Milates around the world
Please scroll down to read what Milates clients around the world say about Milates Fitness.
FROM SIZE 14 TO SIZE 8
“I was fortunate to have Mila as my personal trainer whilst I was based in Toronto. To say she helped me change my life is an understatement. Initially we worked together to develop physical fitness and improve posture, however quickly realized that I needed to work holistically: my mind and my body, and with the introduction of Kundalini yoga and meditation my progress has been incredible.
She worked me hard, taught me so much about myself and the best way to exercise for my lifestyle and truly has had a massive impact on my life.
She is inspirational, strong, generous, disciplined and committed to ensuring she provides the most suitable and holistic approach to improving her clients’ needs and lifestyle. She instinctively understands the needs of the human body but doesn’t pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to, she’s not a task master, unless you want her to be!
With all of Mila’s experience and knowledge of the human body and mind, she is the best personal trainer I have worked with and my results prove it.
Thank you Mila, you truly have changed my life for the better.” – Fiona Logan, Accountant manager,NRS Media, Toronto, Canada
15 POUNDS LIGHTER AND 2 SIZES DOWN IN 2 MONTHS!
Before I started to work with Mila I was very unhappy with myself and felt that I was not in control of my life.I was tired all the time and never felt like socializing with friends and family. I even made excuses for the increasing pain I was feeling in my knees, hips and feet blaming genetics and not on my eating, drinking or exercising habits which at that time could have been described as poor, excessive and non-existent. In essence, my body was reacting to all these stressful situations in so many ways that I felt like it was shutting down and I was losing control. I used to be someone who enjoyed being active, socializing with friends and family, making plans and dressing up. Clothes were a guilty pleasure and I noticed that my level of interest in all these things had vanished.
Then I met Mila.
Since I first began training with Mila I have lost close to 15 pounds and have gone down 2 dress sizes, all this in less than 2 months! Although I have not yet reached my target weight, working out with Mila has taught me that patience while focusing on smaller goals pays off in making long-lasting life changes. She has been a huge influence in helping me change my bad habits into better choices (especially with regard to portion sizes). I now get compliments from people inside and outside of work. I left my troubling relationship and feel as if a huge emotional weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am no longer tired all the time and I love the way I feel and look in new clothes. I have more energy and control over my life and this is something that makes me tremendously happy
Mila definitely has a strong connection to her clients and inspires them to continue improving and persevering to reach their set goal. When we experience challenges and setbacks, Mila forces us to consider the impacts but also helps us to let go.
Mila is a true inspiration to know and an uplifting and positive person whom I enjoy spending time with. Her philosophy and approach to fitness, coupled with her positive, realistic and personalized training routines, make it a pleasure to work with her because I know she has my best interests and end goals in sight as much as I do.
I would recommend Mila to anyone seeking to change their life for the better because they will not be disappointed and will achieve the results they dream of and more! – Natalie Diaz, Manager at TD Bank, Toronto, Canada
20 POUNDS LIGHTER IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS
When I first met Mila, I was weak, tired and self- conscious about the way I looked after having a baby, and felt that I did not have the ability or knowledge to lose weight on my own.
When I decided to hire a personal fitness trainer I called Mila because I had met her one day at the gym and had gotten a tremendously positive vibe form her. I thought about her more and more and the positive message and encouragement she had given me, and then finally made the decision to hire her. I knew form the very first day we started that this was one of the best decisions I had ever made!
I love working with Mila and feel determined to succeed not only for myself, but for her as well. Mila cares about my progress as much as I do and this is evident during our workouts and is seen in the results.
Mila and I have been following the Milates fitness program that she designed and implemented since mid-June 2011. Since then I have lost 20 pounds and I feel great! Previously, I would lose weight slowly but not quickly enough to see the results I wanted. Back then, I would go to the gym and do cardio and weights, but nothing has compared to the results I have seen since I started the Milates program with her.
