Karissa, a Michigan native and fitness enthusiast, discovered her love for Pilates in 2013. After trying Pilates at various studios in the Metro Detroit area, she started practicing at the Club Pilates Novi location – the first Club Pilates studio in Michigan – and fell in love! A graduate from the University of Michigan, Karissa worked in a corporate environment for over 14 years and decided to follow her passion, transitioning to instructing full time. She holds a 500-hour comprehensive Club Pilates certification in mat, reformer, springboard, reformer trapeze combination (RTC/cadillac), chair, ladder barrel and spine corrector. Karissa brings her love of Pilates and group fitness, along with a tremendous amount of energy and passion, to her classes. When she’s not instructing, Karissa enjoys running, attending live music events and traveling.