This week, we put the spotlight on Teacher Aileen Abuel of Mindful Movement Asia (known as Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio). An all-around athlete and fitness enthusiast, she treats Pilates as her “happy therapy” and loves how it brings out the best version of herself.
Funny Nickname: My relatives call me Len Len ☺
Home Studios: I’m an exclusive teacher to Mindful Movement Asia (Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio). I teach Stott Pilates.
Other Previous/Present Profession: Full time nurse or professional athlete.
Favorite Type of Pilates: Athletic and rehab conditioning Stott Pilates.
Favorite Pilates Pose: Swan Dive… or anything that extends my upper to mid back.
Favorite Food: Buffalo wings, and anything with lots of cheese (Lasagna, Mac N’ Cheese, etc.)
Favorite Movie: Messages from Heaven.
Favorite Person/ Idol: Grace Elizabeth of Victoria’s Secret!!! I want to meet her in person!
Hobbies: Aside from Pilates, I love playing with my dogs, reading, and food tripping.
I am unique/different because... I teach from the heart. I am very passionate about teaching Pilates.
My Unique Fashion Style: I love tucking in my shirt
I admit that… I can eat buffalo wings everyday J
Fun Fact: I love sports! I play volleyball, badminton, basketball, frisbee etc. I also love running and cycling.
One thing people will find surprising about me is that…People think I’m into dieting, but not really; I eat a lot! Pilates, resistance training, body weight training and cardio help me keep the pounds off, and promote growth of leaner longer muscles. I just KEEP ON MOVING!
Motto/Mantra: Keep positive.
Favorite Certified Calm find/s: Aside from Toesox, I really love that all the brands they carry are of very high quality.
Instagram ID: aileenaabuel
Facebook ID: Aileen Abuel