Meet our Pilates Instructors

At West LA Pilates, we have some of the most highly trained and experienced professionals in the business. Whatever your age, whatever the injury, our team can help you.

Patte James, Owner & Pilates Instructor

Patte James

Instructor, Studio Owner

Through West LA Pilates, I have helped thousands of people since 1998. After more than 8 years of pain due to a torn shoulder muscle and disk problems, I met a woman who radiated optimal health. Learning she was a Pilates instructor, I immediately signed up for her classes. With each workout, I felt my body heal and strengthen and soon fell in love with Pilates. I work closely with Dr. Park in consultation for any client's rehab that may be required. With my extensive experience and training in Yoga, I incorporate those ideas into Pilates sessions for an optimum practice of health and well-being. At West LA Pilates, it is my mission to share Joe Pilates' amazing technique with others, bringing them relief from pain, increasing their core strength, assisting in developing long, lean muscles, and transforming their bodies for a new and improved lifestyle.


Annalisa Pessin


Annalisa came to Pilates & Gyrotonics out of a dedicated effort to address her aches and pains stemming from chronic scar tissue tightness and structural imbalances. She discovered that she enjoyed assessing other people's injuries and assisting them in their healing process. Fortunate to shadow a Master Teacher at a Physical Therapy office, she learned more about rehabilitating shoulders, lower backs, knee, and hip injuries. Annalisa also worked at a Physical Therapy office specializing in women’s health and wellness aiding women in breast cancer recovery, pre and post-natal stages, and chronic pelvis issues. She uses her wealth of knowledge, “out of the box” thinking, and attentive hands-on approach to work with clients from all walks of life.

Lee McCarthy, Pilates Instructor

Lee McCarthy


Lee is known in the community as a master Pilates instructor. She has been teaching for 35 years with the philosophy that "everyone can move within their own capacity". As a former gymnast and dancer, Lee recognized the many benefits of the Pilates method. She has studied with Ron Fletcher and worked extensively in movement rehab. Lee draws from her mastery of movement in dance, gymnastics & Gyrotonics and incorporates these elements into each of her Pilates sessions. Always continuing to learn and apply her mastery, Lee's influences have included other master instructors such as Eva Nemeth, Ron Fletcher, Julie Horvath, and Finis Jhung Ballet.


Donna O'Sullivan


Donna discovered the benefits of Pilates in her hometown of London in 2012. It opened her eyes to the balance and alignment within her own body after working for years at a desk and looking after a young family. Pilates dramatically improved her strength and posture. Donna and her family moved to L. A. where she continued to study, taking her passion to the next level under Master Trainer Julie Amick. Donna approaches and assesses each clients’ individual needs with great care and compassion, focusing on form and technique to create healthy bodies that prevent pain and injury, and resulting in life-long transformations.

Relieve Pain, Increase Core Strength & Develop Long, Lean Muscles

Let our team transform you from whatever shape you are currently in, to a new graceful, pain-free, healthy person you’ll be proud of!

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