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My Story

Shay Harel Owner and Classical Pilates Trainer and Master Trainer Pilates Together Kilchberg Zurich

Sport is my life!

When I was young, I already participated in long running competitions at school. I was lucky enough to study at boarding school and run on the beach.... 

Later I realized that I wanted to teach sports and exercise.

At the age of 20 I trained as a gymnastics teacher and my first job was at Holmes Place, working in different studios in different cities. I enjoyed it a lot, but I wanted to learn more, so I flew to New Zealand to work as a personal trainer at Les Mills Auckland. There I started working out at a local Pilates studio because I was stiff in my shoulders and back. After 8 months of doing Pilates twice a week, my body was like a machine! My pain was gone! I felt stronger than ever and connected to my body.

I knew Pilates was my future! So I began Pilates training for the next 2 years.

During my vacation on the island of Samoa, I met my Swiss wife. Shortly after, we decided to go back to Tel Aviv, where I worked as a master trainer and Pilates teacher. With my experience, I started combining gymnastics and Pilates machine training for my clients. The results were phenomenal!

I completed 2 more full trainings in modern and rehab Pilates.

After the birth of our daughter, we moved to Switzerland. I worked as a Gym Manger in Holmes Place Jalmoli Zurich. I quickly realized that office work was not for me! I decided to open my own Pilates studio on Badenerstrasse in Zurich. After a few years, I started working with Homes Place and moved my studio to their location in Oberrieden. In 2014 I opened my own Pilates studio in Thalwil and after 7 years I opened the studio in Kilchberg Zurich. Currently I am completing the bridge program to Classic Pilates with Keren Patzia, Master Pilates with Jay Grimes, student of Joseph Pilates.  


 My concept

Over 25 years of experience working as a movement and Pilates trainer around the world I have developed a unique approach based on the original principles of Joseph Pilates. I have complementary theories that allow to work on special parts of the body.

What I learned from all my years of experience is to return to the basics of human movements. The simple principles of Joseph Pilates emphasised that it is most effective for a person to achieve results in an easy and fast way.
I have chosen variant working techniques, that complements the mobility and flexibility of the body in the most natural way.

pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” Joseph“ Pilates Quotes

The main method of Joseph Pilates is to preform exercises in lying and sitting position. Not much while standing.
From my experience I realised that it is important to practice movements in a natural human position: stand upright! So I completed my training concept with an addition of the CoreAlign® method.

It is important for me to teach my clients advanced knowledge based on the principles of Pilates and CoreAlign® method.
So that they can accumulate personal knowledge and train at home, in the office or everywhere. Thereby the clients improve their personal abilities independently. So I am proud to present the Human Harmony Training method. A Method without any tools or gear, that is possible to preform at any time and any place.

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