We had the good fortune of connecting with Simon Sliva and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Simon, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to finally pursue my dream of becoming independent, so I can share to my clientele my own personal method of teaching Pilates.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was a professional Ballet Dancer for over 20 years, thanks to this i was introduce to the method of Pilates training as a supplement training regimen that we took very early on our studies. This taught me how a Pilates exercise regimen can complement any other fitness training perfectly. I try to emphasize this not only my staff members but also to my clientele, confidence and positive thinking can help you accomplish any goals you set to your self, the mind is a powerful tool that we all have at our command, we just need to believe.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
1.Visit Miami Beach 2.Visit the everglades national park 3.Have dinner in Key Biscayne 4.Take then to Universal Studios 5.Take then shopping anywhere in Miami 6.Come take classes at my Studio ūüôā

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to thank my very artistic family, that without their support and their total confidence in my gift, i would not have made this “Dream” possible.

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