Certified Pilates Instructor
Kari is a professional ballet dancer who has the honor of performing in several critically acclaimed local productions each year. She has been instructing and teaching ballet students since 1999. Kari integrated Pilates exercises into her regime to help fortify her ballet technique. After a back injury, she knew it was time to learn more about the intricate fundamentals of the Pilates she was doing, hoping to gain the knowledge and strength to avoid future injuries. It turned from a personal quest to learn more about Pilates into a career helping others recover from injuries, prevent injuries and assisting clients with learning more about their bodies and movement patterns.
She earned her STOTT Pilates certification in 2012. She has completed the full Pilates training on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Chair all levels and has additional training in working with clients with injuries. She continues to expand her knowledge by taking specialty workshops as well as staying up to date on current exercise philosophies and information.
Kari has taught a variety of classes for a range of clients with all abilities over the years. She enjoys the challenge of creating classes that are interesting and invigorating in a way that feels new, yet familiar, for each participant. She likes using her creativity to keep variety in each class for class participants.
She enjoys working one-on-one with clients in private sessions. Kari always has a plan in place that is tailored to each client’s goals but can improvise the sessions based on how the client feels that day or if their short or long terms goals shift.
Kari is passionate and excited she gets to work in the Fitness & Wellness industry and is able to help people and be a positive influence. Pilates has had such an immense impact on her own life, she loves sharing Pilates with others. She enjoys providing a personalized experience for each client whether they are new to Pilates or have been doing it for many years. She believes enjoying your sessions and finding value in the movement is just as essential as the benefits obtained.