Natalia originally studied Teaching Methodology of Foreign Languages at one of the highest-ranked Russian Universities (Kostroma State University 1991-1995). She briefly got to use her skills as an English teacher and a simultaneous interpreter with various population. Shortly thereafter she got married and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Zero nutrition knowledge, a Mom of 2 little children, living in the 'food capital' of the south Natalia soon found herself constantly battling low energy and bad mood. She was 60 lbs overweight. That affected her health in several ways and she knew something had to change. She made herself her first client. There's a detailed account of the process on Natalia's site (http://waysofhealthyliving.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/my-story/) It describes how exactly she want from 200 lbs to 135 lbs (from 35% body fat to 10%)
After seeing the results of proper nutrition and physical training Natalia fell in love with all things health-related. This passion has only grown during the past 11 years. She got her hands on the latest research and other resources relating to the subject, while helping her friends and family members reach their health and fitness goals. Natalia often found herself sharing her knowledge with people via her blog and social networks. Many were suggesting she should make it her carrier.
Natalia was thinking of starting to work at one of the local commercial gyms, when she was approached by Coach Mike. Once Natalia saw what Raw Fitness was all about the rest was history. She's been a gym goer for 13 years and none of those gyms compared favorably to Raw Fitness and its staff. Meeting the clients was like an icing on the cake. Natalia was excited to start learning the trade under Coach Mike's mentorship.
Natalia is currently working on obtaining a certification from Precision Nutrition. Learning about Sports & Exercise Nutrition, Change Psychology from the best in the industry.
Natalia: "I have experienced first-hand all the pitfalls of fad diets and all the benefits of a health lifestyle. The journey to the place where I am now would have been a lot easier if I had a knowledgeable and motivational coach by my side. I want to be just that for others now."
Why I Love it
I train to keep my body functioning properly. I also love a good challenge, and I try to do just that every once in a while.