I’m Cristie, a Tampa native and graduate of USF. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis ten years ago I struggled to find an exercise program that was challenging, yet easy on my joints. I decided to try a Pilates class and was immediately hooked! I loved how I had to connect my mind and body to properly execute the exercises during class. Pilates has changed my life physically and mentally in such positive ways. I knew I wanted to learn more and help others find their strength despite any challenges they may be facing. So, I signed up for the teacher training program! I am now comprehensively certified in Pilates and Barre Above with Pilates Focus. I'm excited to share my knowledge with all of you and help you to achieve your fitness goals!