Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Yalta, Crimea, Elena was active in the various sports the beautiful region had to offer. Among her many sports was swimming, and she eventually earned a spot in the Soviet swimming development program.
Once in the U.S., Elena continued her active lifestyle by competing in mountain bike races, climbing mountains, hiking and backpacking throughout Colorado and California, and skiing.
Elena found San Francisco CrossFit while researching treatments for pain and stiffness. Her search led her to Kelly Starrett’s mobilitywod.com, where she discovered the tools and techniques to improve her range of motion and relieve pain. Elena realized that she had found her calling after only her second Introduction to CrossFit Basics class. She spent hours learning Kelly’s Movement and Mobility system, eventually becoming a coach at San Francisco CrossFit. Further influence from Kelly inspired her to earn her massage and bodywork credentials. Email Elena@SanFranciscoCrossfit.com
B.A. Political Economies of Industrial Societies, UC Berkeley
Massage Practitioner, San Francisco School of Massage
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting Trainer
CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist