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Marina Guarnieri

Pilates Instructor

Marina is originally from Rome, where she trained professionally in Contemporary dance.  Since moving to London in 2010, Marina has worked internationally as a Dancer and Choreographer.  Pilates became an integral part of her training years ago when Marina noticed the positive influence it had on her control and alignment.  As well as improving her own body awareness profoundly, using the method in her dance classes helped others improve their posture and prevent injuries.  Marina decided to delve deeper and train as a STOTT Pilates instructor – Certified in Matwork and Reformer, and most recently trained in Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, Injuries and Special Populations.

Coming from a dance background Marina has a keen eye for detail and has been working for over 15 years in movement, developing a passion for alignment, posture and injury prevention/rehabilitation.  Marina strives to share that passion and all the benefits with her clients making them feel safer and more free to move in their daily lives.  You can expect challenging and engaging classes, with exercises selected and modified to suit everyone’s individual needs.

In her free time she likes to go to the theatre for concerts or dance shows, and makes sure she is always properly caffeinated.

Wow… today’s class with Marina was one of the BEST classes I have experienced in my 5+ years at APPI Hampstead. She attended each one of us by walking around the room and commenting and/or gently correcting each participant. I skipped out of class with the knowledge that I truly challenged myself.