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About Farfalla Fitness

Farfalla Fitness is a new innovated flexibility and strength program specifically designed for dancers and other related competitive activities. Dancers must develop both of these skills if they want to excel in performance. Our comprehensive program assures results, using the innovative elements of rhythmic gymnastics to improve and perfect skill. We are located at numerous onsite facilities in San Diego as well as offer our program with online classes, making Farfalla Fitness available worldwide to everyone.


Iryna Yemengulova

Personal Trainer / Rhythmic Gymnast

Founder of Farfalla Fitness and Everything Is Stretchable, Iryna Yemengulova has a dynamic fitness background as a world renowned professional rhythmic gymnast, choreographer, and personal trainer. During her competitive years, to escalate her skill level to become a top contender, Iryna created her highly effective ‘Method’ a specific sequence of strength and flexibility move, which made her more flexible, strong, agile and fit, than she could have imagined in a short time frame.

In May, 2014, Iryna launched Farfalla Fitness, a highly effective Flexibility and Strength Program for dancers. Iryna is dedicated to excellence in the sport and mastery of art, and an ideal coach for high-quality training. She is a trained and qualified choreographer and master of many dance styles. Iryna has the innate, intuitive and formal training to developing a promising student into an artist. She provides young dancers with skills that are vital to their artistic growth. Dancers such as Emma York, Alex Andrada, and Jade Bucci, became TOP-10 winners of the Dance Awards. Other dancers became members of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

At Farfalla Fitness, Iryna works closely with dance instructors and coaches arming them with the knowledge and skills necessary to instruct the Farfalla Fitness exercises. Iryna herself also instructs the very young novice to the most accomplished, developed dancers in a way that helps them to be their personal best in a safe and developmental approach. A testament to her coaching skills, many of the individuals Iryna has coached have qualified to join the United States Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team and have become high profile, competitive figure skaters. She has provided countless dancers with the sense of discipline, teamwork, and commitment which remains with them throughout their lives.

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Kristina Mitsuk

Personal Trainer / Rhythmic Gymnast

My name is Kristina Mitsuk. I was born in city Ulyanovsk, Russia. When I was 5 years old, my mom brought me to the local Gymnastics club and after couple practices I felt in love with Rhythmic Gymnastics. I thought it was the most beautiful sport! Through my school years, I spent a lot of time with tears and sleepless nights practicing, but it was worth it.

My first coach was Nina Nemkova,who was head coach of our region where I lived. She was my coach until 10 years and she helped me build strong character and I learned to be a fighter and at the same time team player, which is very important in gymnastics sport. My second coach was Tatyana Gribkova who was awarded multiple times and was in top 10 coaches in the country. Also she owned school of Olympic reserve fro Rhythmic Gymnastics. Our club went for competitions to cities like Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Samara,Tolyati and many more, where I competed against most talented gymnasts and I received First, Second, Third place multiple times. At the age of 16, I received Master of sport certificate with Rhythmic Gymnastics specialty. I was very exited because my hard work finally paid off. I knew that I didn't want to leave this sport and my next step was to be a coach.

At the age of 18, a new chapter of my life started. I moved to united States of America. It was very interested time, since my new country was very different from Russia but I knew sport is the same everywhere.I ended up staying in Philadelphia PA, where I found a gymnastics club IRG. I was hired by the owner of the club who was an Olympics gold medalist and she was form Bulgaria. I started teaching 3,4,5 levels and gaining experience. We traveled to many cities like New York, Boston,Denver, Miami, Chicago for competitions, where our girls performed very good and I was able see how other girls performed. Next step for me was to be able to coach levels 6-10 and I started doing it after working at the club for 1.5 years. I spent a lot of time doing private lessons, group lessons and my hard work payed off. My gymnasts received Gold medals at regional competitions and was in top 10 at the national competitions. After spending 4 years at IRG club, I moved to west coast to city of Portland Oregon. I was hired by Rose City Rhythmic Gymnastics. I was teaching levels 3-10 for 2 years. We went to many regional competitions and nationals competitions where my gymnasts received multiple awards including Gold, Silver medals, Gymnast of the year award and I received Coach of the Year award for 2016 and 2017. After Oregon, me and my husband decided to move to beautiful San Diego California. I always wanted to live in this city. Here I started working at Champions Rhythmic club. I was the coach for all levels 3-10 and also worked in couple of Winter and Summer camps with Olympic gold Champions from Russia.

Right now I'm working for Farfala Fitness.I enjoy my work a lot, since it combines all skills of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Stretching and Flexibility and I'm able to work with different age groups from little kids to Adults.

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Private flexibility

Get your young athletes the special attention they need with private lessons. This particular course offers customized one-on-one strength and flexibility training for your child’s specific goals and needs. Whether they play a sport like soccer or attend hip-hop classes, this course will help them grow into better and healthier athletes.

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Group flexibility

Stretching is the cornerstone on which all athletic training is founded. We offer a comprehensive training program that utilizes unique elements from rhythmic gymnastics, helping young athletes gain maximum flexibility and strength while learning correct posture and stretching techniques.

4 times a month
1 Hour Long
4 times a month
1.5 Hour Long
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Master Class

Get that extra little push toward greater flexibility and strength with our special workshops. Intended to help elevate your athletic and dance performance, this workshop teaches you to master body elements like balance, jumps and turns. You'll also be guided through a number of exercises and techniques to boost your flexibility so you are a stronger, better athlete or dancer.

1 hour master class
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Online Class

Farfalla Fitness is a new online Flexibility and Strength program. We provide online classes in the range of static and dynamic stretching. It is scientific evidence that the incidence of injury decreases with proper stretching. Not all program provides this discipline. Farfalla fitness gives a new approach to stretching. We present series of warm-ups, feet strength/flexibility, and incorporation total body flexibility /strength combinations at three different levels. Our program is used by dancers and athletes around the world to supplement their traditional dance and athletic training education. It is an exceptional way to reboot your flexibility and boost your performance.

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Our Philosophy

We believe at Farfalla Fitness in a holistic, total body training protocol as our foundation method of training, which focuses on more than just solely dance moves. We strive to create balanced bodies with our students to prevent injury and increase the longevity of the dancer by focusing on muscle balance, increasing core strength, stability and mobility, fine-tuning skills, techniques and progression along with dance training, which ultimately improve all the elements of dance which lead to performance. Our mission is to set the ‘Standard of Excellence’ in training for dancers and dance instructors, using our training technique and progression in Flexibility and Strength training as the modern approach to training dancers to reach their potential.


The increased popularity of mainstream media, including dance and athletic-driven television shows, has created a huge demand for a new breed of teachers in training facilities, those familiar with contemporary, holistic training which includes the foundation of both flexibility and strength modalities. Not all dance teachers and coaches have had opportunity to engage in this level or style of training. We believe at Farfalla Fitness, that an experienced, accomplished instructor should have a well-rounded training, comprehensive portfolio to ensure both safety and progressive protocols are used with every student. The Farfalla Fitness Instructor Foundation course offers a solid, one full day of training plus online continuing education for instructors to continue their education. This can lead to open new career opportunities in this growing field.


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