After starting Milates, my weight has dropped dramatically and the rest is history. Now I have more confidence and I look forward to our daily workouts and most importantly, the results. I have managed to travel, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other important events and not gain a pound along the way. I am reaching my pre-pregnancy weight and would not have been able to do it without Mila or the Milates program. Because of Milates, I now have the tools and knowledge to manage my weight and most importantly, I know that this is not a short term quick fix for me, rather a new way of life! – Voula S., Co-owner at Lemon Lily Tea, Toronto, Canada
4 HIP REPLACEMENT, HIKING GRAND CAYNON AT AGE 68
Chuck Larsen’s life has seen significant changes as a result of working with Mila Apostolovic. An avid sports enthusiast his entire life, Chuck and his partner Else enjoyed and participated in various fitness activities on a regular basis, including: hiking, sailing, swimming, canoeing and skiing. Chuck’s first hip surgery occurred a few years after climbing the summit of Mount Kilamanjaro. Following this surgery, Chuck underwent a half knee replacement procedure, and although he recovered quite well, his body was not prepared for the repercussions and physical damage caused by a skiing accident a few months later.
After the skiing accident, Chuck underwent a hip replacement surgery that was closely followed by a femur break( the big bone of the upper leg) while on a sailboat. Because Chuck did not receive the proper rehabilitation necessary to restore his muscular imbalances, he required more surgery and underwent four hip replacements in total over a period of four years. All these surgeries took a major toll on Chuck’s body, flexibility, balance and strength. In addition, all five surgeries occurred in the past seven years, and the lack of physical mobility he was experiencing frustrated Chuck, an ‘A’ type personality who was not prepared to compromise his quality of life. In many ways, these surgeries and procedures left their mark on Chuck and he faced a lot of limitations and challenges because of the negative effects of both. Both Chuck and his partner Else, who also suffered from lower back pain, recognized that exercise and fitness was a vital component of their lives and they made a resolute decision to seek help as soon as possible so that the problems they were experiencing would not get any worse. This is when Mila entered their lives.
Through Mila’s customized fitness regimen, Chuck and Else were able to again experience the benefits and results that come with a consistent physical workout designed by a world class expert. After training with Mila for only one year, Chuck went through a dramatic transformation and has continued to experience tremendous improvements ever since. With Mila and Else at his side, Chuck recently hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon from the bottom chamber to the highest summit. Five million people visit and hike the Grand Canyon on an annual basis, but less than one percent succeed in climbing from the bottom to the peak and back up again. This is what sets Chuck Larsen apart from the rest of us and it is what makes Chuck’s journey such an inspiration and success story for us all!
Today, Chuck continues to remain active as an avid hiker, biker, sailor, golfer, scuba diver, and snowshoer and spends plenty of quality time chasing his grandson and teaching him the benefits of an active lifestyle. He recognizes the importance of combining and maintaining his physical strength, flexibility and balance. If you were to watch Chuck from the sidelines, you would never guess that he is sixty eight years old and that he has recovered from five life altering surgeries. Having experienced unimaginable positive results first-hand, Chuck Larsen has great faith and belief in Mila Apostolovic’s unique techniques and fitness solutions and so should you! – Chuck Larsen, CEO- Celplast.inc, Toronto, Canada
I saw changes in my body after only 4 weeks!! No other exercise class or fitness program has provided me with the same results so quickly.
I love Milates and I am someone that finds working out very tedious. Mila has an exceptional disposition and because of her workouts I feel strong and confident about my body. I have never experienced this feeling before and it feels amazing!! – Glenda Rissman, Principal, q30 design Inc., Toronto, Canada
My heavy migraines have almost vanished (my boss can confirm it), my body improved in shape (my husband can confirm it), I lost some weight, and most important of all – my life energy increased several times, my mood improved significantly (I feel much happier now), and I can watch TV in the evening without falling asleep at 9:00pm. – Newsletter of the Embassy of USA, Belgrade, Serbia
Milates is an intense program which challenges each muscle in the body and leaves you feeling tighter, firmer, stronger and leaner. Its like your core is an elastic band stretched to a divine tautness. And you stay that way: walking taller and feeling svelte. Within 2-3 classes, my waist and hips are shapelier, and my arms and tights look as if an inch has been delicately shaved from them.
