Victoria Mogilevsky - TPC Master Pilates Teacher, PMA® -CPT, TPC Host Advisor   

Owner of Mogo Pilates, Lead Teacher   

My first introduction to Pilates was in 1996 while living in Connecticut. From the very first time I wandered into a Pilates studio I was hooked. I was fortunate to have studied with instructors trained by Romana Kryzanowska who was a student of the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates. It was truly an eye opening opportunity! In 2000, we moved to Minneapolis where I continued studying and practicing Pilates. After years experiencing the mental and physical benefits, I took my passion for Pilates to the next level when I completed the Advanced Teacher Training Program from The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO. I graduated from The Pilates' Center Master's Program and am a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center.  I am the only Authorized Practitioner for the Scolio-Pilates® Program with Karena Thek in the Midwest. I am a second generation Master Teacher from Lolita San Miguel program trained directly under her.  I am a Graduate from the Kathy Grant Heritage Training® Program and have completed the Pilates Plus Psyche with Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen, in Northhampton, MA. I am currently in a mentoring program with The Pilates Center's, Debora Kolwey, in Eve Gentry work. Debora is one of only three people who studied extensively with Eve, an elder and direct student of Joseph Pilates. I am also excited about being invloved in the Movement Science Made Simple program with Cara Reeser. As a PMA® (Pilates Method Alliance) certified teacher, I love learning and expanding my knowledge of Pilates and enhancing my training through continuing education workshops.

If you haven't already noticed, I am a perpetual student and love learning more about all things Pilates! 

Training and Education

  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA® -CPT)

  • Master Teacher, Advanced Teacher and Host Advisor for The Pilates Center

  • Scolio-Pilates® Authorized Practitioner

  • Second Generation Master Teacher, Lolita San Miguel

  • Kathy Grant Heritage Training® Program

  • Pilates Plus Psyche with Mary Bowen

  • Mentor Program with Master Teacher, Debora Kolwey

  • Movement Science Made Simple with Cara Reeser

  • Momentum Fest, Brand Ambassador

  • And more to come!

Katie Cummings - TPC Advanced Certified Pilates Teacher, PMA® -CPT

Studio Director

My Pilates journey began in college at the University of San Diego with mat classes. It wasn't until I moved back to Minneapolis and started going to Mogo Pilates did I get to fully experience the Pilates method with the Reformer, Cadillac, Towers, etc. Needless to say, I found the perfect way to be challenged both mentally and physically. It has also helped me find balance in stressful times in life and help me feel comfortable in my skin. Pilates went from a workout to a way of life for me and it is something I practice daily. I was even able to continue through my pregnancy which allowed for me to get back into shape quickly. I have learned so much from Victoria and credit so much to her teaching and positive approach to Pilates. There is always something new to learn both about Pilates and our bodies and that is what I love most. I am a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA® -CPT) and an Advanced Teacher Trainer through The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. Being able to take my Pilates journey to the next level and share it with others is a dream come true!

I am currently teaching group classes and private lessons. As the Studio Director, I work with Victoria on developing exciting events in studio and creating new classes for clients. Both Victoria and I were selected as Brand Ambassadors for Momentum Fest, a three day Pilates and movement festival in Denver, CO. We love to interact with our clients and colleagues in studio, via social media, and at workshops and fun events to share ideas and explore movement. I hope to see you at Mogo soon so you can begin your Pilates journey to your best self, body, and health! 

Training and Education

  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA® -CPT)

  • Advanced Teacher and Host Advisor for The Pilates Center

  • Momentum Fest, Brand Ambassador

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Caro Cardinali, TPC Advanced Teacher

It was during the summer of 2013 when I first saw a Pilates Apparatus. I was back in my home country, Chile, after six years living in Frankfurt, Germany. (Surprisingly, I had never heard of Pilates before even though Joseph Pilates was born in Germany!) I joined a Reformer class at a Pilates studio and I literally got addicted to it! In 2016, I moved to Minnesota with my husband and knew that I would pursue my dream to become a Pilates teacher. After intense research around the Twin Cities, I learned more about  the Advanced Teacher Training Program from The Pilates Center, Boulder, CO. Caro graduated from The Pilates Center’s advanced teacher training program in 2019.

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Rebekah Mogilevsky - Marketing Consultant

I am the second generation of Mogo Pilates. At a very young age, my mother shared Pilates with me while we lived in Connecticut. During my childhood, I struggled with with asthma and was chronically sick. Whenever I would stay home from school, which was often, I would join my mom at her Pilates lesson and bounce around the studio on the exercise balls. Eventually, I started taking lessons and found a fitness regime that was challenging and exciting. The great thing about Pilates, too, is that I was able to participate fully even with my asthma. I continue to be a Pilates enthusiast and my favorite equipment is the Reformer. I enjoy learning about the history of Joseph Pilates and working with Victoria who continues to inspire me everyday.  I graduated with a degree in Rhetoric and Media Studies from the Lewis and Clark College and am excited to bring my marketing experience to the Mogo Team.

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Heidi O'Brien, Nutrition Intern

I am currently a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. I became interested in nutrition during my Junior year of High School, and am working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian and helping people by working in a hospital. This summer, I made it a goal of mine to get involved with a health and nutrition business in my community, in order to gain knowledge about the health and fitness field, and learn more about the inner workings of the industry. Mogo Pilates has shown to be informative about both healthy eating and healthy living. I am excited to continue learning about the benefits of Pilates through Victoria and Katie! 

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History of Pilates

Joseph Pilates was born in 1883 in a small village near Dusseldorf, Germany. As a child Mr. Pilates suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. His sickly childhood is what drove his desire to study health and fitness. Not only did he study Eastern and Western forms of exercise, he also studied animals natural movement in nature. His understanding of natural human movement stemmed from his study and observation of animal movement.

Joseph Pilates was living and working in England at the outbreak of WWI. He was sent to an internment camp for enemy aliens and it was at the camps that he started devising his exercise program Contrology. He started developing equipment for rehabilitation. He would take bed springs and devise equipment to help bedridden patients regain strength and movement.

After the war Joseph moved to New York City and opened a gym on 8th Ave.  Joe felt his work was “50 years ahead of (his) time”. Joe’s definition of physical fitness was: “the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneously zest and pleasure.” “Everything should be smooth, like a cat.” Joseph believed in uniform development of the body, mind and spirit. In order to truly be healthy one needed all three.

Joseph Pilates believed that Pilates was for “Everyone”. He believed that anyone could and would benefit from doing Pilates.