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Rated 5.0/5 based on 24 customer reviews.
October 2, 2019 12:42

Kristina is an amazing Pilates instructor! Words can't really describe her style of teaching, but she is intuitive, focused, and able to pinpoint issues with your movement patterns and trace them to root causes throughout your body. I've only worked with Kristina for about 5-6 sessions privately, but I've already gained a lot of knowledge and progress compared to other private pilates sessions I've taken for over 6 months (20-30 sessions). It's not to say other teachers are not effective, but Kristina is just a whole other level. For example, I started doing some resistance training at home and had trouble feeling my glutes activate in a glute bridge (seemingly simple exercise), no matter how I approached it - I mainly felt my hamstrings. Something just didn't feel "right" - I mentioned this to Kristina and she was able to treat some trigger points in that area and actually "wake up" my glutes in one session. Ever since, I've done a lot of glute activation exercises (frog pumps, etc.) to make sure I feel that correct muscle activated before I continue with my normal workout. I tried in the past before I took pilates to try and find these muscles on my own, but one session with her was able to unlock much more than a month of my own work at home.

June 28, 2019 03:19

Dear Kristina,
Thank you so much for everything you have done for my mom and I. When I first research palates instructors I was looking for someone to assist my mother in gaining core strength, to a recent fall and many years of body pain from working tirledlessle as a sales associate at Macy's. For me I was looking for the ability to actually use my abs. I have done yoga for 15 years. Became a yoga instructor to improve my form and still never had core strength. What my mom and I got from you was much more than an instructor. Kristina you have singlehandley changed my mom and my life by transforming ever part of our body. You fixed our posture, opened our hearts including throat chacra, realined our hips and spine, taught us how to walk appropriately, tone our butt and legs, on top of giving us the ability to use our abs instead of other parts of our body. Kristina you have made my mom and I aware of how each body part connects and what you need to do to maxmize your proformance. Kristina you have transformed my mom's and my life by making us aware of what we have to do to help our body's especially by walking correctly and the importance of pilates. Kristina every time my mom and I leave our private sessions and we call each other to talk about what we did and learned we are so happy and feel our inner sole shining. Kristina you have a gift that is matched by no one I have ever come across. Your ability to transform any issue from the core muscles to making space in the mind is magnificent. As a marriage counselor I truly have to say I you do more than transform the body you realine the whole individual and push to work on the weekest spots to grow taller. Kristina my mom and I are so thank full for you knowledge and exceptional personality. Kristina you are one of a kind.

Love,

Vanessa & Jennifer Fulford

June 4, 2019 10:39

I have been going to Kristina for a couple of months and can really tell the increase in my strength and flexibility. It has also helped with my back pain. Kristina always makes the workouts fun and individualizes the workout for you. I had never done Pilates before and have found it a great experience. I highly recommend it.

December 7, 2018 19:20

I have done Pilates for years, and was recently looking for a new Pilates home. I feel so lucky to have found Kristina. She has a terrific understanding of how to effect the change I am hoping to achieve. In just a few months, she has helped me find strength and flexibility to do exercises I had never been able to do before. I love working with her. She is patient, non-judgmental, and understanding, all while challenging me in all the right ways. I look forward to working with her for a long time to come!

September 16, 2018 04:27

Kristina is super professional. She knows what is the best for you and how to make it better. She listens. Most importantly, she cares about her clients.

September 4, 2018 02:08

Me and my girlfriend took some classes with Kristina and greatly enjoyed the experience. Although, we had different levels of training Kristina was able to pay attention and direct each of us individually.After her lessons we felt energetic and relaxed and definitely recommend to visit her classes.

September 4, 2018 02:08

Me and my girlfriend took some classes with Kristina and greatly enjoyed the experience. Although, we had different levels of training Kristina was able to pay attention and direct each of us individually.After her lessons we felt energetic and relaxed and definitely recommend to visit her classes.

August 27, 2018 21:12

Kristina is absolutely in the right profession. She is detailed, intuitive, and brings the same level of passion to each session. She customizes each workout depending on where I have tension, injury, or soreness and always checks in throughout the workout. I recommend Kristina no matter what your goals with Pilates are as she is a true master at her craft.

August 27, 2018 21:12

Kristina is absolutely in the right profession. She is detailed, intuitive, and brings the same level of passion to each session. She customizes each workout depending on where I have tension, injury, or soreness and always checks in throughout the workout. I recommend Kristina no matter what your goals with Pilates are as she is a true master at her craft.

