Sam Cotrone


Certified in 2001, Sam Cotrone has worked exclusively with top Hollywood clients, from in front of the camera, to behind. He has also worked with many heads of studios. Sam’s clients come to see him exclusively from as far away as Europe, Asia, Toronto, and New York. Sam is one of the most sought after instructors in Los Angeles, and frequently works with many of the Dancing with the Stars celebrities and dancers. Sam is dedicated to fitness, and the ideal of living a happy, healthy, and strong body lifestyle. Sam has been seen on Entertainment Tonight with Daisy Fuentes, and on Access Hollywood with Kelly Osbourne. He has also been featured on TV Guide’s “Hollywood Bodies” and “Hollywood Hard Bodies.” Sam has been featured in Pilates videos sold around the world, and has been featured in People magazine, as well as Pilates Style magazine. Born in Toronto, Canada, Sam grew up in a traditional Italian home. Sam trained and danced with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company for many years. Sam had the amazing opportunity to tour and perform around the world from Russia to Greece, all around Canada and the USA. Since moving to Los Angeles, Sam has found love and a family. Along with his loving wife Susannah, and his three beautiful children, Sam keeps his lifestyle active and fun. From basketball to hockey, ballroom, or chess, everyday is a part of the dolce vita, Ciao!


Susannah Cotrone


Susannah Cotrone co-owns Cotrone Pilates in West Hollywood  with her husband and fellow classical Pilates instructor Sam Cotrone, and is one of the most sought after classical Pilates instructors in Los Angeles. Susannah is a "Second Generation" instructor which means she received her Pilates training from an instructor that received their Pilates training directly from Joseph and Clara Pilates. Susannah was certified by Romana's Pilates in 2001 and received her instruction directly from Romana Kryzanowska and Dorothee Vandewalle. Susannah started teaching Pilates at Winsor Pilates in 1997 and was chosen for the lead talent in numerous of the successful Winsor Pilates videos sold worldwide. She has created, starred and produced two DVDs for Pilatesstick,  was featured in Pilatesstyle magazine and on TV Guide’s Hollywood Bodies and Hollywood’s Hard Bodies for her work with Pilatesstick.  Susannah has worked with Gaiam on Mari Winsor’s Slimming Pilates writing fitness blogs and creating and performing in Pilates vlogs. Susannah is currently a blogger for Pilatesstyle Magazine on-line and co-created the #Pilateschallenge15 on instagram with LauraBPilates. Teaching Pilates is her life’s work, and she relishes each lesson she has with her students, as a rewarding and worthy challenge.

“I know first hand the amazing results practicing Pilates can bring, and am inspired to share my wealth of fitness experience and knowledge with all who will listen.”

Frank Zito / Studio Manager / Certification Program Instructor


Frank runs a comprehensive Pilates certification program, and has graduated dozens of instructors who are successfully teaching Pilates all around the world. Frank is a well-known teacher trainer in Los Angeles, and he continues to study with, and teach alongside, some of the biggest names in classical Pilates.  If you are seeking a Pilates education, speak to Frank about the program.  You will see Frank every day at Cotrone Pilates, teaching, laughing and making people sweat and stretch!