My name is Anikó Lakos. I am the founder and lead instructor of Animus Pilates Studio. I conduct 1 on 1 Private, Duo and Studio Pilates Classes in Hungarian and in English as well.
Dance and sports have always played an important part in my life ever since my early childhood (ice skating, gymnastics, aerobics, jazz ballet, ballroom dancing, hip hop, kettlebell, weightlifting, Cuban salsa, Argentine tango).
I had tried several directions in dancing before I ended up dancing Argentine Tango. I have been practicing this beautiful dance since 1998 and I have been an instructor of Tango since 2001.
I qualified as a Recreation and Health Promotion Manager at the Szécheny István University in Győr.
I discovered Pilates in London, in 2003. Having noticed its benefits working on myself as a dancer, it was easy to explore the possibilities in this technique.
After a good deal of research, I settled at 2 internationally acknowledged institutions (Stott Pilates and Michael King Pilates) to master the technique. My heart made me stick to MK Pilates where I earned the privilege to also tutor instructors as a master trainer.
During my studies, I had observed the application of the Pilates technique during rehabilitation and pregnancy.
I keep revising and broadening my knowledge about Pilates by attending seminars in Hungary as well as foreign courses.
I have just recently finished my 3rd and most comprehensive Polestar Pilates training course in London, 2020 March.
I visit my mentors in London regularly to further my knowledge about this beautiful system we call the human body and movement.
I am comfortable with conducting classes both in English and in Hungarian, to the utmost satisfaction of those attending my classes.
I used to instruct at different gyms and dance schools during my career and finally, in January 2010. I opened my own Studio, Animus Pilates. I was looking for a name I could entirely identify with. 'Animus' is a word in Latin and one of its meanings is awareness.
The Pilates principles and movements are tools to teach you awareness while exercising. And as you grow more and more aware of your own movements and body posture and breathing outside classes as well, so you will become more open to everything else in your daily life.
I have a passion for teaching so I would like to show as many people as possible how beneficial Pilates could be. My aim is to convey awareness and openness to you for you to be able to lead a healthier life in a healthier body and mind.