Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. As an advocate of the popular fitness trend, Núria Burgell opened Symmetry Pilates in L’Eixample three months ago, offering a range of services including yoga, massages, physiotherapy and, of course, pilates. As the studio’s founder and director, Burgell is a fourth-generation student of the method’s founder, Joseph Pilates, as her mentor Michael King was taught by one of the inventor’s earliest students. Using a combination of classic and modern teaching techniques, Burgell aims to achieve a family atmosphere in her studio through her unique and personalised service. “I only allow a maximum of three people per session—it’s essentially personal training!” With classes given in English, Symmetry Pilates is available to men and women of all ages, although Burgell often notices a more significant transformation in clients aged 30-60. When asked if she has noticed an increase in fitness interest over the last few years in Barcelona, Burgell replied: “Absolutely. Believe it or not, I receive many of my clients through medical prescriptions.” With its fully-equipped studio, expert instruction and zen atmosphere, Symmetry Pilates will certainly leave you feeling rejuvenated and stress-free.
Symmetry Pilates. Enric Granados 111.