A lifelong dancer, Liz began practicing Classical Pilates in 2008 as a means of supplementing her dance training at American University. She found that Pilates not only strengthened her body and lessened the strain of intensive training on her spine, but also deepened her focus and supported her artistically and mentally. In 2011, Liz completed a Classical Pilates Mat Teacher Training at Quantum Pilates in DC, under the tutelage of Mark Trudeau. Since then, she has taught classes in both Classical and Contemporary Pilates as well as Classical Barre in South Africa, various studios in Washington, DC, and currently in New Haven, Connecticut. She recently finished the Reformer I and Reformer II trainings with Balanced Body and is in the process of completing her reformer apprentice teaching hours. In addition to her work as a Pilates Instructor, Liz danced professionally for several companies in the DC area, including Word Dance Theater, ACW Dances, and Jane Franklin Dance, and has enhanced her physical training through yoga and running. She ran her first marathon in 2014 and is currently training for another in the next year. Liz is passionate about sharing her love of all forms of movement with her clients and seeks to improve the lives of friends, family, and clientele through building mind-body awareness, a deeper kinesthetic sense, and movement confidence.
Krista began teaching Pilates in 2010 during the height of her Fitness Career. While working as a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and the Group Fitness Director of a Local Fitness Club, she began Classical Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor training at Powerflow Pilates Studio in New Haven. Since then, Krista has certifications with Balanced Body® and Power Pilates®.
Krista has been Certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine- NASM since 2002 and has many Fitness certifications and trainings including: Functional Movement Systems -FMS, Booty Barre, Spinning, AFAA, Titleist Golf Fitness Trainer- TPI, Les Mills, BTS/MOSSA, Reebok University, TRX Suspension Training and many others! Krista graduated from SCSU with a BS in Corporate Communications. After working in Health Insurance and as a Legal Assistant for a few years after college, Krista realized her love for fitness and motivating others to exercise. Leaving the desk job and pursing a full-time fitness career has been life changing. Having been teaching Fitness and training clients to build up their core for 18 years, Krista knows how to teach people to move and build strength to stay fit and healthy. Owning and operating a Pilates Studio requires dedication, devotion and loyalty to people who want to exercise.