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Bodyby Nonna

When I work/train the client it’s always about the person I’m working with”: Nonna visually puts her body into the client’s body in order to evaluate what will be the most beneficial for their needs at any given moment.

Nonna Gleyzer

NONNA GlEYZER

Often referred to as the ‘body stylist’ and a ‘wizard,’ Nonna Gleyzer has transformed, sculpted, and fine-tuned some of Hollywood’s most beautiful physiques. She has spent over 20 years innovating and taking the Pilates method to the next level, creating custom tailored sessions for clients that restores both their physical and mental health.

After a career-ending injury forced her to leave competitive gymnastics for her native Ukranian national team, Nonna took her love for the human form and earned her BA in Physiology. She was then trained and certified by Romana Kryzonowka, known fondly as ‘The Grande Dame of Pilates,’ and began her practice specializing in preventative injury and rehabilitation.

Nonna has since spent decades in Los Angeles healing everyone from Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady, Madonna, Sting, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman and has been featured in top publications including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Women’s Health and People for her knowledgeable and intuitive approach to body work. In November 2008, she opened her unassuming and ultra-private Pilates studio on the Sunset Strip, Body by Nonna, as a haven for her clients.

Aside from her private clients, Gleyzer’s philanthropic nature has driven her to volunteer as a rehabilitation and strength trainer for the Israeli Olympic Gymnastics team as well as the Chaka Khan Foundation, where she has assisted at-risk youth that showed athletic potential.

Her studio welcomes women, men and younger adolescents alike. As she tells many of her clients who are also parents, training with Nonna is an incredible tool to help children and young adults grow their body to become more strong and flexible, a great investment for their future health.

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Method

In an industry that introduces so many workouts and fitness fads every year, and with so many injuries occurring, Nonna offers a classic approach to the body. Mastering her craft over several years, she teaches her clients not only how to heal their bodies and their injuries but to rebuild them, making them strong, healthy and beautiful. She has simply created a way to train and heal the body while turning it into a work of art. Nonna’s main goals are achieving proper alignment with her clients by creating a balance in their body, giving them the body of their dreams, and having fun in the process!

“My work/method is about strength, flexibility and control”
Nonna believes that the body needs all three in order to function and preferment in its full ability.

“When I work/train the client it’s always about the person I’m working with”
Nonna visually puts her body into the clients body in order to evaluate what will be the most beneficial for their needs at any given moment.

“I always try new pilates exercise moves on myself before I do them with the client”
This helps Nonna see if the move or exercise will be right for that person.

Every time a client walks through the door I analyze where they stand at that particular moment as far as alignment and energy level”
By actively accessing each client and their current physical and emotional state, it helps Nonna decide what the client needs in order to get the most out of the workout and avoid any unnecessary injuries.

BODY by NONNA

“My work/method is about strength, flexibility and control”: Nonna believes that the body needs all three in order to function and preferment in its full ability.

“When I work/train the client it’s always about the person I’m working with”: Nonna visually puts her body into the client’s body in order to evaluate what will be the most beneficial for their needs at any given moment.

“I always try new pilates exercise moves on myself before I do them with the client”: This helps Nonna see if the move or exercise will be right for that person.

“Every time a client walks through the door I analyze where they stand at that particular moment as far as alignment and energy level”: By actively assessing each client and their current physical and emotional state, it helps Nonna decide what the client needs in order to get the most out of the workout and avoid any unnecessary injuries.

Meet Nonna

Testimonials

“Nonna is tough and she always pushes me to my limit. She is fully committed to what she does. It’s hard work but I wouldn’t have it any other way”.

- Gisele Bundchen

“Nonna!
I love training with you because of your intuition and creativity. You are a true artist!”

- Sting

“Nonna I give you all the praise for taking my bent knee after surgery and building back the strength to 100 percent full mobility. You are amazing!!!! I am now your biggest fan.”

- Cookie Johnson

“Nonna has really helped to change my body in a safe way. She has such a thorough approach at getting you in shape and keeping injuries away. Also she is the kind of person I love spending time with while I’m exercising!”

- Natalie Portman

“For Pilates, my favorite workout, I go to Nonna Gleyzer at Body by Nonna, and I can see my shape transform within a couple of sessions. That's good because I'm that person who, after one class, lifts up her shirt and says, 'Where are my abs?' I want results!'.”

- Emma Roberts

“Nonna is a master… she will kick your ass and keep your body together better than anybody”.

- James Van Der Beek

“Nonna has such a solid understanding of what she does and she is always great to work with”.

- Tobey Maguire

“Nonna guides me so I’m pushing myself just enough, and it feels amazing. After my first pilates session, I was hooked – my body felt incredible, my posture was better and I was even walking better”.

- Stacy Keibler