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Perhaps the most unlikely Pilates teacher you’ll probably ever meet!

I’m Miguel and the owner of your studio. Why am I the most unlikely Pilates teacher you’re ever likely to meet?

First of all I’m a guy. Most people associate Pilates with women and women’s health. But in fact, you might be surprised to learn that Joseph Pilates designed his Fitness System for men.

Second, I’ve made Pilates my profession – it’s not a “side hustle”. From the very first moment that I had a Reformer lesson, I knew that this was something totally different to anything that I’d ever done in gyms or with Personal Trainers.  I decided this was going to be my life.

You can know all the exercises on all the apparatus, but still not know Pilates: it’s a concept.

-- Eve Gentry

I started a two year Comprehensive Training with Balanced Body.  After the apprenticeship, I moved to the UK and did a 1:1 mentorship with Julie Driver and during this time successfully passed the NCPC (US) Certification exam.

All this has left me with a thirst for learning not just about the exercises, but about The Method: it’s a complete philosophy of health and fitness.

Training and Certification

Balanced Body
Pilates Method Alliance
NPCP Teacher

Hello, I’m Joanna Myslicka

I love practising Pilates and enjoy the satisfaction of helping others to feel fitter, healthier, and happier. The benefits of Pilates are amazing!

I began Pilates as part of my training at the National Ballet School in Warsaw. I qualified as a fitness instructor & Personal Trainer in my early 20’s, but I discovered that Pilates just offers so much more than Personal Training.  So, I have worked hard to gain a wealth of experience in teaching both classical Pilates and Dance to adults, children, and teenagers.

As well as qualifying in Matwork I have also trained extensively in the large Pilates Studio Equipment. 

"I feel so rewarded when I see change"...

I particularly enjoy working with people in post-rehabilitation and feel so rewarded when I see progress and recovery. My Pilates training is on-going, and my goal is to learn something new every day. I’m proud to continue to study with Miguel.

I grew up in Poland and have lived and danced professionally in Spain. I spent 5 years studying French and Spanish language and culture.

I love running, cycling, paddle-boarding, rollerblading and play badminton. But I also enjoy camping, gardening and travel as well as reading for relaxation and to widen my knowledge. I have a keen interest in massage, meditation, yoga, and Chinese medicine too, but of course my real love is Pilates!

Jo

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5.0 37 reviews

  • Avatar Rupert Cowen ★★★★★ a month ago
    Pilates has changed my life. Miguel has taken my old desk-bound body and gently, but precisely, exercised me so that flexibility, strength and vigour has returned. … read more Pilates has been a revelation and I can not recommend them or Miguel highly enough.
  • Avatar Johanna Cope ★★★★★ a month ago
    Beautiful, light and airy studio. Miguel is a very helpful, patient teacher, I sought help due to back pain following having a baby. Miguel explained why I was experiencing … read more the pain and how to strengthen my core to help fix it. I noticed a difference very quickly. Thank you Miguel!
  • Avatar Lizzie Hartley ★★★★★ a month ago
    I went to Birmingham Pilates Studio for a postural assessment earlier this year. Miguel was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable whilst I was there. The … read more studio is a really beautiful space and Miguel is very knowledgeable and I definitely learnt a lot from him during the assessment!

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