The Founder

Alexandra Merisoiu is known as The Body Engineer. She is the Founder and Coach at Urban Women Fitness, creator of The Merisoiu Technique and Outdoors Transformational Health & Wellness Coach.

Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works through using many different sporting techniques and through a wide variety of highly respected coaches. At 14 years old she was ranked 2nd in 2001 and 3rd in 2015 World Karate Championships, 2 times National Champion, World Cup Champion and now she is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, and she still competes at an international level. It is through these learnings that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with modern coaching methods.

Her mission is to share her gift and educate the world, passing on to the next generations why they need to get out of the gym and back to nature. Going back to nature takes them on a journey of discovery, experience and creativity, and installs lasting foundations and transformational results.


In Tai Chi philosophy: Injury is the natural consequence of meeting brute force with brute force. This is how we move, run, walk, lift and use our bodies daily in today’s society: using force and strength.
This lack of awareness and softness is causing us a lot of pain.  And the thing is when we have pain it doesn’t show up until later in life.
When Alexandra created The Merisoiu Technique it was because her clients wanted to get fit, strong and powerful.
However they also needed to understand how their bodies function, how to move soft and fluid and how to prevent injury as much as possible. And it was essential not to sacrifice the later for the former.
It was imperative for them to understand the difference between tension and relaxation, intentional movement, posture and balance and counterbalance.
The Mindful Control component is where Alexandra’s clients learn to bring together or to align body, breath, and mind.
And then to catapult their results we brought in the physical and psychological benefits and the freedom of training outdoors all year round. Benefits such as strength and emotional balance. And of course the nutrition and healthy habits part.

Finally, it became clear that her clients needed to have access to a complete system which would offer them the foundations they needed to live a healthy and fit life for the rest of their lives. Once you understand the basics of movement, posture, breathing, nutrition and Mindful Control then you actually become in control of your own life, for the rest of your life.

So all these lead to her creating a unique transformational system: The Merisoiu Technique which incorporates five essential principles of a healthier lifestyle: Earthing, Fluid Movement, Food Discipline™, Mindful Control, Organic Movement.

All in all The Merisoiu Technique involves coordinated movement, breath, and awareness, building a strong and fit body and learning how to implement healthy habits and nutrition. It’s about building the foundations of a healthy lifestyle and reclaiming your nature.