Instructor Highlight- Diana Gadalean

It’s time to meet our Romanian instructor, Diana Gadalean. Diana completed her teacher training here at our studio and we asked her to join our team the very next day! 

Her always happy and smiling face lulls her clients into thinking it’ll be a nice, easy workout….Wrong! Diana loves to challenge her clients to the best of their ability and also has infinite patience with beginners.



What lead you to Pilates?

I always loved sports and when I moved to Los Angeles I wanted to experience something new. I was lucky to have a Pilates studio right across the street. After only a few sessions I started to feel different, my posture was better, my flexibility and concentration improved. I found the piece that was missing from my workout routine!

When did you start teaching here at CPB?

I started teaching at CPB right after I finished my Pilates Technique Certification Program. I’ve been teaching for two years and I love every second!

What is your favorite Pilates exercise?

It’s hard to choose only one! I love the Teaser because it’s such a complex exercise which requires all the pilates principles: strength, flexibility, control and balance. It makes you feel strong and light! If the Teaser is good I know is going to be a good day.

What might you say is your specialty in the wide array of areas we teach in?
(ie: Prenatal, injuries, etc.)

Being a runner myself I know the importance of Pilates in preventing injuries  and enhancing athletic performance. Pilates movements allow athletes to improve their overall condition and deepen their mind- body connection.

What is your favorite exercise to do outside the studio?

I love running outside, it’s my form of meditation. After a stressful day I get out and clear my mind.

What is the best thing about being a Pilates instructor?

Being from a foreign country the best part of being a Pilates teacher is the relationship I get to have with my clients. I love gaining their trust and seeing their life change through movement.

What are your hobbies/passion/business outside of the studio?

I love to travel and explore the world. My goal is to see a new place every year. 

What days and hours are you available at Classic Pilates Body?

My schedule at CPB is from Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better, Diana!