The White House Pilates Story
In 2004, Caroline Londergan moved to Washington D.C. with a Pilates Certification, a Bachelors in Fine Arts Dance Degree and a dream to inspire others to embrace movement and fitness into their everyday lives. On a quest to learn more, she enrolled in a 200-hour Yoga Certification with a local Yoga studio and soon found herself teaching Yoga classes in the White House.
The White House Staff met twice a week during their lunch break and were soon were asking to come everyday and add in twice weekly Pilates classes. Caroline began designing more classes and was astonished by their quick results. Her classes were booking fast and she was then referred to other branches of government and asked to design Pilates programs for the United States Secret Service, CIA Agents, and the Washington D.C. SWAT Team.
After completing a 2 year term with The White House, Caroline decided to leave D.C and follow her other dream of living a California coastal lifestyle.
The South Bay, Los Angeles
Caroline moved to the west coast and established her own studio in the beautiful beach town of Hermosa Beach. She opened the doors to the White House Pilates Hermosa Beach studio in August of 2009 with only two pieces of equipment and two clients. Three years later, two more White House Pilates locations opened in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. The Torrance location was established in 2017 and most recently expanded up to the west side of Los Angeles with the Marina Del Rey location.
Caroline began mentoring new Pilates teachers and realized how rewarding it was to inspire others to do what they love. She established the White House Pilates Teacher Training Program in 2013 out of the Manhattan Beach studio location. Graduates of her teacher training program hold the elite title of "3rd Generation Pilates Instructor" from her Master Instructor status achieved by studying with Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel.
From Joseph Pilates to Lolita San Miguel to White House Pilates to you South Bay...
Only two Pilates Instructors were certified by Joseph Pilates during his lifetime:
Lolita San Miguel and Kathy Stanford-Grant.
We are proud and honored to bring the 2nd Generation Pilates legacy of Joseph Pilates' Contrology Method to South Bay and the West Side of Los Angeles, CA.
"Everyone is the architect of his own happiness."
Joseph H. Pilates
Thank You South Bay! We are very honored to be voted Best Pilates Studio in South Bay
for 4 Consecutive Years.
Our South Bay Pilates Locations:
White House Pilates, with locations in Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Torrance offers private and semi-private Pilates sessions, as well as small group reformer, tower and chair classes. Owner Caroline Londergan guarantees top-quality instruction with the studio’s highly educated and certified instructors.
White House Pilates strives to make each client feel comfortable regardless of their fitness level. Pilates is a wonderful complement to other physical activities because it exercises the smaller muscle groups that support the joints and the deeper core muscles that many conventional methods leave out.
Upon learning the Pilates method, clients will immediately feel better, because their body is balanced, aligned and working more efficiently. Many clients begin to realize that they need to work out smarter and not harder. All the years of lifting heavy weights can put unnecessary strain and imbalance on the body.