AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Strength building and joint mobility

  • Functional, movement-based exercise

  • Sport-specific training: surfing, skiing, & running

  • Weight loss and muscle development

BIO.

Elena is a lifelong athlete with passion for outdoors and sports, such as surfing, snowboarding, yoga and gymnastics. She believes that regular exercise is meant to improve your life, make movement enjoyable and make you feel strong and confident. Gym is a classroom, where one can learn discipline and get expert help to achieve any goals.

Coming from a sports background, Elena derives her knowledge from years in ballet, track, skiing and gymnastics, when training her athletes. Firm belief that core strength, freedom of movement and sound nutrition are essential in building  healthy and strong body, brings her trainees to mastering fundamentals of proper weightlifting, metabolic conditioning and adjusting their lifestyle habits for best weight-loss results and muscle development. In recent years 

Elena has been extensively working with clients with restricted joint mobility due to injury or sedentary lifestyle, expanding her mobility coaching expertise. Elena has a clear understanding of the profound effects of her clients’ lifestyles, struggles and nutritional habits, and makes it sustainable to adhere to new healthy and strategic dietary choices.

Whether you are working around the clock or have to juggle work/family balance, Elena believes the best way to stay motivated and avoid burn out with training is to listen to and respect your body, gradually increase workload, vary your routine and, most importantly, enjoy your fitness journey.

EDUCATION.

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • US Career Institute Fitness Trainer/Nutritional Specialist

  • FMS (Functional Movement Screening)

  • M|WOD The Starrett System | Movement & Mobility 101 certified.

  • Powe r Monkey Fitness: Monkey Method Intensive Course

philosophy. 

Life can be stressful and frustrating at times, but movement truly does magic to your body, mind and soul. Never stop moving!
— Elena Ishbulatova

testimonials

Elena has been my personal trainer for almost four years. We had a great connection from the get go, I enjoyed her approachable personality and professionalism. One thing I know about Elena, she is passionate about fitness and health, she is my motivator and a source of self-development. She never stops learning and sharing her knowledge with me. I’ve stayed accountable to my goals through the years, and ready to reach new levels of fitness with my ‘Devil in Nike’.
— Krista
I have returned to Elena after a two-year break. We started working together at my neighborhood gym, and I got great results and lost unwanted weight. When I reached out to her this year, she remembered me and very specifics of our sessions in the past. I have struggled to motivate myself to be consistent with my workouts, or even have a routine that works for me, I always had an excuse why I couldn’t make it to the gym: stressful day at work, it’s boring, no time.
It felt great to get Elena in my corner again to pick up the pace and start moving towards my goals! She’s motivating and makes it exciting to work out! Our workouts are challenging, but not going to lie, I am looking forward to them!
— Blanca
Starting out I wanted to lose some weight, gain a little muscle and improve my balance. I can now say I have a stronger core, have my weight and muscle / fat ratio in check, range of motion I have not experienced for many years.

To my surprise, working with Elena for 2.5 years, wasn’t just ‘working out’, I realized quite quickly that I was gaining an education. With time and confidence I have started to appreciate how my body works and performs, reevaluated my relationship with food and how these elements come together to increase my physical and mental wellbeing.

I now know, looking back, that my investment wasn’t just in a Personal Trainer to make me sweat and hurt couple of times a week for an hour. It was an investment in an almost complete lifestyle overhaul.
— Chris H

Press.