The Team

Shevi Baruch


Body Rhythm Founder, Shevi, has assembled the top Pilates, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® method instructors in Los Angeles to offer clients world-class training that produce results tailored to each client’s needs.

Shevi’s training integrates progressions and adaptations to meet the demands of biomechanics of body conditioning, pre and post natal, and the design of corrective programs. Shevi applies her skills and specialized knowledge to individualized training sessions with her clients, teaching them how to incorporate body awareness and the ability to move into their daily lives.

Shevi Baruch is a native of Israel with a Bachelors degree in Speech Therapy and Clinical Audiology from the Tel-Aviv University, and a Masters degree from the Program of Brain Sciences at the Bar-Ilan University.

Shevi studied the GYROTONIC® &  GYROKINESIS® methods and has became a Pre –trainer for both GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®. Shevi is also trained to teach how to use the special equipment of the GYROTONIC® method. Shevi studied the method of Pilates and received her Pilates Certification under the instruction of Tamar Tsachi, at Tamar Studio in Israel, as well as with Marie-José Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning Studio and Movement Academy, in Long Beach, California.


Betty Townsley


Pilates & GYROTONIC® Instructor

Betty is a native of Australia. Pilates was recommended to her for rehabilitation due to a car accident in 2002, which led her on her journey to find ways to strengthen her body and achieve overall health. After experiencing the amazing benefits of Pilates for many years she decided to become an instructor.

She studied Pilates with Marie-Jose Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning as well as with Body Arts and Science International. Betty Studied GYROTONIC® with Authorized Master Trainer Sebastian Plettenberg at GYROTONIC® Manhattan.

Betty is a dedicated and passionate teacher who strives to bring out the best in herself and her clients. Her mission is to show her clients how to experience their bodies in a whole new way to enjoy the strength and freedom acquired by her training.






Erika Hassan


Authorized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®  Master Trainer, Specialized Equipment

Erika Hassan has studied dance for 15 years and started her GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® training in 1993. After taking private lessons with Juliu Horvath for three years, Hassan changed her body and her life in general! The GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® training opened up a vision of dance from the inside out, so that outer forms were dictated by the energy within. Hassan is currently a dancer and choreographer, as well as a Authorized Master Trainer, teaching courses in GYROTONIC® GYROKINESIS®, and the Specialized Equipment at GYROTONIC® Santa Monica and other studios around the world.


Sebastian Plettenberg


Authorized GYROTONIC® and a GYROKINESIS® and Special Equipment Master trainer