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Sofia is a certified personal trainer (Professione Fitness, AFAA, FMS) with more than 15 years experience, certified pole dance instructor, flexibility and contortion coach from Milan, Italy. From the age of 4 she started practicing sports (ski) and shortly after ballet and modern dance, which she continued for 9 years. She also did 4 years of figure ice skating and track and field. At the age of 16 she started weight lifting and her passion for fitness was born. In 2006 Sofia moved to the US to expand her knowledge in Fitness and Exercise Science attending Miami Dade College and FIU in Miami, FL. Sofia competed in several Fitness Modeling and Figure competitions in California, Florida and Italy from 2008 to 2011 and appeared in fitness magazines like Oxygen and Strong (2011, 2015).

In 2009 Sofia added pole dance to her training, she believed pole to be a very fascinating apparatus and a way to gain back suppleness and fluidity, qualities lost after many years of straight weightlifting. In 2012 Sofia started teaching pole dance and floorwork (dance based movement using only the floor that focuses on flexibility, control, agility and balance) at Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas after getting certified. The same year, she also started contortion training (at 27 years old, well over the recommended age) under the guidance of Mongolian contortionist Otgo Waller.

Learning contortion was a critical turning point for Sofia. Initially her main objective was increasing joint mobility to be better at performing pole moves and never imagined nor desired becoming a contortionist. Discovering a completely new way of training flexibility, at an age most people would never consider appropriate, made her realize how much we tend to underestimate the body's ability to adapt, learn and change. A key factor in gaining such extensive range of flexibility at a later age is receiving right instructions and method that fit an adult body, which needs 

individualized and specific attention. She quickly realized how much she enjoyed training contortion and made it a priority in her training. Shortly after she started performing as well. Today, Sofia inspires and teaches people of all ages how to unlock their body's potential through effective techniques drawn from her extensive training experience, from body weight exercises to contortion, from correct breathing to injury prevention. Last but not least, Sofia believes that a strong, positive mindset is key for a healthier, more functional and restriction-free body. Sofia currently lives in Miami, FL.

 

Work Experience/Performances:

Personal trainer (2006-current)

Fitness Model for Oxygen Magazine (2011) and STRONG Fitness Magazine (2015)

VPX Fitness Model at Arnold’s Classic Festival (2009)

Pole dance Performer at Overxxxposed Shows in Toronto, Canada (Feb and July 2011)

Pole dance/ Floorwork/ Flexibility instructor in Las Vegas, NV at Pole Fitness Studio (2012-current)

Pole dance Performer at Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, NV (2013, 2015)

Contortion Performer at Pole Expo in Las Vegas, NV (2013)

Flexibility and Contortion Instructor at Pole Expo in Las Vegas, NV (2013-2017)

Contortion Performer for the TV Show “Naked Vegas” (2013)

Pole dance/Floorwork/ Flexibility instructor in Chicago, IL at Flirty Girl Fitness and The Brass Ring (2014)

Contortion Performer for “Love Bites”, San Valentine Show at The Brass Ring, Chicago IL (2014)

Contortion Performer for Otgo’s Waller DVD release party in Las Vegas, NV (April 2015)

Dancer and Atmosphere/Contortion Performer with Wonderland Group at Marquee, Lavo and Tao Nightclubs, Las Vegas (2015-current)

Contortion Performer at ICC (International Contortion Convention) in Las Vegas, NV (2016)

Contortion Performer and Model for Kate Somerville at Sephora’s Make up Convention in Las Vegas, NV (2016)

Pole dance Performer at Surrender Nightclub for CES Private Events (2016, 2017)

Dancer for AVN Convention at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV (2016, 2017)

Privately teaching Flexibility and Contortion, as well as several workshop tours internationally (2012 to current)