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 is best known for her work on the original Winsor Pilates 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 is also currently working with Gaiam and Mari Winsor’s Slimming Pilates, writing fitness blogs and performing in Pilates videos.

Although Susannah can be seen performing Pilates nearly anywhere in the world, Teaching Pilates is her life’s work, and she relishes each lesson she has with her students, celebrities or otherwise, as a rewarding and worthy challenge.

"I spent most of my young life studying classical ballet, and was first introduced to the Pilates method of exercise in Huston, TX at the Houston Ballet School at age fourteen. 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 the key for me to get back into shape, and was responsible for helping me regain the strength I needed to continue dancing."

"I became a Pilates instructor in 1998, and became a Romana’s certified instructor in 2001. A personal triumph, was when I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, in the Performing Arts, from Saint Mary’s College of California, in 2009."

"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. I contribute fitness and Pilates inspired articles at the Mari Winsor Slimming Pilates web site:"