September 2011 | Woodland Hills, California
"Gratz equipment is my teaching partner."
- Madeleine Butcher, Owner & Instructor
Studio B Pilates
Studio B Pilates is a beautiful private classical Pilates studio located in the West San Fernando Valley town of Woodland Hills, California. Studio B Pilates offer private, duets, and mat classes. Pilates is a whole body exercise. From the first supine exercise to the final standing work, it is about moving the body as a whole from the Powerhouse. The Powerhouse is the central terminal from which all movement flows. In the end, Pilates creates a strong, flexible and responsive body for a lifetime of activity and well-being.
Madeleine had been working at Warner Bros. studio an assistant editor, sitting long hours at a computer. In spite of dance classes, her neck and back were killing her. There was a gym at work that started offering Pilates mat classes of which she attended immediately. She was thrilled and went every week, from the first roll up, she recognized it as a foundation of her early modern dance training (Erick Hawkins). Madeleine's first certification was in Mat through Power Pilates. When the big downsizing at work began, she was laid off and went immediately into the Power Pilates Comprehensive Training. A year later, she was certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. Today, she teaches privates, duets, and mat classes at her home studio, Studio B Pilates.
Madeleine sees Gratz equipment as her teaching partner. It is an integral part of achieving efficient movement, strength, coordination, and sweet flow for all body sizes and types. It is easy on, easy off, incredibly stable and entirely reliable...not to mention handsome and sleek. She has featured glamour shots of the Reformer on my website and boast "Gratz equipped" on the front page.