Larysa is the founder of Peak Performance Pilates & Fitness and fitness industry professional with more than 15 years experience in different areas of fitness. Fitness and dancing have always been a major part of her life. Being a frequent visitor to International Fitness Conferences, she was motivated to become an instructor.
She started her fitness carrier in Europe by becoming an Aerobics group instructor in 2003. In 2005 she found Pilates and fell in love with an amazing concept and benefits of Pilates method.
She started her fitness carrier in Europe by becoming an Aerobics group instructor in 2003. In 2005 she found Pilates and fell in love with an amazing concept and benefits of Pilates method. Her first Certification in Pilates Matwork level 1 and 2 was provided by Pilates Institute, London in 2007. After moving from Europe in 2009 to the Florida Keys she continued physical education and became a Personal Trainer AFFA certified. Following her passion to dance Larysa proudly became a Zumba instructor in 2011.
She has continued her education in Pilates with STOTT PILATES, their contemporary approach and educational programs for instructors attracted her to the method. In 2014 she successfully completed all the training and became certified in Reformer, Level 1 ( beginner and intermediate) Barre certification 2015. In 2017 she attended Injuries and Special population course and is currently in training to become fully certified in Level 1 and 2 certifications In Cadillac, Stability Chair & Barrels.
Margit flowed into yoga in 1994, with Bikram. She soon joined her friend Sofia Artola's classes at the Coffee Mill and has been on the mat at Shakti Yoga, Key West, since. During three years of living in Miami, Margit dedicated herself to Ashtanga, power yoga and original techniques taught by talented local teachers. A traveler, Margit always finds a home in yoga studios, and has studied with John Friend, Seane Corne, Tias Little, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower and many others whose names are not widely known, but whose teachings were deeply felt.
In 2011-2012, she completed her teacher training with Ruslan Kleytman and has attended numerous enrichment workshops with him since, as well as with his guru, Andrey Lappa. Her practice and teachings are a symphony, with a common intention of presence and grace. Done correctly, yoga is never "easy" but anyone seeking change who's willing to be challenged can do it. In this spirit, Margit's classes might take you to the edge, but there is joy and exhilaration there! She invites you to join at any level and learn how yoga can work wonders.
I've been teaching and practicing yoga in the Florida Keys since 2015. I am a certified yoga instructor, RYT 200 and am currently working on achieving my RYT 500. I love to create an environment that allows you to tap into your inner and outer strength and flexibility. I practice and teach Ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois along with many other styles of yoga. Although alignment is central to my classes, the joy of a yoga practice is that it is not taken too seriously. Smiling from the heart is where it is at!
I live in Little Torch Key, FL. I absolutely love teaching zumba classes, every class feels like a dance party! I became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2011 and began teaching as a volunteer at a fitness center. I’ve been a ZIN member ever since. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a great time! Don’t hesitate if you have any questions.
Jessica holds a bachelors degree in the performing arts from the University of North Carolina, as well as certification for Ballet Instruction from the ASFA. She studied classical ballet intensely at the North Carolina School of the Arts and theater at Flagler College. It is her goal and passion to inspire the love of the performing arts in others.