PATIENCE AND DETERMINATION ARE THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO SUCCESS
AND THE FINAL ACHIEVEMENT OF ANYTHING THAT IS WORTH WORKING HARD FOR.
Pilates Zone is a studio of Classical Pilates founded in Milan in the core
of the polyvalent ‘Tortona area’, synonymous of culture, innovation, fashion and design.
Located in the wide courtyard area of the well known Superstudio 13 often referred
as the “Look Citadel”, Pilates Zone started its activity in 2014 thanks
to Maria Elena Bongiorni’s passion and commitment.
The Studio has five highly qualified instructors certified by the P. M. A. (Pilates Method Alliance),
the worldwide highest authority that grants for the integrity and the diffusion of the Pilates method
and that operates for preserving the authenticity of the training created by Joseph Hubertus Pilates.
Pilates Zone is also a professional training institute and a learning center for Continuing Education.
Maria Elena Bongiorni discovered Pilates when she was still a teenager while she was practicing
classical ballet and contemporary dance at the Choreograph Learning Center of the Carcano
Theatre in Milan. Later on she perfected the knowledge of this method at the Power Pilates
New York where she had the chance to meet the first generation Pilates teachers that were working
with Joseph and Clara Pilates in Manhattan, and the second generation that absorbed the wide
knowledge of Romana Kryzanowska, the student who was chosen by Joseph Pilates
to pass on all the work of his living. From 2012 the close collaboration with Karine Cid,
Senior Teacher Trainer of Power Pilates New York and example of a very professional reliability,
gave a surplus value to her educational path. Today Maria Elena collaborates with Holly Murray of Pi Studio London, one of the most experienced professionals in the sector worldwide for the project of Pilates Training School of Classical Pilates in Milan.