Coaches

ANNAMAARIA KANGAS

Coach

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I coach our Small Group CrossFit classes and also work as a Personal Trainer. I'm specialized in Running Coaching.

My child- and young hood history in classical ballet and gymnastics have also given me a good foundation and skill set to teach how to build up a strong foundation and body control.

I've always been a highly active person and sports for me have played a natural way of channelling that energy and my emotions.
In nowadays hectic world, one of the most valuable things in training is that for that moment it takes you away from the world around you and that is your only focus there and then.

 

As a coach, my job is not to teach you a method or give you a recipe to health. I'm there to give you tools and to guide you on your own journey towards happier and healthier you.

 

  • Liikuntaneuvoja (LPT)
  • Urheiluhieroja (koulutettu hieroja)
  • FAF International Personal Trainer
  • Fyysisen kunnon testauskoulutus (Fisaf)
  • Liikuntaravitsemuskoulutus (Fisaf)
  • CrossFit Trainer Level 1
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • Pose Running Method Coach 

 

My native language is Finnish, but I also coach in English.

Annamaaria is the Head Coach of our Running Coaching program. Learn more about the running coaching from here.

ansku@stadifit.com

 

LUCAS ESPINDOLA

Coach

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I coach our small group CrossFit classes and also work as a Personal Trainer. I'm specialiSed in Rehabilitation.

Originally from Brazil with a background of competitive sports, including basketball, handball and swimming, which has given me a practical understanding of an active lifestyle, always searching for progress into sports and fitness area.The outcome was a career as a PT and a CrossFit coach aiming to help people in achieving their best performance

 

Everybody has potential to be what they want to be, you just need to want it enough!

 

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Sports and Exercise Science

  • Impairment Movement Syndromes Specialist

  • CrossFit Trainer Level 1

  • CrossFit Speciality Training: Adaptive Training

  • CrossFit Judge

 

My native language is Portuguese, but I also speak fluent English.

lucas@stadifit.com

 

SIMON DANNAPFEL

Coach

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I coach our Small Group CrossFit classes and also work as a Personal Trainer. I'm specialized in Nutritional Coaching.

Growing up in New Zealand with the value of good nutrition and an active lifestyle lead to my curiosity of the science and practice of moving and living well. Sharing this with others was a natural progression and lead to the very fulfilling path of coaching and opening Stadi CrossFit.

 

I aim understand and coach human potential, physical excellence and vitality as the foundation for inspired living

 

  • Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (1ST Class Hon) 
  • Bachelor of Human Performance 
  • CrossFit Trainer Level 1
  • CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer

 

My coaching language is English.

Simon is the head coach of our Nutritional Coaching program.

Read more about the program by clicking this link.

simon@stadifit.com

 

VILLE VÄHÄKOITTI

CROSSFIT COACH and PERSONAL TRAINER

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I coach Small Group CrossFit classes and also work as a Personal Trainer.

An active childhood and football career led me to study sport sciences and so the passion turned into a career. Nowadays i still kick a ball about, but also try to make my body move better each day. This is something that I also emphasize in my coaching: everybody can and should be able to move their body effortlessly. Versatile training such as CrossFit is both rewarding and fun!

 

Everybody can and should be able to move their body effortlessly

 

  • Master of Sport Sciences
  • Ido Portal method: Upper Body seminar, Movement X seminar, The Corset seminar
  • Yuval Ayalon Handstand workshop
  • Finnish Weightlifting Federations instructor 1
  • Personal trainer Trainer4you

 

My native language is Finnish, but I also coach in English.

 

JAAKKO LEHTINEN

CROSSFIT COACH and PERSONAL TRAINER

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MATHEW BEST

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Growing up in England I was very active and competed in various sports including swimming, tennis, Thai boxing and track and field events. This passion for sport has naturally led to my career in personal training and helping others achieve their fitness goals. My training is focussed on keeping my body strong and mobile and these principles can be seen in my coaching.

 

  • Personal Trainer (Future Fit)
  • Exercise Nutrition (Precision Nutrition

 

My coaching language is English

matthew@stadifit.com

 

Mikko Vesterinen

PERSONAL TRAINER, NUTRITIONAL COACH

 

Toimin Stadi Fit Health Centerissä Personal Trainerina ja Ravinto-valmentajana. Tämän työn ohella toimin Personal Trainerien ja Ravinto-valmentajien kouluttajana Trainer4You-valmennuskeskuksessa. 

Olen erikoistunut asiakkaisiin, joiden tavoitteena on kiinteytyminen, lihasmassan kasvattaminen tai painonpudotus. Valmennuksessani panostan kuntosaliliikkeiden tavoitteenmukaiseen ja turvalliseen suoritustekniikkaan. Tavoitteen saavuttamiseksi kiinnitän huomiota myös muihin elämän osa-alueisiin, kuten riittävään lepoon ja ravitsemukseen.

 

  Sinun ja tavoitteesi välissä on vain yksi päätös. Tee se tänään!

 

  • Personal trainer (Trainer4You)

  • Ravintovalmentaja (Trainer4You)

  • Kouluttaja (Trainer4You)

 

Kielitaito: Suomi, Englanti, Ruotsi

mikko@stadifit.com

 

Elina Gustafsson

Yoga Instructor

 

I teach Yoga for groups and give individual One on One - yoga classes

Physical activity means to me finding a balance and strength of mind and body in everydaylife. I love challenging myself- be it with physical activities or with a new job or a project: my practise has given me the conviction to make decisions, then make things happen. Coming from a dance backround, when I first started practising 8 years ago the practice felt like a dance. Vinyasa for me is a beautiful movement. The Asana breathing techniques, awareness of the body and mind gives an opportunity to learn something new in each practice.

 

As a yoga instructor, I want to encourage you to do what feels comfortable. I want to give the tools to feel more alive, connected and energized. You just need to be open mind and have the willingness to grow!

 

  • RYT- 200 Yoga teacher

 

Kielitaito (Language skills): Finnish, English

elinagustafssonyoga@mail.com

 

Jussi Salonen

CROSSFIT COACH

 

I coach Small Group CrossFit classes

Born in Tampere, Finland I feel right at home coaching at Stadi CrossFit. My enthusiasm for sports performance was manifested at an early age through ice hockey. Wellness has always been my passion and it is what I pursue in my professional life as well. 

What drew me to Crossfit, was the intensity, versatility, and accountability of being on a crew. My enthusiasm for motivating people and desire to learn led me to start coaching first at CrossFit Santa Monica and now at Stadi CrossFit. 

I believe that learning is never complete. I am always looking to strengthen and question my understanding of human movement and nutrition. In addition, I believe that consistency, an open mindset, and a community of support is the key to making fitness work. I foster a positive training environment to help clients overcome self-doubt or perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.

 

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • MBA (minor in Health Sciences)

 

My native language is Finnish, but I also speak fluent English, some Swedish, French and Spanish.

jussi.j.salonen1@gmail.com