About

The premier Classical Pilates studio in Los Angeles
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Winsor Choza Pilates

is committed to excellence, with world class instructors sculpting bodies of every variety, background, and ability. Under the leadership of master trainer Saul Choza, the studio continues the legacy of the original Winsor Pilates. 

In an intimate studio setting, clients learn to move with grace and ease, using classical apparatus, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and mat. If you like variety in your workout, we have certified instructors and a space designated for resistance training. 

As soon as you walk into the studio, you will feel part of something very special. We welcome you to an elevated and inclusive experience. Come in and change your life! 

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Meet our Team

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Saul Choza

Owner | Pilates Instructor | Certified Personal Trainer

Saul Choza has a passion for transforming bodies through the art and science of Pilates, demonstrating a commitment to the field that has gained accolades from clients and the media for producing exceptional results. His twenty year evolution as an instructor, combined with a desire to incorporate complementary fitness modalities, has attracted a loyal client roster that includes Hollywood’s elite entertainers in film, music and fashion; along with powerhouse corporate executives who require a healthy dose of fitness to balance their busy careers.

 

At the start of his career, Saul met and began training with Mari Winsor, Hollywood’s premiere pilates instructor. Thus began a two-decade relationship, with Saul taking on a role as a Winsor senior instructor and appearing in numerous Winsor Fitness videos. In 2016, Saul opened Winsor Choza Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio in Hollywood.

 

A teacher’s teacher, Saul hosts a weekly workshop where trainers can reenergize their practice and deepen their understanding of Pilates. He also travels around the world preseting at Pilates conferences and private studio workshops.

 

His personal development as a trainer includes certification by Romana Kryzanowska and workshops from top Pilates instructors. Saul also holds a Fitness Instruction certificate from UCLA extension and first level certificate in Kettle-bells and Crosscore180.  He is also a PMA certified Pilates teacher

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Cory Henson

Owner | Studio Manager
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Taylor Kinsey

Pilates Instructor | Certified Personal Trainer 

Taylor Kinsey has been studying and practicing movement for as long as she can remember. She was introduced to Pilates as cross training to her movement studies while earning her BFA in dance at The Boston Conservatory. Shortly after graduating, she obtained her classical Pilates certification through Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates program. Taylor has a passion for empowering her clients to reimagine their own physical capabilities through the Pilates method. Her years of movement training enable her to deliver true results for her clients, whether they’re working out for the first time or furthering their current practice. Taylor is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and loves combining strength training and Pilates for her clients. 

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Chaz Knight

Pilates Instructor

Chaz was first certified through Whole Body Method in Los Angeles where he became a teacher trainer and student mentor. He further honed his skills, knowledge and expertise through the shaping and development of daily curriculum.

In 2019 Chaz decided to continue his Pilates education and enrolled in the Romana’s Pilates training program. He was fortunate enough to study closely with second generation teachers Trish Garland and Moses Urbano. 

Chaz is now a Romana’s Pilates certified teacher, and is continuing to hone his craft with his current mentor and employer Saul Choza. 

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Paloma Saboya

Pilates Instructor

Paloma was born in Brazil and raised by a very artistic and open minded family. Her upbringing led her to seek a free life and to be fascinated by people of all places, kinds and genders.
At the age of 19 she traveled to the US to learn English, then backpacked through Europe, and later found herself landing in Bali for a trip that was supposed to last for a month but ended up becoming 10 years. There, she learned Bahasa Indonesian, and started a successful global wholesale and retail clothing business. While living in Indonesia, Paloma also met Iyengar teacher, Olop Arpipi, who taught her the precise method of Iyengar Yoga and instilled in her a passion for working with people’s bodies.


In 2013, back in Brazil, she became an apprentice of Romana’s Pilates, the classical highest quality instructor training program in the industry. After 5 intensive years of commitment, Paloma received her certificate by the hands of master teacher, Sari Medja Santos. She then moved to Los Angeles in order to bring her Pilates career to an international level. Paloma is proud to currently be an instructor at the premier classical studio in Los Angeles, Winsor Choza Pilates, where she continues to grow under the guidance of  talented, inspiring and  teacher of teachers, Saul Choza.

Paloma believes Pilates gives you strength, stretch and control of your body and mind while working your posture in a lifted, beautiful and powerful way. Pilates keeps you up and forward!

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Dino Sophia

Pilates Instructor

Dino Sophia has been studying and teaching Classical Pilates since 2007. Three years after certification, he began working with internationally renowned Pilates instructor Karen Frischmann. He continues his studies with Karen to this day. Dino is dedicated to keeping alive the brilliant, authentic system of exercises invented by Joe Pilates. He is also an accomplished ceramist, with his art showing throughout Southern California; and demonstrating beautiful parallels to his Pilates practice.    

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Jeremy Blaine

Pilates Instructor & StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor

Jeremy has a background in gymnastics as well as springboard and platform diving. In 2013 he became a certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Certification Los Angeles. From 2013 until 2020 he worked at Equinox. During his time with the company he also went through the Equinox Pilates Certification program to be one of their Pilates teacher trainers. He was a Pilates Manager in Chicago at Equinox Lincoln Park and in Los Angeles at Equinox Miracle Mile. In 2019 he became a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor (SFG1) and has since added the StrongFirst Bodyweight certification. He is currently training for his SFG2 Certification. Jeremy teaches his clients Kettlebells and Pilates from anywhere in the world. Having been a youth coach in both gymnastics and diving, he is now spending his free time teaching his two children how to skateboard and how to jump off of random pieces of furniture towards unsuspecting people.

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Alessandra Fraga

Pilates Instructor

Alessandra Fraga is a certified Powerhouse Pilates certified instructor with extensive training in working with elite athletes. In her native Brazil, the dynamic Alessandra studied the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for fifteen years. This study inspired her to venture down a new path to discovering the human body and its secrets, and develop a greater understanding of kinesiology and common injuries related to a strenuous workout.

While still in Brazil, Alessandra met Shari Berkowitz, owner of The Vertical Workshop pilates studio in Beverly Hills and a Power Pilates teacher trainer. Shari’s guidance provided her with the first tools toward her road to pilates. After her first session, Alessandra was hooked on the method, the apparatus, the history behind the discipline, but crucial to her enthusiasm was the feeling of wellness achieved after a session. “It was a really hard workout but I felt like I did something really positive to my body. People feel like that after a massage, yet it was nothing like a massage! It was very intense and energetic. Just amazing!”

Alessandra is now a Power Pilates Certified Teacher at Winsor Choza Pilates. In addition to training elite athletes, she has experience working with clients struggling with osteoporosis, and those who simply strive to improve their physical capability. During her last pregnancy, she was healthy and able to do her work out the day before her son was born. As a result, many women expecting babies have been doing Pilates with her looking for the same benefits for a healthy and happy pregnancy.