Meet Katrina Barillova

Her life story reads like an excerpt from a spy novel. The Slovakian Femme Nikita was born and schooled in Soviet-era Czechoslovakia where her intelligence and physical prowess did not go unnoticed by her teachers... or the government.

Katrina became interested in fitness training and body sculpting as a 12 year-old. Without proper fitness facilities, she began to design her own fitness regime and weight equipment at home, primarily out of household and pantry items such as soda bottles, cans and large books.

At the age of 14 she was secretly recruited to begin training as an intelligence agent for the Czech government without the knowledge of her family or friends. Katrina was trained in hand-to-hand combat, physical endurance, psychological control, weapons proficiency, offensive and defensive driving techniques, escape, evasion and survival.

At 15, her cover as a high-fashion model provided the perfect disguise... no one suspected a runway beauty possessed her skills and training.

Shortly after turning 19, Katrina was recruited to work for a private security and investigation firm, specializing in executive protection, surveillance, anti-industrial espionage and international investigation and successfully completing over 100 international missions.

Over the next few years Katrina developed her own fitness regimen to keep her body in top physical shape, in order to undertake some of the most challenging undercover operations and keep her super-model physique.

Media outlets like The Globe and others started to speculate that the ABC show “Alias” was based on the life of Katrina Barillova.

Combining the best of her agent physical training in self-defense and hand-to-hand combat (Krav MagaTM, Thai kick-boxing, classical boxing and full-contact freestyle fighting) with today’s knowledge of exercise science, Katrina brings her next-generation workout system to DVD.


  • Katrina has completed more than 600 interviews for tv, print, and radio including:

    ABC news, NBC, CNBC, CNN, The New York Times, Extra!, E! Entertainment, Sky TV, Oxygen Network, BBC well as hundreds of other local and internationally syndicated programs and publications.

  • Featured in The Globe, Usa Today, Wired magazine, The Los Angeles Times and Playboy magazine.
  • Named by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment.