true to FORM + well-HEALED +
PILATES GODDESS + TOWER of STRENGTH
At age 3, after being dragged to her sisters ballet class, Suzi Lonergan decided to become a dancer. By age 7 she was performing onstage with the Pasadena Dance Theatre, and by 17 was dancing professionally in TV, movies, music videos and commercials. She was the lead dancer in Pepsi’s Superbowl ad that won the Cleo award for best commercial that year. After touring from LA to Japan with the “LA Knockers,” a cabaret troupe, she began choreographing TV specials and rock concerts abroad. This led to her work as assistant choreographer on the 70th Academy Awards, and on the Ricky Martin “La Vida Loca” tour. Her choreography is seen on the hit Disney TV series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and “The Suite Life on Deck.” She still dances professionally, appearing in the award winning ballet “Threnody,” and credits the longevity of her career to the power of Pilates.
Her interest in teaching physical fitness began while Suzi earned her Theatre Arts degree at UCLA. Working as a trainer in local health clubs, she soon developed her own private practice, which included leading professionals in the corporate and entertainment industry. In 1994, her performing and fitness careers came together when fellow dancers recommended she enroll in a Pilates workshop led by Romana Kryzanowska, a protégé of Joseph Pilates. In this dynamic woman Suzi found her inspiration. After just one class, Suzi felt an immediate change in body and spirit. She knew she had found the tool she was looking for to fine tune her own body and well as her clients bodies. Studying under Romana, Suzi became a Certified Instructor with the Pilates Guild of New York. Since then, her clientele has expanded to include working with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and teenagers from both the American Ballet Theatre and the Los Angeles public school – teaching them all the power of Pilates.
It is her goal to pass on the knowledge that has inspired and made a difference in her life.