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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ALIAKSANDRA FURS

Aliaksandra’s motto: “Dream, plan, achieve.”

Aliaksandra and sport have been firm friends since she was very young. She practises a wide range of sports, from rhythmic gymnastics to track and field.

In 2014 Aliaksandra took part in a Jumping® trainer’s course and then started giving Jumping classes independently. That’s how her career as a trainer began. Just two years later she graduated from the St Petersburg Fitness College and she became a qualified fitness trainer.

Aliaksandra is energetic and creative. She loves putting herself to the test and is always happy to take on new challenges. As a trainer she’s constantly building on her existing skills and knowledge and in her work she always focusses on the client.

In addition to Jumping, Aliaksandra is familiar with a variety of training styles based on aerobics, water aerobics and martial arts. She’s still learning Estonian, so for the moment she’s leading her sessions in English and Russian.

Her hobbies are fitness, travelling and photography. Aliaksandra’s motto: “Dream, plan, achieve.

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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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RAIMO HEISTE

Raimo’s motto: “If I don’t reach the top today, I’ll train so that I might get there tomorrow.”

Sport has long been an inseparable part of Raimo’s life. For the past six years he’s been training at the gym under Indrek Otsus and has taken part in a number of bodybuilding and fitness competitions. He’s been awarded an EKR 4 junior trainer licence and has four years’ experience as a trainer.

Raimo is passionate about teaching people the right way of doing exercises, since going about them the wrong way can easily lead to injuries. In order to achieve anything you need to be determined and proactive and set yourself new goals all the time.

Raimo’s free time is all about training as well – he wants to get to the very top in the world of fitness.

Raimo’s motto: “If I don’t reach the top today, I’ll train so that I might get there tomorrow.”

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DAGMAR NEEM

Dagmar’s motto: “Do a lot and you’ll get a lot done!”    

Dagmar’s been dancing all her life. She’s put her best foot forward in a number of styles, from folk dancing to breakdancing, and has also tried her hand at martial arts. She started working as a trainer during her final years in secondary school, which later led her to enrol in the School of Natural Sciences and Health at Tallinn University, from which she’s since obtained a Master’s degree.

From 1999-2004 Dagmar enjoyed success in both the Aerobics Queen and Fitness Free Class competitions. As a result of dedicating herself to her passion she was crowned Estonia’s very first Fit Girl in 2001.

Dagmar is an internationally licensed trainer for BodyART, Les Mills BodyPump®, TRX, YogaFunk, Jumping® and Gymstick Muscle. She’s also attended Shindo and Ashtanga Yoga courses and taken part in a number of international workshops.

Dagmar is like an ‘energy bomb’ – you’ll never get bored in her classes! Outside of the gym she enjoys dancing, going to the cinema and concerts and making jewellery.

Dagmar’s motto: “Do a lot and you’ll get a lot done!

 

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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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PIRET KASAK

Piret’s motto: “A healthy person is a happy person!”

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, he 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.

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 motto: “A healthy person is a happy person!

 

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MATTI BERG

The path to achieving your goals isn’t always a straight line – sometimes there are lots of twists and turns!”

Matti’s been working as a trainer since 2007 and gives a variety of aerobics and water aerobics classes. He has international licences in AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) water aerobics, Les Mills BodyPump® and BodyAttack® Advanced training.

What Matti likes about his work is meeting so many different people, which broadens his horizons and gives him a much better overview of society as a whole. As a trainer it’s important to him to truly listen and to be able to give the right advice. In the sessions he leads he works the participants hard while also making it the positive experience they need to recharge their batteries. This, he says, is the magic of being a trainer!

Matti’s hobbies outside of the club are also sports-related: for example, he loves playing tennis. Whenever the fast pace of his life allows him to, he enjoys travelling as well.

Matti’s motto: “The path to achieving your goals isn’t always a straight line – sometimes there are lots of twists and turns!

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KRISTINA HASSELBACH 

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.

As a trainer Kristina is very genuine and isn’t afraid to show her feelings! 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

Kristina’s motto: “Sweat is just your body fat crying!”

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NATALIA FELDBUSH

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).

Natalia is an active and energetic trainer who’s constantly adding to her knowledge and skills. 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.

Natalia’s motto: “Be honest and always be yourself!

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ANJA KÄGO

Anja’s motto: “People aren’t designed to live in a permanent state of happiness, but to experience every emotion and live at peace with themselves.”

Anja’s been working out on a regular basis since she was just five years old, when she took up rhythmic gymnastics. She later fell in love with badminton and started as a trainer in the sport while she was still in secondary school. This led to her obtaining Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physical culture.

Anja studied nutrition advice at the Annely Soots School of Health and is a Level 5 badminton trainer as recognised by the Estonian Olympic Committee. She leads sessions in 10 group training styles and trains HeatFunk, YogaFunk and SuppamaHIIT trainers.