In preparation for my wedding last June, I joined Milates for 8 sessions. Through a series of balance, light weights, resistance bands and ball exercises, I was pleased to witness my once-saggy upper arms transformed into finely-sculpted artwork; in addition, I toned my midsection to near flat, and legs to lean. The highlight of the program, however, was the positive state of mind created through a community of supportive women.
Milates choice of music brings tranquility into the over-stimulated brain, and her enthusiasm and charm keep you smiling while you sweat. No wonder she’s had the same clients for years, and her classes are always full! – Larissa Chmil, High school Teacher, Toronto, Canada
Milates has re-energized my once stiff body and has made me move again, giving me more energy than ever before! I just feel so energetic and happy! – Karin Hertach, Accounting Manager at Envision Sales Inc., Toronto, Canada
Mila made me a happy and healthy person like I have never felt before. – Tanja Vecerka, Embassy of the USA, Belgrade, Serbia
Milates is worlds better than Pilates! I‘d done Pilates in South Africa (2 yrs) & UK (6 months) before moving to Canada where I looked for somewhere that would offer Pilates close to my apartment. I found Milates and thought I‘d try it. The basic methods of core strength being important is about the only similarity, otherwise Milates was a much more holistic form of exercise. After only 6 months I felt stronger, had better body definition & generally had more fun in the classes than I had had for any previous Pilates sessions. Mila was always very aware that most of us worked desk jobs & she‘d have exercises to counteract the negative influences of sitting too long, of bad posture, & generally relieving stress and tension. What also impressed me was that Mila always remembered who had what injury, and she‘d have specific/different exercises for that person so as not to exacerbate their injury, but rather to help them get over it. At one stage we had 3 pregnant ladies who were at class almost right up to the births! – Zoe Brocklehurst, South Africa
Milates has provided me with a passion for fitness. Every class is unique, fun and challenging and brings new life to routine-exercising. Not only does Mila make me never want to miss a class, she also motivates me to exercise outside of the program. Milates truly makes fitness a lifestyle. – O.Y., Toronto, Canada
Milates helped me develop muscles that I had not been using and it placed less emphasis on building up the ‘rectus abdominis.’ The result was that I could now finally locate, isolate and strengthen my pelvic floor muscles, and this allowed me to sneeze, jump and move my body with greater confidence. The added bonus of the Milates program for me was seen in my ‘enhanced sexual response’ – and I consider this a nice treat to an already fun and very worthwhile program. – Anonymous, Toronto, Canada
My core is stronger than it has been in years, thanks to Mila for educating and pushing me.” – Else Pedersen, Founder and HR Consultant of Perceptive Edge, Toronto, Canada
As a person chronically fixated on her weight, which always seems 10 lbs over the target no matter how hard I try, it was an awesome experience to be trained by someone who showcased that, my butt was getting tighter, but who also wanted me to believe in my progress and LOVE my body for what it is. Mila is all about love, self-respect and self acceptance – and is also a major dose of good fun and laughter. That’s just what I needed back then, when we trained together almost 7 years ago. Now after 2 kids and a whole lot of pasta, I’m definitely ready for another dose of Milates!
