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‘Queen of Pilates’ opens new California studio

- May 15th, 2011

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Traveling to California this summer?

You may want to check out Mari Winsor’s new studio.

Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES — Fitness expert Mari Winsor (www.winsorfit.com), lovingly known as the “Queen of Pilates,” opens a Pilates studio at 2530-B San Vicente Blvd., in Brentwood, Calif.

Mari, the most sought-after trainer in Hollywood and a celebrity in the world of health and fitness, has always been able to boast a continuous roster of A-list clients that includes Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Berkeley, Minnie Driver, Daisy Fuentes, Jasmine Guy, Jewel, Melanie Griffith, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Dita Von Tees.

She opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles in 1990 and introduced her innovative signature workout, “dynamic sequencing,” based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. Soon after, the highly visible bodies of musicians, professional athletes, and celebrities began to flock to her studio to be shaped, toned, and strengthened.

Eight years later, she opened a second studio in West Los Angeles. Now, after 12 years Mari closes the doors of Winsor West studio to change venues and move to Brentwood.

Mari says, “I am excited about our new green studio with cork floors and glassless mirrors. It is an intimate space where will be offering both Reformer and Tower classes. Another plus is we will have ample parking.”

An open house will be held May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. And on May 21, the studio will offer free half-hour reformer privates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Winsor Pilates at 310-576-2530 to reserve a space.

abo_mari1About Mari and Winsor Pilates
Eager to learn as much as she possible could about Pilates, in 1992, Mari began studying with Romana Kryzanowska, who trained with Joseph Pilates and took over his New York studio upon his death. After one year of intense study, Mari earned her certification in the true technique of Joseph Pilates. Mari continues to study with Romana to this day.

In 2003, Mari brought Pilates to a new level of public recognition when she released her first infomercial. The record-breaking success of the Winsor Pilates workout series and award-winning infomercials was unparalleled. Thirty videos later and over 50 million programs sold, Mari’s groundbreaking dynamic workouts have helped millions of Americans get the body they want making Winsor Pilates a household name.

Committed to sharing her knowledge and experience with the public, Mari has created an Online Winsor Pilates Fitness Club. She has co-authored three books: The Pilates Powerhouse; The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Your Figure; and The Pilates Workout Journal: An Exercise Diary and Conditioning Guide. Mari’s fitness expertise has been featured in countless magazines such as: Allure, Glamour, Fit Pregnancy, Health, InStyle, More, Redbook, Shape, Vogue, W, and Woman’s World.

For more info, visit www.winsorfit.com.

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