KARVE is the creation of Founder Yulia Pashevkina’s fitness and wellbeing journey. Spending years in search of a workout that would exercise both the body and the mind, she developed an innovative method of training that combines rigorous machine-based Pilates with mindfulness and breath work techniques. The pioneering combination of these two elements forms the basis of her transformer Pilates workout.
Inspired by the driven, motivated and fun attitude of the New York fitness scene, Yulia became an avid fan of machine-based Pilates that quickly helped her gain the results she sought without resulting in injury or joint pain she previously had experienced during other physical training. Simultaneously boosting her heart rate, endorphin levels and metabolism, these spring-based workouts ignited the motivation for her to establish a holistic workout that was adapted to London lifestyles.
By teaming high intensity and low impact strength-based training with mindfulness, her methods help to ‘karve’ and transform the body through the mind. Building strong bodies and resilient minds, these transformer Pilates classes are designed to leave each person who steps out of the KARVE studio feeling like they have experienced a thorough workout, whilst feeling mindfully at peace.
Today Yulia’s universal passion for fitness and wellbeing continues to evolve. In addition to establishing transformer Pilates and being the face of KARVE, she is also studying integrative nutrition and has a keen passion for astrology and how this inherently feeds into individual wellbeing.