Alina immediately fell in love with Pilates in 2003. As a former spokesperson & model, she constantly traveled across the U.S. representing an array of automotive brands at Tradeshows & live events. Standing in high heels for over 8 hours a day, took a toll on her body and she found Pilates to be the ideal workout for her hectic lifestyle. After 11 years of living out of a suitcase, Alina decided to hang up her high heels and immersed herself in the world of Pilates, studying at POLESTAR® Physical Therapy & Pilates Center. These days she prefers to hang out in flip flops and share her love of Pilates with others. Her background in the field of movement began at the early age of 5. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz throughout her elementary school years and then again in college. Alina attended Florida International University and majored in Communications. Dance has always been a big part of her life, but her true passion lies in the mountains of Colorado. An avid snow skier, Alina competed in downhill races as a child and repeatedly ranked among the top 10 juniors in Florida. She was recognized by the U.S. Ski Association as one of the top Junior Ski Racers & was invited to their program. She currently keeps in top shape for ski season by practicing Pilates daily. Alina is a POLESTAR® Pilates Studio Practitioner and Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, specializing in Pilates for rotational sports, improved posture, increased body awareness, balance, and well being.