Our Certified Pilates Instructors

White House Pilates Instructors are fully trained through rigorous comprehensive training programs and adhere to standards set forth by the Pilates Method Alliance. This allows us to offer challenging programs tailored to all fitness levels. Standards for continuing education are maintained to provide you with the most innovative workout with optimal results.

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Caroline Londergan

Caroline Londergan was the first to introduce the amazing benefits of Pilates to The White House, the United States Secret Service, and the Washington D.C. SWAT Team. Over the two year contract with The White House she designed personalized Pilates and Yoga sessions for the members of Capital Hill, CIA Agents, Secret Service Agents and White House Officials.

Most recently, Caroline was chosen to study with distinguished Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel, over a two year period to become a 2nd Generation Pilates Master Teacher. Ms. Miguel is the only remaining descendent to receive a Pilates Certificate from Joseph Pilates himself. Caroline traveled to Monchengladbach, Germany with Ms. Miguel for the Annual Pilates International Congress to honor Joseph Pilates place of birth and demonstrated exercises on stage with Ms. Miguel during her opening Mat Class. After multiple trips to mentor with Lolita San Miguel in Florida, she graduated the Master Mentor Program in 2013.

Over the last 20 years, Caroline studied multiple classical and contemporary teaching methods of Pilates including Romana's Pilates, The PhysicalMind Institute/The Method Pilates, STOTT Pilates, and Balanced Body University. Caroline's certifications include Pilates Mat, 500+ hour Comphrensive Pilates Apparatus, Protocols of Osteoporosis, Muscle Imbalance Assessment and Correction, Gait Analysis, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates for Pregnancy through the Pilates Method Alliance. She also has extensive training and clinical experience in injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports conditioning, and scoliosis correction. She received her 200 RYT through the Yoga Alliance in 2006. This knowledge gives her the ablity to analyze and solve the bodies' unique intricacies, while decoding many different movement patterns and misalignments.

Caroline has worked with many athletes, dancers, and celebrities, as well as those young, old, injured and healthy. She is honored to pass on the incredible teachings of Joseph Pilates to her clients and teacher training students. Caroline believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing her clients achieve profound physical changes while grasping the miraculous mental connections of the mind and body working harmoniously. Caroline embodies a healthy and active lifestyle. She values learning and continues her Pilates education through the Pilates Method Alliance accredited workshops. Caroline is the Pilates expert contributor for the Los Angeles Examiner.

In addition to Pilates, Caroline was a professional dancer for over 8 years. She graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography, and Education from Ohio University. After eight years of touring and dancing professionally all over the country, she opened White House Pilates in Hermosa Beach in 2009. The White House Pilates locations in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach opened in 2012 and most recently the Torrance location was developed in 2017. She established the White House Pilates Teacher Training Program in 2013. Graduates of her teacher training program hold the elite title of "3rd Generation Pilates Instructor" and have direct 160+ contact hours with Caroline to develop their eye for detail and the ability to custom tailor focused and effective sessions for every client type.

Caroline is currently developing a Pilates program to help pregnant clients prepare (both mentally & physically) for a natural childbirth. When not in the studio, she is a devoted wife and mother of 2 beautiful children.

Karina Reidenbach

Bio coming soon!

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Suzanne McLeod

Suzanne is a native Southern Californian, growing up in Santa Monica working as a lifeguard and swim instructor. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she enjoyed working with major media and entertainment companies. Suzanne discovered Pilates 15 years ago and has loved the whole-body method of exercises from the very first class. Suzanne joined the White House Pilates Teachers Certification Program to expand her Pilates knowledge and share her love of Pilates with everyone.

Domonic DiGregorio

Born and raised in sunny SoCal Domonic, from an early age, enjoyed the "therapeutic" effects of grounding the mind in the body through the focused coordinated movements of gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, volleyball, H2o polo, Yoga etc. Inevitably injuries in-sued threatening his "therapy". :( Enter Pilates. He credits it with a genuine "Return to Life" and is amazed by the strong, flexible body, and calm, centered mind Pilates, when practiced properly and diligently, develops. He wants nothing more than to help others attain these benefits. THEY ARE POWERFUL!!!!! Having worked many different jobs from Lifeguard, swimming instructor (ages 2-14:) favorite!) commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska, Property recycler, etc. he believes he has found his calling in Pilates!!

A class with him will be a little education, a lot of safety, and a fantastic core challenging full body workout!

Steve Sakahara

Steve was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. His first job after graduation was working for the Navy on nuclear powered fast attack submarines. He later joined an El Segundo based satellite company as a spacecraft power systems engineer. Steve has always enjoyed various fitness activities. He obtained his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from 9th degree Black Belt and Grand Master Young Yee. And for the past 10 years he has also practiced Ashtanga Yoga. After a shoulder injury, he came to White House Pilates in hopes of strengthening his shoulder. After a few weeks he was so impressed at not only how much better his shoulder was but that all his muscles felt stronger and more flexible. This motivated him to join the White House Pilates Teachers Certification Program so that he could learn in detail all of the various Pilates exercises. Steve really enjoys teaching clients that are new to Pilates. He likes covering the fundamentals so that each exercise is done correctly and safely. Steve’s goal is to ensure each client has a challenging and safe workout that is personalized to their goals.

