When Emmeline's doctor recommended Pilates, she had no idea that an entirely new career would come with it. Feeling energized and strengthened after her classes, she realized she needed to make Pilates a permanent part of her life. So Emmeline quit her job in beauty and online advertising to seek out a more fulfilling career. She subsequently enrolled in the Whole Body Method Classical Pilates Certification program and learned the technique thoroughly and precisely. She absolutely loves helping others experience the same benefits she discovered, both physically & mentally.
In her free time, Emmeline loves to travel and is a serial hobbyist having taken classes on everything from improv to computer programming to welding.
Lora was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from University of La Verne with a TV broadcast/communications degree. She spent many years working in the high paced TV production world. During this time Lora took her first Pilates class and was hooked.
Lora says “ I saw a change in body and mind from the get go. This passion led to me wanting to learn more and I finally deciding to become certified. Now, teaching is the most rewarding experience ever. Watching clients transform their bodies and minds and seeing the progress is wonderful. I love to educate clients and help them realize their body's potential.
Since the moment I learned to crawl, I don’t think I’ve ever stopped moving. Growing up in California, I quickly realized that fitness is essential to getting the most out of an active outdoors (or indoor!) lifestyle. In school, I played field hockey, soccer and softball, and as if that was somehow not enough, I ran 2 miles every day. I’ve been a practitioner of yoga, Cardio Barre, Gyrotonics and CrossFit training, all of which have terrific benefits, but I have found Pilates to be the best method for attaining genuine whole-body fitness and acquiring a healthy body awareness. I have an extensive education in nutrition and love to share this knowledge with my clients as a complement to the Pilates results. In addition to helping others achieve their fitness goals, I put what people have called my “infectious enthusiasm” to use as a successful infomercial hostess and actress. My core belief and my approach to Pilates is that fitness, like life itself, should be fun.
At a young age, Regina began Pilates training as a mean to cross-train with her ballet. When she was first introduced to Pilates at Kirov Academy of Ballet (Washington D.C.), where Pilates was offered as one of the mandatory classes in the artistic curriculum, she immediately saw its positive effect on her dancing - better balance, more turns, higher jumps, and higher legs! By building stronger core, she was now executing ballet techniques that once seemed impossible. That is when she realized that human body is a bottomless well that is waiting to be discovered and challenged. From injury prevention to physical therapy to even fitness goals, Pilates encourages an individual to be in better tune with one's body and mind. With her keen eye for detail and compassionate heart, this Russian trained ballerina is there to safely spot you, challenge you, and motivate you until you achieve your personal fitness goals!
Nicole grew up in LA and completed her Bachelors in Movement Sciences in San Francisco. Since 2012, she has moved back to LA and has gained extensive experience in a physical therapy clinic-- learning the ins & outs of rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise as well as insurance details and keeping the office up and running.
Nicole gained her Pilates certification at Whole Body Method and uses a detailed approach to client care, drawing on her knowledge of the human body and Classical Pilates.
She has experience teaching nutrition and leading seminars in wholeness and wellness. She enjoys being outside under the warm sun and among the bright colors in the garden. You can either catch her cruising the city on her long - board, food tripping, or practicing her calligraphy or water color painting.
Meghan is a lot of things in her life. A model, actress, sideshow artist and fire breather; but it was the over 20 years of ballet that brought her to Pilates.
When she was first introduced to Pilates in 2010 she found just how it spoke to her body as a dancer. The long and lean muscles it created, and the deeper core strength that she benefited the most from. She believes in Pilates creating a more complete physical workout reaching all the muscles for a stronger and healthier body. Meghan custom designs workouts for each client and class based on the person, their body, and ability each day. Whether you are looking to for more control or strength or tone she can create a workout for you. And make no mistake if it’s a workout you want she will make you sweat too, all the while loving it. She wants you to get the most out of every workout, while focusing on control and form. Meghan comes from a place of health and happiness and is passing that onto you.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Maree spent much of her youth dancing and has always had an appreciation for the art of movement. Being an adventure-seeking Aussie, she eventually came to Los Angeles - it was there that she began to practice yoga regularly and eventually discovered Pilates. At first she turned to Pilates to improve her strength and overall fitness, but soon realized it was an antidote to the back pain she was experiencing as a result of her job in advertising. There was so much variety with Pilates that she never grew tired of the workouts. After years of practice, still hooked, Maree decided to become an instructor in order to deepen her knowledge and help others re-connect to their health and wellness.
