Pilates Reformer Class

This class is taught by:

Belen Arabean

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Belen is a dancer and fitness enthusiast who studied at the Nacional Dance School of Buenos Aires.

In 2007, she and her sister founded "Health Studio" which gave the traditional Pilates class a more innovative approach combining the latter with Dance. She worked there for six years until September 2013 she moved to the States.

Belen's certifications include Zumba, Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer for dancers, Pilates on the ball, Lathin Rythms, Rehab for back injuries, pregnancy, post pregnancy & Biomechanics.

Galina Obuhov

Galina began practicing Yoga in 2010 and immersed herself in as many styles as she could fit into her busy schedule. She fell in love with the practice and quickly realized that Yoga was more than just something she wanted to "do", it was something she wanted to share with others.  In October 2012, Galina traveled to a small town in Central India called Khajuraho, to complete her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga. In 2013, she followed up with a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa flow through Atmananda Yoga Sequence in New York.  In February 2015, she began her studies of Thai Yoga Massage at Integral Yoga Institute in New York. Galina wanted to expand her knowledge of the human body, enabling her to work with her students on a deeper level.  Also in 2015, she was introduced to Pilates and knew it would be a complement to her teaching repertoire. She completed a Comprehensive Pilates Training program including the Reformer, Chair, Tower, Cadillac, and mat through Helen's Intensive Pilates, in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Galina is also a certified Kettle Bell Fusion Instructor. Galina has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Kettle Bell Fusion at Helen's Intensive Pilates in New York for the past 1.5 years, until she decided to move to Florida and continue to share her passion of Yoga and Pilates with the beautiful people of Miami! Galina is originally from Latvia and speaks fluent Russian and English. She loves skiing, hiking, camping, reading and listening to Jazz!

Claudia Rionda

Claudia’s passion with body movement manifested through dance in her early years. She started taking dance classes at the age on 6 in her native Brazil, and by 12 was dancing professionally. Although her career as a dancer seemed to be moving in a positive direction, she felt that something was missing. Her body was moving in space graciously, but somehow mechanically. Her desire to bring life and quality to her dance led her to study Contemporary Dance. It opened a whole new world of possibilities in the way she pursued movement. She had the opportunity to study techniques like the Feldenkrais Method, The Alexander Technique and other movement therapies in 4 year program at The Center for the Research of Movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Relocating to Miami in 1993, Claudia pursued her massage certification at Educating Hands School of Massage and continued to hone her technique by taking a variety of workshops and certification courses including NeuroMuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Thai Bodywork, Ayurveda and Mother Massage. She believes that massage is a great way to establish communication with your own body. It brings awareness and a general sense of well being. Claudia worked for many years at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Spa in downtown Miami. Claudia completed the Comprehensive Course for Teacher Training at Polestar Pilates Center in Miami and most recently became a certified barre instructor through The Booty Barre.  Claudia now feels that she is able to join the best of massage and movement. She believes that massage and Pilates combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle is an effective way to promote healing in the body and the mind.
Small group Pilates classes designed to support and challenge the body using the unique spring and pulley system of the reformer.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Belen Arabean
  • Tue Oct 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Oct 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Thu Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Belen Arabean
  • Fri Oct 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda
  • Fri Oct 26 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Tue Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Belen Arabean
  • Tue Oct 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Galina Obuhov
  • Wed Oct 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Claudia Rionda