To Top

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.


  • $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:
  • Phone: 818-642-4249
  • Email:

Image Credit:
Gretchen Heidi Ho

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • LA’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in LA has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    VoyageLA StaffDecember 11, 2017
  • Fun Things to do in LA

    The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in LA over the next few weeks. Check them out below...

    VoyageLA StaffDecember 8, 2017

    The incredible folks at Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) have put together an incredible exhibition on Dia De Los Muertos. ...

    VoyageLA StaffOctober 16, 2017
  • Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985

    This month the Hammer Museum is presenting an incredibly important exhibition called Radical Women.  It will highlight the art and artistic...

    VoyageLA StaffOctober 4, 2017
  • OC’s Hottest New Spots

    Orange County’s has a great couple of months on the food and drink front.  From Cha Cha’s opening up in Irvine...

    VoyageLA StaffSeptember 25, 2017
  • The Jig + Saw Story

    We worked with the folks at Squarespace to find the most exciting and innovative local entrepreneurs in the LA area and...

    VoyageLA StaffAugust 14, 2017
  • The Future of Food

    We worked with the folks at Squarespace to find the most exciting and innovative local entrepreneurs in the LA area and...

    VoyageLA StaffJune 29, 2017
  • The True Renegades

    Cindy Whitehead is a 70’s pro skateboarder who was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2016, she is the...

    Cindy WhiteheadMay 11, 2017
  • LA Art’s Inconvenient Truth

    Xandra Myers, Founder & CEO of i3 Arts Fest, opened our eyes the potential public art installations hold for the city...

    Xandra MeyersMay 3, 2017