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.
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.
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.
Farfalla Fitness offers an online Flexibility and Strength platform of classes specifically designed for dancers, rhythmic gymnasts and similar activity athletes which include a variety of training techniques. Farfalla Fitness gives a new approach to stretching and mobility, not offered by many other programs. We present a series of warm-up moves with specific attention to the feet, then, incorporate total body flexibility in combination with strengthening exercises at three entry 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. Go to online classesRead more...
Give your dancers the special attention they need with private lessons. This particular course offers customized one-on-one flexibility and strength training for your child's specific goals and needs. Whether they dance or are engaged in sport such as gymnastics, cheer leading, or attend contemporary classes, this course will help them grow into better and healthier athletes.
Price Private lesson 30min - $65, 1hour class - $125;
Semi (2 people $160) - 3 people $200;
For Private lessons with Iryna, contact directly: email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of this program is to teach dancers how to warm-up correctly with the best, most effective exercises to become more flexible and strong. The program is designed for three different levels of training and capability: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level starts with a set of warm-up exercises that are followed by stretching and strength techniques for each and every muscle group. The class lasts from 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the program level.
1 hour master class, up to 25 kids $400
1.5 hour master class, up to 30 kids $600
Booking the Series:
Master Class can be scheduled at your facility or can be attended at participating locations and times throughout the year. Please contact Iryna: email@example.com to book or learn more.
Flexibility and strength are the cornerstones on which all dance training is founded. We offer a comprehensive training program that utilized unique elements from rhythmic gymnastics, helping young dancers and related sport athletes gain maximum flexibility and strength while learning correct posture and stretching techniques
Price 1 hour class - $30;
1,5 hour class - $40
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Farfalla Fitness coach’s expertise in Rhythmic Gymnastics has taught Kaila to use her body to full extent. Every movement has purpose to execute elements effectively, and coaches make sure that Kaila understands that. Kaila has improved so much in terms of strength, flexibility and gracefulness in a short period of training with this program. Coaches are strict but in a manner that is caring and students appreciate their coaching style.
As a parent of two daughters who both seriously do sports, I have tried a number of strength and conditioning programs but nothing quite like Farfalla Flexibility and Strength program. My daughters Nicole (figure skater and ex-rhythmic gymnast) and Elina (tennis player and ex-rhythmic gymnast) have been training with Farfalla during the past three years with really positive experiences. I would highly recommend Farfalla fitness to any sportsman. Many thanks to Iryna for all she has done and continues to do for my daughters.
We started at Farfalla Fitness over a year ago. Iryna is a wonderful and dedicated coach and takes each child to his or her full potential. Coach Iryna is world class and brings out the best in each child. She is firm and has high expectations, but very loving and encouraging. Coach Iryna has transformed our little shy daughter into a confident young lady and we are grateful. My friends and the other ice skating moms have noticed my daughter’s presence on ice and have complimented her skating. Even her ice skating coach is impressed.
Farfalla Fitness teachers are very knowledgeable and have a great personality, so my daughter likes going to those flexibility classes with pleasure. Moreover, my daughter’s posture and overall flexibility have been improved a lot. Highly recommend!
Two months ago, I decided to search for local flexibility/stretching classes for my daughter, who is now 6 years old. I found this great flexibility program, Farfalla Fitness. Teachers are very professional and know their work a 100 %. Glad they was able to offer private lessons. Highly recommend!