Fitness expert Mari Winsor is widely credited with popularizing Pilates and making this once-obscure workout accessible to the public-at-large. Mari is sought as a fitness and Pilates expert by the media.
She has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, WPIX-CW11, KABC, KCBS, KNBC, and KTLA and in countless magazines such as: Allure, Glamour, Family Circle, Fit Pregnancy, Health, InStyle, More, People, Redbook, Shape, Time, Us Weekly, Vogue, W, and Woman’s World.
Mari studied with Romana Kryzanowska, who trained with Joseph Pilates and took over his New York studio upon his death. After one year of intense study, Mari earned her certification in the true technique of Joseph Pilates. In 1990, Mari opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles, and introduced her innovative signature workout, “dynamic sequencing,” based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. Soon after, the highly visible bodies of musicians, professional athletes, and celebrities began to flock to her studio to be shaped, toned, and strengthened. In 2003, Mari brought Pilates to a new level of public recognition when she released her first infomercial. The record-breaking success of the Winsor Pilates workout series and award-winning infomercials was unparalleled.
Mari is the owner of Winsor Choza Pilates. With her continuous roster of A-list clients that includes Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Berkeley, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Driver, Daisy Fuentes, Jasmine Guy, Jewel, Melanie Griffith, Meg Ryan, Emma Stone, Sharon Stone, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Dita Von Teese, Mari remains the most sought-after trainer in Hollywood and a celebrity in the world of health and fitness.