Zhivka graduated from the Musical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1999. In 2005 she came to The Netherlands to study the Pilates method and completed her certification training in The Hague with Romana's Pilates (2006).
Amazed by the benefits of Pilates, she has been teaching in studios in The Hague, Amsterdam and Nijmegen. She has also attended seminars in Rome, New York and several cities in The Netherlands.
In 2007, she started with The Pilates Studio - Palma Personal Training in The Hague as one of the certified trainers.