Pilates, initially called Contrology, was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates during WWI to enable soldiers to maintain their flexibility and strength while in the hospital. Born a sickly child, he studied yoga, martial arts, and anatomy, and later became a model for anatomy charts. He moved to the United States in the 1930’s and opened a studio in New York city with his wife, Clara. His unique method quickly became a staple among professional dancers including George Balanchine and Martha Graham.

Joseph’s method works as an excellent conditioning program for people recovering from neck, back, and knee injuries, or for those people who are looking for a tough mind-body workout. Pilates works the core muscles: abdominals, back, shoulders, pelvis, and buttocks to strengthen and lengthen the body while achieving greater flexibility.

We offer Pilates private training One-on-one, Two-on-one and Group Pilates.

Pilates Trainers

Stephanie Ellison
*Certified by Arts Physical Therapy
*Certified by Pilates Studio of LA
*Taught Pilates Courses under the Dance Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
If you would like to book a private please call Stephanie directly at (323)481-9690

Erica Lawless
*Certified Pilates instructor through Body Arts and Science International (BASI)
*Holds a BA in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University
If you would like to book a private please call Erica directly at (626)676-4109

Maria Pantoja
*Certified in classical Pilates by In and Up Pilates in Los Angeles.
*Melt Certification in myofascial release.
*Studied gymnastics and classical ballet.
If you would like to book a private please call Maria directly at (213)842-5438

For more information contact Marlene Wiscovitch at (213)630-5243 or marlene.wiscovitch@laac.net


Private Group Pilates 
(3 members must be enrolled)

8-week Sessions fee $256

Fit Group Pilates training into your budget and still get the attention you need. Working alongside others will push you to see results and also reach your goals.

Sign-ups at Pilates Room – 9th Floor

For more information, please contact Marlene Wiscovitch at (213)630-5243 or marlene.wiscovitch@laac.net