1844 Echo Park Avenue | Los Angeles, CA, 90026 | (323) 913-9460

Pilates Classic Mat Class


This class is taught by:

Amanda Sugar

In 2002, Amanda earned her Pilates Teacher Certification from Perfectly Fit in La Canada, CA. She has been teaching continuously in Los Angeles ever since & uses that knowledge in her dance classes.Amanda studied Intercultural Choreography at UCLA. She has 20 years of Ballet experience, most recently studying with Edouard Kouzmitch in Los Angeles and Angel Corella in Spain. Additionally, she has trained in tap, Bharata Natyam, Korean Dance, Ba Gua Zhang Tai Chi and Ariel arts.That diversity of dance experience not only proved that Classical Ballet is her true passion, but that a strong Ballet technique creates a foundation which a dancer can utilize in any dance discipline.Above all else, Amanda believes Ballet should be a fun and rewarding addition to everyone's life.

Ammo Bankoff

Ammo, a professional photographer, videographer, and musician, casually practiced mat pilates and yoga over the years. In 2015 she came to the studio and immediately felt at home in the arts and wellness oriented Pilates & Arts community. Soon after she took the Body Arts and Science International Pilates teacher training course and become a Pilates instructor.  She's now the studio coordinator and a Pilates & Arts instructor.  Along with being a mind body movement practitioner, Ammo's studying nutrition, and enjoys helping her clients incorporate every aspect of wellness into their life styles.  

Stephanie Ellison

Stephanie Ellison started teaching Pilates in 2000, and was certified at Performing Arts Physical Therapy and The Pilates Studio of LA. She went on to train with Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' protege, while working at Winsor Pilates. Exploring creative play as an exercise alternative led Stephanie to study circus arts and establish a Pilates studio at Bumbershoot Aerial Arts in St. Louis in 2009. While in St. Louis, she taught courses under the Dance Department at Washington University. Stephanie has worked in rehabilitation and has trained professional dancers, musicians and athletes, as well as those brand new to the Pilates Method. She has volunteered at The Boys and Girls Club and 826LA. Pilates & Arts has been her home-base studio in Los Angeles on and off since 2012.
The goal of this class is to build to a strong traditional one hour mat workout that seamlessly transitions from one exercise into the next, and for each student to become aware of their individual strengths and weaknesses and how to find personal balance. This class sometimes uses props, breaks down exercises, or brings in new movements to keep the muscles and mind stimulated and engaged.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Wed Aug 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Julia Arnold
  • Wed Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ammo Bankoff
  • Thu Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Mon Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Wed Aug 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Julia Arnold
  • Wed Aug 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Thu Aug 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Mon Sep 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Wed Sep 05 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Julia Arnold
  • Wed Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Thu Sep 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Mon Sep 10 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Wed Sep 12 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Julia Arnold
  • Wed Sep 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Thu Sep 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Mon Sep 17 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Amanda Sugar
  • Wed Sep 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Julia Arnold
  • Wed Sep 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison
  • Thu Sep 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Stephanie Ellison