White House Pilates

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White House Pilates Caroline Londergan
South Bay Magazine

 

CAROLINE LONDERGAN, OWNER

 

"The mind, body and spirit are essential to the Pilates method.” 

 

What would you like potential clients to know about you?

“I hear a lot of clients tell me they were intimidated at first to start Pilates on the apparatus. Our goal at White House Pilates is to make each client feel comfortable and, regardless of their fitness level, to come in and try Pilates.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“It is so rewarding to witness clients in the moment they experience the mind/body connection. It’s like a lightbulb you can see physically, and they begin to carry themselves with boosted confidence and better body awareness. ”

White House Pilates Caroline Londergan
Best of the Beach 2014
Winner! Best Pilates Studio

Ten years ago, Caroline Londergan was living in Washington D.C. as a professional modern dancer, teaching Pilates on the side. Her classes were held in the White House gym during lunch hours, attended by an unusual clientele: Secret Service and CIA agents, the D.C. SWAT team and the White House staff. Today, she runs White House Pilates, with two locations at the beach. Since opening in 2009, her widely varied clientele has included actress Kerry Washington and the NFL and NBA Players...

White House Pilates Caroline Londergan wins Best Pilates Studio in the South Bay
Best of the Beach 2013
Winner! Best Pilates Studio

Pilates for your bodies!

 

For the third year in a row, our readers voted White House their favorite place to practice the flowing, centered, breath-oriented exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates.

 

White House boasts instructors that teach other Pilates instructors, and White House guests rave about the notably small class sizes and attractive studio spaces.

White House founder Caroline Londergan introduced Pilates to the nation’s actual White House, U.S. Secret Service, and Washington D.C. SWAT Team, before opening her beach cities studios, beginning in 2009.

 

Londergan studies under Lolita San Miguel, the only remaining “descendent” to receive a Pilates Certificate directly from Joseph Pilates. Londergan also is a certified yoga instructor and former dancer. When Pilates was first developed, lessons were mostly private. With that in mind, the White House’s class sizes of as few as four guests allow instructors to address the individual needs of individual bodies.

Balance is key. For instance, Pilates makes strong people more flexible, and flexible people stronger. Pilates places great emphasis on body awareness, alignment and often-neglected muscle groups. “Pilates is like cross training for life. Anything you do, Pilates will make you do it better,” Londergan said. “Pilates can meet you on any fitness level, from the couch potato to the triathlete,” she said. -RF

Best Pilates Studio White House Pilates South Bay Los Angeles CA Caroline Londergan
Best of the Beach 2012
Winner! Best Pilates Studio

Owner Caroline Londergan was the first to introduce Pilates to members of The White House, the United States Secret Service, and the Washington D.C. SWAT Team. She brought her services to Hermosa Beach in 2009. She is presently continuing her education with Lolita San Miguel’s Master Mentor Program. Lolita is the only living descendent of Joseph Pilates (the creator of the method) who was a certificate to teach his method.

“White House Pilates places a huge emphasis on our Pilates instructors having the highest level of education,” Londergan said. “Each instructor completes a rigorous 9-month educational training program and a 3-month apprenticeship before being hired. Our Pilates industry is unfortunately becoming compromised by shortened certifications popping up.

The studio is dedicated to providing customers with the most challenging and personalized workouts available. The studio’s Pilates Reformer Class size is small and guarantees individualized attention from instructors to ensure high quality instruction, proper technique, and faster results.

“We believe that having this level of education has paid off in building a Pilates team that the clients have voted Best of the Beach two years in a row,” Londergan said. “We are so honored to win. Our clients really love Pilates and feel a sense of community at our studio. They really make Pilates part of their lifestyle. They find the benefits help them in all aspects of their day from sitting more comfortably at work to the cross-training boosted results in their sporting events.”

 

White House Pilates Caroline Londergan Best Pilates Studio South Bay Los Angeles CA
Best of the Beach 2011  -Easy Reader News
Winner! Best Pilates Studio
 

White House Pilates – Before opening White House Pilates in Hermosa Beach two years ago, Caroline Londergan was the first to introduce Pilates to members of The White House, the United States Secret Service, and the Washington D.C. SWAT Team. This year, the majority has spoken, marking White House on their ballots for best Pilates studio in the South Bay.

Londergan “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.”

The studio is dedicated to providing customers with the most challenging and personalized workouts available. The studio’s Pilates Reformer Class size is small and guarantees individualized attention from instructors to ensure high quality instruction, proper technique, and faster results.

“In just a few sessions you will see and feel a difference,” the studio’s website reads. “When done consistently you will have a whole new body.”

Sessions are designed to make workouts fresh and innovative and to deliver optimal results and fitness with day-to-day activities so customers can feel confident, capable and excited to add movement to their lives. Each session is customized to meet personal goals and abilities. Private and semi-private sessions are available. Customers who bring a friend get a free class for both people.