We had the good fortune of connecting with Eva Zolotova and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eva, how does your business help the community?
As a personal trainer, I teach people how to live a healthier and happier life. I educate my students about nutrition. How to make the right food choices and how to overcome destructive food addictions. With my exercise program, I show my clients their potential. It is my favorite thing to see how changing their body changes their minds and vice versa. With a strong commitment to an active lifestyle, my students become stronger, more confident, healthier, and happier. A wholesome individual influences the whole community. Healthy communities mean a healthy nation.
My business is crucial for a happy and healthy nation.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I would like to tel you my personal athletic story. I was born with one leg shorter than the other, scoliosis and hunched back. On top of my chronic gastritis, pyelonephritis, and lead poisoning, I also used to stammer.
I spent a few months a year in the hospital. Thanks to my mom, she did everything to get rid of my ailments. Remarkably, I don’t remember any physical pain or discomfort. I was a very active and energetic child but my medical file was the size of “ War and Peace. ” One day my doctor got sick and I could not get my usual P.E. exemption and so,I had to go to P.E. class. Everybody wanted to compete with me on the running test because by the time they finished the distance, I could only make it half-way. This made me so upset that I started going every evening to the school stadium to run the laps. I had no game plan. I was just running around for about an hour. In a month, the situation completely changed. I became first in the class. After that, I was first in the school. Later, I was winning the city school competition. Then my friend invited me to join a running club. Since then, my life has completely changed.
Suddenly, from being an average invisible student, I became somebody to whom everyone wanted to say “Hi.“ Although I had no clear direction, I found my purpose to be number one, not to mention the fact that my hospital visits completely stopped. A couple of years later, I became a member of the Russian National Team and moved from Vladivostok to Moscow to train with the best coaches in the country. Traveling around the world, ups and downs, injures, surgery, and recoveries, first places or some places, blood, toil, tears, and sweat were all components of my amazing athletic life. Sport has taught me self-discipline and goal-orientated mindset. It allowed me to experience success and opened the world to infinite possibilities. My athletic experience helps me run my business and work with people at a different level of understanding the body and mind connection..
I love to combine Russian toughness and American fun in the workout. I am a big proponent of challenging the body in creative and different ways in order to encourage the body and mind to get out of its comfort zone so that it can meet its full potential.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would challenge my friends taking them on a steep hike to the Runyon Canyon. The trail would reward their beneficial suffering with the magnificent view at the top of the hill at majestic and exuberant Los Angeles. I hope the sky would be clear so that they would see the ocean, enjoy Hollywood Grafitti, and waved at skyscrapers of hectic downtown LA and busy Century City. Then I would take them to my favorite breakfast restaurant, ” Quality Food and Beverage” on the third street.
Of course, I would take them to the Hollywood walk of fame and the Hollywood sign.
Santa Monica and SM Beach would be on our list for sure.
I would shock my visitors by taking them to the famous Venice Beach. The smelly hippy vibe and colorful street art would hit all their senses.
Then, we would go down PCH to Malibu to eat at “Moonshadows” or Geoffrey’s.
I would love it if they could experience the Hollywood Bowl concert during their trip. It would be fantastic.
I would definitely take them to my most favorite breakfast place.
“Russell’s” in Pasadena. They serve the best hashbrowns ever.
We would visit a car show at the shopping plaza in Malibu on one of sunny morning Sundays. Seeing those rare muscles and exotic cars are quite an experience.
We would continue down to PCH and do some shopping in beautiful Santa Barbara. We would treat ourselves with a divine ice-cream from “Mc Connell’s Fine Ice Creams.”
Then we would take our time to take U.S. Highway 1, the most magnificent route on the planet. We would stop at Big Sur, Carmel, and finish our trip in unpredictable San Fransico. From that point, we would start a brand new adventure.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Reflex Performance – a private gym in Pasadena