Annita is well centered, very happy, and exuberantly Spirited. Her moto of..….”I love Mondays…life starts on Mondays” is so telling of who she is.
The Brazilian born, 4 language speaking, fashion designer came from her home country of Brazil straight to LA and immersed herself in the Fashion Industry. She owned her own stores in Brazil, Argentina, and Miami. She has a flair for fashion that carries over into her life. While living in LA, working in the hustle and bustle, Annita became discontent with the culture and atmosphere. She said “I was out of balance spiritually, emotionally, and with my values in life. It was then that Annita found Club Pilates in LA. She initially went to help ease her back pain caused by an accident. But soon discovered that Pilates was filling a space inside of her well beyond her sore back. After only practicing for a few months she noticed that her pain was gone, she was off her pain medications and she felt more like herself than she had in years.
From LA to San Francisco, Annita found her way to Annapolis Maryland. As soon as she got to Maryland, she looked for Club Pilates. She found the one in Annapolis. After taking classes there for a few months Annita approached Laura, CP owner, and asked if she thought it would be okay for her to take the teacher training classes? She was concerned about the language difference. Laura quickly assured her that it was more than okay. Annita speaks broken English very well. Her members love the way Annita mixes up phrases like… pick up your waist instead of pick up your weights. They love to tease their teacher and lovingly joke with her about it.
Annita is delighted with her life now. She finds immense joy in coming to work, teaching her clients and lavishing her love on all of them. When members speak about the impact that Annita has made in their lives through Pilates, it is with warmth and gratitude that Annita tucks that away in her heart. She teaches with calm, sensitivity and purpose. She says, “alignment is everything, you must respect the design of the body, your breathing, and they way to build upon small success”.