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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Vanessa Smith

Pilates Instructor

Vanessa Smith first discovered Pilates as part of her dance training while majoring in Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory. After moving to NYC she continued to study Classical Pilates privately. She was certified to teach by Core Pilates NYC in 2011. She has taught Classical Pilates in NYC at Core Pilates NYC and Plank Pilates. She has worked with clients of all ages, from 16 to 86 years old. Vanessa worked directly with Next Model Management through Plank Pilates to train models to reach aesthetic goals while improving their functional fitness. 

 

In 2013 Vanessa made the move to LA. She was a Senior Pilates instructor at Equinox Woodland Hills, DTLA, and Hollywood. She taught for YogaWorks and was an assistant teacher trainer, among many other studios in Los Angeles. She has worked with women both pre and post natal. She has worked with numerous athletes, dancers, professionals and others, looking to create functional, balanced, strong, healthy bodies. Vanessa has extensive experience working with injuries, recovering from four major knee surgeries herself. She continues to learn and grow, taking workshops with master trainers, like Saul Choza, all over Los Angeles. 

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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.