A place to find fitness and friendship, we offer personal training, group classes, outdoor activities and more!
OUR SHACK IS BUILT ON THREE GREAT PERSONALITIES:
AND YANN’S DYNAMISM
WE ARE HERE TO MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE OUR SPORTS COMMUNITY THROUGH HARD WORK, FUN AND FRIENDSHIP !
By joining a small class you benefit from Geneva’s best trainers’ expertise and motivation while keeping the fun and dynamic of a group class.
Through personal training we aim to help you build a strong, agile and lean body; designing a program tailored to each client’s aptitudes and goals.
Originally from Germany Natalia has always been an active and outdoorsy person – wherever there is a mountain she either hikes or climbs it. This joy to move created a desire to share it with others.
Using the core, Natalia believes that she can assist weight problems, back problems or anything else that might hinder someone to feel the joy of movement. She believes there is always a path, individually designed, to create an active person and most importantly for them to keep this lifestyle lifelong. Natalia participated in different competitions and like Michel she took part as an age group competitor in the OCR European and World Championships and smaller Triathlon races.
Master Degree in Rehabilitation
Coach in Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
International Speedo Aqua Instructor
Nordic Walking Instructor
Certified Core Stability Instructor Level 1 and 2
Pump FX Instructor
Blast FX Instructor
Barefoot Trainer by Viva Barefoot
"Sport should be a philosophy, an art of living and not just performance-based!"
This is the way I would like to pass on strength to everyone.
Michel has always been attracted by sports and human relations and it is only natural that he found his purpose giving his passion on. Now for 15 years he has expanded his knowledge not only for the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body, he is also constantly learning new techniques and training forms.
Thanks to the practice of several sports (Football, trail, Muay-thai, Nordic skiing..) in different countries and the trainings followed, allows him to have knowledge and a more personal vision in this profession.
In his coaching approach Michel likes to mix different styles and training methods to be able to give a new, professional and above all personalized approach to the training methodology in order to be able to improve the clients daily life (chronic pain , improved posture, better sleep...)
His love for obstacle races (Spartan Race, OCR, ...) allowed him to participate in Races on an international level. He participated at Semi-Pro level at the OCR European and World Championships
CFC level 2 in the sports
Fisaf PFT: Performance Trainer
TRX level 3
Kettlebell level 3
Yann is a professional athletic sprinter, and was a member of the Croatian National Athletic team. He won multiple titles running the 400m Hurdles and the 4x400m relay at European level.
He finds his energy in his own client relationships and draws inspiration for his work at Shape Shack thanks to his strong experience as an elite athlete.
He shares the Shape Shack philosophy: he is convinced that the human body works globally and for this, it is a necessary to engage the whole body in the goal of developing each physical quality (speed, endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination).
FISAF Personal Training diploma
Athletic Track & Field Performance Trainer diploma
ANDREA PAOLA MARTINEZ
Andrea has been introduced to the practice of Yoga at a young age by her Aunt, a buddhist and yoga teacher herself. Yoga became fundamental for her as she struggled to heal from years of addiction and anorexia-bulimia. She has been practicing yoga now for over twenty years, and teaching for ten years.
Andrea studied pre-med in college, majoring in psychology, as she wanted to understand more of the ‘science’ behind Yoga and contemplative therapies.
Yoga was an instrumental part of healing herself, which she wants to share with others- the knowledge that we have an inherent capacity for self-healing, and that there are tools at our disposal that can enhance our relationships with ourselves and others. Jay Fields said it best when she said that yoga teachers don’t know all the answers, they are there to “facilitate an intimate connection with the self”.
If you come to a class Andrea will create a space where you feel safe to come as you are, to explore your own mind-body connection. She does teach individuals, not poses. The classes are varying from being playful, to a bio-mechanical or with a philosophical focus and at times even extra spicy.
What remains constant is the focus on breath, on awareness and on mindful movement.
Her favourite style is Vinyasa flow and the classes are also inspired by capoeira, gymnastics, tai-chi, her passion for rock climbing and diverse forms of movement.
Continued learning and training:
Biomechanics of asana and stretching, applied anatomy and breath mechanics, Ne uro-kinetic Therapy, gymnastics strength training, iREST Yoga Nidra for Trauma, Ginastica Naturale, Primal Movement and currently, Massage Therapy.
Teachers Andrea has been practiced or studied with:
Jules Mitchell, Meghan Currie, Ido Portal, Kathryn Bruni-young and Leslie Kaminoff.
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