Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS
For the 8th year in a row, it's with heavier but hopeful hearts that Team Winsor Pilates joins The ALS Association Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS, on Saturday, October 23. For the second year in the row, the Walk will take place wherever you call home.
On April 28th, several Team Winsor Pilates team members joined together to celebrate our dear friend, Mari Winsor, on the one-year anniversary of her passing with her beloved husband, Elliot Nachbar, at their home in Sherman Oaks. Mari was loved by all who met her in person, at her Winsor Pilates studios, at national and international Pilates workshops and conferences, or virtually through her award-winning videos. But most of all she was loved and adored by Elliot who with the support of her caregivers, nursed her tirelessly from the onset of her ALS diagnosis in 2013 until her death in 2020.
We are saddened to announce that Elliot passed away on May 9, 2021. Elliot worked as a teacher, disk jockey, and bookseller, but it wasn't until he moved to Los Angeles that he found his lifelong career in movie production, working as a grip. In lieu of flowers, Elliot's family encourages donations to the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, either by mail at P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376, or one can donate right on this page.
By supporting Team Winsor Pilates with a gift, you are helping our team raise funds in support of those living with ALS, and those who will be diagnosed with ALS in the future. The closer we get to reaching out team goal the more we honor and remember Mari’s spirit and her wish to be a voice for the ALS Association's efforts to find a cure. Today, we continue to walk and raise thousands of dollars to honor and remember Mari and her beloved Elliot, as the work of the Golden West Chapter has made – and continues to make – a profound difference in the lives of people living with ALS.
Click here for a video celebrating Mari's life
Every gift, big or small, gives help and hope to the ALS community and advances the search for effective treatments and cures.
GOLDEN WEST CHAPTER WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
Saturday | October 23, 2021
Online Ceremony: 11:00 am
Location: Wherever you call home!
About Mari Winsor
Mari Winsor, an internationally renowned fitness legend who was widely credited with popularizing Pilates and making this once obscure workout accessible to the public, died peacefully at her home surrounded by family and close friends on Tuesday, April 28, at the age of 70. She had been living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2013. Winsor is survived by her husband Elliot Nachbar, a retired Local 80 Grip Union, two sisters Phyllis Mazure and Gwenn Smookler of Port Saint Lucie, Florida.