Sam Cotrone

Certified in 2002, 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, Ciao2


Susannah Cotrone grew up in Pasadena, CA and began studying classical ballet at the young age of three. She was first introduced to the Pilates method of exercise in Houston, TX as a summer student at the Houston Ballet School at age fourteen. Pilates revealed itself to be the missing link needed to take her ballet career to the next level and went on to dance professionally with The Richmond Ballet, Ballet Omaha, Francisco Martinez Dance Theater and The City Ballet of Los Angeles.

Susannah began her Pilates career teaching at Winsor Pilates in 1998, and earned a Romana’s Pilates certification under Romana Kryzanowska in 2002, and trained personally with Jay Grimes for 8 years. Susannah helped choreograph and performed in the Winsor Pilates world wide successful video workout series. After performing in countless dvds with Mari Winsor, she branched out on a new venture with an up and coming company, Pilatesstick. Susannah created, starred and produced two dvds for Pilatesstick, and was featured in Pilatesstyle magazine and on “TV Guide’s” Hollywood Bodies and Hollywood’s Hard Bodies for her work with “The Stick.” Susannah also worked with Gaiam creating Mari Winsor’s Slimming Pilates, writing fitness blogs and performing in Pilates videos. Susannah's fitness articles have been featured in The and she has been featured in various online fitness articles. Susannah also holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from St. Mary’s College of California.

Susannah and Sam Cotrone opened Cotrone Pilates in 2013, a fully equip Gratz Studio located in West Hollywood and launched their Cotrone Pilates Certification Program in 2018. Susannah can be seen performing Pilates nearly anywhere in the world via Instagram, FB or past Pilates videos, and teaching Pilates is her life’s work. She relishes each lesson she has with her students, as a rewarding and worthy challenge.