Fabiana

Trainer
fabiana
"Change happens through movement and movement heals" - Joseph Pilates
Qualifications:
  • Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Award
  • Pilates instructor
Favourite Exercise:
  • The Control Balance – Combination of strength, grace, balance, and ease that one experiences as a result.
  • Major lower-body muscles.

Fabi started to practice Pilates back in Bento Goncalves, in southern Brazil when she was in her teens. Moving to Europe in her 20’s, Fabi left behind her beloved friends, dance and volleyball but ‘packed’ her love for Pilates. Fabi lived and worked in Lisbon, Bologna, Paris before eventually settling in London.

Fabi describes her teaching style as gentle but with purpose, dynamic and challenging. She is hands on in correcting posture and alignments focusing on breathing, control and precision of the movements. Fabi’s aim is for people to come out of her class feeling proud of how far they pushed themselves and excited for their next class.

The benefits of applying movement as a form of therapy is something Fabi has first-hand experience of. Fabi firmly believes exercise helped her cope mentally and physically when she went through cancer treatment herself and is what inspired her to specialise in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation.

Away from the Pilates studio Fabi enjoys spending time with her family, expanding her knowledge of healthy eating, brewing kombucha, listening to Jazz and exploring the English countryside.