Meet our awarded and passionate coaches
Inesa first stepped on the ice while she was only 4 years old. Instantly she fell in love with the ice and her passion for figure skating grew into a successful career. She is the Lithuanian National Champion, an international competitor and winner. Now by focusing her passion to coaching she has been very successful in coaching competitive figure skaters of all ages and levels. Inesa’s 25 years of combined knowledge and practical experience allows her to provide every skater with the opportunity to maximize their skating potential, improve technique, and understand of competitive figure skating. Inesa is very passionate about figure skating and that shows in her classes. They are fun, informative, and productive. Inesa is a member of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and U.S. Figure Skating (USFS). PSA rated coach.
Coach Yahaira works with beginners as well as advanced skaters. She enjoys teaching the technique and basics of figure skating and integrating safety and fun into her training. Yahaira’s on ice and off ice training promotes physical fitness for skaters to reach their full potential on ice. Coach Yahaira has experience in coaching Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, and preparing skaters for solo as well as synchronized skating competitions. She earned a Gold Medal at the US Synchronized Skating Championships and is a 2-time Gold Medalist, 1-time Silver Medalist and 1-time Bronze Medalist at the Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Yahaira has 13 years skating experience, 9 years synchronized ice skating experience and 5 years’ experience as an ice skating coach. She is a certified figure skating coach of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Coach Yahaira is also continuing her education at Lewis University where she is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Licensed Massage Therapist Aidas Buzelis was born in Lithuania and while living in Europe, he played professional basketball, representing several Lithuanian and European teams. Aidas earned a Bachelor degree in Sport Coaching in1996 from the Lithuanian Institute of Physical Culture and his certification in Massage Therapy from Onnuri Institute in 1998.
Since moving to the USA in 2000, Aidas has been a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals as well as being certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He is licensed as an Illinois state massage therapist. Due to his sports background, he specializes in deep tissue and sports massage. He has additional certifications in Be Activated, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) and Total Motion Release (TMR). Aidas is one of a select few massage therapists in the country who are certified to perform these rehabilitation techniques.
He practiced with United States physical therapists and Chiropractors in Chicago and San Diego in 2008. Since 2008 he works with Lithuanian National Basketball team as the official member of massage therapists’ core. He was also official member of National team for 2012 London Olympics as well as he will be part of team in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.