Before I started working with Ilaria, I couldn’t touch my toes. She has completely changed my body and the way that I approach fitness. I’m stronger and more flexible than I’ve ever been. Ilaria is a wonderful teacher because she always makes sure I know what each exercise is targeting. She has increased my awareness of my body, and taught me how everything is connected.Bee Shaffer Producer
Ilaria is amazing. She works me deeply every time, and really knows how to work with my body’s imbalances. Exercises I have been practicing for a while feel like completely new exercises when she trains me. I ALWAYS look forward to every session with Ilaria. She rocks!!!Monica DelgadoPilates instructor
I’ve been working out with Ilaria for years now. When I work out by myself I try to figure out why her training makes my workouts tougher and more exhilarating. And I don’t know why that is. So I keep coming back. She’s great!
Taking Pilates with Ilaria transformed my body. She makes every workout fun, interesting and extremely rewarding. I am now much stronger and more fit thanks to Ilaria.
Denise CalvoCorporate Client
Every once in a while a special student walks through the studio doors. That is what happened the day Ilaria walked into the doors of True Pilates NYC. It is not only her ability to execute the exercises of the Pilates Method with seamless grace, but it is her understanding of the body, the mind and the spirit that sets her apart.
She has the work in her body and also has the gift to communicate to others so they can experience the same. It has been a privilege to watch her grow over the years from a talented student, to a gifted teacher and now as an ambassador of the Method. She thirsts for knowledge and tirelessly travels to hone her craft so that she can give even more to her students.
As a teacher, I am grateful for a student, like Ilaria, as I know she will diligently carry forward what knowledge I has shared and expand it with her own knowledge. Ilaria is always the first on my list as to who I want to be by my side and who I want to represent my work. From my private trainings to being the Original Red Thread ® model- whatever I am doing, it is Ilaria I want by my side.
I have had the fortune to share a part of this Pilates journey with her. She is the future of the Method, and with that being said, the future is in great hands.Kathryn Ross- NashPilates Instructor
Since I began working with Ilaria Cavagna almost two years ago, my body has been transformed for the better. A lifelong athlete, I had never been curious enough to try Pilates before—it didn’t seem active enough for my taste. Meeting Ilaria allowed me to see how dramatically it can improve one’s life. My posture was the first thing to improve. Then, the occasional discomfort I got in my muscles or joints lessened, because I understood my body better. Next, she started to focus on my feet. I wear very high heels only on occasion for red carpet events and work, so her efforts were mostly to help strengthen my feet and lessen the effect those heels had one the rest of my body.
She taught me to be conscious of each tendon, bone, muscle, and joint in my feet. She taught me what a different it makes if I stretch my feet before or after a workout. She taught me to be mindful of my feet, and when I was cast as Peter Pan, that became especially important. Not only did she get my body to a place where it could handle the physical strain of “flying” (and other strange things my body had to do while embodying an energetic little boy), she also helped my long, flat, narrow feet learn to be dextrous enough to do choreography.
My quality of life has improved with every session I’ve done with Ilaria. I trust her impressive breadth of knowledge, I trust her ability to understand my body, and I have recommended her to all of my closest friends. I look very much forward to reading her book.Allison Williams Actress
After having twins and then a third child I had severe back pain requiring a back brace because of my diastisis and the loss of muscles tone in my stomach. Ilaria was able to carefully help strengthen my core, alignment and close my diastisis from 5 fingers width to 2. She is a gifted teacher. It was amazing how working with her change my body and life! Thank you Ila!!Linda FoxR. N.
With Ilaria’s help I have been able to change my body dramatically – my spine is longer and straighter, my posture is better, and my strength and flexibly have improved. Ilaria has the ability to make me work harder than any other instructor. It’s like she has an insight into my body and she intuitively knows what I need to work on. I always feel better after my lessons with Ilaria!Allison BlackPilates Instructor
I’ve known Ilaria for quite some time.
She’s been my personal Pilates trainer during that time and made a huge impact on my body and my overall mental health as a result.
She’s is consciousness, has attention to body details, postures and alinement.
Ilaria takes her job very seriously, works very hard and is loyal to her clients.
As well as her teaching overall body fitness and health, I’m very thankful for her more recent specific excellent practice of foot work.Talia BejaranoPilates Client