Kris

Hello! My name is Kris(tin)- I am a certified Pilates and yoga instructor. This year will be my fifth year of teaching Pilates, and what an amazing five years it has been. I came to Pilates about ten years ago after becoming seriously ill. Before then, I had rarely workout out, ate terribly, was extremely overworked and was very stressed with school. Pilates was something I always wanted to try but always allowed excuses to get in the way. Well, after finally getting around to it, I was hooked right away. I finally found my “thing”. Soon after I noticed profound improvements in my physical appearance, as well as in my mood and ability to cope with stress. I found a form of exercise that not only gave me a kick-ass whole body workout but also left me feeling so Zen, as if I had just done yoga. I had found my happy place.

Kris

Hi! My name is Kris(ten)- I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and have been living in the DC area since 2012.  Shortly after moving, I was involved in a traumatic freak accident that left me with a broken back (fractured L3) and screws in my right foot.  Needless to say, the months following were quite challenging- both mentally and physically.  Prior to my accident, I was never one who felt connected to a certain way of keeping fit- in fact, I hated playing almost all sports and would drag myself to the gym to get in 30 minutes of “cardio” that I thought I needed in order to feel and look my best. The reality was, I felt worse.  As part of my recovery plan, I was introduced to Pilates, and I will honestly never forget my first session- I was hooked. Not only has Pilates greatly improved my back pain (bye-bye pain killers!), I’ve never felt or looked stronger and through this practice, I have been provided essential tools to manage my anxiety. After practicing Pilates for seven years, I became a certified instructor to be able to share my passion with others, and hopefully help to improve their lives as well. 

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