Eva Texido Font

Eva Texido Font is a Second Generation Pilates Master Teacher by Lolita San Miguel, Third Generation Romana Classical Pilates by Pilates Center of Las Vegas, University of Las Vegas Pilates Physical Therapy based program certified by DKP, PMA Certified and continuing education Teacher,  The Pilates coach certified,  a Yoga Fit certified Teacher, AAFA personal and group trainer, a IPSB holistic massage technician and a Reiki Master. Adding to the certifications hundreds of hours of specialized workshops by renowned teachers like Bob Liekens, Jay Grimes, Jillian Hessel, Mary Bowen, Brett Howard, among many more. Eva has been teaching movement and therapy for more than 30 years.

 

Eva was born in Barcelona, Spain and began training in Ballet, Jazz, Russian dance, Modern dance when she was six years old. She knew even then, dance was her destiny and has danced and worked as a choreographer professionally in Spain, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the United States. She has danced in television and film in Spain and United States and spent 12 years dancing in various shows in Las Vegas. She started Teaching Dance at 16 years old as her Ballet Teacher assistance. Her love for anatomy of movement, Fitness , Physical therapy and holistic alternatives, took her to study and investigate the body through all kinds of disciplines and teach through all her Dance career. When She finally left the stage after more than three decades of performance and rigorous professional training, She decided to keep her passion for Teaching specializing in Pilates and using all her knowledge in a holistic approach to health and Fitness.

Offering group classes, privates, mentoring for teachers, Teaching PMA continuing education workshops  and co-teaching White House Pilates Certification

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Deborah Altamirano

Within weeks of her first Pilates class, Deborah fell in love with the strength, alignment, and all-around mental clarity that had been lacking in her usual workout routine. Finally able to correct the damage to her body working 24-hour shifts as an EMT in Inglewood had caused, Deborah wanted to know even more about this new mind-body-spirit connection she found. Through the WHP Teacher Training Program, she further learned how to also apply Joseph Pilates’ teachings outside of the studio via proper nutrition, positive thinking, adequate rest, and sunshine.

From practicing yoga to Muay Thai to CrossFit, Deborah knows all too well how bad form can quickly cause injury and sideline you. She’s found that movement in Pilates allows her to hold yoga poses longer, kick a heavy bag with greater balance, and lift weights with better form.

She loves a challenging and sweaty workout just as much as the next person, and as an instructor, Deborah wants her clients to have fun as they grow in strength and energy. When she’s not in the studio, you can find her down at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or kickboxing.

Suzy Bondoc

Suzy began dancing at the age of four, and hasn’t stopped. She studied at Point Park University, The Ohio State University, and earned her BA in Dance from Otterbein University. Suzy performed for three seasons with the NBA Cleveland Cavalier’s Dance Team and had the opportunity to perform and choreograph for the 1997 NBA All Star Game. She has travelled the world performing on many cruise ships, and currently teaches, choreographs, and directs for an entertainment production company. Suzy is passionate about Pilates, and decided to earn her certification so that she can share the benefits with others!

 

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Svetlana Gheras

Svetlana is a 3rd Generation Pilates Instructor through the White House Pilates Teacher Training Program and certified by the Pilates Method Alliance.

 

"Svetlana will get you in the best shape of your life!" -R.K via Yelp

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Amy Dickerson

Amy graduated St. Louis University with a Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Medicine and has worked in the medical profession since 2002. Her extensive love for fitness and nutrition reaches back to childhood and she became an avid "gym rat" since she started working at gym 18 yrs ago. She moved to Texas and continued to workout at training facilities and would train her friends in her spare time. It wasn't until after the birth of her son in 2011 that she found her new passion in pilates. She moved from Austin Texas to the South Bay and stumbled upon White House Pilates where her new obsession lead to joining the teacher training program. She credits pilates for creating a longer and leaner physique. In an effort to share her passion for pilates, she decided to become an instructor. When she's not working or spending time with her son, you can find her on the beach playing volleyball.

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Jovanna Romero

Certified by Whole Body Method Classical Pilates, Jovanna believes in Pilates' power to restore and enhance movement, rejuvenate the body, and clear the mind. As a college Division I Tennis Player Pilates gave her more strength and agility on the tennis court, and since then she has loved teaching, from being a PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) coach and tutor to teaching Pilates for rehabilitation, weight loss, the prenatal and postnatal, and competitive athletes. In class Jovanna's goal is for each individual to have fun, sweat, and feel more challenged and stronger than the last class.

For fun, Jovanna loves to explore new trails with her daughter and Siberian husky, watch Netflix with her hubby, and bake anything with dark chocolate.

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