The Founder

Alexandra Merisoiu, known as The Body Engineer, is the Founder of Move Wild Academy and Dracula’s Retreat. Shestarted her PT career in 2013 and is now a Level 4 Personal Trainer, qualified in Low Back Pain Management and Prevention. 

As a long distance runner, she now specialises in running technique and primal movement, working with runners, beginners and advanced, who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. When working with runners the focus is to reduce running impact, joint damage and muscle tension while maximising performance through running technique and form.

Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works, starting with Martial Arts and moving on to others sports throughout her career. Throughout her Martial Arts career she has achieved 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, runs her own Karate club in Oxted and is IJKA 2017 triple World Champion, 2016 WMO Martial Arts National and European Champion. She still competes at international level.

It is through these learnings, and drawing inspiration from respected names such as MovNat, IdoPortal and POSE Method of Running to name a few, that she helps runners reduce the risk of injuries and achieve personal bests. Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of the current fitness trend and power running paradigm, by educating on correct body mechanics above anything else.

Alexandra has been awarded the Tandridge Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award and WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award 2016 and runs her own Karate club, Legacy Karate.