Anja’s passionate about being the best version of herself she can possibly be at all times and helping others discover their potential. To her it’s important that participants enjoy her classes – exercising, but not taking it too seriously; having fun rather than it being too much like hard work; and feeling like they’re always welcome. You don’t have to do everything perfectly: doing it as well as you can is enough. You should always be prepared to make mistakes and feel good about yourself regardless.

Anja’s motto: “People aren’t designed to live in a permanent state of happiness, but to experience every emotion and live at peace with themselves.

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KRISTA ANNELJAS

Krista’s motto: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Krista started playing sports when she was in primary school, and since then it’s become her lifestyle. Her day-to-day work is as a secretary in the auto industry, but becoming a trainer was a long-held dream of hers.

In 2017 Krista attended a SuppamaHIIT course, which she passed and was then certified as a trainer. In summer 2018 she had the opportunity to put her trainer’s skills to the test by leading sessions in the outdoor pool at Nõmme Sports Centre.

Being a trainer is a fun hobby for Krista and one which gives her a lot of energy. She encourages everyone to make their dreams come true. Even in her spare time she focuses on sport: she runs, rollerblades, cycles, goes to the gym and takes part in a number of competitions.

Krista’s motto: “Everything happens for a reason.”

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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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TRIIN PARRO

Triin’s motto: “Have the courage to be yourself and make sure you enjoy every moment!”

Sports and dancing have formed part of Triin’s everyday life for years. When she realised how important it was to do exercises the right way if you want to achieve the best results, she started taking aerobics trainer courses offered by the Estonian Aerobics Association. From there she sought to become a personal trainer, which she did by taking courses at FAF (the Fitness Academy of Finland). She’s now been working as a trainer for 10 years.

Triin’s a considerate and observant trainer who takes the individuality and wishes of her clients into account in her classes. To her it’s important that exercising is enjoyable and motivating; that people feel how their bodies are improving and look forward to the next session.

In her free time Triin likes reading and spending time outdoors. Triin’s motto: “Have the courage to be yourself and make sure you enjoy every moment!”

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ENN MEIESAAR

Enn’s motto: “Exercising isn’t hard work – it’s pure entertainment!”

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. 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’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.

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ENELY JÄÄGER

Enely´s motto: "As long as we breathe, we can practice yoga".

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´s motto: "As long as we breathe, we can practice yoga".

Enely leads ‘Back yoga’ classes.

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ANU RUUTU

Anu’s motto: “Live so that life is good for you and good for others!”

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 is a multifaceted trainer and a master of many styles, which she balances with yoga and stretching.

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’s motto: “Live so that life is good for you and good for others!”

Anu leads Pilates classes.

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AILE ALVEUS-KRAUTMANN

Aile’s motto: “You have to learn and improve all the time. Stay active. Stay interested. Keep your mind ticking over and your back straight and the world will be your oyster!”

Aile specialises in Body&Mind-type training and is a popular Pilates trainer.

She has undertaken Gyrokinesis training and pre-training courses and Pilates mat training and machine training courses with Corpus Pilates Studio led by Kelly McKinnon. She is a licensed bodyART trainer and also has basic training as a Fittest Spinning trainer. She has completed a full Body&Flow programme under Or-Yah Avni, as well as ‘Pilates on a mat and on equipment’ teacher training. Since 2016 she has been training new Pilates trainers herself as part of the Body&Flow programme.

Aile is a calm and caring trainer who takes an individual approach to every client. For this reason, even total beginners will feel relaxed and reassured in her classes.

In her spare time Aile enjoys riding horses, which are her greatest passion.

Aile leads Pilates classes.

Aile’s motto: “You have to learn and improve all the time. Stay active. Stay interested. Keep your mind ticking over and your back straight and the world will be your oyster!”

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MARIE PULLERITS

Marie’s motto: “Life is now. You can only count time by taking time and sharing it.”

As a dancer, yoga teacher and trainer, Marie is all about conscious movement. Her interest in what it means to be human has accompanied her throughout her studies of psychology, theatre and choreography. She graduated from Tallinn University with a Master’s degree in choreography, and set out on her path towards becoming a yoga teacher when she undertook International Yoga Alliance teacher training in Mandrem, India (Upaya Yoga, RYS®). In addition to taking regular yoga courses, she is also a licensed Les Mills BodyBalance® trainer.

Marie has been practising a range of Body&Mind training forms for more than 12 years and is inspired by the positive feedback she gets from people. As a trainer she seeks to share with others the ability to listen to yourself and to boost your health, well-being and internal balance.

In her free time Marie also loves travelling through the world of theatre and film, and she has taken part in a number of dance festivals.

Marie’s motto: “Life is now. You can only count time by taking time and sharing it.”

Marie leads BodyBalance training sessions.

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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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