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.