Meet the teacher.... Jackie Hinton!

Jackie Hinton is known for her advanced equipment work on the Cadillac and the Wunda chair, as well as challenging group reformer classes that make her clients sweat!

What is your favorite kind of music to play in the studio?

It really depends on my mood! In the morning I usually like to play anything that is chill and in the afternoon and evening, something a little more upbeat. Sometimes I want to hear country but that's the Texas girl in me. 


What is your favorite pilates exercise?

My favorite Pilates exercise is leg circles with feet in straps on the reformer. 


What’s your favorite type of group class to teach?

My favorite type of group class to teach is full body reformer class that moves in all directions, starting with a really good warmup and ending with stretching. 


What is your favorite exercise to do outside of the studio?

My favorite exercise to do outside of the studio is any kind of dancing!


Where is the last place you travelled to?

The last place I traveled to was Austin, Texas for the Texas/USC football game. Texas WON! Hook'em! But I have had to opportune to travel a lot  in the past year including Sant Ynez Valley, Japan, Africa, France, Portugal, England, and Spain.


What is the best thing about being a pilates teacher?

The best thing about being a Pilates teacher is helping my clients change the way they use their body. 


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

Outside of the Pilates studio, I am work as a freelance professional dancer/performer and own Good Citizen, a Pilates lifestyle company, home of the original personal Pilates loops. I also love hanging with my husband and our dog Riley. We love to travel, watch football, try new restaurants, and just find new fun things to do. 


At what point in your life have you most appreciated pilates?

Three years ago, I tore my calf in a dance rehearsal. I couldn't put weight on my foot which meant no more dancing for at least for a little while. I was able to stay in shape by doing Pilates.


What is the best/worst thing about living in LA?

The best thing about living in LA is the amazing weather and all the fun things you can do in this city. I love the Hollywood Bowl and movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The worst part about living in LA is being so far away from my family and of course the traffic. 


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

Currently, I am available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for privates, depending on the times and I teach a group class on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, and another group on Friday mornings 10 am. Come and join me!



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