Expert Pilates Instructor
Born in the city of Porto, Portugal, Miguel da Silva inherited early age his father's taste for physical activity.
He practiced many sports including handball, basketball, football, field hockey, cycling, swimming, surfing. All this interest in varied physical activity, led him to the conclusion that - "everyone has a different body and different needs".
During his two years in the UK, Miguel started the practice of Yoga, increasing his interests in the body with an entirely different concept from his regular fitness regime. When back in Portugal, Miguel began his studies in Alternative Medicine, specializing in Shiatsu, Japanese massage technique, then later settled in Seville, Spain, perfecting the technique.
This is where he first experienced the Pilates Method. Miguel suffered from back pain due to his posture and muscle tightness, which limited the practice his favourite sport, surfing. Through the practice of Pilates, he has improved his surfing and practically eliminated the consistent pain in his lower back and gave him flexibility. With his curiosity of the Pilates Method and its depth, this then led to several courses and workshops.
He then met the Master Pilates Teacher, Fabien Menegon (Romana Kryzanowska's lineage), of the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates, and successfully completed his training with flying colours. Following this, Fabien invited him to be part of the Spanish School of Authentic Pilates training program and help him to expand the brand. Miguel is very passionate about Pilates, a respected member of the industry, owner of The Uno Pilates Studio - The Lab - teaching director and master trainer.
Teacher at Pilatesology web site, following the dream to share the work of "Joe" Pilates! "I wanna to offer to all professional quality training to all those who wish to dedicate the Classical Pilates." One of 12 selected global level to enter the highly regarded certification program "The work" at the vintage studio Pilates under the mentorship of Jay Grimes himself. Co-funder of Uno Pilates Method - www.unopilatesmethod.com - "In Pilates we work the body as one! We don?t put pieces apart we make the body work as one, where everything comes from your stomach".