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 is best known for her work on the original Winsor Pilates video 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 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 HuffingtonPost.com and she has been featured in various online fitness articles. Although Susannah can be seen performing Pilates nearly anywhere in the world via Instagram, FB or past Pilates videos, teaching Pilates is her life’s work, and she relishes each lesson she has with her students, as a rewarding and worthy challenge.
I spent most of my young life growing up in Pasadena, CA studying classical ballet, and 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 I needed to be able to take my ballet career to the next level. After dancing professionally with companies such as The Richmond Ballet, Ballet Omaha, and The City Ballet of Los Angeles I became a young mother. Pilates was again the key for me to get back into shape, and was responsible for helping me regain the strength I needed to continue dancing. As my dance career became less of my main focus, I looked once again to Pilates and began teaching at Winsor Pilates in 1998, and earned a Romana’s Pilates certification under Romana Kryzanowska and Dorothee VandeWalle in 2001. Another personal triumph, was when I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, in the Performing Arts, from Saint Mary’s College of California, in 2009. Our most recent Pilates adventure was opening a brick and mortar Cotrone Pilates in 2013, located in West Hollywood with my husband and fellow Pilates instructor Sam Cotrone. What a ride it has been!