Meet our trainers
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 is the head coach of Kalev Spa and leads Pilates classes.
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 the supervisor and personal trainer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellen instructs adult swimming courses for both beginners and advanced swimmers and is a personal swimming instructor. Ellen’s motto is: “Swimming is part of self-development – swimming will awaken your body and along with that your mental awareness.”
Sport has been part of Ellen’s life since childhood. She started working as a trainer 3 years ago and fell in love with it right away – it has become her calling. Andres Olvik has been Ellen’s mentor, teaching her many necessary skills for the job.
As a trainer, Ellen is bright and positive but demanding and precise at the same time. She focuses on conscious body movement, breathing, flexibility and water awareness. Her collection of exercises includes many interesting as well as funny tasks that will help you take to swimming like a duck to water.
In her free time, Ellen partakes in art therapy as a hobby and she is interested in positive mental and self-development.
- Teaching breaststroke and butterfly stroke swimming techniques (2020)
- Teaching course Õpime ujuma 2 (Let’s Learn To Swim 2) (2020)
- Theoretical swimming technique course (2020)
- Teaching backstroke and front crawl swimming techniques (2020)
- Category EKR3 swimming instructor (2019)
- Teaching course Õpime ujuma 1 (Let’s Learn To Swim 1) (2019)
- Kinesiology (2017)
Sander is the proverbial fish in water, and he loves passing his swimming skills on to others. The motto he lives by is that you have to feel good when you’re training and enjoy it for it to be of any use. Team spirit is important, too.
Sander has always loved open-water swimming, and he’s even made a career of it, representing Estonia in the European and world championships in the sport. He’s also twice been named the country’s best open-water swimmer.
During his sessions, Sander allows those he’s training to make a lot of their own decisions. “I tell people that if two laps is too much, just do one, but make it count,” he smiles.
“And as everyone who comes to my sessions discovers, they’ll soon be perfectly happy to swim backwards!”
In his spare time Sander enjoys reading, watching films, sport and quiz shows and playing the air drums.