Krissy is inspired by the art and science of movement. Nationally recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance, Krissy received her Pilates Mat and Apparatus certifications through The Lab in New York City. She customizes each client’s program while consistently focusing on proper body alignment to encourage optimal movement and functional strength. An honors graduate from the University of Michigan, with a BFA in Dance and a Pre-Med concentration, Krissy is passionate about movement and health. She fundamentally encourages your body to rebalance, which in turn enhances your well-being. Krissy stays inspired and current with continuing education, and she has completed several anatomy courses with Irene Dowd, Prenatal Pilates with Little Bridge Pilates, and Personal Training for Pilates with Lawson Harris. Krissy is incredibly personable and positive, and she enjoys working with all walks of life and abilities. She is dedicated to helping her clients reach their goals in the best possible manner. Contact Krissy for more info!
A good friend of mine knew I was not inspired by my office job, and encouraged me to get certified in Pilates. Seems pretty simple, right? Well, the story continues…
Though I was making great headway with my new career in Pilates, my pace slowed down when I was hit by a car, crossing the street to get to Trader Joe’s. Who makes illegal left-hand turns? The driver of that car does. It immediately sucked because all I wanted was tacos.
Fortunately, I wasn’t hurt too seriously. Unfortunately, I got my first concussion. After healing, I sustained a second concussion in a dance rehearsal. After healing once more, I got a third concussion during another dance rehearsal. After healing again, it was time to retire from my dance career and focus on self-care. Self-care is not selfish. In fact, it drove me to launch my own business and share the rebalancing benefits of Pilates with others. I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been because of Pilates and self-care.
It’s my calling to help people like you reach your goals, and be the healthiest version of yourself. I believe this with all my heart. I’m unconditionally inspired by the stories of my clients, friends, and family — and I would love to learn about your story.
CERTIFICATIONS and continuing edu
Krissy is dedicated to learning new ways to help her clients, and has completed the following education courses:
Little Bridge Pilates
Personal Training for Pilates
Kinesthetic Anatomy & Biomechanics of Motion for the Spine and Trunk
- Knee Joint Harmony
Irene Dowd and Steven Fetherhuff
- Healthy Bones
Irene Dowd and Rebecca Dietzel
- Reiki First Degree
My body hurts, can I do Pilates?
Good news ... Pilates will rebalance your body so you experience less pain. Pilates will also inform your body's alignment outside of the studio; this addresses the cause of your pain and supports healthy habits.
If you have injuries or have other conditions, Pilates is a great way for you to safely exercise (if your doctor is on board) because it is low-impact. Pilates will improve your alignment to prevent future injuries. It works intrinsic stabilizers to support joints. Pilates is good for you.
True story … when a soon-to-be client of mine was experiencing chronic hip pain, she asked her doctor for help. Her doctor couldn’t target the source of the issue and recommended Pilates. After about one year of Pilates with me, her pain went away and her range of motion returned! Smart doc, right? Pilates can do that.
Who invented Pilates?
Pilates, which was originally called Contrology, was created by it’s namesake, Joseph Pilates. Joe was born in Germany in 1883, and passed away in New York City in 1967. He was a most inspiring fitness aficionado.
Here are some of his fundamental ideas about physical fitness:
- I’m not concerned with body building; I’m just trying to make people normal human beings.
- Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.
- Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.