Marina ShumakovaVerified 9 Reviews
For about fifteen years, I was a professional athlete — I played table tennis internationally. I am the first in the history of my home country who participated in the Olympic Games (2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing). In a sports career, as in life, everything happens, ups and downs, success and failures, laughter and tears. All my experiences are an integral part of my life that gave me invaluable tools, knowledge and skills.
10 years ago, after finishing my professional career as a tennis player, I wanted to try myself in a different sport, and I became interested in bodybuilding in the bikini fitness category. There were a lot of new things to learn, a lot of trials and tribulations, some defeats and some big victories. Now I am a fitness professional who trains both professional athletes and people who care about their health. It does not matter whether you want to lose weight, tone your muscles or gain weight, I'm here to help you. I enjoy what I do and have some great examples of how I helped others achieve their dreams of becoming fit.
In order to achieve your goals, you need not only perseverance and hard work, but also tools, without the help of which it is impossible to achieve results. I can confidently say that I can be the one to give you all the tools you need on the path to building the body of your dreams. I can share with you the knowledge that will make your path enjoyable and pleasant.
And remember: it's never too late to start!
My training experience
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
ITPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist, NPTI Certified Personal Trainer
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Additional Languages Spoken
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
When I started working with Marina I was happy with my body and level of fitness. But I wanted to try something new because I hit a plateau, and what could be better than working with a personal trainer who will give a new prospective and give you nutrition tips? So I decided to forget all I learned in almost 15 years of going to the gym and try something new. And boy was I glad I did! My goal was to maintain weight and maybe tone down a bit. Well, tone I did! With Marina’s help, I lost 7 lbs of unwanted body weight in three weeks (down to 160 from 167 lbs) and ... saw my six-pack! After another three weeks, I saw that my shoulders grew more muscular and my chest looked bigger. All in all, it was a great experience and - hands down! - the best thing I ever did for my shape. After a short while, people (including my friends who knew me for ages) started asking me what I had changed about my life that made me look so much better. And my response would inevitably be: hired a personal trainer! I am 100% happy with that decision and would definitely recommend that to anyone who wants some real results, not just the pleasure of feeling good about themselves for showing up at the gym (even though that pleasure goes a long way, too). Highly recommend this trainer - with all her Olympian athlete level knowledge and skills combined with a charming personality!
Working with Marina is always a blast. She knows what she’s doing to help me improve. I’m a professional tennis player and MS is doing her best to help get me to my next level with fitness. The quality of workouts are always beneficial and I see results. If you want a trainer who is professional, gets right to the point, cares, and gives you hardcore workouts she knows you’re capable of doing— this is your trainer
I have been training with Marina over 5 years. What can I say, she has changed my life completely. Very knowledgeable and professional trainer. Not only she have changed my body she also taught me how to eat properly and how to workout with a proper technique. We started from nothing and now I am professional athlete in a Bodybuilding world. It takes time and a lot of dedication to reach the fitness goal but it worth it, so I’ve made a decision 5 years ago when I met her and I’m really happy with it
She is great! I love working with you and everything you have taught me has helped me so much :)
I know Marina since 2012. At that time she was not yet a coach but was a great professional in the field she was involved in. Marina then started coaching and I am sure her previous successful professional experience in tennis and also her other background enriched her a lot and all together give her great advantages comparing to others. She is very disciplined and responsible person herself and she would like you to be the same otherwise there is no sense to start exercising.. She gives appropriate exercises according to your physical status, previous sport experience and gradually increases the level. However, please do not think it is going to be easy, sometimes, it will be very tough but that’s how we grow and learn. Her education in fitness etc also a great plus, she never stops learning. She knows what sport is and how it relates to great and healthy physical appearance . I highly recommend her to everyone who plans to step into this hard and at the same time, great fitness path. Marina is a wonderful person from inside and out, very kind but don’t think that’s gonna help you during your training with her :D.
Marina rocks! I've been working out with Marina for about 2 months now and I am seeing results! She's great about varying my routine and checking my form, she pushes me to get my last reps in and she has helped me with my diet plan as well. I have lost 10 pounds so far and am still dropping. If you're looking for a great trainer Marina is tops!
Marina is fantastic. Two of my daughters were very anxious about the idea of having a trainer - to be more accurate the were quite upset with me over the idea. In one week Marina has developed such a rapport with my girls that the are excited to workout and are learning to make good dietary choices. I wish I would have decided to start this sooner.
I am so incredibly grateful to have Marina in my life. The results I've had so far are so awesome and my overall lifestyle is healthier thanks to Marina's guidance. From someone who hates to workout, her sessions are fresh and fun plus super effective. She always pushes me to do my best, even if I am not wanting to. If you are looking for an exceptional trainer, you've found her because Marina is the best!
Amazing! Marina is very inquisitive to ensure she knows exactly what your goals are. She is very patient and kind but not afraid to push you.
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