December 2017 | Barcelona, Spain
“In Jo Pilates, the GRATZ Pilates apparatus are like the hands of the master artisan that mould your figure and reconcile it with health.
For us, they are the legacy of Joseph Pilates’ knowledge made available for every person who seeks excellence in the method.
Joseph Pilates spent years of perfecting them and there is no higher standard than that of someone who devoted his life to it.
We are proud representatives of the brand in the Studio and it is one of the main added value we offer our clients.
With Jo Pilates and GRATZ you can say you are in very good hands."
JO, in Catalan represents the first person of the singular, “I”, and, for us, it means that person or soul who lives in a body and that, through Pilates, connects with it, feels it and deeply discovers it. Jo Pilates is the unique concept that is shown in our logo. I Love Pilates. The idea comes from the passion for a discipline whose final purpose is wellbeing.
SOUL - The studio is the SOUL. It is the place where you can isolate yourself, withdraw from the outside world, from your worries and obligations, the place where your body/mind connection is encouraged.
We are located in the city of Barcelona, in the neighbourhood of Sant-Gervasi, which is located in the high and central part of the city next to the famous neighbourhoods of Sarria and Gracia. It is a very intimate studio, in which instructors, certified by the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates, impart Authentic PilatesTM personalised sessions. Classes are one on one, that is, one instructor gives one person a personalised class. This fidelity to the Authentic Method is reflected in the constant progress of our clients and in their great satisfaction because each class is designed according to each person’s needs and physical condition. In Jo Pilates, the studio is the SOUL, because that is where we connect with each client in the search for their wellbeing.
PASSION - The face of a Pilates Studio is the smile that greets you at the door, the look in your instructor’s face while supervising your class, the satisfaction on the face of a client who, in time, becomes more of a friend. In Jo Pilates “People” means PASSION, because every action and every day we dedicate to Pilates is dedicated from our heart.
Director and Founding Partner of Jo Pilates
Certified Teacher of the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates of Barcelona
In my search to continue expressing myself through my body after being a dancer, I tried Yoga, swimming and the gym, but I didn’t feel the connection I had with myself when I danced, the complete abstraction, the freedom of movement, feeling myself, losing track of time and space. Until in 2009 I found and tried a session of Pilates for the first time with my extraordinary mentor, professor and friend, Fabien Ferrino Menegon. From the first day I knew it would change my life and it did. Evolution not only of my mind, but of my body and emotions, that is what daily practice of Authentic Pilates has given me, and this is what allows me to reach my goals, to see and feel the changes I experience, it is what encourages me to keep going and to keep going further because ageing doesn’t matter if your movements are agile, strong and flexible.
Practicing Pilates is a way of pampering your body instead of waiting for youth to pass, it is enjoying yourself through MOVEMENT, my favourite word and action, it is realising your body’s potential.
I still study the Authentic Method with whom I consider to be one of the best schools worldwide: EEDAP (Spanish School of Authentic Pilates). Having the opportunity to learn from the best professionals and to be part of a very select community whose only aim is the perfection of the practice in order to pass the method on to our clients in its original form, is a privilege and my inspiration, but it is a commitment as well. This is why all of us who practice and teach the Authentic Method passionately and professionally know the importance of the GratzTM machines, a legacy that allows us to keep the discipline in its pure form, just as that extraordinary man left it as a legacy for humanity. Thank you Joseph Pilates, we will follow your footsteps.
Professional dancer, graduate from the National School of Dance of Mexico City, I have been part of the Amalia Hernandez’s Folkloric Ballet, The Latin American Neoclassic Ballet, the National Theatre Company of Mexico, Danzart Espacios and several musical comedies as well as T.V. shows. Creator and monitor of the technique “Dynamic Tension” for sports institutions and private lessons.
Certified Teacher of the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates of Barcelona Actor
from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona
I have participated in several plays, movies and T.V. shows. I have been part of the “Panorama des del Pont”, “Nit de Reis” “Ma. Rosa” for the National Theatre of Catalunya... For the National Drama Center I have played in “Nunca estuviste tan adorable”... my last movie is “el virus del miedo”...and presently I am working in the T.V. show “Super3” and also preparing new projects.
I began taking an interest in pilates and through its practice, I have found the way to train my body and prepare it for stage as well as for everyday life. Pilates is a balanced practice that strengthens and flexibilices my body. When I saw the results of Pilates in my health I decided to study in the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates of Barcelona.
THE HANDS THAT MOULD - Imagine you trust someone to mould your body. ¿Wouldn’t you want it to be the best artisan?
In Jo Pilates, the GRATZ Pilates apparatus are like the hands of the master artisan that mould your figure and reconcile it with health. For us, they are the legacy of Joseph Pilates’ knowledge made available for every person who seeks excellence in the method. Joseph Pilates spent years of perfecting them and there is no higher standard than that of someone who devoted his life to it. We are proud representatives of the brand in the Studio and it is one of the main added value we offer our clients. With Jo Pilates and GRATZ you can say you are in very good hands.
Yo, Guay Conmigo.
Enna Coronel | David R. de la Mora / Owners
Carrer de Reus 2-4 Local PB, 08022 Barcelona, Spain, Sant-Gervasi