Martina was born and raised in Slovakia and moved to San Luis Obispo nineteen years ago. She started taking ballet lessons at age six and continued until high school. Martina was introduced to barre by a friend who invited her to take a class at a local barre studio here in SLO. That was over seven years ago and she was hooked from the start. What she loves about barre is that after years of taking classes, she is not bored with it – the movements are still challenging. After three years of taking classes she decided that she would like to take it a step further and she became an instructor. She loves to share her passion for barre with other women and seeing their progress. In her free time Martina likes to hike, spin, run, and read books, but mostly, spend time with her family and friends.