Maree has a warm and friendly disposition that instantly puts clients at ease, and is constantly amazed by how quickly they gain strength, flexibility and tone with regular practice. Her favorite part of the job is seeing her clients leave a session feeling taller, leaner, happier and more energized.
Jane's love affair with Pilates began when she first encountered it in 2013. She started out as a client and was inspired by her instructor's grace, strength and confidence. After several sessions, she found herself falling in love with the practice. Her desire to have more vitality, energy, flexibility and better overall health drove Jane to make Pilates a way of life.
Jane became a Pilates Instructor through the Whole Body Method certification program in 2016. Equipped with the knowledge and passion to educate people about the profound benefits of Pilates, she has been helping clients to achieve their wellness goals ever since.
Jane believes that balance in life can be achieved with a healthy mind and body.
Sabrina Beason is dedicated to improving the quality of life of her community through health advocacy, nutrition and fitness. Her pilates instruction is grounded in over a decade of wellness and health expertise. With each client, Sabrina is focused on creating a personalized practice that honors their goals and rejuvenates their mind, body and spirit.
Sabrina wholeheartedly believes that everyone is deserving of a healthy lifestyle. When she is not helping clients achieve this, she is a philanthropist, mentor, and dog lover. Sabrina is originally from Pasadena, CA and received her certification in 2017 from Whole Body Method.
As a third generation L.A. native, Jordan has been exposed to and inspired by the local fitness scene since childhood.Growing up, one of her favorite fitness guru’s was Richard Simmons. “I’ve always loved his enthusiasm, humor and compassionate heart with his clients. I still do.Plus, he’s a riot!”
With 21 years of working in film and television, Jordan kept her body fit by taking pilates.While doing her own stunts, she suffered many injuries that were consistently healed through pilates.Upon discovering this, she enrolled in the Whole Body Method certification program.She found a deep love of helping people connect with their bodies.With a spirit of fun and tenderness, Jordan has found her calling in teaching.
Abroad and in search of an effective fitness routine, Lindsey discovered Pilates in 2009 while living in Japan. With barely enough space to lay down a yoga mat in her tiny apartment, she practiced mat Pilates every day for 2 years. As soon as she returned to California, she started taking reformer classes and soon discovered a new world of benefits with the apparatus.
Paired with her passion for organic nutrition, gardening, cooking and collecting random facts about health, Pilates fell hand-in-hand with her mission to find a path to whole body wellness. With a background in teaching, she often found herself leading a mat class at home with friends just for the fun of it. Finally, she decided it was time to take her passion to the next level and signed up for the classical WBM Pilates certification.
Lindsey is beyond excited to share her passion for Pilates by helping her clients achieve their fitness goals! Whether you are looking to get stronger, more flexible, toned, improve your posture or heal from an injury, Lindsey will gladly lead you through a fun, safe and challenging class.
Nigel Sampson, Whole Body Method’s co-founder grew up in the beautiful hills of Adelaide, South Australia. He felt drawn toward a career in health, healing, fitness and entrepreneurship at a very young age and naturally gravitated toward the center of this movement (Los Angeles) in 1991 at age 23. He began working as Personal Trainer at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in the early '90's specializing in weight loss, metabolic fitness testing and program design. He opened up his first studio in 1998.
Nigel is certified in Classical Pilates PMA®-CPT, Kundalini Yoga, Gyrotonic and holds Fitness Training certifications from the The American College of Sports Medicine and the University of California (Irvine) For Pilates he was trained by some of the leaders in the industry including Jill Cassidy, Ron Fletcher, Rael Isacowitz and Jillian Hessel. Nigel has a passion for business development and the great outdoors.