Ilona and her sister, Bożena opened professional Pilates studio in 2004 and in 2008 they formed Diamond Pilates Academy.
Ilona is certified teacher of two renowned Pilates schools. She and Bożena are the only ones in Poland holding the “Master Teacher” title of one of the oldest classical Pilates schools in USA. Ilona holds Certified Pilates Teacher diploma – granted by Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) in USA.
Ilona is the author of teacher training program at the Academy, that was developed according to original Joseph Pilates method. She has written 10 course manuals. She teaches instructors in the field of classical exercises on mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels. In 2011 she and Bożena published a book “Pilates z drobnymi przyrządami” (“Pilates with small props”).
Ilona also wrote her original workshops approved by PMA: “Reformer on arc barrel”, “Variations of rotation”, “Correct posture”, “Body integration with magic circle”, “Balance with foam roller”. Ilona is a mentor for instructors in Diamond Pilates Academy. She created Diamond Club, which gathers Pilates instructors with the goal of their professional development.
In her work, Ilona focuses on client’s goals and works to achieve them. Her area of interest in Pilates method is strong and flexible spine. During class she adapts exercises to the abilities, needs and mood of the client or group.
Ilona’s another passion is healthy nutrition. She graduated SGGW with a degree in dietetics. She is a certified diet coach. In diet coaching she especially focuses on active listening and working in a way that helps the client to discover the best solutions for themselves.
In her free time Ilona likes to has contact with nature. She goes for a bike, walks with her dog in the forrest and swims or dance. She loves to prepare healthy and tasteful food and desserts are her speciality.
What is PILATES for ILONA?
For me, Pilates is a journey on which I can constantly develop, help people, create new workshops and broaden and deepen teacher training program and meet a lot of interesting people. Pilates empowers me, grounds me in my body and makes me joyful, free and fulfilled.