Kristen Matthews has an endless curiosity of people and the body. Her passion for movement began the first time she put on ballet slippers, continued through years as a gymnast and diver, and led her to a career in fitness.
After graduating from the University of Vermont Kristen moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and began taking Pilates as a way to find relief from her own back injuries.
Encouraged by her progress, Kristen wanted to share Pilates with others. She earned her teaching certification from renowned Power Pilates in New York City in 2003 where she studied under celebrated Bob Liekens and Susan Moran.
Pilates was the jump-start to Kristen’s career in the fitness industry. With the desire to add on to her skills, she completed a 200-hour yoga certification with YogaPoser, as well as The Booty Barre training with Tracey Mallett. Kristen was also one of the first teacher trainers for the Pilates comprehensive training program at Equinox and currently serves as LA-based faculty for Core Pilates NYC’s renowned teacher training program at Speir Pilates studio in Santa Monica.
When Kristen is not teaching, or conducting teacher trainings you can find her working on The Pilates Fix, a quickly growing YouTube channel she co-founded. She also contributes to health and wellness sites like MindBodyGreen.com and Pravassa.com, and has appeared in Pilates Style magazine and on their site as well.