Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Classes) and 6:00 p.m. (Celebration)
Location: Winsor Choza Pilates
8336 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
At Winsor Choza Pilates, Bodyline LA, and Hot Pilates
Pilates instructors from around the world are celebrating Mari Winsor's birthday month by coming together for an epic event!
Group classes, Private sessions, and observation, followed by a cocktail party/silent auction.
Ana Caban, Saul Choza, Inelia Garcia, Trish Garland, Jillian Hessel Fran Hoyte, Rael Isacowitz, Dion Jackson, Miguel Jorge, Maria Leone, Michael Levy, Tracey Mallet, Molly Niles Renshaw, Shannon Nadj, Andrea Orbeck, Chris Robinson, Nicole Stuart, Marian Tarín, and Moses Urbano.
Pay it Forward for Mari 2018: www.winsorchozapilates.com/pay-it-forward-for-mari
To confirm your spot, we need to receive a receipt of Payment from GoFundMe. Celebration tickets area donation of $40. Donations are not deductible.
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March is Mari Month. We are celebrating her birthday month by helping her out. It costs $250,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) often referred to as Lou Gerhig's disease.
In 2013, Mari was diagnosed with ALS. The news of Mari's diagnosis traveled fast in the world of fitness. Her friends, family, and the Pilates community all rallied behind her. We believed that Mari could defeat this fatal disease because Mari is a fighter and she made us believe it was possible.
All proceeds will go directly towards Mari's medical bills.
Mari's GoFund Me Page: gofundme.com/mariwinsorneedsyoursupport
Mari is here with us and we are grateful for that. Though she can no longer speak and communicates by pointing her beautifully manicured toe on an alphabet board, her eyes twinkle, her smile fills the room, and her spirits remain high through it all. But the medical expenses are taking a toll on Mari and her husband Elliot.
The 24/7 home health care is $12,000 a month. Mari already has a hospital bed with lift ($6,000) and a wheelchair, but there are additonal costs, some of which include:
100% of funds raised (minus GoFundMe's fees) will be used to support Mari's medical needs.
Romana Certified Teacher and fitness expert Mari Winsor is widely credited with popularizing Pilates and making this once-obscure workout accessible to the public at-large. In 1990, Mari opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles, and introduced her innovative signature workout, “dynamic sequencing,” based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. Soon after, the highly visible bodies of musicians, professional athletes, and celebrities began to flock to her studio to be shaped, toned, and strengthened.
Eager to learn as much as she possible could about Pilates, in 1992, Mari began studying with Romana Kryzanowska, who trained with Joseph Pilates and took over his New York studio upon his death. After one year of intense study, Mari earned her certification in the true technique of Joseph Pilates. Mari continues to study with Romana to this day.
In 2003, Mari brought Pilates to a new level of public recognition when she released her first infomercial. The record-breaking success of the Winsor Pilates workout series and award-winning infomercials was unparalleled. Thirty videos later and over 50 million programs sold, Mari’s groundbreaking dynamic workouts have helped millions of Americans get the body they want making Winsor Pilates a household name. Committed to sharing her knowledge and experience with the public, Mari has created an Online Winsor Pilates Fitness Club. She has co-authored three books: The Pilates Powerhouse; The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Your Figure; and The Pilates Workout Journal: An Exercise Diary and Conditioning Guide. Mari’s fitness expertise has been featured in countless magazines such as: Allure, Glamour, Fit Pregnancy, Health, InStyle, More, Redbook, Shape, Vogue, W, and Woman’s World.
Now the owner of two Winsor Pilates studios and with a continuous roster of A-list clients that includes Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Berkeley, Minnie Driver, Daisy Fuentes, Jasmine Guy, Jewel, Melanie Griffith, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Dita Von Tees, Mari remains the most sought-after trainer in Hollywood and a celebrity in the world of health and fitness. (Source)
Winsor Choza Pilates
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 complementing 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.
Saul’s career in Pilates began accidentally. A struggling dancer in search of improving his classical technique, 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, their longstanding friendship resulted in Saul taking over the business with the launch of Winsor Choza, a boutique Pilates environment in Hollywood.
A teacher’s teacher, Saul hosts a weekly workshop where trainers can reenergize their practice and deepen their understanding of Pilates. His personal development as a trainer includes certification by Romana Kryzanowska and workshops from top Pilates instructors such as Sari Mejia, Kathy Grant, Lolita San Miguel, Jay Grimes, Maria Jose' Blom, Cynthia Lochard, Brooke Siler, Kathy Ross Nash and more. Saul also holds a Fitness Instruction certificate from UCLA extension and first level certificate in Kettle-bells and Crosscore180.
Saul sees clients at Winsor Choza Pilates; and also conducts house calls, where clients can work in the comfort of their own home.
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Winsor Choza Pilates is the first Hollywood studio by celebrity pilates instructor Saul Choza and legendary pilates instructor Mari Winsor.
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