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Welcome to Shapes Studio, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I created Shapes Studio to connect with people around the world and teach them in the way I have done for years with my private clients in London.

I believe that exercising and being healthy is individual from person to person. But in working with hundreds of women, there is one universal pillar that leads to the greatest success: exercising our bodies and minds from a place of love. We cannot hate ourselves into amazing shape.

Shapes Studio was born out of celebration of your shapes — both physically and mentally. It will help you to find your own unique shape through exercise and holistic nutrition, empowering you to become the best version of yourself.

Pilates is different to many other methods because it serves your body, working from the inside out. You will be stronger, leaner and more balanced both in how you feel and how you look. And you can show up to the mat every day with consistency because your body is being moved with love, not stress.

My values are Freedom, Empowerment, Confidence, and Self Care.

Freedom: You will see how working out with Shapes is very time-efficient, which helps you free up time to focus on other aspects of your life.

Empowerment: You will feel supported by me and by other like-minded people you will meet in our Facebook community.

Confidence: The results are guaranteed if you do the work. You will start to feel confident in your own body naturally. The connection through movements and breathing, combined with the control and love you will bring to every workout, will transform your mindset.

Self care: With discipline and motivation to establish your Shapes routine, you will learn how self-care is crucial in creating a more successful and productive life.

Paola Langella

Paola Langella

My Story

My upbringing in Naples was full of love, community, and dancing. One day, I was performing, and I slipped and fell. The pain was immense. I was unable to move my neck and I returned to Italy where a doctor diagnosed me with a slipped disk that couldn’t be operated on because the area was too delicate.

My journey to recover from the injury brought me to discover the magical powers of Pilates and I knew I had to bring this to others. I soon qualified as an instructor with Stott Pilates and developed my own creative style of teaching. My classes offer a full resistance workout by mobilising and working different muscles to create beautiful long, lean lines. Pilates is a miracle for the body that changes people’s shapes and I’ve seen it work time and again.

With my unique range of dynamic classes, I went on to become one of London’s most sought-after Pilates instructors at studios like Core Collective and Bodyism, as well as working with private clients at my 1-2-1 studio and online with international clients.

As part of my offering and love for my clients, I became a qualified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am passionate about helping women combine holistic nutrition with Pilates from a place of love & support, not restriction and deprivation.

For me, Shapes is not only an online studio, but a lifestyle philosophy – enabling clients all over the world to redesign what’s possible for them.

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