‘ Io sono una persona quasi ossessionata dal mio peso, cioe ho sempre una immagine negativa di me stessa. E’ stata un’esperienza fantastica essere allenata da qualcuno che sottolineava che, si, il mio sedere era piu sodo, ma che voleva anche che io vedessi i miei progressi e provassi amore per come era il mio corpo in quel momento. Questa e’ Mila — amore, rispetto per se stessi e accettazione — ed inoltre una buona dose di risate e ironia. Esattamente quello di cui avevo bisogno 7 anni fa quando iniziai a fare lezioni con lei. Adesso, dopo due bambine e un po’ troppa pasta, sono pronta per un altra dose di Milates. – Allison Smith, International non-profit development professional,Rome, Italy
Mila is my best instructor ever. Not only she knows how to apply your effort to serve your body best, she also inspires you with her great passion to building your perfect self. Actually, the best compliments to my body I ever heard were after her classes. Maria Babikova, Software engineer at InduSoft Ltd., 2012
Mila worked one-on-one with me for a number of months and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. She is an unquestionable professional and an expert in the fitness field — constantly seeking new courses and workshops to stay ahead of the learning curve! However, even more important than her credentials is the fact that Mila is one of the most comforting, personable, and caring individuals I have ever met in all my travels around the world. She knows how to motivate, nurture, and build training programs to the specific needs of her clients. Mila did more than simply help me lose weight. She helped me connect with my body and taught me how to recognize its needs. For that I will always be grateful. – Petra Zabriskie, U. S. Diplomat, USA
Milates classes are incredibly unique, fun, challenging and effective. She blends expertise and enthusiasm that makes working out with her a lot of fun. Every exercise works out muscles in a new way, and then the next exercise stretches the muscles you just worked while finding new ones in the next activity. There is nothing like it, you will have a blast an absolutely love the way your body looks shortly after taking her amazing classes. – Nicole Sirak, Chief Executive Officer at American Red Cross of Greater Idaho, USA
With the introduction of Kundalini yoga and meditation my progress has been incredible. Mila taught me so much about myself and the best way to exercise for my lifestyle and truly has had a massive impact on my life. – Fiona Logan, Senior Account Director – International at NRS Media, Sidney, Australia
I feel very fortunate to have had Mila as an instructor! My biggest problem with exercise is falling into the same routine and getting bored easily. Working with Mila eliminated all of that! Mila always came to class with new and exciting exercise routines. Meeting the needs of everyone in a group can be difficult, but Mila listened to everyone’s needs and made sure her routines fulfilled those wishes. I was also pregnant with my first child and it kept Mila on her toes to come up with alternative exercises to meet my cardio needs without harming my baby; her workouts truly helped ease childbirth, too. I truly miss working with Mila! – Maureen Riordan, Teacher at Fairfax County Public Schools
Milates focuses on every day issues that most of us have (back problems, posture, inflexibility, pain, etc…). It focuses on muscles we all neglect but which are so important for our overall body functionality and health. Milates has taught me to be aware of every movement and every muscle in my body. It showed me that simple, small exercises can make such a big impact on the overall fitness level of our body. – Tamara Oswald, Account Executive at Foss National Leasing, Toronto, Canada
“The first time I met Mila was at the insistence of my Chiropractor. I had had a long history of minor but chronic trouble with my back and she recommended Mila’s class to strengthen the muscles. I had never been what you could call sporty: coming from a family of avid and prolific tennis players, I was the one playing the piano and baking cakes, but Mila’s class changed my entire outlook on personal fitness. I had tried, throughout my life, various forms of exercise but nothing really kept me that interested for long. Until I started Mila’s class, that is. Something about the energy in this amazing woman is entirely contagious and I found that I couldn’t bear to miss even one class. On top of the amazing benefits to my historic back problems, I found myself growing stronger, fitter and happier by the week. For the first time in my life I was happy with my own body: a very rare thing for women the world over! I also found joy and deep personal satisfaction in learning to challenge myself and seeing how much stronger my body was becoming. As someone who has always suffered from depression, I can honestly say that this is more than just a physical exercise class: it’s a technique that lifts the spirit and overall level of happiness in one’s day to day life. Mila changed the shape of my body; but she also changed my outlook on what I was able to achieve, on what my body could accomplish.” – Robyn Pols- Vickers, Photographer Director, London, UK
Thanks to you and Milates, I’ve been exercising for years now. It keeps me fit and sane :). Well done and good luck in the future!!!!! Love,
Zahvaljujuci Mili i Milatesu vezbam vec godinama. Vezbanje me odrzava zdravom i u odlcnoj formi. Zelim svenajbolje Milatesu u buducnosti! S ljubavlju, – BibaTyndal, Belgrade, Serbia
The Milates program has given me a feeling of increased energy and overall well-being after each work out, and because of this I would highly recommend it to anyone. – Jane Darling, Industrial Design and Business Process Professional, Toronto, Canada
After my first class with Mila I felt that I had found the best instructor ever and now I truly know that this is true! I have been in the fitness world for some time and have even worked as a fitness instructor for a while myself. What I can say is that there is no person as caring, passionate, and motivated as Mila! She moved and inspired me much more than any other trainer, and she broadened my views and taught me to maintain the body which I will continue to use for years.
