ames D?Silva was born and raised in Goa, India, before moving to England to become a professional dancer. Since then, he?has performed, choreographed and taught all over Europe and the USA.

hroughout his career, Pilates and body conditioning were an integral part of his training routine. Over the years, James has adopted yoga, GYROTONIC?, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique influences, generating a unique, holistic and enjoyable style of movement and exercise.

n 2000, James opened his own Pilates studio in London and from this base his reputation has become well established amongst his many loyal clients. He has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and has also created best-selling fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler.

Frustrated by having to use a variety of machines for Pilates and wanting to develop new techniques, James created a single versatile, multi-functional device: the Garuda apparatus. This offers a seemingly endless range of exercise options ideally suited to James? unique, focused and organic method of exercise.

The result? Stronger, more toned muscles, better co-ordination, greater flexibility and increased fitness.