Cristie discovered her love of teaching when she taught her first aerobics class in New York City in 1979. After getting married to her husband David, and starting a family, she continued teaching a variety of fitness classes. In 1999, she took a Pilates workshop and felt an instant connection and love for the practice. "It works every muscle in your body and leaves you feeling refreshed and invigorated." Cristie Anton became a certified instructor with STOTT PILATES® in 2002. She is certified in Intensive and Advanced Mat Level 2, Intensive Reformer Level 1, Advanced Reformer,and Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Cristie has just completed the Injuries and Special Populations Course. She is working toward the specialty tracks of Athletic Conditioning and Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning. Her continuing education with STOTT ® PILATES courses and workshops keeps her knowledgeable and informed. She is also certified with American and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and is CPR certified through the American Heart Association.
Kara Ward is a former professional dancer, who turned her passion for movement towards health and fitness. She has a BFA from UT (hook 'em!) and is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. Since 2011, Kara has been teaching a combination of dance technique, yoga, barre, and cycling. Kara loves sharing her passion for movement with clients, and she focuses on creating an atmosphere of well-being and excitement while educating clients on how to perform their best and teaching classes that are fun, safe, and intelligently sequenced.
Kimberly Anton started swimming competitively at age 8. By the age of 12, she started to plateau and her mother introduced her to Pilates. Her times began improving again! The night before every swim meet Kimberly and her mother would do mat pilates workouts together. She was offered a few swim scholarships, but opted to get her Associates in Math and attend Cosmetology School. After having a baby, she got certified by PFIT in Personal Training. She is fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor with MERRITHEW. She loved doing Pilates during and after her pregnancy at Bay Area Pilates TX. She saw a difference in her body after doing pilates full time. Kimberly has worked with many of our clients and they have seen a difference in their bodies and health.
Pam started teaching fitness in college and raised her 4 children while teaching a variety of classes such as step, aquatics, weight training, TRX and low-impact aerobics in Baton Rouge. She is new to the Houston area. She has been a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor through the American Council of Exercise for 25 years.
A recent back injury had sidelined her and she rediscovered Pilates. She completed both STOTT Pilates Mat & Reformer training fall of 2016.
Shellie began her love of fitness as a dancer with the Mississippi Coast Ballet at the age of ten. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching for 14 years. She has taught a variety of classes including Mat Pilates, Yoga, Step Aerobics, Strength Training, Boot Camp, Aqua and much more. She is also a Registered Nurse. Her focus is to assist everyone to achieve health and wellness.