MICHAELA KOPCILOVA
EXTREME SPORTS Fitness Surf Yoga
Coach Instructor Personal trainer YOGA TEACHER

I am 26 old graduate of Masters Degree in Exercise Science at Charles University in Prague with lifetime experience in sporting industry while also having trained in 6 different countries. The experience of studying and working in foreign countries enabled me to gain valuable knowledge, inspiration, personal and professional skills. I love what I study because it provides me with knowledge, skills and inspiration that I can apply straight into my profession. As boardsports are my greatest passion, I was always trying to find ways of improving one’s performance and avoid injuries in these sports. Being SALT surf specific fitness trainer motivated me to write my master thesis on surfing and to keep myself up to date with the latest research in this field. Thanks to taking a course Neural Basis of Movement at Griffith University in Australia, I became interested in this problematic and applying it to surfing. Thus, later on, I would like to dedicate my research to neuroscience of surfing and helping surfers reach the best of their potential, both mentally and physically through this research. I am creative, positive, persistent, innovative, initiative, enterprising, and hardworking person. I work well within a team setting,
in multicultural environments, and also excel independently. I maintain good time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.