"I chose to fully equip my studio with Gratz Pilates equipment because I wanted my clients to experience Pilates in the purest form. I feel that with Gratz Pilates equipment my clients are guaranteed an immediate connection to their body primarily focusing on the core. It's a great way to sell the client."
Mia Marie Reynoso, Owner and Instructor
Pilates Essence is a Classical Pilates Studio in the heart of West Los Angeles, near Santa Monica. Pilates Essence is a unique, boutique style studio. It is beautiful, peaceful, and quaint. With no background music, phones ringing, or overhearing the conversation of others. It is best described as a clean, distraction free studio. A place where clients can forget about his/her life for one hour, concentrate and focus on making that mind-body-soul connection. Pilates Essence offers Private and Semi-Private sessions only. There are no more than two people in a session. There are no more than two instructors teaching at the same time. The integrity of Pilates Essence is about giving the client a quality session. Pilates Essence is about building long term relationships with their clients.
Mia knew the importance of surrounding herself with teachers who taught Classical Pilates, and had GRATZ equipment. When she realized back in 2006 that there weren't many Classical Studios, she had to open here own studio.
Owning and operating Pilates Essence is a dream come true for Mia, a long time veteran of the health and wellness industry. At an early age, the L.A. native knew she wanted to help people look and feel good about in their body.
To that end, Mia started out as an esthetician, make-up artist and licensed massage therapist. As a masseuse, she built a devoted following across Southern California and beyond, but ultimately realized she had to make a career change after developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Between Mia’s love for fitness, her knowledge of human physiology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the fact that she was already a passionate practitioner of Pilates, her path was clear. Mia sought out the very best certification programs in the Pilates market “Power Pilates” to hone her expertise. She opened her own studio, and transitioned seamlessly into a brand new career, and a brand new way to help people look and feel their best. Today, Mia not only impresses the mantra, “Love, approve, accept yourself” onto her clients, but she lives by it!
"I chose to fully equip my studio with GRATZ Pilates equipment because I wanted my clients to experience Pilates in the purest form. I feel that with GRATZ Pilates equipment my clients are guaranteed an immediate connection to their body primarily focusing on the core. It's a great way to sell the client.” - Mia Marie Reynoso