Founder and director of Symmetry Pilates Barcelona, Nuria Burgell started to dance jazz when very young and at 20 became an Aerobics teacher. She has lived in Johannesburg, London and now Barcelona, where she trained in Pilates. She was taught by Michael King, one of the biggest names in Pilates, who was trained under one of the first students of Joseph Pilates himself.
Pilates has a number of aims and benefits. It serves to return the tone and shape to the body, improve posture and strength, increase flexibility and improve breathing. It is a way to relax, de-stress and refresh yourself, at the same time reducing back pain and muscle discomfort.
More than just a way to get fit, Pilates is a very precise and intelligent system of exercise, which works around the key message of quality, not quantity. It is a way to understand the functioning of the body that gives you the tools to enhance your alignment, appearance and wellbeing. Many clients develop a lifelong passion for Pilates after seeing the results they achieve.
Pilates can also help maintain muscle strength during and after pregnancy. Pregnant women come into the studio in order to tone their muscles and flex their joints, which allows them to recover their former figure much sooner after giving birth.
Symmetry Pilates Barcelona caters to various special requirements. They offer physiotherapy, pelvic floor recovery, and the ´Pink Ribbon´ program, for post-operative breast cancer rehabilitation, all through specialised Pilates programmes.
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