Ilaria Cavagna is the founder and CEO of FEET-NESS™ - posture from the ground up - an educational platform that develops an awareness of the work on the feet connected to the rest of the body.
Ilaria, a skilled trainer and Pilates instructor, has moved seamlessly from being an athlete to a performer to a practitioner of the disciplines she believes in and trains her clients with. She achieved a Bachelor of Movement Science in Italy in 1997, a Pilates Certification obtained in New York City with Romana Kryzanowska, and innovative Soma-Training and ELDOA which give her an understanding of both the beauty and function of the human body when properly trained.
Ilaria has been teaching on Pilates Anytime since 2021, and sharing her approach to the work at conferences for Balanced Body, IADMS, PMA and continuing education for COVATECH.
Ilaria is based in New York City, teaches remotely on Zoom, and travels worldwide to teach seminars for trainers for Pilates, ELDOA™, SOMA-TRAINING and of course FEET-NESS™ITP.
A note from the founder:
“Movement has always been a big part of my life and it keeps surprising me.
The body is a perfectly imperfect machine that needs to be taken care of and as an instructor, I feel a responsibility to steer my clients and students in the right direction!
You don’t have to repeat my mistakes or start from scratch; you can build on what I've learned.It's not about pure strength, flexibility, or power; it's about finding balance. Whether you're a casual weekend golfer or an Olympic athlete, posture is the secret sauce.
The more educated we are, the more we understand the body, the more we can keep our clients’ injury free!
I believe that knowledge is power and with me everyone is encouraged to question, seek and confidently reach their full potentials!
I incorporate cutting-edge techniques like ELDOA & Myofascial stretches, coupled with a focused approach that not only includes but emphasizes the incredible power of our feet to rejuvenate the body.
I get it – starting out might feel a bit tricky, maybe even a little confusing. But as we dig into the reasons for each exercise and make a habit of always learning, we start to really get what's going on.
Think of it as adopting a detective's approach, skillfully piecing together the puzzle with a well-thought-out strategy.
Ready to join me on this journey? It might have its challenges, but trust me, it's totally worth it!"