Pilates has become my way of life, which has allowed me to strengthen my center and my stability more and more to keep me in better shape, especially after having the joy of having a child. In fact I can testify that the fact of having had a body already very trained allowed me to carry on a brilliant pregnancy and to be able to recover in a very short time my physical form as before pregnancy. I discovered Pilates in 2008 as a pupil, intrigued by how ‘celebrities’ around the world were speaking well of it, and in 2009 I decided to do the training at the school of Power Pilates NY in Verona, which teaches the classic and original method developed by Josef H. Pilates about 90 years ago. The training immediately gave me that preparation that I was mostly trying to teach in the most effective and successful way. In 2009 I immediately started teaching Group Courses with the Comprehensive System I, II, III, or Pilates on the tools, which I successfully completed in 2011. Now these tools are considered more effective than training with a personal trainer. I now instruct both individuals and groups of all levels using mat or personal apparatus.
Passionate about Pilates
I have always been an all-round health fanatic and totally passionate about movement. I started at an early age with skis, put them on my feet at the age of two, and then continued with propaedeutic ballet at the age of 6 and then artistic gymnastics from the age of 7 to 10, and continued with ballet from the age of 11 to 18. These two activities gave me excellent physical control and good posture, particularly facilitating the learning of the Pilates method, a method that originated as a specific therapy for professional dancers who had suffered joint injuries from too much load and work. Today, I find myself doing all kinds of physical activities every day, from running, cycling, rock climbing, ski mountaineering, hiking and swimming. I have completed two IANTD diving certificates and have participated in several ski mountaineering races and competitions, and as soon as I can and there are suitable snow conditions I enjoy ski mountaineering. I also participated in a group triathlon and qualified in 2nd place.
Qualified and accredited Pilates
I am a qualified and accredited Pilates teacher with the highest qualifications, 3 levels of CORE MATWORK I, II, III (i.e. Beginner, intermediate and advanced) and 3 levels of SYSTEM TRAINING I, II, III, which includes Pilates on equipment (such as Wunda Chair, Reformer, Cadillac, Tower, Ladder Barrel, Spine corrector, Small barrel, see Tecnopilates’ wonderful classic equipment), and I regularly attend international seminars and workshops to keep my training and preparation for teaching, as I believe that you never stop learning, and that to be a good teacher you need to practice a lot on yourself. My favourite teacher is my friend Kim Reis from Portland Oregon in the USA, and with her as well as practising Pilates on myself I have discovered the MELT technique that releases the body from contractures in a really effective way. I have the training and confidence to teach groups (even up to 25 – 30 people), one-to-one classes and classes in pairs. Personalised work is always the most effective!
When I started with teaching Pilates, I wanted to make sure that the class had a limited number of participants to allow me to follow the best workout for each participant, as every body is different and sessions are tailored to consider each person’s needs. Pilates is an exclusive method aimed at each person individually, and I want my clients to be individuals first, not just numbers!
I have a real passion and belief in the sense of well-being that Pilates can give, and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with you.