Not only is Mila an excellent coach, her personality and ability to see more in every person is what makes her really outstanding. She can see our limits but she can also see if we have something we are not aware of. She brought out the best in me, taught me to maintain my body and also taught me about the perfect type of training that will do all of this for me. I am so happy that I had the extraordinary opportunity to meet her! Thank you Mila! – Jelena Lukic Petrovic, Art Director at Filmmastermea Events, Dubai, UAE
Mila’s class was awesome and totally got me back into shape after a long period of inactivity. Her encouraging and positive attitude made the workouts fun, even when I didn’t think I could do another rep. =)” – Kerstin Buettner, International School Teacher, Minnesota, USA
I have been practicing Pilates for almost a decade and I have found Mila’s style and moves to be a refreshing and unique approach to core and overall body conditioning. Milates classes seem to go by very quickly but the work-out is strenuous and fun and every muscle group is worked to the max!
To me, the best part about Milates is Mila’s warm, engaging and fun personality. The fact that Mila customizes the work-out around each participant’s injuries is truly appreciated. Also, it seems that every class is completely unique so boredom never sets in after attending multiple classes. – Adele Wootton, Director, Client Services at Creative Niche Inc, Toronto, Canada
Mila explains the purpose of the exercises and this is important for me because this encourages and motivates me to do the exercises if I know their benefits. She is meticulous and ensures that you do the exercises or poses properly by demonstrating not only the right form but the wrong form as well. – Vivian Santos, Business analyst, Toronto, Canada
Mila’s vigorous passion for exercise and a healthy lifestyle – both physically and spiritually – is nothing short of contagious, therefore brings nothing but success to her clients. One of her greatest talents is in creating a great combination of exercises that are effective and adaptable to each and every one. – Allison Gilbert, Nina Milosevic, Aida Kuric, Embassy of the USA, Belgrade, Serbia
If we enter the room tired, we will always be more energized after a tough class. – Teachers from the International School of Belgrade, Serbia
I am amazed at how my training sessions with Mila have given me added flexibility, balance and strength. – Chuck Larsen, President at Celplast Limited, Toronto, Canada
Milates offers a workout that is quite distinct because very muscle in the body is involved – whether you know it or not. Each class within the program is different, providing key variety to prevent boredom of mind and muscle. – Karen Henricks, Owner at Suntree Natural Foods Marketplace, Port Hope, Canada
I would highly recommend that anyone male or female, young or old hire Mila to whip them in to great physical and mental shape. She has great de-stressing techniques with her extensive knowledge of yoga. – Catherine Bonch, Owner at Accpro Services, Toronto, Canada
Mila is a great motivating coach but very understanding of individual abilities -she coaches for long term results – everyone I know who works with Mila enjoys the time spent and looks forward to coming back for more.” – Kathy Murphy, Owner at Starting at Nine, Toronto, Canada
Milates is great fun-your body definitely knows it’s had a workout! Mila adept at meeting client needs regardless of physical issues or desired challenge. – Lynda Knezevic, Vancouver, Canada
I like Milates because it focuses on body core and strengthening. Other Pilates workouts do as well, but Milates makes exercise fun and Mila never repeats the same class. Some programs out there do the same thing every class and offer no variation. I also like that Milates workouts focus on a variety of different things like bands, balls, etc. I have really enjoyed the classes and just wish I could do Milates every day!! – Barb Prevedello, Teache at York School, Toronto, Canada
“I loved Mila’s classes, they were a perfect balance of hard work and good fun at the same time. When the class was finished I felt so tired, but it was a really good tired.” – Janette M., Sidney, Australia