About Us

Whole Body Method is: a method of working out and within that connects you to health and happiness. A space of calm, in a busy town, designed with the “soul” purpose of uniting your body, mind and spirit. As we like to say, “Connect to your Happiness!”

We use health, healing and art to create a unique, warm neighborhood space that is beautiful and welcoming.

Our promise is to offer a friendly neighborhood studio, supported by an exceptional team who bring their professional and compassionate best. All our instructors bring their own distinct style and smile to every workout.

The Whole Body Method Team will guide you through a great workout that is both challenging and safe. We are grateful you have chosen us to help you achieve your health, fitness and wellness goals.


In 1999 Nigel Sampson and Daria Di Benedetto set an intention to use their years of combined knowledge of health, healing and art, to create a different kind of Pilates studio. Their beautiful neighborhood oasis feeds all the senses as it calms the mind, engages the body and uplifts the spirit.

Nigel has a life-long fascination with the human body and designing ways to improve and heal it physically, emotionally and spiritually. His quest began at the age of 16 when he started working at a weight loss center in his native Australia. Moving to the U.S. at 21 he began working as a personal trainer at the prestigious Los Angeles Athletic Club and later became certified in Classical Pilates, Kundalini Yoga & Gyrotonic. Nigel continues to help and inspire clients toward a healthier "whole body" way of living and works with passion to grow the “Whole Body Method” brand of client experience.

Daria’s passion for art and design is the foundation for the look and feel of our warm and inviting studio. Originally from New Jersey she attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has had experience as a customer service, and business manager. She is a Yoga instructor, massage therapist and has been a professional organizer for many years. She balances her creative and healing sides with her business training to keep the inner workings of Whole Body Method beautiful, well organized and happy.


“Where do I begin? The teachers, the variety of equipment, the wide open space, the energy... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!”
- Linda A.

“I love the convenient schedule and the amazing instructors!!”
- Mary K.

“I really love the care the instructors give in class. Also everyone is so nice. What a break from the hectic pace of LA!”
- William R.

“I love that the instructors always take the time to make sure you are doing the moves correctly and give positive reinforcement. I also love that they push me!”
- Rosalina L.

“I love how the studio feels like a community and a retreat from a busy life, how much stronger my body feels after being there, and how supportive the entire team is. I feel lucky to have found you.”
- Corrine W.

“I too love the ease of signing-up for classes online and I love the app. it makes it super easy to track what classes you have signed up for. I also love the instructors. Each one has their own style and personality but I always leave feeling like I got a great workout in. Thanks!”
- Cheri L.


Miss A, "Top 10 places to get a fun workout in LA"- 07/2013
Los Angeles Times, highlighted business- 12/01/2012
Los Angeles Magazine, “Best of L.A. 2011” Award Winner- 08/2011