Our Staff

Patricia Fajardo is a Pilates teacher trainer, multi-certified since 2002 (Romana Kryzanowska original school , Power Pilates NY, and Polestar Pilates) she has studied  extensively with  Master Trainers: Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Dorothee Vandewalle,  and Bob Liekens.

She worked over ten years between New York and Rome where she opened Equilibria Studio Pilates Roma in 2003, becoming one of the first, most successful and exclusive studios in the heart of Rome with an elite clientele.

Patricia has been involved in fitness and indoor sports since 1990 after graduating from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. She landed her first job as General Manager of one of the most prestigious Gym chains in Costa Rica at that time.

While working on the administrative side of the business she became more involved in her own personal fitness routine, and ultimately became a certified Personal Trainer as well as a certified Spinning Instructor, accumulating years of hands on experience.

Patricia is a supreme believer in fitness as a pinnacle of a balanced life and found in Pilates the essence of well-being.

Francesco Patrizi is a Pilates teacher trainer and GYROTONIC® trainer.  He was certified in 2006 at Power Pilates NY and studied with the same Master teachers as his wife to become a certified Teacher Trainer. He is also a GYROTONIC® teacher since 2005 specialized in Pulley Tower and Leg Extension equipment.

During his twenties, Francesco was an active waterpolo professional with various Italian Serie A2 teams. He became aquainted with GYROTONIC® method due to a shoulder injury. The method was so effective that he decided to get the certification and share the benefits with others.

Francesco is also a Personal Trainer since 1996 and a trained Sea and River Lifeguard.

Patricia and Francesco have both trained Pilates instructors towards their Certification in both Italy and Costa Rica.


Bernardita Aguayo followed the alignments of Anusara Yoga, practicing for more than 8 years. Yoga Teacher Training and received courses with Jordan Bloom, Kenny Graham, Justin Caruso and BJ Galvan. Assisted classes from inspirational teachers such as Elena Brower, Dharma Mittra and many many others. 
Arm balancing is my major. 

Certified in GYROTONIC in BE Studio in NYC with the Master trainers Billy Macagnone, Naoko Nuriyama and Mari Kasich. (Teaching in EQUILIBRIA, Avenida Escazú- San José Costa Rica)

Certified body movement and healing, Holistic Life Coach with Paul Chek at Chek Institute (Los Angeles, California).
Tacfit Instructor with Scott Sonnon.

Keep moving and never stop learning!!!



Erika Rubinstein is a certified Pilates Teacher. Has been training Pilates since 2005. She was certified in 2012 at Equilibria's Studio and has studied with Master teachers: Jay Grimes. Niedra Gabriel, Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt.


Pedro Vivancos 

 Born and raised in Spain.