Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx. She served in the United States Air Force for four years. In 2003 she returned home and worked as a personal trainer at New York Health and Racquet Club and New York Sports Club.

In 2005 she joined the New York Police Department and spent the next seven years as a police officer in Manhattan, during which time her passion for fitness and health grew stronger. By 2009 she was a green juice drinking, quinoa eating, Bikram yoga-taking cop. This passion led her to study nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and attend Bikram yoga teacher training.

Today Natalia is a certified Health Coach, Bikram yoga teacher, Zumba instructor and IntenSati leader. She is devoted to helping people learn how to move their body, make healthier choices, and live life to their full potential.