Christal is a choreographer, a certified Pilates instructor, and a retired professional dancer and studio owner. She has a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Progressing Ballet Technique Certification, and continuing education with the American Dance Therapy Association focusing on Somatic Movement in the elderly, Dementia and Parkinson's patients. Christal's love for Pilates began in 1998 when she was introduced to it while studying Dance at the University of North Texas. She became an avid Pilates student while dancing professionally, and in 2004 she became a certified Pilates instructor. Throughout the years, Christal has worked with many professional athletes with the Houston Texans, the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks and more. Her dance students have gone on to perform with the Radio City Rockettes, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Disney on Ice and more. She has continued to keep Pilates a core training technique with all of her students. Pilates has continued to support her own personal journey... from assisting her in her professional dancing days to now rehabilitating her after many injuries and arthritis. Christal has first-hand experience with the amazing benefits Pilates can bring to all populations. She is excited to share her Pilates journey with you all.