Who We Are
Dasha (Daria) Tnk is a master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics and has been a professional in the industry for over 25 years. From being a gymnast in a Junior Russian Olympic team to winning the Best Coach of California title in 2019, Dasha has done it all.
Since starting her career in the United States, Dasha has coached numerous professional athletes who have gone on to win many national championships in rhythmic gymnastics. Her passion for stretching and sports propelled her into a new role by becoming a trainer at the stretching studio chain “SM Stretching”. Her experience working with both professional athletes and people just starting their health and fitness journey, combined with her extensive professional background, has helped Dasha design her own unique program to guarantee exceptional results through stretching.
Since the establishment of Stretching First in 2020, Dasha is proud of her hundreds of students, many of whom have already achieved their goal of doing splits. With a holistic approach accompanied by rhythmic gymnastics elements, Dasha can help you achieve your goals regardless of your body shape, age, or athletic background.
Since childhood, Yulia has been limitlessly passionate and energetic about various sports and exercises. She is always on the go and loves it. Upon moving to the US in 2007, Yulia realized her passion lies in motivating and training people to achieve their fitness goals. She began working as a professional trainer in 2010 and has been putting her heart and soul into her training sessions ever since. Yulia has worked with many fitness professionals, including having studied movement culture with IDOPortal society. Her experience as a fitness and flexibility professional, and a certified nutritionist, has given her the skills and knowledge to customize programs and classes to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals. In her classes, you can expect interval training, focus on the glutes and abs, stretching, posture exercises, and more in her group or personal training sessions.
Sofia has been a certified and active group fitness instructor of various modalities since 2013, including Stretching, women’s yoga, and gym programs. Before becoming a trainer, Sofia professionally trained and competed in sports such as choreography, gymnastics, and athletics. She is looking forward to using her skills and knowledge in all her upcoming group classes!
Dance teacher and Stretching Instructor
Meghan is a freelance performing artist, dance teacher and stretching instructor. She specializes in dance, active stretching and rhythmic gymnastics. She currently performs with the LA follies in a variety of roles which include dance, rhythmic gymnastics, bubble sphere and other specialties. Previously, She was a choreographer, trainer, dancer, acrobat and for AidaNova/AidaCosma, the fifth largest cruise ship in the world. She was featured in Tokyo’s Revenge, Gotham City music video as Flexy, an Elastic Girl inspired character. In rhythmic gymnastics she reached the rank of level 10 elite and was ranked in the top 10 of the United States, first in California and competed Internationally for the US team. She received her BFA in dance from the Fordham University/Alvin Ailey School Program and has studied dance at The Alvin Ailey School, Orange County High School for The Arts, Hubbard Street Dance Center, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She has a passion for teaching and sharing all the knowledge and experience that she has gained over time with other professional performing artists. She has taught dance and coached rhythmic gymnastics since she was 16 and has taught people of all ages how to dance, including extensive work with guiding those disabilities such as Parkinson’s disease using dance as an outlet.
Stretching and Pilates Instructor
Anastasia started gymnastics at age 4 and is a master of sports in rhythmic gymnastics. She started her training career in 2011 as a Mat Pilates instructor in Russia, and later became certified here in the US through Equinox. She looks forward to seeing the progress her students will achieve in her classes!
Coming from Kiev, Vika is a professional dancer with 8 years of experience, and has been a dance coach for 4 years. She is well-versed in multiple dance styles including twerk, hip-hop, jazz-funk, vogue, high-heels, and strip-plastic. She has taught at some of the best dance studios in Kiev, participated in group and solo dance contests, and dance-focused TV programs, and took part in contests in which she earned a place at the podium. Vika also enjoys participating in music videos, working with other artists on stage, and participating in TV dance programs
Daria is a professional dancer from Ukraine, who has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She holds a bachelor’s degree in choreography from Kharkiv National Academy of Culture.
Daria has performed as a dancer in Vietnam, Turkey, Ukraine and the U.S. She has been teaching not only stretching to both children and adults but also various forms of dance, for over 3 years.
It has always been Daria’s dream to teach and inspire other people, and she loves the shared energy and positive vibes between her and her students.