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About Us

Our neighborhood studio is a friendly, supportive community of opinionated individuals. 

 

Whether you’re here for a day or for life, we offer top quality Pilates instruction respecting our clients unique journey to physical and mental good health.

 

 
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What We Stand For...

Experienced and Certified Teachers. All of our teachers are certified as Authentic or Classical Pilates teachers through rigorous training and testing from internationally renowned programs and master teachers.

Respect for Individuals in Their Journey. Transformation takes time, dedication, and patience. We seek to build a personal connection as we work together to meet your needs and goals.

Mental Focus As a Solution. Stress and anxiety are a modern health crises. We teach you how to train your mind in coordination with your body for greater self-mastery in how you move through life.

 
 
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Testimonials

 

"I’m delighted to report that my bone density scores have increased enough in 3 years for my doctor to take me off bone-building medication. I believe the weight-bearing exercises in my regular Pilates classes at Kinesia contributed to my improvement. I’m very grateful that I found Kinesia Pilates, and for the guidance all the teachers have given me. "

- Valerie

"I can't say enough about my experience at Kinesia. I signed up for one of their specials for yelpers about a month ago. I am a runner and recently injured my groin. I was hoping this would help heal my injury and balance out my workouts. Christl, the owner, is just the most wonderful person and made my experience comfortable yet challenging. She tailored my workouts to my needs. Her studio is very attractive and relaxing. It really is a great atmosphere. It is amazing how much better I feel after Pilates, I am hooked. I highly recommend her!"

- Jill

"I'm a very goal oriented person and tend to exercise regularly only if I have something specific to work towards like a mountain peak or a race. I got into Pilates because I was looking for a background exercise to "come home to" when I was between physical projects. I have been extremely happy with the results. It's not just about getting strong (although I want that too). For me, it's really about training my body to respond accurately and correctly to my intent. Pilates trains your entire nervous system, from your brain to your little toes, to work together to maximum effectiveness. Whether you're completely out of shape or just looking to improve your developed sports performance, Pilates will give you a more effective (and better looking) body.

- Dan

"I have a chronic condition and decided to try out Pilates as just a way to improve my day to day quality of life. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was a little bit doubtful that my physical limitations wouldn’t allow me to get the most benefit out of the Pilates sessions. And then I met Gay! Not only has she worked with me patiently and compassionately, but she has taught me a new way of listening to my body, a new way of moving it. She is the best teacher that can be. Her patience, grace and knowledge come through in every session. Pilates has proven to be an element of my life that keeps me grounded and happy, and Gay’s teaching have been the essence of it. My quality of life has improved so much, and I am so happy about it!"

- Sava

 
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Teacher Bios

Our teachers are certified through rigorous apprenticeships within internationally recognized teacher-training programs. A teacher of classical Pilates spends at least a year training and testing for certification. We are proud that all our teachers are certified as classical Pilates teachers.

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Christl Marcontell

Christl is the founder and owner of Kinesia Pilates. She first encountered Pilates as a way to regain core strength for aerial dance after pregnancy. In addition to Pilates she trained and performed contemporary dance and dance theater in Seattle, learning somatic and developmental movement sequences in dance training which she uses in her teaching style.

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Stephanie Allison

Stephanie has worked with Mari Winsor at Winsor Pilates in Los Angeles, owned a studio in Madison Park, worked in a small town in Utah and another small college town in Arizona, and nine years teaching Pilates on Oahu, Hawaii in a beach community on Oahu, Hawaii .

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Gay Marcontell

Gay believes that a strong, flexible body is the best preparation for life. Gay will help you design your personal workout that meets you where you are and challenges you to grow. 

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Crystal Brooks

Crystal is passionate about helping people meet their goals and achieve their potential. She is skilled at helping people post physical therapy.

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Jordan Colvard

Jordan began practicing Pilates as cross-training and injury prevention for dance and has been hooked ever since. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Dance.