My name is Oksana. I am a certified fitness instructor living in Baltimore, Maryland. I am very passionate about health and fitness and I feel so lucky that I have been able to turn my passions into my career. In my journey, I hope to inspire as many people as I can by teaching and motivating them to achieve their personal fitness goals and helping to improve their lifestyle in positive ways.
I was born and raised in historic Lviv, Ukraine. When I was nineteen years old, I moved to the United States where I have been blessed with so many wonderful opportunities. After graduating with a degree in Psychology I spent some time working as a social worker. While I enjoyed the nature of being able to help others, I found that the environment left me in a constant state of stress that outweighed the passion for my work. As a very active, vibrant and energetic individual, I quickly realized that sitting behind a desk for eight hours pushing paperwork was not for me.
Growing up, I dreamed of a fulfilling career that would prioritize my active lifestyle and allow me to make a significant impact on the lives of others. I love the energy that comes from being active and have always been engaged in exercise whether it is playing sports, running or dancing. With that in mind, establishing a career in health and fitness just seemed right for me. So I have decided to take the plunge to follow my dream and turn it into my career.
I offer one on one personal training sessions, small group training, outdoor boot camp training, in home training as well as online training.
There will be obstacles, challenges and hard work in life but you are so much stronger than any of them. If you run into a big mountain, are you going to give up? NO, so figure out the way you will climb that mountain up or work around it.
There will be challenges that life throws at us to test us and make us stronger and braver. There will be hard work but it pays off in the end. So if something does not work out right away, don't give up. It takes time. You have to be ready not only physically but mentally as well. You have to believe in yourself to succeed. There is no such thing that will stop you from succeeding. You are unstoppable.
Green Smoothies are amazing...
I just love them.
They have lots of health benefits and are delicious to drink. Green smoothies are an excellent way to get your vegetables/fruits servings in. You are drinking the vegetables without even realizing it and not adding ton of sugar like from other fruit and vegetable juices. Green smoothies have a balanced sugar content. Most fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, vitamins A and C, magnesium, etc. and will keep you energized all day. They are really easy and quick to make. All you need is a blender and 10 min of your time. Green Smoothies are also very filling. They have a high content of water and fiber and they will make you feel like you just had a full meal. For those who are trying to lose weight, try substituting a meal for a green smoothie or having it for your midday snack. Therefore, you will stay full longer and won't eat a big dinner. Green smoothies are also very easy to digest. Because they are blended, they are quicker to digest and our body breaks the food down easier.
TIP: If you are making a green smoothie you get a serving of a vegetable and you do not like the way it tastes, try adding a little fruit to it. This way the taste of the vegetable will be hidden and a piece of fruit will make it easier to drink.
The recipe for a smoothie bellow:
BLEND AND ENJOY
Calories per serving: 160