Instructors

 

All of our instructors are Gymnastics Ontario certified, which means they’ve been trained in spotting for events such as bars, beam and floor. They understand that no two kids are alike and will work with them to get the skills that they want to achieve.

 
 
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Alena Zoloto
Owner
Level 3 GO Certification

Alena Zolotareva opened Passion To Fitness in June of 2012.  As a former Russian National Gymnastics Champion she had a desire to teach children the Passion for acrobatics and tumbling that she experienced growing up.  Her philosophy in coaching follows the Russian method of hands-on spotting the children until the coach knows they are 100% capable of performing the skill on their own.

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Marissa Pfeffer
Studio Manager/Head Coach
Level 1 GO Certification

Marissa has the determination and perseverance to provide children of all ages the same opportunities that she was given. Marissa believes in hands on spotting and technique, while providing a fun atmosphere for all. She pushes her kids to their full potential and sets personal goals for all of her students. Marissa is proud of her students and loves watching them do what they love.

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Emma Tallevi
Coach
Level 1 GO Certification

Emma has grown up in the Cheer and Tumbling industry and now has a strong passion for passing along all of her knowledge. She is determined to empower her students at all levels, and demonstrate everything that they are capable of. Emma works hands on with each of her students and pushes the to reach their full potential.

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Isabella Foster
Dance Instructor

Isabella has been dancing for 10+ years now and has developed and strong passion for it. She has experience in many genres such as Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hiphop, etc. Isabella has been working with kids of all ages since 2014 and loves to help them progress in all aspects of dance. She believes in the hands on techniques and loves to learn more herself to bring back to her classes.

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Seyann Furlanetto
Gymnastics Instructor
BFA in Dance - York University
George Brown College Dance
Mohawk College

Seyann has studied Dance and Gymnastics growing up and continuing it through her adult career. Attending a variety of schools to study Dance and movement, we are lucky to have such a strong, technical, athlete be apart of our team. Seyann is strict on technique and pushes each of her students to perfect their form in order to execute skills in a safe manner. Seyann is hands on and keeps her classes focused on their skills at all levels.

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Julia Rogers
Gymnastics Instructor
Level 1 GO Certification

Julia has been working with kids for 5 years now and loves what she does every day. Becoming certified in Gymnastics Foundations, Artistic Gymnastics and Gymnastics Theory, Julia has demonstrated the passion and determination she has to be an instructor at Passion To Fitness. Going from student to teacher is always a jump and Julia has filled the role with ease.