Team

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The BD Pilates Studio was founded in 2007. It is owned and run by Martin Buchmann, who also works as a trainer. All our personal trainers have a thorough education in the Pilates Method with many years of experience.

Martin Buchmann

Owner, director, trainer
Instruction in German and English
martin@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«Pilates is my passion. I love teaching it to people, who have often been coming for years.»

Martin did various sports, also competitively, before discovering the effectiveness of the Pilates training in 2003 for himself following a back operation. After studying at the Pilates Academy of Switzerland, he was certified as a Pilates Personal Trainer for matwork and all the studio apparatus in 2006. He also studied anatomy, physiology and pathology in depth at the Biomedica School for Eastern and Western Medicine.

Cornelia Buchmann

Trainer
Instruction in German, English and Italian
cornelia@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«It is with great joy that I can work with people and go along with them on their way to a better quality of life based on their needs and goals.»

Since 2010 Cornelia is taking Pilates sessions which strengthen and centre both her body and mind for her further sporting activities. She is fascinated by the Pilates method and everybody around her feels her enthusiasm and her wide knowledge. In 2013 she started her extensive training with Apamed, Anatomy / 2017 – 2021 with Polestar Basle, Anatomy, Pilates mat work and Studio apparatus training. With full dedication Cornelia teaches part-time since 2017 group and personal training in Pilates, Yoga and Bodywork.

Teresia Björnberg

Freelance trainer
Instruction in German, English, Swedish and Finnish
teresia@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«Pilates is an adventure: Every session is a voyage of discovery into your own body and sensory world.»

Teresia trained for many years in dance, aerobics and yoga. She first came into contact with Pilates in 2006, and it was love at first sight. In 2012 she completed the comprehensive Pilates Personal Trainer educational programme with Charlene Davidson. This involved over 1200 hours of instruction and included an in-depth study of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Teresia is certified for training on all the studio apparatus at every level. She is a member of the professional association Pilatessuisse.

Gioia Heizmann

trainer
Instruction in German and English
gioia@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«Pilates training addresses the body, mind and spirit, and it’s so gentle you can do it your whole life long.»

Gioia has been teaching group fitness courses part-time since 1990. She first came into contact with Pilates in 2006. She expanded her knowledge of anatomy, movement and Pilates at various institutions (BodyMindSpirit-Health Concepts, Polestar and Bodymotion). Gioia feels it is important to take a holistic approach to help people harmonise body, mind and spirit. Pilates personal training achieves this goal, through the challenges of strength training, mindfulness through movement sequences, and deep breathing.

Yasemin Karaboga

trainer
Instruction in German, English and Turkish
yasemin@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«The most wonderful thing is when I can give people greater happiness and quality of life.»

Yasemin trained as an instructor for aerobics (2000) and health/fitness (2002). At that time she also discovered Pilates as the perfect training for herself. Her enthusiasm moved her to study to become a Pilates Personal Trainer at the Pilates Academy of Switzerland (2005). She is certified to teach on the mat and all the Pilates studio apparatus. Since 2008 Yasemin teaches in BD Pilates Studio and continues to educate herself also in other complementary disciplines like biomechanics and breaththerapy.

Annette Rüesch Ilardo

Freelance trainer
Instruction in German, English, Italian and French
annette@bdpilatesstudio.ch

«Pilates is a wonderful possibility to harmonize body and mind. Physical health is the precondition for happiness.»

After many years of practising Yoga, Annette found her way into Pilates in 2010. Immediately she felt enthusiastic about this holistic training for body and mind. In 2019 she decided to become a Pilates Personal Trainer and to complete her training with Basi Pilates. In her training construction she is focussing on strengthening both body and mind optimally which means not only the building of physical strength, flexibility and coordination but also the reduction of stress.

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