Trainers - Aviva Pilates

Aviva Pilates


At AVIVA PILATES, the quality of our trainers is one of our highest priorities. We encourage our trainers to learn new styles, expand their knowledge and obtain new certifications. We strive to give our customers the best possible experience using the leading techniques available.

Aviva Abrams

Owner and Senior Instructor

With 22 years of Pilates and Fitness experience, Aviva Abrams is an industry expert. Aviva has over ten certifications in various fitness modalities including Pilates, TRX, Power Plate, Yoga (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative), Barre, Reiki, Tupler Technique Treatment for Diastasis Recti, Pink Ribbon Program Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer and ViPR.

Her Pilates journey began as a client in 1999 after a near-fatal car accident. Aviva was fortunate enough to have a friend that recommended Pilates as part of her rehabilitation. It was extremely beneficial for her recovery, and she fell in love with the entire method. Aviva decided to pass this knowledge on and help people feel good within their bodies. That is when she began her health and wellness career.

Aviva began her fitness education in 2001 when she completed her Yoga certification with the Center for Yoga which is grandfathered into the RYT certification program. She then went on to get her Stott Pilates education in their home base studio, which is in Toronto, Canada. After completing the full repertoire, she began her career teaching in the high-end boutique Pilates studios in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.

She spent over ten years honing her craft in Michigan, and created her signature class “Belly Tone”. Aviva then moved to Miami in 2011 to take her career to the next level. She decided to obtain a second Pilates certification with the National Pilates Certification Program (NPCP). After teaching at numerous locations here in Miami, she opened AVIVA PILATES LLC in 2017. Now the studio has expanded and relocated to the Downtown Miami Shores, Florida.

Amy Bloom

Senior Instructor


My journey with Pilates started 30 years ago, and for me, it’s not just a workout – it’s the most intelligent and effective low-impact exercise system that has truly captivated me.

I’ve honed my skills under the guidance of industry leaders, merging classical and contemporary Pilates into my unique style. As a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor, ERYT 500 yoga teacher, and Advanced STOTT PILATES® graduate, my expertise runs deep.

I specialize in addressing injuries and catering to special populations, including pre and postnatal programs. Certified in meditation and life coaching, I weave mindfulness into every session. With over 20,000 hours teaching Pilates and yoga, I’ll tailor a practice to meet your fitness and wellness goals, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro.

Expect our sessions to be enjoyable, positive, and inspiring. Join me at the studio – let’s embark on this transformative journey together!

Mariana Scotti

Yoga Teacher

A native from Argentina and a Miami Resident since 2001, Mariana truly believes in the power of community that’s why as a PE Teacher and lyengar Yoga Certified Teacher her focus has always been on creating spaces where people can feel safe, empowered and included.

As a Miami Shores resident, Mariana has partnered with different community organizations to bring the lyengar Yoga practice to key landmarks in the Village such as the Brockway Memorial Library, C. Lawton McCall Community Center and YouFit and now at AVIVA PILATES studio. 

Mariana loves teaching beginners, especially adults and older adults so they can feel more open, flexible, stronger, release tension and connect to their inner self. Her classes are well sequenced and challenging, always starting with poses that warm up and prepare the body for the more difficult asanas or poses. 

Mariana creates a safe space so that her students can feel secure and grow. She encourages her students to really focus on the different poses and the energy each asana creates.

She founded the first ever lyengar Yoga Festival in Miami where she created a community of more than 100 practitioners who had the opportunity to experience the teachings of ten Certified Iyengar

Yoga Teachers from South Florida.

Mariana looks forward to sharing her love of Iyengar Yoga with AVIVA PILATES clients and our Miami Shores community.