June 21, 2018 00:01

Come to class prepared to laugh, learn, and gain tremendous confidence. First of all, Kristina has a gorgeous figure with strength and focus that astounds me. She doesn't care what your size is, expertise level or limitations are. She is amazing. She knows what she is doing, and works with you individually to achieve the most flexibility, endurance, and strength she can from your body. I might whimper sometimes as she releases pain and afterwards hug her for making me feel better, stronger and more in control. I've been going to Kristina off and on for about a year and she has been patient as I've battled sickness, long working hours and an erratic schedule. But I will say she is 200% worth the effort and time you spend with her and you'll love the changes to your body and outlook!

June 21, 2018 00:01

Come to class prepared to laugh, learn, and gain tremendous confidence. First of all, Kristina has a gorgeous figure with strength and focus that astounds me. She doesn't care what your size is, expertise level or limitations are. She is amazing. She knows what she is doing, and works with you individually to achieve the most flexibility, endurance, and strength she can from your body. I might whimper sometimes as she releases pain and afterwards hug her for making me feel better, stronger and more in control. I've been going to Kristina off and on for about a year and she has been patient as I've battled sickness, long working hours and an erratic schedule. But I will say she is 200% worth the effort and time you spend with her and you'll love the changes to your body and outlook!

March 16, 2018 18:43

This is my first time writing a review about Pilates. There is a perception that Pilates are mainly for women exercises, apparently German professional boxer Joseph Pilates who created these exercises for people who were bed-bound after World War I outbreak, these patients can start toning their muscles even while they were on beds using springs attached to beds.
Regarding my experience, I do practice Yoga almost 4 days a week and run 4-5 miles per week, but I started developing lower back pain because of disc bulge due to sitting in front of computer longer periods. I tried all possibilities to get rid of back pain which includes all types of pain killers and medical treatments, physical therapy. From all these experiences, I figured it out that the core muscles that are associated to lower back pain are Extensor, Flexor and Oblique Muscles which are very week for me even though I do Yoga and run. Based on my research I found a way that Pilates are best way to strengthen these core muscles. To practice Pilates, you HAVE TO take private sessions(or introductory sessions) in way that you would do right without harming yourself using reformers. You should know how to use these reformer machines equipped with springs. I googled the best Pilates instructor near Seattle area. I found Bodies By Kristina online. She is a true professional and very knowledgeable about entire body muscle. Kristina guided me from day one to strengthen my core lower back muscles. After two months, I started noticing reducing the lower back pain without a single medication and now I stand straight and sit straight, I feel taller & confident. Disc bulge pain is gone. I really thank Kristina for your wonderful knowledge and experience which really helped me personally.

March 16, 2018 18:43

This is my first time writing a review about Pilates. There is a perception that Pilates are mainly for women exercises, apparently German professional boxer Joseph Pilates who created these exercises for people who were bed-bound after World War I outbreak, these patients can start toning their muscles even while they were on beds using springs attached to beds.
Regarding my experience, I do practice Yoga almost 4 days a week and run 4-5 miles per week, but I started developing lower back pain because of disc bulge due to sitting in front of computer longer periods. I tried all possibilities to get rid of back pain which includes all types of pain killers and medical treatments, physical therapy. From all these experiences, I figured it out that the core muscles that are associated to lower back pain are Extensor, Flexor and Oblique Muscles which are very week for me even though I do Yoga and run. Based on my research I found a way that Pilates are best way to strengthen these core muscles. To practice Pilates, you HAVE TO take private sessions(or introductory sessions) in way that you would do right without harming yourself using reformers. You should know how to use these reformer machines equipped with springs. I googled the best Pilates instructor near Seattle area. I found Bodies By Kristina online. She is a true professional and very knowledgeable about entire body muscle. Kristina guided me from day one to strengthen my core lower back muscles. After two months, I started noticing reducing the lower back pain without a single medication and now I stand straight and sit straight, I feel taller & confident. Disc bulge pain is gone. I really thank Kristina for your wonderful knowledge and experience which really helped me personally.

October 26, 2017 03:53

Kristina is an artist. She took my out of shape body and helped sculpt it to a sleeker, toned, muscular version of myself. Like Michelangelo, she sees the core and has the vision of the shape to come. She carefully studies each of my movements, ensuring I will not injure myself. I had a problem with my left hip when I came to her. Through exercise, my pain no longer exists. I now have stomach muscles! I stand taller, walk taller and straighter, and am regaining a feeling of youth I haven't had since my 20's. Kristina listens to me. She watches each movement. Kristina is an artist and will sculpt your out of shape body into a new form. And, if you're already in shape and looking to improve your pilates skills, here is the woman to go to. She walks her walk.

