Pollyana Ferreira is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and healthcare professional with a passion for helping others achieve their goals. As the owner and co-founder of UP Studio Pilates, Pollyana has built a reputation as one of the most respected and experienced practitioners in the area. With her extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience as a Pilates instructor, Pollyana has developed a unique approach to Pilates, combining her background in dance, physiotherapy, and chiropractic. Her classes are designed to toning and strengthen the body, also to correcting posture, alleviating pain, and preventing injuries. This combination of knowledge and experience has allowed Pollyana to provide exceptional care to clients of all ages and abilities.
Pollyana’s educational background is impressive. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance at age 17, where she started to develop a deep understanding of movement and human body. In 2001 she pursued a degree in Physiotherapy from the Universidade Católica de Petropolis and went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Quiroprat from the renowned Argentinian Norberto Peña. Later in 2004, she earned a certification in contemporary Pilates from Physio Pilates and opened her first studio called Sattva Pilates in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which was active until 2019.
In 2013 Pollyana moved to the United States and continued her contemporary Pilates education, being certified from the Polestar Pilates program with Brent Anderson and Shelly Power. She has worked as a Pilates instructor in various studios in Florida. She began her transition to classical pilates and was later certified as a Classical Pilates Instructor from the Strength Pilates Certification Program.
In 2017 Pollyana founded a branch of Sattva Pilates Studio in Coconut Creek, FL. Pollyana has grown her business and 3 years later she moved to a bigger space in downtown Boca Raton and founded UP Studio Pilates, which has become one of the largest and most fully equipped facilities in the region. Over 1,000 clients have practiced Pilates in her Studio since its opening. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail have earned her a loyal following, and her ability to tailor her approach to each individual client’s needs has made her a sought-after instructor.
In 2020 Pollyana decided to expand her passion to the next level by starting her own classical Pilates certification program. Through this program, she is training future generations of Pilates instructors in the classical Pilates method, ensuring that the integrity of the method is preserved.
In addition to her work at UP Studio, Pollyana is also an active member of the Pilates community, participating in professional seminars, congresses and certification programs throughout the world and staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others in the industry, and works with world renowned Pilates professionals such as Clerio Muratori, Miguel Silva, Fernando Sadir, Jey Grimes, Daniela Scobar, Sandy Shimoda, Darien Gold, Jean Claude Nelson, Simona Cipriani, Fabien Menegon, Mariano Dologaray and Gabriela Andreoli.
For Pollyana, Pilates isn’t just a workout – it’s a way of life. With her guidance and support, you too can discover the transformative power of this incredible exercise and achieve your best self.
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