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Markka Kitacheva

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I found my way into being a trainer by coaching the university triathlon team and I have never looked back. My own sporting background is snowboarding, windsurfing, ice hockey, swimming and dancing - not the ballet kind however but hip hop - which explains why I love listening to rap when I workout!

Nutrition and sleep are the foundation for living a healthy life. What I care about the most is moving well. The primary focus is always on mechanics first, then intensity. I appreciate when an athlete can push themselves to a dark place.

When I see you putting in great effort, I will give you the biggest fist-pump!

Special Interest

Prior to lockdown I started going to adult gymnastics to learn something new. I looked like a toddler and face-planted multiple times - however it was most fun I have had in a while!

Interesting Fact

Through January 2021 I dipped in the sea every single day. Friends and gallons of hot coffee got me through it. If you want to kick-start your day - jump in and thank me later! But remember a beanie and big warm joggers to put on after you get out the water.

Fitness tip

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

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