Kristyn fell in love with Pilates from her first lesson, almost ten years ago - it was the feeling of balance and strength in her body that kept her going back. She believes the best thing about Pilates is how well it supports all other life activities - from running to snowboarding to carrying groceries, Pilates helps to keep the core muscles strong and engaged for less overuse and injury in the limbs and joints.
An anatomy nerd, Kristyn is set on doing Pilates for the rest of her life, and wants to use it to help others stay strong and supported in their bodies for years to come. Her teaching follows the BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International) method, which provides a whole-body approach to each session.
Kristyn loves any form of adventurous movement, from aerial arts to pole dance. She's also an editing and grammar nerd and has been known to partake in adult spelling bees.
Kristyn Asseff instructs the following:
Int/Adv Reformer Flow
This class will incorporate specialized Pilates workouts incorporating reformers, wall springs, mat and small equipment. All students must be injury free or proficient at making modifications for injury. A thorough understanding of anatomy along with spacial body awareness is required to participate in this class.
Note: This class is for those with significant Pilates experience. Please do not sign up for this class unless you are at the appropriate skill level and have been cleared to take the class by an instructor.
Beg/Int Reformer Pilates
This class is designed for anyone who wants to refine the essential principles of Pilates. You can be guaranteed to see more results out of all your workouts when you accurately understand how to activate the deeper layers of the core, align the bones of your spine and pelvis and maintain an active and connected breath.
If you have recently begun practicing Pilates, we recommend you start with this class level. However, even the most advanced students will benefit from mastering the detailed review this class will cover.
Note: If you have no previous Pilates experience and are not familiar with using a reformer you should sign up for an initial private session with one of our instructors prior to taking this class. We offer this at a discounted price of $40.
Intermediate Reformer Flow
This class is designed for anyone who wants to refine the essential principles of Pilates. You can be guaranteed to see more results out of all your workouts when you accurately understand how to activate the deeper layers of the core, align the bones of your spine and pelvis and maintain an active and connected breath. It will incorporate specialized Pilates workouts incorporating reformers, wall springs, mat and small equipment.
Pilates Tone & Sculpt
A Pilates circuit class that incorporates Yoga, deep stretching and lengthing exercises to revitalize your body. This class is designed to refresh, stretch and release after a long work day. Each class will end with fascia tissue release on the foam roller and Sivasana. All levels are welcome.
Want to get more of an aerobic challenge with your Pilates practice? Then reserve your spot! This class is a great cardio option utilizing the jump or trampoline apparatus on the Reformer. Class will incorporate the fun and dynamic aspect of the jump board while we take time to focus on proper biomechanics of jumping and landing. Extra care will be given to your feet, ankles and core positioning to help you strengthen your whole body.
Note: This is an advanced class. Please do not sign up for this class unless you have Pilates experience on the Reformer. Please inquire with an instructor if you have any questions.