"Pilates is something my body needed for a long time. Pilates not only helps to strengthen your body, but also improves flexibility and lengthens the muscle.I have always had stiff hip issues and flexibility problems. Shaazia helped me with my postures and breathing techniques. She and the instructors at The PAD also helped me gain core strength, become more flexible and improve my overall balance.
Its been a few months of workout at The PAD and my experience has been so much fun, challenging and at the same time extremely motivating.
And to add to all of this, they have a dance studio with classes for different dance styles. Perfect way to come let loose and dance your worries away."
“I was a newbie at Pilates and got bored easily, but working out with Shazia transformed my body. I carry forward these changes into my everyday posture at work or in the playground with the kids!
Shazia and Rupesh are very knowledgeable. Over 25 classes of pushing my limits, I have had no injuries at all. I absolutely love my workouts at The PAD and recommend the studio to everyone- it doesn’t matter which stage of your fitness journey you are in.”
"I stumbled upon thepaddxb’s instagram page one day while looking for an instructor to continue my fitness with while on vacation in Dubai. After an email exchange with the lovely Shaazia I was convinced to try it out.
Walking in to @thepaddxb studio you are immediately greeted by an abundance of natural light, a fresh contemporary setup and a truly welcoming team.
Right from our initial correspondence till the very last day of training, Shaazia was extremely perceptive to my needs. She took the time to individualize the workouts to not only fit my needs but also to up the ante in terms of creativity and challenge - which are equally essential. Shaazia was very thorough in communicating her knowledge and encouraging me to trust my body when pushing my comfort zone.
Despite the short spell of working with Shaazia at thepaddxb, I, along with my instructor at home noticed considerable change in my core function, which has allowed my to really take my workouts to the next level.
Is it crazy that I am considering relocating to Dubai just so I can continue my journey with @thepaddxb?
Thank you Shaazia and the entire thepaddxb team for making it a wonderful experience!"
"After having tried walking, cycling, running, yoga intermittently I stumbled upon Pilates! Have read books and followed several Pilates youtubers but no one comes close to Yasmin Karachiwala in her precise instructions to move the body with breath control. Hence, I was one of the first to join when she opened her studio The Pad in Dubai!
Here I realized the importance of having an instructor continuously checking your form (shoulder down, back upright, toes flex, neutral pelvis amongst the many) and managing breath makes a huge difference! Something one can’t achieve merely following videos.
I have taken only 15 odd classes as yet with Shaazia Qureishi (Pilates certified instructor n learned/worked with Yasmin) and have seen a considerable change in my body! She’s sweet, understands your body and pushes you bit by bit to achieve your desired body, making you fall totally in love with Pilates!"