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Meet Christina Lindeman of Reforming Bodies Pilates in Sherman Oaks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Lindeman.

Christina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started dancing at the age of three and continued to dance for over 30 years. As a teenager, I became interested in general fitness and nutrition. As a result, I have done extensive training in many disciplines, including running, indoor cycling, yoga, weight training, and, of course, Pilates. My training in Pilates has helped me to improve function and form in all disciplines, and has helped me with injury prevention and recovery.

I received my Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning in December 2000. I taught at many different studios and began teaching in my living room after about 7 years. In 2010, I decided it was time to move forward and open my own studio. I have been very lucky to have a great clientele that appreciates a small studio where they get a lot of personal attention.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Well, let’s just say it hasn’t been easy! There are times when I wish I would’ve done something a different way, but I have definitely learned from those situations. Like you have to go home and sleep at some point.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
My Pilates studio specializes in small classes and private sessions where workouts are tailored to the clients’ needs. Even in the group classes, clients often feel almost like they’re getting a private session because of the small class size and the amount of attention they get.

I see what I do as laying the foundation of strength and alignment for the body. I use not only principles and exercises from Pilates, but also physical therapy, weight/strength training, yoga, and dance. I’m very proud of the way my particular method of training and teaching has developed and continues to evolve.

What were you like growing up?
Well, I was very active and disciplined, but I also loved to perform! I started dancing at three and eventually trained seriously as a ballet dancer. I was also a very serious student. As a teenager, I started studying nutrition and exercise on my own. I started running and doing weight training, even though my ballet teachers were completely against it. I started Pilates at 15, but I didn’t really appreciate it until my 20’s.

Pricing:

  • $15 introductory group pilates reformer class

Contact Info:

  • Address: 15122 Ventura Blvd Suite 101 (rear)
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (back of building, behind Dog-e-Den)
  • Website: reformingbodiespilates.com
  • Phone: 818-642-4249
  • Email: christinalindeman@sbcglobal.net


Image Credit:
Gretchen Heidi Ho

1 Comment

  1. Jon Butcher

    April 28, 2017 at 23:56

    Great article! I can attest that Reforming Bodies Pilates is one of the best kept secrets of the San Fernando Valley. It is hands down the finest Pilates studio I have been to and Christina Lindeman is a superb instructor. Words cannot do justice or adequately describe the high-quality training and attention to detail offered in her classes. The limit of 5 people per class and warm, friendly atmosphere help to generate a feeling of comfort during a session but don’t be fooled, you will receive a solid workout and develop your core. I cannot recommend Christina or her studio enough!

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