At AVIVA PILATES, the quality of our trainers is one of our highest priorities. We encourage our trainers to learn new styles, expand their knowledge and obtain new certifications. We strive to give our customers the best possible experience using the leading techniques available.
With 18 years of Pilates and Fitness experience, Aviva Abrams is an industry expert. Aviva has over ten certifications in various fitness modalities including Pilates, TRX, Power Plate, Yoga (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative), Barre, Reiki, Tupler Technique Treatment for Diastasis Recti, Pink Ribbon Program Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer and ViPR.
Her Pilates journey began as a client in 1999 after a near-fatal car accident. Aviva was fortunate enough to have a friend that recommended Pilates as part of her rehabilitation. It was extremely beneficial for her recovery, and she fell in love with the entire method. Aviva decided to pass this knowledge on and help people feel good within their bodies. That is when she began her health and wellness career.
Aviva began her fitness education in 2001 when she completed her Yoga certification with the Center for Yoga which is grandfathered into the RYT certification program. She then went on to get her Stott Pilates education in their home base studio, which is in Toronto, Canada. After completing the full repertoire, she began her career teaching in the high-end boutique Pilates studios in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.
She spent over ten years honing her craft in Michigan, and created her signature class “Belly Tone”. Aviva then moved to Miami in 2011 to take her career to the next level. She decided to obtain a second Pilates certification with the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP). After teaching at numerous locations here in Miami, she opened AVIVA PILATES LLC in 2017. Now the studio has expanded and relocated to the Miami Design District.
Amy decided to leave the corporate world behind after a serious health scare at age 30 and became an advocate for health and wellness. She fell in love with the Pilates method which radically changed her body while improving her strength, self-confidence and posture.
Amy first studied Classical Pilates and received her certificate from Stott Pilates; a more modern approach, which includes specialty training in pre and post-natal, injuries and special populations. She has been teaching Pilates since 2005.
Originally from Michigan, Amy moved to Miami to join the Pilates Method Alliance. She was able to study and train with master teachers from all around the world at various conferences, including the PMA’s annual meetings.
Amy is also a 500-hour yoga RYT certified Yoga instructor. She attended courses in Bali, Indonesia and Asheville, North Carolina. She is also a passionate student of the GYROTONIC system, a do Terra wellness education, a life coach and an avid meditator.
Ryan DeAlexandro was born in Akron, Ohio and began dancing at an early age. He went on to study at the University of Akron Dance Institute; the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts; the School of American Ballet, and the Ballet San Jose Trainee Program.
Throughout his dance training, Pilates has always been part of his cross training, to build strength and body awareness in order to ensure a long and healthy dancing career. As a professional dancer, Ryan has worked with Verb Ballets, Silicon Valley Ballet, Company C, Smuin Contemporary American Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami.
In 2016 Ryan found his love for STOTT PILATES® and began his journey to becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor. He is committed to sharing his passion for movement and exercise by providing a knowledgeable and welcoming environment where clients can improve their health and fitness.