The Teachers

The Teachers

Larina Goncharova

The InterFit Studio teachers are all certified through Balanced Body University, one of the top Pilates teacher training organizations in the world. They are members of the Pilates Alliance and actively pursue continuing education. And they pride ourselves on offering the highest level of Pilates instruction possible!

Our team is dedicated to your health and well being.

Larina Goncharova

Larina Goncharova

Larina is one of the industry’s leading expert in fitness. She has over 15 years of experience in the fitness and mind/body field.

Larina has a vast background in Pilates, personal training, yoga, gymnastics and aerobics. She is PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fit Flow Yoga Teacher, Certified Pre and Postnatal Exercise Specialist, Certified Nutrition Consultant. Over the years, she has filtered all of the best and most effective aspects of each of these disciplines to combine them into what has become Interactive Fitness Fusion. In any class or session you take at InterFit Studio, you will find hints of all of these disciplines being combined and applied according to your individual mind/body goals.

Larina was born and raised in Belarus, Eastern Europe. Helping people to live a healthy lifestyle was always her biggest passion. She started as a Pilates and Group Fithess Instructor in 1996.

In 2001 she moved to United States, where she began her formal Pilates training, and later became a Certified Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher. For over seven years she has been working with professional athletes and dancers in Santa Barbara, CA, creating for them customized fitness programs. In 2006 she started working at the Physical Therapy Clinic in Simi Valley, CA , using the Pilates Method for injury and post surgery rehabilitation.

Larina moved to Canada in 2008 and continued her education by studying Nutrition, Pre and Postnatal Fitness and Yoga.

Working with the clients she always creates a very professional, pleasant and encouraging atmosphere, and offers outstanding services in Pilates, Personal Training, Yoga, Pre and Postnatal Fitness, Weight Management and Nutrition.

Olga Cecoi

Olga

Olga initially started practicing Pilates about 5 years ago. Pilates brought her body awareness, muscular strength, and longer, leaner lines through her body. It also helped Olga a lot to better prepare her body for the pregnancy and then with faster recovery and getting back in shape after the labor.

This really inspired her in helping other women and to pursue Pilates as a profession. Olga completed her Certification of Professional Pilates instructor training with Balanced Body University. Pilates continues to inspire Olga and her passion shines through her teaching, where she always pays attention to the details and focuses on proper movement. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and seeing the amazing results it brings to each individual. Olga’s sessions are fun, energetic, and hard work!

Jelena Murniece

Jelena Murniece

Jelena has over 10 years of experience in the dance and yoga and over 5 years in Pilates.

Jelena was born and raised in Latvia, Eastern Europe. Dance, sports and fitness were always the biggest part of her life. She was ballroom dancing, playing tennis, squash and skiing since she was a little girl. She started teaching dance and yoga in 2001. Jelena learned about Pilates Method in 2005 and felt in love with it. She started teaching Mat Pilates a year later. Jelena came to Canada in 2010 and continued studying Pilates Reformer through Balanced Body University.

Jelena always carefully selects the exercises for each client according to his or her specific needs. She teaches focusing on the good form, proper body alignment and posture.

Irina Segismundo

Irina Segismundo

Irina is a former massage therapist and really understands the body.

She started practicing Pilates in 2012 and felt in love with it. In 2014 she took Fitness Theory and Mat Pilates courses through BCRPA. In 2015-2016 she took Reformer and Tower courses through Balance Body, completed 500 practical hours in Apparatus Pilates and became PMA certified Pilates Teacher. Irina is highly enthusiastic and passionate about helping people to become more fit and healthy.

Her Pilates teaching style is very fine and contemporary. She puts her clients through a full body-shaping routines that will make you feel toned, leaned and satisfied after every workout!

Becky Tan

Becky Tan

Becky has been a health & well being enthusiast from a young age. After years of consistent fitness practicing and knowledge acquiring, she is passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.

Born and raised in China, Becky was first affected by the bias that resistance training will make women bulky, not feminine, thus not attractive. This bias had been completely removed after she started doing resistance training from 2007. In a few months, it not only dramatically improved her posture, physique and stamina but also completely eliminated the lower back pain she had for a while. After she discovered Pilates around 2011, she adopted this balanced low impact yet super effective training method as her main fitness practice. In 2104 she did her comprehensive Pilates teacher training in Seattle, WA, which covered all Pilates equipment and apparatus, and became a Certified Pilates Teacher.

She teaches Pilates in a cheerful and motivating manner while still maintaining attention to fine details. For each session, her goal is to deliver a safe yet effective workout, push you a little bit harder than you would do it by yourself. And as a result help you achieve continuing improvement in your fitness and well being.