1947 1/2 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, CA  90027

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Group Reformer Class


This class is taught by:

Ana Debasa

Ana Debasa was born in Santa Cruz California, and moved to LA when she was 18. She dabbled in acting for a little while, but her real passion has always been Animals. She started working with horses at a young age. It was through a horseback riding accident that she found Pilates. It was through Pilates that she was able to heal herself. She then became certified in 1999 at Perfectly Fit, a Classical Pilates Studio. She worked at Perfectly Fit for a few years before coming to Mind-Body Fitness Pilates Studio in 2001, and has worked here ever since! Ana also worked as a vet tech at East Valley Veterinary Clinic as well as running her own animal rescue for many years, One Dog Rescue. Mind-Body Fitness clients have adopted many of her dogs. She has since left Dog and Cat Rescue, and is pursuing her first Love, Horses.

Anne Haschka

Anne Haschka earned a degree in Motion Picture Production, and later a certificate in Desktop Publishing. After many years in both industries, Anne found herself out of shape and in poor health, and turned to exercise for help. For the first time, she learned to love physical activity, appreciate its many health benefits and the joy movement brings. As the excess weight fell off, a supervisor at the gym suggested she try teaching, and offered to be a mentor. Today, Anne holds certifications in Group Instruction, Personal Training, Cycling, Kickboxing and Suspension Training. But it was a love of flowing, mindful and concentrated movement that led her to seek Teacher Training and Certification at the Pilates Sports Center in Los Angeles. Anne completed her Pilates Certification in September, 2013. Anne feels Pilates is of benefit to everyone, and hopes to impart that sense of joy of movement to everyone she teaches.

Amanda Killian

Amanda Killian received her Pilates Teacher Training Certification August, 2002 from Perfectly Fit in La Canada, CA. Her movement background includes Ballet, Classical Indian Dance, Korean Dance, Tap, Tai Chi and Ariel Circus work. All of these disciplines enhance her teaching style. Amanda's goal is to provide clients with a well-rounded workout that is challenging and fun. "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." ~Japanese Proverb

Renda Mishalany

Renda Mishalany began her Pilates training in 1984 in the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning and was certified in 1997 by world renowned Mentor and Master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska. Renda continues her training through regular rigorous classes, and workshops with master teachers who include Romana’s daughter Sari Pace, Trish Garland, and Jay Grimes. Renda was trained as a classical ballet dancer in Beirut, Lebanon, where she was selected for a scholarship to study ballet abroad at the prestigious Legat School in England. In Los Angeles she studied with the Los Angeles Ballet Company School. It is Renda's unique understanding of the body as ‘form’, and the importance of precision in movement that led her to The Pilates Method.

Abigail Eiland

Abigail Eiland was first introduced to Pilates through her sister, as she rehabilitated from a bad back injury. Not only did her back get better, but she looked great! Coming from a performing background Abigail had limited experience with Pilates, but once she began studying seriously, she was hooked. Abigail was certified through Pilates Sports Center, Encino CA. in 2011, studying both Classical and West Coast Style Pilates. She believes that Pilates can be useful in every aspect of your life, and tailors her sessions to be fun, challenging, and positive. When she is not teaching, Abigail is a working actress and singer.

Alexis Haretakis

Alexis Haretakis began dancing at the age of 3 and has been a mover ever since. She was first introduced to Pilates at Studio du Corps in Costa Mesa, California in 1999 under the tutelage of Diane Diefenderfer, Barbra Bean and Rebecca Ramos. This dance-oriented studio instilled in her an importance of grace and artistry in her teaching that she extends to her clients. She was certified in 2002 and has had the opportunity to work with Master Teacher Ron Fletcher during her training. In 2007 she began learning the Gyrotonic Expansion System and Gyrokinesis with Master Teacher Barbara Schwarz. She fell in love with the system and was certified in 2009. Alexis loves working one on one with clients with an emphasis on breath, form, fun, and all the while helping them foster a deeper connection to their bodies.
The Group Reformer Class utilizes spring-controlled resistance to build core strength, increase flexibility, endurance and coordination. The result is a strong, yet flexible, well-toned body, without muscle bulk.  All exercises are done on the Pilates Reformer.

These classes tone and strengthen the whole body! You will feel energized and see results!

Group Reformer Classes are up to seven people in the class. 
- All levels are welcome.



Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 31 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Sat Jan 31 11:00 am - 11:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Sat Jan 31 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Ana Debasa
  • Sat Jan 31 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm with Anne Haschka
  • Sun Feb 01 10:30 am - 11:25 am with Amanda Killian
  • Sun Feb 01 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Amanda Killian
  • Sun Feb 01 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Amalia Gardner
  • Mon Feb 02 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Mon Feb 02 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Mon Feb 02 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Anne Haschka
  • Mon Feb 02 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Ana Debasa
  • Mon Feb 02 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Renda Mishalany
  • Mon Feb 02 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Abigail Eiland
  • Mon Feb 02 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm with Renda Mishalany
  • Tue Feb 03 7:00 am - 7:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Tue Feb 03 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Ana Debasa
  • Tue Feb 03 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Alexis Haretakis
  • Tue Feb 03 11:00 am - 11:55 am with Alexis Haretakis
  • Tue Feb 03 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm with Amanda Killian
  • Tue Feb 03 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Brittney Aroff