About me

I’m Paola. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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I created Shapes Studio to connect with people around the world—to teach them, help them, and share my values like I do with my clients in my private studio in London.

I believe that working out and being healthy is bio-individual, but there are universal themes of beauty, appreciating our own bodies, and working out from a place of love to honour our body shape, not to destroy and change it. Shapes Studio comes from a place of love and celebration of your shapes—mentally and physically—and it will help you to find your own unique shape, with discipline, exercise, and eating well.

I believe in the profound results of Pilates combined with fitness, cardiovascular and stretching elements. Pilates shapes your body and helps you find your ideal weight, creating a long, lean physique without losing muscle tone. Additionally, it can help you relax and focus throughout the day. This helps you make healthy choices throughout the day.

At Shapes, I want to help busy people like you, design their ideal fitness schedule to empower you to be able to train at any time of day, wherever you are in the world.

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 mission is to help women finally achieve the healthy body and lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of without dieting, extreme exercise, or deprivation.

I was born in Naples and grew up within the warmth of a big, loving community. There I soon found a passion for dancing.

When I moved to London to complete my master’s degree in media and communications, dance remained my primary passion. One day, while performing a tango choreography, 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 healing powers of Pilates. I soon qualified as an instructor with Stott Pilates. My classes offer a full resistance workout by mobilising and working every single muscle of the body to achieve a long and lean shape. I believe in Pilates as a miracle for the body that can help people to get their body and mind in the shape they desire.

With my unique range of rhythmical classes that heal, inspire, and transform bodies of all shapes, 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 own studio in London and online with international clients.

My personal journey and the love for my clients brought me to study further to become a Health Coach Nutritionist in order to learn the tools and strategies with which I could help my clients to improve not only their bodies but also their lives.

I studied at Integrative Nutrition, the leading nutrition school in NYC, where I had the honour of studying with nutritionists, doctors, health coaches, and professors in the fields of nutrition, emotional health, stress, and relationships.

For me, Shapes is not only an online studio, but a philosophy. I see Shapes as a source of support for everyone who wants to become healthier and fitter while following a balanced lifestyle wherever they are in the world.

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