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Comprehensively certified Pilates Instructor and Studio Owner

After suffering a motor vehicle accident related injury, Rina sought Pilates to help strengthen her body. She quickly realized that different teachers teach different methods.This is when Rina started doing research on the history of Pilates and discovered Joseph H Pilates original method of Contrology, the art and science of control. Rina fell in love with Joe’s original work.

This passion turned into a career as she pursued an authentic comprehensive certification with Sean P Gallagher and Cara Hazelton through the New York Pilates Studio. With a growing number of home based clients, she knew it was time to open a studio in her home town that she could be proud of. Rina continues to educate herself on the Pilates method by attending various workshops and private lessons with world renowned 2nd generation teachers. Rina is a 3rd generation teacher and has been teaching since 2015. She is married and has two children whom she spends all her free time with and loves it!

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Ella is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor.  With a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Ella has a deep understanding of body mechanics.  She is a fitness fanatic who loves to work out and will motive you in your Pilates journey to be the best version of yourself!  Her mission is to help people through self discovery, self care, and healing through movement.  With compassion and kindness, she will guide you to achieve all of your Pilates goals.  Ella also has a passion for swimming and gymnastics.  She has over 15 years of experience as a swimming instructor, 5 years as an Aqua fitness instructor and over 10 years as a fitness coach.


Her favourite saying is “No matter how long the night, you’ll always see the morning light!”

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Raphaela has over 9 years experience in teaching Pilates in a Physiotherapy environment. She has a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Cuiaba, Brazil and a Postgraduate in Acupuncture. She is also certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine Applied to Aethetics, Postural Re-education through Proprioceptive and Muscular Rebalancing, Specialization in Dermato-Functional Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy. With her extensive knowledge of the body, Raphaela will help you achieve all of your Pilates goals in a safe and body specific way!


Fun Fact: Raphaela is a mom of 3 and is bilingual in English and Portuguese.


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Krishna is a Balance Body Certified Pilates teacher.  She is also a certified Yoga instructor from US Yoga Alliance and an NLP practitioner.   Krishna’s passion for movement drives her dedication in helping her clients achieve their fitness goals and enhance their overall well-being.  Krishna’s creative approach to each class and her overall fitness knowledge helps her to tailor and modify exercises to suit the unique needs and abilities of her clients.  Through the power of Pilates she helps her clients to build a solid foundation of strength, flexibility and balance by focusing on engaging the core, improving posture and fostering a mind-body connection.


Krishna has immersed herself in the Pilates world where she feels she has found her true calling as she has had much success with helping clients alleviate pain, achieve athletic performance and reach their overall fitness goals.


 When Krishna is not teaching or practicing Pilates, you can find her exploring nature, trying out new healthy recipes, or indulging in a good book. She believes in living a balanced and vibrant life, and she encourages her clients to do the same. Whether you're a Pilates enthusiast or a curious beginner, Krishna warmly welcomes you to join her on a journey of self-discovery and transformation through the art of Pilates. Together, let's unlock your body's potential and embrace the joy of movement.


Pilates by Rina is unique and welcoming studio located in Aurora, Ontario. The studio stands out from the competition by offering a personalized and inclusive approach to Pilates, focusing on body positivity, diversity and inclusion. Founded by Rina Mangiardi, a certified Pilates teacher, the studio has quickly gained a reputation for its commitment to building relationships and creating a comfortable and fun environment for clients. 

Rina is committed to providing a welcoming space where everyone feels comfortable and accepted. Her approach to Pilates goes beyond the traditional gym experience, offering a distinct alternative to the loud music and crowded classes commonly found in other studios. Rina firmly believes Pilates is for everyone regardless of size, shape, ethnicity, religion, or personal beliefs. 

At Pilates by Rina , the mission is clear: to provide a space where everyone feels welcome, regardless of their body type, age, ethnicity, or background. Rina's vision for the studio is to create a supportive community that celebrates individuality and encourages personal growth through the practice of Pilates. The studio's core values centre around commitment, loyalty, and a passion for helping clients achieve their wellness goals. 

Please visit us at our studio in Aurora or call for more information 905-726-3333


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