ABOUT US

Our team consists of highly qualified trainers and therapists from various areas of health and physical activity; From dance, yoga, medicine to traditional Pilates, all of our trainers are trained and licensed in Pilates. Kornelia also has years of experience teaching Gyrotonic and doing Shiatsu. Each trainer has his own individual training style, which is influenced by the practical basics, but also by personal experiences and characters. A suitable trainer from our team will be put at your side for your focus here in the studio. The training is also possible in English.

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KORNELIA

Kornelia Ritterpusch started with a classical apprenticeship as a stage dancer. An international dance career followed. She ended her dance career in order to train as an operation assistant. This rather classic medical activity led to specialize in holistic aspects of the healing and experience of the body. Moreover she trained in London to become a Shiatsu therapist and teacher of the Pilates method. She opened the „Studio für Körperbewusstsein“ back in 1989. As a Master Teacher Instructor, she trained Polestar Pilates Trainer for 10 years.

Her strengths lie in her many years of experience in dealing with the human body and her ability to know exactly what your client needs in order to achieve his goals. Your Pilates training focuses on the quality of the exercises and the strengthening of body awareness. She is an expert in her field and provides her clients and colleagues with trust and advice. Sir puts her heart and soul into the training of each individual! In her own studio she supports a team of qualified and certified trainers.

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KORNELIA

Kornelia Ritterpusch started with a classical apprenticeship as a stage dancer. An international dance career followed. She ended her dance career in order to train as an operation assistant. This rather classic medical activity led to specialize in holistic aspects of the healing and experience of the body. Moreover she trained in London to become a Shiatsu therapist and teacher of the Pilates method. She opened the „Studio für Körperbewusstsein“ back in 1989. As a Master Teacher Instructor, she trained Polestar Pilates Trainer for 10 years.

Her strengths lie in her many years of experience in dealing with the human body and her ability to know exactly what your client needs in order to achieve his goals. Your Pilates training focuses on the quality of the exercises and the strengthening of body awareness. She is an expert in her field and provides her clients and colleagues with trust and advice. Sir puts her heart and soul into the training of each individual!

In her own studio she supports a team of qualified and certified trainers

OUR TRAINERS

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EMILY

From a young age until her teenage years, born in Hamburg Emily Ritterpusch practiced classical ballett, jazz- and modern dance with great dedication. The passion and fascination for the movement method of pilates was already placed in her cradle. Through her mother, who has decades of experience in teaching pilates, she learned to know and love her own body, due to the pilates method. Emily is passionate about sensing, understanding and acting as one with her body.
The dedicated training of body awareness and surrounding energies brings her closer to her clients and fellow human beings. Her work with people is a holistic approach to health on the inner and outer levels of the body and is a top priority.
She sets everything in motion.

Since 2020 Emily is a licensed Polestar Studio Trainer.

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BIRGIT

Biggi means emotion in motion…
From A like aquajogging until Z like Zumba – including skiing, ballet and Yoga – there is no sporting activity which she did not try… After studying padagogics and working in a publishing house she discoverd her deep love for Pilatis. She started as a pupil her weekliy training at the Studio für Körperbewußtsein in Hamburg – Grindelhof… 2001 she finished her study and became a official Pilatis Trainer. Since 2002 she is a fix member of „Team Kornelia“ Her USP is – apart from a very good sense of Humor and her style of motivation – her individual training – with small tools and solid ground work. Her target is to really move her clients in a sensitive way for both – in one word – Biggi is emotion in motion.

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BARBARA

As long as she can remember, she is in “motion”, as a child in a gymnastics club, as a teenager in ballet school and later in various fitness institutions. Sport and dance has always been part of her life and has remained so to this day. During her many years of work in a Hamburg company, her need to teach Pilates, in addition to her office job, grew. And in 2005 she began a Pilates mat training course at Stott Merrithew. Since 2006 she has been teaching as a freelance Pilates trainer in Hamburg. Giving people a good, healthy body feeling and awareness fills her with joy.
Following the mat training, she completed further training on all Pilates equipment (reformer, table, chair, barrel) and in 2013 additional training for Pilates customers with physical impairments or handicaps. She is also certified for training with Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates customers (supporting Pilates training before and after birth). In 2019 she completed the Merrithew training course “Fascial Movement for Pilates Clients”. Furthermore, she took part in annual training courses and workshops, most recently on the subject of fascia and Pilates.

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FELICIA

Felicia Jackson was born in sunny California. As a child she always loved singing and dancing and dreamed of living in New York one day. And as young adult that dream came true when she was invited to study at the “Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.” After completing her studies there she continued to train and study as a scholarship student at “Steps on Broadway.” Parallel to this she performed with several local contemporary companies and worked on developing her singing and acting skills. Then she found her way to Hamburg. Since then she has worked in many theaters as a performer and choreographer in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with shows like “Buddy”, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Dreamgirls”, ”Porgy and Bess”, “Hair”, “The Lion King”, and “Once on this Island”. In addition to all of this she loves to teach! She is a Stott Pilates instructor, a Progressive Ballet instructor, a Yoga teacher and dance teacher. So in addition to seeing her on stage you can also see her in many of the studios here Hamburg. She loves using her performance skills to teach. It enables her to connect with her clients to make sure that they have a great workout and a lot of fun doing it!

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JOHANNA

Born in Hamburg, Johanna Burkhardt, took an early interest in dance and the associated body awareness. Jazz dance, hip-hop, ballet and Pilates were part of the weekly training. In 2012 she graduated from the „Lola-Rogge-Schule“ as a state-certified teacher for dance and dance gymnastics. She then deepened her dance knowledge and dance techniques in training as a contemporary stage dancer at the CDSH (Contemporary Dance School Hamburg) until 2015. Pilates training was her constant companion. With the motivation to pass on this type of strengthening and stabilization training and the associated feeling of strength and balance, she got her license as a Pilates trainer at Polestar Pilates. Since then she has enthusiastically given courses in various studios and companies.

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REINALDO

Reinaldo Borges was born in Salvador da Bahia / Brazil and is a trained ballet dancer. During his active time on stage he has accepted contracts at the Stadttheater Hagen and at the successful musical „The Lion King” in Holland and Hamburg. His passion has always been to work with his own body and to stay in motion. In addition to dance, he discovered Pilates as the perfect complement to dance in 2005 and has been working intensively with it ever since. With a training as a Pilates trainer, he has also shifted his professional focus there in 2012.