The Kinesia Team

Meet the team committed to helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease.

Our teachers are certified through Romana's Pilates, a rigorous apprenticeships within internationally recognized teacher-training programs. Also known as "True Pilates", apprentices work hard for at least a year training and testing for certification. We are proud that all our teachers are certified as True Pilates teachers.

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A lifelong modern dancer and a former aerial dancer with the Robert Davidson Dance Company, Kinesia founder, Christl discovered Pilates as a way to regain core strength for aerial dance after pregnancy. She also learned she could control the pain from permanent injuries from a car accident in her teens.


Christl trained at Pilates Seattle International with Lauren Stephan, Dorothee Vandewalle, and Lori Coleman-Brown and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1999. She has been teaching full-time since then.

Thanks to Pilates, Christl found a fascinating career that she loves and allowed her to become a business owner.


She has passed the 50 years-old mile-marker and is grateful for this powerful tool that fights the effects of aging.

Christl loves adapting and refining the work to the individual.


"I love seeing Pilates change people’s bodies and how it helps people control the effects of aging so they can move with ease and balance through all their life."


Scott completed his Pilates certification at Metropolitan Pilates under world-class teacher/trainer Dorothee VandeWalle.

Scott has taught Kinesiology and Massage Theory and Practice in WA massage schools since 1995. He has held board positions on the Washington State Board of Massage and the Federation of Massage Therapy Boards. This experience gives him a unique ability to understand, identify and train according to a client’s specific postural imbalances and needs.


His hobbies include running, tennis, dancing, and many other outdoor recreation activities.

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Gay's journey to Pilates started when her daughter, Christl needed practice clients during her own training. She discovered an interesting and varied practice that she knew she could use to explore her own body without becoming bored. This led to Gay training at Seattle Pilates International with Romana Kryzanowska, her daughter Sari, and Dorothee VandeWalle.

As a teacher, Gay's practice always includes not only the Pilates forms but elements of body awareness and mindfulness. This is a full-body approach to teaching that Gay feels is essential to living a long and rich life.


Gay is also a flatwater kayak enthusiast:

"Paddling is a terrific therapy for my upper body and the backwaters that I enjoy are good for my soul."