October 26, 2017 03:53

I am so glad I found Kristina. She strengthened my back and neck to the point that I can actually sleep at night. Also my dream was to be able to do splits and even though it is work in progress, I am getting closer to it every time I work out with Kristina. She listens and focuses on my alignment like no trainer I worked out with before. She is great with hands on and a combination of rounding, lifting and twisting my spine makes it possible for me to deal with scoliosis and stay happy and active.

October 26, 2017 03:53

Kristina is a fun and fantastic teacher. She cares deeply about her students' progress, has an eagle eye for whether you are in proper alignment, and works hard to help her students improve their practice of Pilates and their bodies in the process. I was in bad physical condition before starting to train with Kristina. I could not stand up or sit in a chair with a straight back. In 3 months, I have regained my height and good posture and everything is lifted. I look a and feel so much better. Kristina is hands down the best Pilates teacher I have ever had. I could not have improved this much without her expert help. LOVE Kristina!

October 26, 2017 03:53

I cannot say enough great things about Kristina! I was new to Pilates when I first started seeing her, and she was patient with my lack of coordination but still pushed me to be better every time. She's very exacting and notices any asymmetry or unevenness - this was one of my primary reasons for starting Pilates. I sit at a desk all day, then ride dressage, where I expect my horse to be equally strong on both sides - I should have the same expectations for myself! I think I'm getting there!

October 26, 2017 03:53

Kristina is the real deal, an instructor who earns your trust. She offers excellent 1:1 instruction, guidance, motivation, and sculpts the routine uniquely each time. I am amazed at how she tunes the workouts in real time, aware of my level of drive balanced with eventual fatigue. She knows her craft, she knows people, and she leads by example - healthy mind, body and spirit. Proud to say #iambodybykristina!

April 17, 2017 12:41

I cannot say enough great things about Kristina! I was new to Pilates when I first started seeing her, and she was patient with my lack of coordination but still pushed me to be better every time. She's very exacting and notices any asymmetry or unevenness - this was one of my primary reasons for starting Pilates. I sit at a desk all day, then ride dressage, where I expect my horse to be equally strong on both sides - I should have the same expectations for myself! I think I'm getting there!

March 23, 2017 23:24

Kristina is the real deal, an instructor who earns your trust. She offers excellent 1:1 instruction, guidance, motivation, and sculpts the routine uniquely each time. I am amazed at how she tunes the workouts in real time, aware of my level of drive balanced with eventual fatigue. She knows her craft, she knows people, and she leads by example - healthy mind, body and spirit. Proud to say #iambodybykristina!

March 23, 2017 23:24

Kristina is the real deal, an instructor who earns your trust. She offers excellent 1:1 instruction, guidance, motivation, and sculpts the routine uniquely each time. I am amazed at how she tunes the workouts in real time, aware of my level of drive balanced with eventual fatigue. She knows her craft, she knows people, and she leads by example - healthy mind, body and spirit. Proud to say #iambodybykristina!

February 23, 2017 21:09

Kristina is a fun and fantastic teacher. She cares deeply about her students' progress, has an eagle eye for whether you are in proper alignment, and works hard to help her students improve their practice of Pilates and their bodies in the process. I was in bad physical condition before starting to train with Kristina. I could not stand up or sit in a chair with a straight back. In 3 months, I have regained my height and good posture and everything is lifted. I look a and feel so much better. Kristina is hands down the best Pilates teacher I have ever had. I could not have improved this much without her expert help. LOVE Kristina!

December 1, 2016 18:04

I am so glad I found Kristina. She strengthened my back and neck to the point that I can actually sleep at night. Also my dream was to be able to do splits and even though it is work in progress, I am getting closer to it every time I work out with Kristina. She listens and focuses on my alignment like no trainer I worked out with before. She is great with hands on and a combination of rounding, lifting and twisting my spine makes it possible for me to deal with scoliosis and stay happy and active.

August 26, 2016 10:55

Kristina is an artist. She took my out of shape body and helped sculpt it to a sleeker, toned, muscular version of myself. Like Michelangelo, she sees the core and has the vision of the shape to come. She carefully studies each of my movements, ensuring I will not injure myself. I had a problem with my left hip when I came to her. Through exercise, my pain no longer exists. I now have stomach muscles! I stand taller, walk taller and straighter, and am regaining a feeling of youth I haven't had since my 20's. Kristina listens to me. She watches each movement. Kristina is an artist and will sculpt your out of shape body into a new form. And, if you're already in shape and looking to improve your pilates skills, here is the woman to go to. She walks her walk.

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