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
PILATISTIC Old School Pilates
PILATISTIC Old School Pilates 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 PILATISTIC.
ABOUT MARIAN TARÍN:
Marian Tarín started practicing Pilates while she was studying Journalism at the International University of Catalonia. She was so amazed 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 has 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 PILATISTIC Old School Pilates (Centre Pilates Tiana). Due to her unceasing interest in improving her professional skills, she decides to study with elder Jay Grimes, in Los Angeles, California. During her apprenticeship, Marian also trains with the founders of Vintage Pilates, Sandy Shimoda and Karen Frischmann. In 2013, Marian completes The Work and a year later, Jay chooses her for the master Teaching the Work 2015-2016, a highly selective program where she continued improving her skills and developing her own style as a teacher. Marian is honored to be one of the few instructors in the world who has completed this exclusive mentorship.
In parallel, she has collaborated in all the editions of the Valencia Classical Pilates Conference. She's been the translator-assistant of international teachers such as Peter Fiasca, Lori Coleman-Brown, Chris Robinson and Dorothee Vandewalle. Presently, Marian is presenting at the Classical Pilates Conference Brazil 2017.
Due to her incessant will to delve into the Method, Marian is travelling to New York to mentor under the worldwide renowned Kathryn Ross-Nash through her program Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Training 2017 The Red Thread ®.
ABOUT MIGUEL JORGE JR.:
Miguel Jorge Jr. has a wide background in sports, such as judo, soccer, surf and water polo. In 1986, he's certified as a coach by the Federation of Sao Paulo of Futsal. Two years later, in 1988, he receives 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 competes 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. In 1993, he receives the official Certificate of Reebok as coach of "Body Walking" program by the USP University. Later, he moves to Spain, where he owns a gymnasium in Barcelona, called Studio Olympia. In search of the best teachers, again, Miguel travels to Brazil and the US to study the Classical Pilates Method. In 2009, he obtains the certification of the Pilates Method Alliance. From 2004-2010, Miguel is teacher of the Pilates Certification Program at Orthos Barcelona. Always interested in learning more, he decides to travel to Los Angeles and study with world-renowned teacher, Jay Grimes. In 2013, Miguel receives the Certificate of the selective teachers program The Work. During his apprenticeship, he also trains regularly with the founders of Vintage Pilates, Sandy Shimoda and Karen Frischmann.
Co-owner of PILATISTIC Old School Pilates (Centre Pilates Tiana), Miguel still travels and studies with the best teachers of Traditional Pilates because he believes in the importance of learning more every day. Now he’s thrilled to have started a new apprenticeship in New York next to another world renowned teacher, Kathryn Ross-Nash and her program Pilates Professional Advanced Teacher Training 2017 The Red Thread ®.
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.
PILATISTIC OLD SCHOOL PILATES
Carrer del Centre, 14 B
Phone: +34 93 465 76 30
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