I grew up in a small village near Dubnica nad Váhom. Since childhood I was very active, sometimes too active. I was never interested in how to move properly or how to move so as not to cause myself pain. I just enjoyed the freedom of movement.
When I was 9 years old I started to compete in swimming but after a head injury that happened to me in the pool I got scared of swimming and I changed the sport. Together with my younger brother I started playing hockey for the city team in Dubnica. I went to primary school in Dubnica at the Pavel Demitra school.