THE FLEXSPACE TEAM
ZHANA, Founder & Master Trainer
Zhana came into the fitness industry in her adult years, which has allowed her to develop an approachable teaching style that focuses on safe progression for those coming in at beginner and intermediate levels of flexibility. As a seasoned pole fitness instructor, she has seen many of her students leverage the benefits of stretching in both their fitness journeys as well as their everyday life, and is committed to encouraging and inspiring members of the larger community to incorporate regular flexibility practices into their own lives as well! She loves helping people use their physical progression to strengthen their minds and help them overcome the challenges they face in their everyday life.
JEMMA, Master Trainer
Jemma’s passion for movement and fitness dates back to her very early years. As a graduate of a professional ballet academy, she has dedicated over 20 years of her life exploring the complexities and possibilities of the human body. Years of rigorous training under the world-renowned and strictly codified Vaganova ballet system, combined with her extensive experience in Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics, Yoga, Pilates and other fitness streams has enabled Jemma to create her very own, highly effective training method. Jemma incorporates a clear progression of difficulty in all of her classes, while encouraging students to focus on precise technique, controlled strength and the importance of paying attention to our internal bodily cues.
SASHA, Master Trainer
Sasha is a professional contemporary dance artist in Toronto. During her adolescence, she trained as a competitive dancer and gymnast, but discovered her passion for classical ballet and contemporary dance by studying internationally. Her artistic background influenced her in pursuing a contemporary dance career for the past 6 years. In furthering her education as an artist, she became a freelance contemporary dance teacher as well as a Certified Yoga Instructor. Based on her diverse cross-training and professional experiences, she has developed an artistic and strong anatomical approach to her teaching. Sasha’s classes emphasize a dynamic physical practice that incorporates the connectivity of breath to movement, while including the importance of mental and physical awareness in the body.
Jasmine began dancing at the age of 3 and spent the next 11 years training and competing in varying styles of dance. At 14, she decided to focus on ballet after being admitted to Canada’s National Ballet School. It was during her years at the school that she began practicing yoga to help improve her strength in order to avoid injuries. She fell in love with the calm, yet strengthening practice. Upon graduating, Jasmine continued to train at the School in their Post-Secondary Program, then left to dance professional ballet in Europe. She spent the next 5 years primarily working at the Romanian National Ballet in Bucharest as a soloist, dancing in classics such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. Upon competing her overseas dancer experience, she moved back home to Canada and became a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition. Jasmine looks forward to helping others achieve their goals to become the absolute best versions of themselves.