The most unlikely Pilates teacher you’ll probably ever meet!
I’m Miguel and the owner of your studio. I’ll be your teacher. So why am I the most unlikely Pilates teacher you’re ever likely to meet?
I wasn’t a dancer, a physiotherapist nor a Personal Trainer. I was a farm worker, window cleaner, then a groom in stables and after uni (mature student), I spent 20 years as an TEFL teacher in Spain, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Cyprus and finally, Turkey.
Perfection isn’t a Principle of Pilates – it's a journey.
The job in Turkey was becoming something I didn’t like. I resolved to change my life. I started running and cycling and going to the gym. There, a friend showed me some Pilates exercises. I was hooked!
From Izmir to here in Brum (there’s a story there – ask me ). Now, I’m never bored! I write for Pilates Intel magazine and take lessons from some of the world’s greatest Pilates Superstars! And the more I learn and the more my practice deepens, the more interesting it becomes!
Training and Certification
Become truly empowered
... own your own health
Language teaching gave me special insights into teaching. You have to be student centered. More importantly, you can’t be a successful learner if you are always dependent on your teacher. Using a second language successfully IS being independent. I believe that there is too much “teaching” and not enough “learning” in the Pilates world.
The more you can work independently, the more advanced you are – you own your own workout and you start to become truly empowered!