Welcome to my website!
Let me introduce myself briefly. Exercising of one type or
another has always been a part of my life. I began with ballet,
which I still love, and during the happy years I spent at the
University of Economics I took part in sporting and modern
gymnastics. After the birth of my children I continued to take
part in exercising, now as a trainer for parents and children.
At that time aerobics was already beginning to find a place in
our gyms. Over time I passed a number of courses for trainers of
aerobics and keep-fit bodybuilding. I was also very attracted to
yoga, which helped me cope with the daily stress of working
I gradually became familiar with the various methodological
approaches of the leading Czech aerobics trainers. I was always
most impressed by the trainers who knew how, in a simple but
comprehensible way, to explain both how and why to practise
different exercises. They were able to enthuse their students
with their personal approach.
I think that during the more than 25 years I have spent as a
trainer, I have created my own approach based on always
explaining an exercise and its effects and the importance of
purposeful movement for both body and mind.
I have been most influenced by the approach of Helena Jarkovská,
the doyenne of Czech aerobics. Indeed, it was in her Czech
Wellness Academy that I qualified in 2008 as a “wellness trainer
and consultant”. That qualification, my most recent, is the
logical continuation of all my previous activity in the field of
fitness, because wellness offers us a full life at any age.
At present I am involved in my life-long hobby on a full-time
basis. In addition to courses of exercises for regenerating the
spine (SM system), which I have now been organizing for 6 years,
I have also been regularly giving Pilates lessons for four
years, as well as exercises on large and small balls. My
favourite equipment also includes therabands and stability
trainers. My lessons are attended by women (and men!) of all
ages and levels of physical ability. I find that very
encouraging and motivating.
I also work as a personal trainer, and create individualized
fitness programmes for my clients. I get great satisfaction from
my activity as a teacher of new trainers in the SM system (spine
regeneration) method on courses organized and run by the author
of that method Dr. Richard Smíšek.
In recent years I have gained valuable experience as a teacher
at events held by the Czech Association for Sport for All.
Since 2008 I have been giving lessons in Pilates and exercises on fit balls at Helena Jarkovská’s Fit Club. I have been also operating as a teacher of new instructors at the Czech Aerobics School within the framework of the Fit Club.
You will find below a list of the certificates and diplomas
which I have obtained in the field of fitness/wellness in recent
years. I think, however, that the most important thing is the
ongoing interest shown by you, my students, in the exercise
lessons I offer. You are the ones who give most meaning to my
Qualifications in the following areas:
- SM system certificates – exercising for regeneration and
rehabilitation of the spine
- "Fitness Instructor" licence
- FISAF certificate from a specialised Power Yoga Basic
- Pilates method diploma
- Fitness Instructor licence with Personal Trainer
- Indoor cycling instructor certificate
- Aqua-fitness instructor certificate
- Certification of requalification as a wellness sports
- Certificate from a specialised course within the FISAF
programme for Gymstick-wellness
I offer the following exercise styles:
SM system = Stabilization and Mobilisation
of the spine
Excercises according to Dr.
Smíšek’s original methodology
Simple and very effective excercise, which:
- Eliminates spinal stiffness
- Expands spinal discs
- Straightens and strengthens the spine
- Eliminates increased curvature of the spine (lordosis,
The Excercise is suitable for everyone aged from 5 to
90, in particular:
- To cure spinal pain, particularly to eliminate
- To eliminate raised muscular pressure in the spinal
area, for example caused by long-periods working at a
computer, sedentary occupations, repetitive movements
- To regenerate the mobile parts of the body (joints,
- To create correct habits of movement, eg. right
posture and correct position of the spine
exercises with small balls (overballs) suitable for
people of all ages and levels of physical ability aimed
at eliminating muscular imbalances (strengthening
weakened muscles and stretching shortened muscles)
this is one of the most effective fitness programmes
aimed at improving physical appearance and condition.
Most of the exercises are carried out on a mat on the
floor. They take place at a slow, often individual
tempo. These exercises increase the body’s flexibility,
improve balance and coordination and shape the figure.
Pilates is suitable for all age groups and levels of
Fit balls – This type of exercise takes
place on an unstable seating surface, and is therefore
aimed at removing muscular imbalances, improving balance
and movement coordination, developing correct posture,
and stretching and strengthening muscles. It is suitable
both for beginners and advanced students.