Archive for June, 2009:


Enjoy a stimulating workout, good company, and beautiful ocean views in my weekly group Pilates classes.  From Pilates first-timer to expert, all levels are welcome!



Location: Palisades Park in Santa Monica.  Ocean Avenue at Palisades Avenue (just north of Montana)

Cost: $10/class (a steal!)

Details: If you don’t have your own mat, please let me know.  Wear layers (especially socks) for any evening class as it can get chilly.

To sign up for class announcements, please contact me.

Please feel free to bring friends!

Giving Back: A few times a year I choose an organization to donate either a portion or all of the money I make during a class.  Thanks to my wonderful clients, I’ve been able to donate to Stand Up 2 Cancer and the Red Cross.


Swan on ladder barrel

People often ask me “why should I do Pilates” and I think, “why wouldn’t you do it.”  Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a dancer, a weight lifter, or even a yogi, Pilates can only benefit you.

I personally don’t see it as just exercise, as it’s become part of my life.  Yes I know, it’s my job of course it’s part of my life, but I love Pilates as both a teacher and a student.  If I don’t do Pilates for a week, I can feel the difference.  Pilates might be a core-focused type of exercise, but you will work your whole body.

Ever since I started doing Pilates, eight years ago, my posture has improved, my low back pain has lessened dramatically, my flexibility has increased, my arms, legs, and butt have become more toned, and I love showing off my back.

I have also witnessed these changes in my clients.  I get a smile on my face when I see one of them stand up tall with their shoulders over their hips and their hips over their ankles.  Who doesn’t want to stand tall?  I might appreciate it more than my clients do, but I know the positive changes that are going on in their bodies.

When you practice Pilates you strengthen your core, which in turn improves your posture and lengthens the spine, which helps the blood flow through your body.  Do you see where I’m going?  The benefits are endless, which brings me back to “why wouldn’t you do Pilates.”


Kristen and Johnna long stretch

For those of you out there who have been hit by the recession but still want your workouts, I have a great solution.  My Introductory Special:  3 private lessons for $180.  This allows you the ability to get the one-on-one attention that is so needed when learning Pilates.  If Pilates isn’t new to you but you are new to me, this is a great deal for a private lesson.

With this special, you are able to work out on the apparatus and see if you like Pilates and/or me.  You have nothing to lose, and your body will thank you.  Feel free to call me with any questions especially if you aren’t sure exactly what Pilates can do for you.

Phone #: 917-887-3836