Providing our community with the ultimate level of instruction, care, service
and attention to detail in the Pilates Industry since 2006.




Emily Zachary-Smith, Co-Owner

Originally from Indianapolis, Emily began training at a young age for a career in dance, studying extensively at Butler University, and professional studios in LA and NY. She has been working throughout the U.S., and internationally as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer since 1998, performing in films, television, commercials, and theater. Emily was first introduced to Pilates while on a trip to New York as a teenager. She loved it and found the connection to her dancing instantly. A few years later Emily began taking Pilates on a regular basis to help her training and prevent injury. She was amazed at the results, and noticed some of her chronic problems were no longer a major issue. The core connection and overall work was the perfect solution. After talking with instructors and other clients she learned what a positive experience Pilates is for all body types, physical abilities, interests, and goals. Emily did her teacher training, and was mentored by Kelli Altounian and Andromeda Stevens, of Pilates Sports Center. While teaching, she participated in many continuing education courses in the Pilates field. Completing the Pilates Sports Center Master Teacher Training Program was an important accomplishment. Emily truly loves teaching, and was thrilled to add the next level of training to her resume; working with individuals on their education through the PSC Teacher Training Program. As a Master Trainer of PSC programs, she has created and co-created numerous workshops and DVDs, as well as taught a variety of workshops created by PSC. Emily and Josh are passionate about continuing to grow in all aspects as teachers and creators, and love to share with their peers in the Pilates industry. In more recent years, Emily was amazed with the overwhelming effects Pilates had during her pregnancies, labor/deliveries, and while recovering post partum. She has worked with numerous pregnant clients, helping them with their fitness programs, comfort, strength for delivery, and understanding their body during this time in their lives.

Emily and Josh are thrilled to continue their growth and dreams at Hardcore Pilates LA. Sharing their passion for Pilates with the community is truly a joy! Helping people with goals from rehabilitation to endurance, and strength training, inspiring individuals, and having a positive impact on their daily lives are just a few of the amazing benefits!

Pilates Sports Center – Teacher Training ProgramPilates Sports Center – Master Teacher Training ProgramPilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher™Featured in PSC's DVD - the Jump Board Workout I and III, Burn At the BarreCo-creator of PSC's DVDs - "Jump Board Workout III – Cardio Pump," "Advanced Cadillac Techniques," "The Foam Roller Fitness," and "Stretch and Stamina"IDEA memberCPR/First Aid Certified

Hardcore Pilates

22435 Ventura Blvd., Ste C
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(next door to Starbucks)
{818} 888.0325 |  Email


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