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Anna Maria Cova

CovaTech® Pilates® School's Founder & Managing Director

One of the most celebrated name in Pilates world, Anna Maria Cova is the first Italian having created her own original teaching method; she is pioneer in identifying and codifying the therapeutic implications of Pilates and internationally renowned Master Teacher.
She initiates her own training at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan becoming a professional ballet dancer.
Later, she studies Pilates in New York with Romana Kryzanowska, among the direct and favorite J.H. Pilates' students. Back to Italy, she obtains her Physical Therapy degree with a Thesis on the rehabilitative applications of Pilates which marks the very first introduction of Pilates in Italy from a scientific standpoint.
In 1989, she opens her first Pilates Studio in Milan, where she finetunes the CovaTech® Pilates® Method, her own teaching methodology which keeps intact the original set up by Joseph H. Pilates yet enhancing it to the light of the contemporary scientific vision in physical therapy, anatomy, biomechanics and sport sciences.
In 1996, she founds CovaTech® Pilates® School the very first Pilates Training School in Italy. Moreover, she earns the international certification from Pilates Method Alliance becoming P.M. A. Certified Pilates Teacher, plus numerous Masters.

Anna Maria Cova is currently Managing Director of CovaTech® Pilates® School, she sets the teaching programs and guidelines, overseeing the Students' training.
Since 2019, she is also Founding Partner and Member in the Comitato Scientifico of A.P.P.I (Associazione Professionisti Pilates in Italia) the Italian Association of Pilates teachers.
Constantly dedicated to research, innovation and excellence, Anna Maria Cova is the greatest Italian Pilates popularizer too, having published various works as author and curator. At the same time, she has never neglected her direct relationship with Clients, whom she trains with Pilates lessons or with Physical Therapy sessions.

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Silvana Lucca

CovaTech® Pilates® School's C.E.O and Education Supervisor

Silvana starts her professional career in Finance, practicing Pilates as a personal interest and being one of the first Anna Maria Cova’s student.
The deep professional esteem and friendship which bind her to Anna, plus a strong personal passion for Pilates boost her to attend the very first Training Course, held by Anna Maria Cova, to become Pilates Teacher.
Silvana ends it brilliantly, becoming CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher and deciding to make Pilates her new profession. That's the way the professional relationship with Anna Maria Cova and the turning point of her career begin. She becomes partner in the CovaTech® Pilates® Studio contributing to the company growth and to the administrative management of the Studio and School.
In parallel, she carries on her technical training path also obtaining the title of CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher Trainer which enables her to train, in turn, new Pilates Teachers according to the CovaTech® Method.
In 2011, she earns the international certification of Pilates Method Alliance becoming P.M.A. National Certified Pilates Teacher and adds to her profile the Italian M.C.B. license too.
Since 2019, she is Founding Partner and Member in the Consiglio Direttivo of A.P.P.I (Associazione Professionisti Pilates in Italia) the Italian Association of Pilates teachers.
Silvana Lucca is currently the School's Chief Executive Officer and Education Supervisor, she administers it and coordinates the teaching activity, also having the role of Students' Tutor.

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Alessandra Moriggi

Alessandra Moriggi

CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher Trainer and CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher

Alessandra starts her career in ballet dance, practicing that discipline for about twenty years.
At the same time, she pursues an education as interpreter and translator, obtaining her Diploma at the "Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori" in Milan.
She becomes interested in Pilates, starting to practice it in 1999, following the advice of her dance teacher who, first, introduces her to Anna Maria Cova. She develops a passion for Pilates and, in 2001, she becomes CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher. Later on, she gets her Yogilates, TRX and Odaka Yoga certifications too.
Not only Alessandra loves Pilates technique and benefits, but she is also fond of the deep bond that Pilates creates with Clients and the consequent human enrichment which is a source of great personal and professional reward.

For those reasons, she decides to take another step and, in 2008, she becomes CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher Trainer, the title which enables her to train, in turn, new Pilates Teachers.
Since then, Alessandra, supports Anna Maria Cova and Silvana Lucca in the Students' training and in their period of Teaching Internship at the School headquarters.

