BODY by NONNA
Body By Nonna is a private Pilates studio in Los Angeles run by Nonna Gleyzer, a celebrity Pilates instructor. Her studio offers the best Pilates in Los Angeles “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.” The World’s Best Pilates Instructor, Forbes Magazine 2020
Nonna Gleyzer is a renowned celebrity Pilates trainer who owns a world-class private
Pilates studio in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Often referred to as the “body stylist of Hollywood,” a “wizard,” and a “healer.” Nonna Gleyzer has transformed, sculpted, fine-
tuned, and healed some of Hollywood’s most beautiful physiques. She has spent over
25 years innovating and taking the Pilates method to the next level.
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.
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 stronger and more flexible, a great investment for their future health.
In an industry that introduces so many workouts and fitness fads every year, and with so many injuries occurring, Nonna offers a classic thorough 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.
My method is about strength, flexibility and control.” Nonna believes the body needs all three to function and perform to its full ability.
“I always try new Pilates exercise moves on myself before I do them with the client to 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.