* CURRENT BIKINI FITNESS COMPETITOR, MOTIVATOR AND MODEL
I have been interested in fitness for over five years. The reason to start leading healthy lifestyle and indulging in sports was mostly healthy. After I graduated high school and my first year as a student at university, I had health issues and I gained weight sharply. I did not know how to nourish myself and where to start. But I knew the way I wanted to look. I decided to go on a student exchange program in the USA. During that time, I worked in the summer and in the winter I was able to successfully pass my university exams. I learned how to eat healthy and build my dream body. It took me months even years but I knew what I want! Every day when I woke up I made a plan for the present day and what I should do to be one step closer to my goal. I managed to lose 20 kilograms with a lot of efforts, discipline and persistence and to improve my health.
Hello, my name is Stoyan Petkov. I can tell that I have devoted a great deal of my conscious life and education to studying, researching and applying principles of nutrition, sport and recovery for optimization both general health and achieving high sports results. The major principles are: effectiveness, improved motor functions, rapid recovery, optimal nutrition and beneficial effects on the human body and spirit in harmony with nature!
I am Certified Nutritionist, Sports Recovery and Conditioning Preparation Specialist and Natural Dietetics Practitioner. I have the only worldwide recognized certificate for an elite trainer covering areas of sports nutrition, sports therapy and recovery and conditioning training for elite athletes awarded by the International Sports Science Association. I work with national athletes representing our country at international sport forums as well as with people who are searching for their better self in the above mentioned areas. Personally, I am longtime kickboxer, a winner of many national titles and international awards.
Dr. Rayna Stoyanova
Dr. Rayna Stoyanova graduated Medicine in Sofia in 2011. Her experience in the field of nutrition dates from her university years.
She had her medical experience near prominent names in the field of nutrition, such as: Prof. Gautier, Prof. Carel, Prof. Ducan, as well as various healthy living, catering and wellness companies that expanded her expertise and approach to the patient.
After she graduated, she worked at University Hospital “Lozenets” where she examined closely transplant medicine – “exciting experience and real action” – she says. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapy at the Medical University of Sofia and she is a post-graduate student in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and Dietetics of University Hospital “Tsaritsa Yoanna-ISUL”.
You can also meet her at the Diagnostic and Consulting Clinic for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation “SportMed”.
The majority of the patients that she consults are people with different problems – overweight, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, autoimmunity, eating disorders, kidney diseases as well as those ones who want to improve their eating habits and get the most of their diet – vegetarians and vegans, detox, juicing, bodybuilding, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
She consults and creates diets after a NutriGen genetic test. She participates in various projects connected with healthy and balanced diet in the country, trainings, seminars on different topics connected with nutrition. Her scientific interests are connected mostly with the nutrition in various diseases, nutrition for athletes, the microbiome, liver diseases and the metabolic syndrome.
She is a member of Bulgarian Scientific Society for Nutrition and Dietetics, Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BULSPEN), Bulgarian Society of Endocrinology, European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European League against Rheumatism (EULAR), International Obesity Society (TOS), International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), Bulgarian Fitness Society (BFS).
Hristina Mitovska is a certified coach, trainer and yoga instructor in the biggest Yoga studio in Bulgaria, Yoga Vibe. As a sociologist with over 10 years of experience in the field of marketing research in TNS Gallup International, in 2015, Hristina became the first Chief Happiness Officer at United Partners in Bulgaria.
She has had publications on personal development in capital.bg, karieri.bg, jenatadnes.com, edna.bg, profit.bg and other online media as well as TV appearances in BNT, ТВ+, Bulgaria On Air and etc.