September 2014 | Barcelona, Spain
"One of the most important skills we’ve learned from Jay Grimes is that Pilates can’t be taught. As instructors, we have to guide students through movement and help them discover the Method’s foundation. And this is very difficult to achieve without the most important tool: Gratz equipment.
- Marian Tarín & Miguel Jorge, Owners and Instructor
Centre Pilates Tiana
CENTRE PILATES TIANA is situated in Barcelona, in a charming location near the sea called Tiana. This two-floor studio is fully equipped with Gratz apparatus and has all necessary facilities such as restrooms with showers, a cozy waiting room and a balcony with beautiful views to the mountain and sea. Because Miguel and Marian enjoy traveling around the world visiting Classical Pilates studios and improving and learning from other traditional teachers, they like offering this kind of experience at their place. They appreciate meeting instructors who are interested in exchanging ideas and in keeping Joe’s legacy alive. Thus, in their studio, all teachers are welcome. Miguel and Marian believe in how important it is to collaborate with the Pilates Community. So, if you are planning a visit to Barcelona, make sure you schedule a lesson at Centre Pilates Tiana.
ABOUT MARIAN: Marian started practicing Pilates while she was studying Journalism at the International University of Catalonia. She was so amazed with the way the Method challenged her body that when she received her master’s degree in 2004 she decided to undertake a new way. She travelled to Brazil and the U.S.A. to train and learn from some of the best Classical Pilates teachers. In 2009, she received her certification from the Pilates Method Alliance.
A couple of years later, she opened a studio in Barcelona; she co-owns Centre Pilates Tiana (www.facebook.com/pilatestiana.barcelona). Due to her unceasing interest in improving her professional skills, she decided to study with elder Jay Grimes, at Vintage Pilates, in Los Angeles, California. She received her Teacher’s Program Certificate in 2013. Meanwhile, during these last two years, she’s collaborated with the Valencia Classical Pilates Conference, translating Peter Fiasca’s words to all the attendees. Marian believes in the importance of learning more everyday, which is why she keeps travelling and studying with the best Traditional Pilates teachers.
ABOUT MIGUEL: Miguel has a wide background in sports such as judo, soccer, surf and water polo. In 1988, he received his master’s degree in Physical Education from the Santa Cecilia dos Banderantes University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After post-graduating in Sport Training in the same faculty, he became an associate professor of Masculine Rhythmical Gymnastics. Following the years as a university teacher, he competed in the discipline of Aerobics.
In 1991 and 1992, he gained the Silver medal in the Brazilian Aerobic Championship. As a coach, in 1996, Miguel’s athletes won Gold medal in the European Aerobic Championship in Helsinki, Finland. The same year, his team repeated first place in the World Aerobic Championship in Orlando, U.S.A. During this period, Miguel worked in Fitness Conferences in Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Hungary and Korea. Then he moved to Spain, where he owned a gymnasium in Barcelona called Studio Olympia. Afterwards he started learning Classical Pilates travelling to Brazil and the U.S.A. In 2009 he obtained the Pilates Method Alliance certification. Always interested in learning more, he travelled to Los Angeles, California and was certified by elder Jay Grimes at Vintage Pilates. Miguel is co-owner of the studio Centre Pilates Tiana, in Barcelona.
The studio opened in 2010. After some years of work experience, Miguel Jorge and Marian Tarín decided they wanted to run their own place, where they could teach the Method respecting its authenticity. Since they had learned, practiced and taught with Gratz equipment, they understood how important the originality of the apparatus was in order to stay true to the Method. Therefore, they had no doubt that their studio was going to be Gratz equipped.
CENTRE PILATES TIANA
Carrer del Centre, 14 B
Phone: +34) 93 465 76 30
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