Alessandra starts her career in ballet dance, practicing that discipline for about twenty years.
At the same time, she pursues an education as interpreter and translator, obtaining her Diploma at the "Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori" in Milan.
She becomes interested in Pilates, starting to practice it in 1999, following the advice of her dance teacher who, first, introduces her to Anna Maria Cova. She develops a passion for Pilates and, in 2001, she becomes CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher. Later on, she gets her Yogilates, TRX and Odaka Yoga certifications too.
Not only Alessandra loves Pilates technique and benefits, but she is also fond of the deep bond that Pilates creates with Clients and the consequent human enrichment which is a source of great personal and professional reward.

For those reasons, she decides to take another step and, in 2008, she becomes CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher Trainer, the title which enables her to train, in turn, new Pilates Teachers.
Since then, Alessandra, supports Anna Maria Cova and Silvana Lucca in the Students' training and in their period of Teaching Internship at the School headquarters.

Manuela Secolo

Manuela Secolo

CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher

Manuela is a former volleyball professional player with a very rich list of triumphs. Among her main titles, we mention the winning of three Italian Championships, three "Coppa Italia" and two Bronze Medals at World Grand Prix.
In 2014, she meets Anna Maria Cova and, little by little, she becomes interested in Pilates, embracing its philosophy and the CovaTech® Method approach and appreciating the enormous benefits for both professional athletes and common people.
With the determination of the great athlete, she decides to make Pilates is new career. She throws herself at the Pilates training program becoming CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher in January 2015.
Since then, she initiates her collaboration with CovaTech® Pilates® Studio where she teaches Clients.

Manuela is a former volleyball professional player with a very rich list of triumphs. Among her main titles, we mention the winning of three Italian Championships, three "Coppa Italia" and two Bronze Medals at World Grand Prix.
In 2014, she meets Anna Maria Cova and, little by little, she becomes interested in Pilates, embracing its philosophy and the CovaTech® Method approach and appreciating the enormous benefits for both professional athletes and common people.
With the determination of the great athlete, she decides to make Pilates is new career. She throws herself at the Pilates training program becoming CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher in January 2015.
Since then, she initiates her collaboration with CovaTech® Pilates® Studio where she teaches Clients.

Alessia Schiavone

Alessia Schiavone

CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher

Alessia, while studying ballet dancing and modern dance , got a bachelor degree in Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo (DAMS) from Università di Bologna with a dissertation on dance history. She worked with several organizations and ballet companies as dancers, choreographer, teacher and manager. Later, she approached the fitness world, getting various certifications such as Operatore Sportivo of Liguria region, musical fitness instructor of I level (FIF) a master in postural gym and another one in “Pilates in dance”. To Alessia’s career, Pilates will represent the synthesis of all her skills and it is, indeed, in that discipline that her studies and professionalism will find a true fulfilment. In 2011, she successfully completed her training at the CovaTech® Pilates® School getting the CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher certification. Soon, she founded in Genoa, her hometown, the Studio Balance Control, that she currently owns. Since 2018, she has also been working with Studio CovaTech® Pilates in Milan, where she teaches to Studio Clients.

Alessia, while studying ballet dancing and modern dance , got a bachelor degree in Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo (DAMS) from Università di Bologna with a dissertation on dance history. She worked with several organizations and ballet companies as dancers, choreographer, teacher and manager. Later, she approached the fitness world, getting various certifications such as Operatore Sportivo of Liguria region, musical fitness instructor of I level (FIF) a master in postural gym and another one in “Pilates in dance”. To Alessia’s career, Pilates will represent the synthesis of all her skills and it is, indeed, in that discipline that her studies and professionalism will find a true fulfilment. In 2011, she successfully completed her training at the CovaTech® Pilates® School getting the CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher certification. Soon, she founded in Genoa, her hometown, the Studio Balance Control, that she currently owns. Since 2018, she has also been working with Studio CovaTech® Pilates in Milan, where she teaches to Studio Clients.

