Meet Rina Mangiardi
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!
Click here to see Rina's schedule.
Meet Erica, pilates instructor
It is her passion to teach pilates classes that are positive, engaging, where clients can be challenged and find what works best for their body. Erica encourages clients to achieve their personal best. She imparts knowledge of body mechanics to help clients live a healthy lifestyle. Erica is certified to teach Pure Barre, is a fully Certified Stott Instuctor (level I & II) , Pilates full certification in mat and all apparatus – Cadillac, reformer, barrel and chair, also trained in Injury prevention and special populations. She is excited to be in a studio that teaches the traditional work of Joseph Pilates! Fun fact ~ She has done partner dancing for 20 years and still continue to enjoy it and compete every now and then.
Click here to see schedule.
Thais is a fully Certified Pilates Instructor for Rehabilitation by Polestar. She is also a STOTT Pilates Specialist for mat work, reformer, cadillac. chair & barrels. Thais prides herself in guiding clients through safe workouts modified to their individual fitness level and medical considerations from obesity to sports injuries.
Fun Fact: Thais has years of Physiotherapy experience and is a Shiatsu practitioner in her native Brazil, she is also fluent in Portuguese.
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.
Please visit us at our studio in Aurora or call for more information 905-726-3333