about

This is me.

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
Stephen Hawking

I’m a certified Pilates Teacher through both Michael King and Pilates Academy International NYC. I’m also a certified Garuda Teacher, a method created by James D’ Silva, that blends Pilates, yoga and dance all-in-one.
I’m Italian, currently living in Dubai, UAE, and teach full time private, semi-private and group sessions.

In 2010 I attended the bodyART Training at the ECA OBOW World Fitness Convention NYC run by Robert Steinbacher and here’s where I most found myself longing for integration between Fitness and the Holistic.
Indeed, I’m a certified Fitness Trainer and I owe almost all I know to my mentor and teacher Diana Pagano, getting certified through FIF Italy.
I’ve been teaching TRX, BodyPump, Athletic Functional Training, Reebok Fit to Flex, MTV Dance, Step and HIIT almost full time for 12 years.
I’m a certified Indoor Cycling Instructor as well, through Fispin (now Icyff Group Cycling ) and I’ve been teaching almost everyday, 3 classes a day, from 2005 to 2013.

My no.1 passion is movement and I never stopped exercising and teaching even during my University years: indeed, I’m Doctor Economics and Finance and for 10 years I worked part time as a sales manager.
Despite being born under the sign of Capricorn (it’s all about hard work, wasn’t it clear?!) I feel my element is Water: I’m a kitesurfer, wakeboarder and snowboarder.
Music is my other no.1 passion and I studied singing since I was a child; I’m currently looking forward to restart my lessons and perform again in a band.

Animals, Nature, Travel are other big passions of mine; I stopped eating food of animal origin in 2012 and this has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made and is certainly one of the reasons why I got my Nutritional Professional Coach certification under Issa, because I trust we really are what we eat and I love helping others to achieve their goals when it comes to health and wellness.
I’m married to a one-in-a-million man and we have 2 adorable cats we rescued in our 3 years in Dubai.

What my clients say

“She’s the most inspiring teacher ever”.

“Simply Paola knows how to turn every move into a real challenge, the innovation in every exercise, the push is unbeatable!”

“Not only she is exceptionally knowledgeable re the anatomy of the body, but also her vibrant and lovely personality makes her class by far the best I have ever tried.”

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