Fabio Carlo Spiezia

Fabio Carlo Spiezia

CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher

Fabio studied accounting and computer science, also completing his training as a professional Chef at the Milan’s Politecnico del Commercio.
His profile is eclectic, characterized by team-working and continuous fine tuning of his technical-operation skills. During the first years of his career, he worked as Chef, IT consultant, project manager and trainer.
Since his adolescence, Fabio has also been practicing Karate in the Shokotan style, reaching the Black Belt (1° Dan) and the Instructor qualification. Through martial arts, Fabio acquired a moral and physical preparation based on strength, discipline and pain tolerance, improving the deep awareness of his body and mind.
It’s from that perspective that he approached Pilates, first as personal work out and later, enthusiast of the benefits experienced on himself, as his primary occupation.
He attended the CovaTech® Pilates Full Immersion Course and got his certification in 2017. The following year, he became part of the CovaTech® Pilates Studio’s Staff where he’s been successfully teaching to Studio Clients.

Fabio studied accounting and computer science, also completing his training as a professional Chef at the Milan’s Politecnico del Commercio.
His profile is eclectic, characterized by team-working and continuous fine tuning of his technical-operation skills. During the first years of his career, he worked as Chef, IT consultant, project manager and trainer.
Since his adolescence, Fabio has also been practicing Karate in the Shokotan style, reaching the Black Belt (1° Dan) and the Instructor qualification. Through martial arts, Fabio acquired a moral and physical preparation based on strength, discipline and pain tolerance, improving the deep awareness of his body and mind.
It’s from that perspective that he approached Pilates, first as personal work out and later, enthusiast of the benefits experienced on himself, as his primary occupation.
He attended the CovaTech® Pilates Full Immersion Course and got his certification in 2017. The following year, he became part of the CovaTech® Pilates Studio’s Staff where he’s been successfully teaching to Studio Clients.

Vittorio Magni

Vittorio Magni

CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher

Vittorio studied biology at Milan’s Università degli Studi and, at the same time, he developed a strong interest for sport activities and environment. He acquired several professional qualifications, among which Diving Guide – with PADI, SSI, FIPS diving licence and other specializations – Snowboard Instructor, Montain Bike and e-MtB Guide; moreover, he’s been studying for many years Taijiquan, a Chinese internal martial.
He devoted himself to the sport retail then held positions in the environmental protection and in quality control of work environment, with special attention to ergonomics.
Following a serious accident, on the advice of his physicians, he started practicing CovaTech® Pilates®.
Thanks to the benefits of this discipline and to his dedication in the rehabilitation program, Vittorio achieved a perfect recover. This exceptional personal accomplishment led him to become so fond of Pilates to make it his primary job.
He attended the Full Immersion Course, getting CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher’s certification in 2019. Since then, he opened his Pilates Studio in Merate (Lecco) and started working permanently within the CovaTech® Pilates® Team where he teaches to the Studio Clients.

Vittorio studied biology at Milan’s Università degli Studi and, at the same time, he developed a strong interest for sport activities and environment. He acquired several professional qualifications, among which Diving Guide – with PADI, SSI, FIPS diving licence and other specializations – Snowboard Instructor, Montain Bike and e-MtB Guide; moreover, he’s been studying for many years Taijiquan, a Chinese internal martial.
He devoted himself to the sport retail then held positions in the environmental protection and in quality control of work environment, with special attention to ergonomics.
Following a serious accident, on the advice of his physicians, he started practicing CovaTech® Pilates®.
Thanks to the benefits of this discipline and to his dedication in the rehabilitation program, Vittorio achieved a perfect recover. This exceptional personal accomplishment led him to become so fond of Pilates to make it his primary job.
He attended the Full Immersion Course, getting CovaTech® Pilates® Teacher’s certification in 2019. Since then, he opened his Pilates Studio in Merate (Lecco) and started working permanently within the CovaTech® Pilates® Team where he teaches to the Studio Clients.

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