smile and the world smiles with you!”

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 the sessions she leads she makes sure her clients are doing everything the right way.

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.

Heti’s motto: “Smile and the world smiles with you!

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MARGIT LIPSTUHL

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.

Margit is without doubt the best-known water aerobics instructor in the country. 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!

Margit’s motto: “A healthy mind in a healthy body!

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TATJANA BELJAJEVA

Tanja’s motto: “Water works wonders!”

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 10 years, including swimming for babies.

She’s a highly dedicated trainer whose sessions are always well thought through. She is without doubt our most popular water aerobics instructor!

In her free time Tanja likes spending time with her large family and travelling. Tanja’s motto: “Water works wonders!

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TARMO RATTASSEP

Tarmo’s motto: “Whatever obstacles life throws at you, keep your head held high and stay true to yourself!”

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. 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 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’s motto: “Whatever obstacles life throws at you, keep your head held high and stay true to yourself!”

Tarmo is a gym supervisor and personal trainer.

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EVELIN TALTS

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’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 Evelin’s goal is to motivate and support people to live healthier, more active, higher-quality and longer lives through regular, moderate exercise.

Evelin continues to take part in running races and marathons, and she’s also a passionate snowboarder. Evelin’s motto: “A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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MARE PAIST

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.

Mare’s a cheerful trainer who tries to pass that positivity on to her students. 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.

Mare’s motto: “Exercising means good fun, good company, good health, good posture and good looks!”

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ANDRES OLVIK

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’ motto: “Everyone learns to swim with me – whether diving in or jumping in – but always using the classic technique.”

Andres leads swimming classes.

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CEVIN ANDERS SIIM

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.

As a trainer, Cevin works everyone hard but also makes sure they have fun. 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’s motto: “Life is like riding a bike – to keep your balance you have to keep moving forward!”

Cevin leads swimming classes for adults.

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RASMUS JUHANSON

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JANA KESVATERA

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