TRAINING WITH A FITNESS AND CIRCUS PROFESSIONAL
If you are motivated to change yourself for the better, bring your skill to the next level, improve your appearance, get stronger and healthier , then you have come to the right place. As an gymnast from childhood, professional circus performer and certified trainer, I can help you set realistic goals and achieve them, identify the best strategy for your body and provide with the knowledge which help to shorten you way to professionals, minimize injuries and maintain athletic health for years.
My name is Alexey Turchenko and over the past 25 years, I have deal with active lifestyle. I have been 9 years in gymnastics and acrobatics and at the age of 15, I decide to join circus. Since that time, my career as circus performer has grown rapidly.
I have worked with prestigious circus in Russia, such as Nuкulin Circus and Big Moscow State Circus, European circuses Connelli and Theatre Care.
In 2006, I signed my first contract with Cirque Du Soleil in the show Kooza. Unfortunately, at that period I began having series of injuries and after the third knee surgery, I have decided to change my skills of teeterboard artist to become an aerial straps artist. A crucial moment in my life!
In 2010 i got my first contract with solo straps in the Big Moscow State Circus, where I met my beautiful wife Yulia Makeeva. Together we created a new aerial straps duo act. Since then, we are working and traveling together around the world. My new career led me to new contracts. I worked on different variations of straps in the popular show Cavalia with straps duo, then with Cirque du Soleil for the shows Varekai with man's duo straps and Mystere with a straps/cube act.
Meanwhile, I grew in fitness and bodybuilding industries. After moving to USA, i began to seriously engage in fitness. The enjoyable training in the gym grew into conscious and methodical training that brought me to the professional competitive level. Obtaining seven different coaching and nutritionist certificates helped me to consolidate and systematize knowledge and accumulated over the years the experience of all physically active life of myself. Now, I am helping other performers and athletes to achieve a higher level of skills and conditioning. My innovative methods of combining fitness and circus exercises bring outstanding results and satisfied clients.
WINNINGS AND AWARDS
1st International festival in Saratov (Russia) 2003 - Gold Teeterboard act
China WuQiao international circus festival 2003 - Gold Teeterboard act
International Circus Festival in Budapest (Hungary) 2004 - Gold Teeterboard act
International circus Festival in Warsaw (Poland) 2005 - Silver Teeterboard act
Festival Internacional del Circ Elefant d’Or (Figueres, Spain) 2016 - Bronze Duo straps Idols
25e Festival Internacional du Cirque de Massy (Massy, France) 2017 - Special prize Duo straps Idols
China WuQiao International Circus Festival (China) 2017 - Bronze Duo Straps Idols
FITNESS AND BODYBUILDING COMPETITIONS
Moscow Fitness & Bodybuilding Cup 2013 2nd place Man’s fitness
Jay Cutler Desert Classic 2014 1st place Man’s Physique class B
Patriots Challenge in Las Vegas 2014 1st place Man’s Physique class B
Arnold Amateur Columbus 2015 3rd place Man’s Physique class B