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

Contact:  (323) 661-2711

Email: mbf@att.net




Lynne DeMarco, Owner, received a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 1988.  It was while studying dance, that Lynne first encountered the work of Joseph H. Pilates.  After graduating, she danced professionally with Loretta Livingston & Dancers until 1995.  Upon leaving the company, Lynne returned to her Pilates training.  She received her teacher certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning, under the direction of master teacher and innovator Marie Jose’ Blom-Lawrence, in 1996.  Lynne continues to further her education by taking workshops in the Pilates Method.  Lynne also continued her dance career, working with Helios Dance Theatre, and Trip Dance Theatre.  She went on to teach Pilates at Ron Fletcher Co., Total Body Studios and The No-Nonsense Workout, until opening Mind-Body Fitness Pilates Studio in 1998.  She began with one Pilates Reformer working in the dining room of her home, and soon rented a commercial space in Silver Lake. She then needed more room to play, so she moved to her current location in Los Feliz in June, 2000.  Lynne enjoys teaching Pilates and believes everyone can benefit from it.

 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.

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.

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

Genevieve Lee received her certification from Body Arts and Science International (BASI), in February 2012. As a former dancer and yogini, Genevieve developed a keen eye for alignment and a solid understanding of movement. She first discovered Pilates after seeking alternative ways to treat a chronic knee injury. It was only after regularly doing Pilates that she was finally pain free. This life changing experience and the encouragement of her teachers led her to pursue a career in Pilates. She hopes that she can help her clients find the same mind body connection and fulfillment through Pilates that she has. Genevieve enjoys working with students of all levels and abilities.

Natalie FrostNatalie Frost started gymnastics and dance at the age of six and has always felt the need to be active and connected to her body. She first discovered Pilates during college in New Hampshire, and was instantly drawn to it's emphasis on posture and form. She became an AFAA certified Personal Trainer in 2010 after helping friends and family make healthier choices and soon thereafter started taking mat Pilates workshops and teaching group classes. Natalie successfully ran her own Personal Training business in Providence, RI before relocating to Los Angeles and beginning her studies with Stott Pilates at John Garey Fitness in Long Beach. She completed her Intensive Reformer course in April 2015 and Cadillac, Chair and Barrel the following August, and now focuses exclusively on Pilates. In her teaching she strives to combine athletic strength with the grace and finesse of control, encouraging her clients to take a long-term approach to their wellness. In her free time Natalie enjoys hiking, yoga, photography and creative writing.

Sean ColleyAfter living with a back injury for several years, and surgery that left him with titanium screws in his hip, Sean Colley started to explore yoga and Pilates to help remedy his pain. Sean was introduced to the classical Pilates method and began attending classes. Reaping the benefits of Pilates (such as greatly reduced back pain, better posture, and overall wellness through mind-body connection), Sean made the decision to enroll in Whole Body Method's Pilates Instructor Program. The program brought Sean to a whole new level of understanding of Pilates and has changed his life in many positive ways. Sean is a firm believer in the advantages of a routine Pilates practice. He is dedicated to sharing the benefits of classical Pilates with others. He is keen to work with people from all different backgrounds that suffer with pain and discomfort, and want to explore Pilates as a viable means of healing and strengthening the body. (500 hour classical Pilates Instruction Certification - Whole Body Method Pilates, Los Angeles, January 2014).

Liam-BurkeLiam began as a dancer in The Australian Ballet and worked his way to London, Off-Broadway and Broadway in dance companies and Musical Theatre. He is a PMA certified Classical Pilates instructor and has worked for studios, physiotherapists and chiropractors including Beverly Hills Posture and Rehabilitation. Liam was fully certified at Whole Body Method in 2007 by Nigel Sampson, Director. Liam strives to make each workout unique, catering to the client's needs while using his dance career to make it an energizing experience. He has taught across America, in London, and Australia and has worked with a host of elite athletes, professional dancers and celebrity clients.

Jennifer-WaldmanJennifer Waldman (Jen) was born with severe scoliosis. Doctors were set on putting her in a back brace for the rest of her life. Her parents insisted on enrolling her in Ballet Classes instead. This helped her tremendously, and in 1985 she was introduced to Pilates. She fell in love with Pilates in her first session.  Pilates helped her like nothing else could.  She was fully certified in 2006 at Live Art Pilates under the tutelage of Siri Dharma Galliano.  Jen has studied and taught Pilates now for over 30 years. She is continually amazed at how much there is to learn.  She loves to help others to learn as much as she has, and to help them in the process.  Her education includes such greats as: Romana Kryzanowska, Siri Dharma Galliano, Mari Windsor, Peter Fiasca, and Jay Grimes.

cameronCameron Jappe is a certified trainer in Pilates, the GYROTONIC Expansion System®, and the GYROKINESIS® Methodology. He has a rich and diverse movement background that stems from his performance education and includes the study of Iyengar Yoga, the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, and Yamuna Body Rolling. He holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. He appreciates sharing his skills and continued learning with clients to help them feel healthy and happy through precise, dynamic, and joyful movement.  Cameron was certified through 'Power Pilates' in Chicago, 09/2006.

Amanda Charles grew up in Baltimore, MD and went to college in Pittsburgh, PA receiving, a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.  She began practicing Pilates shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2007 and saw an immediate transformation in her body and was hooked.  Amanda has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2009, having completed her comprehensive training through Balanced Body University.  She loves Pilates and enjoys sharing her passion with others through teaching.  Amanda takes pride in motivating her clients and loves seeing the physical and mental transformation that practicing Pilates brings.


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1947 1/2 Hillhurst Ave.

Los Angeles,  CA 90027  


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