AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Weight Reduction + Fat Loss
  • Improved Postural Correction
  • Improved Strength, Muscle Mass and Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Holistic Coaching
  • Pre and Post Natal Training
  • Emotional & Stress Eating
     

BIO.

The Church says: the body is a sin.
Science says: the body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.
— Eduardo Galeano

Polina has been passionate about movement since the age of 3, when her grandfather would wake her up every summer morning to practice handstands on the beach. In high school, Polina was the captain of her varsity swim team and skied competitively. While in college, she discovered circus arts and in 2008 moved to San Francisco to take her circus training to the next level.

Polina draws on her background in circus arts, strength
training, dance, competitive swimming, yoga, health coaching and massage therapy to create deeply customized, fun and effective programs for people looking to bring a deeper level of fitness, health and well-being into their lives.  Polina is a certified CHEK Exercise and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, a yoga practitioner of ten years and a lifelong learner. She is continually learning new modalities, methods and techniques so she can deliver the very best to her clients.

Outside of exercise, Polina is passionate about holistic health. Having been chronically nauseous for two years and finding no answers with western medicine, Polina started exploring alternative modalities.  Through this exploration, Polina regained a level of health and vitality deeper than anything she had ever known. Polina now believes that optimal health comes when we address imbalances on the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual levels, and loves to work with clients to get them feeling their very best. Polina founded WholeBody Transformations in a commitment to help people relate to their bodies with compassion, joy and ease.

EDUCATION.

  • CHEK Exercise Coach
  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Massage Therapy, Kine Concept School of Massage

philosophy.

Exercise changed my life and I believe it can change yours. I believe that movement is medicine, your body is a temple and exercise is a powerful pathway to happiness, strength, confidence and self-love. Come in for a workout and see how the rest of your life begins to change!
— POLINA SMITH

TESTIMONIALS.

Polina got it 100% right by calling her business Wholebody Transformations. After three months of training with her, not only have I lost inches and gained muscle, she has helped me reach a whole new level of body and nutrition awareness. In her own lovely and gentle way she has pushed me harder and opened my eyes to new ways I can train more effectively — love her kick-ass circuit workouts — while being kinder to my body and my whole self. Training with Polina has been such a rewarding journey so far and I can’t recommend her intelligent and intuitive training style enough.
— Danielle G.
Polina is a terrific trainer and a great human being: warm, funny and extremely sensitive to the needs, goals, and limitations of her clients. I am NOT a dedicated gym bunny, but I look forward to my time with Polina and always feel better afterwards. I would recommend her to anyone of any age without reservation.
— Armistead Maupin, Author of Tales of the City
Not only is Polina one of the nicest people I know, she is by far the best trainer I have ever had! Her ability to make me feel comfortable and confident about working out is something that is really important to me. She adapts our workouts to my level, my strength, and my attitude. Polina is so attentive to my personal needs and goals. Her positive and nurturing attitude makes me want to work harder and prove to myself that I can do anything she asks me to do. I really do look forward to our sessions together and I always leave feeling great about my body and myself. Polina is AWESOME!!
— Rachael Henderson

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