How does Pilates work?

Pilates works by combining breathing techniques with special stretches. Unlike other forms of exercise, Pilates represent a method focused on improving the body's core by making the body more flexible and stronger. Many people confuse it with yoga, but Pilates is actually much more dynamic of the two because it pushes the body through stretching and targets flexibility, posture and strength.

The Benefits of Pilates

After a complete course of these exercises, an individual should instantly feel the difference in their abs, back and legs. All this leads to weight loss, increased energy levels and general sense of well-being. Although most people see Pilates as a kind of exercise targeted specifically at women, that isn’t true. Pilates is an ideal workout for athletes recovering from injury, older people with not enough capacity to do strenuous exercise, and post pregnancy recovery.

  • Developing and strengthening abdominal muscles

  • Stretching and strengthens the whole body

  • Increased energy levels

  • Aligning your body

  • Rehabilitation of all kinds of injuries


Your Teacher

Akiyo is a fully qualified studio trainer with BASI Pilates and a specialist for pre & postnatal pilates with the Center for Women’s Fitness. She started taking Pilates classes at the age of 16 as a part of Rehab program for her foot injury from dance training. 

Pilates let her discover the importance of balance, strength and flexibility for the healthy functional movement. Ever since then, Pilates remained an essential practice helping to rebalance her body and reduce the risk of injuries while her career as a dancer with the major ballet companies in Germany and for a further period of years afterward. 

Akiyo discovered the great benefit of Pilates at each stage of her life and was inspired by this method with Mind & Body approach.

In 2012 she opened her own Pilates studio in Berlin, offering Group, Duet and Private classes. Since August 2018, she lives in Munich and became a team member of Evolve Fitness! 

Class schedule & Costs

As an introductory offer your first class is €12

So come in and see if its something for you!

Tuesday at 20:15

Thursday 08:00

€18 per class or €150 for a 10 class ticket


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