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Pilates During the Pandemic: A Chance to Revisit t...

Pilates During the Pandemic: A Chance to Revisit the Mat.


Kim Reis

Kim Reis Kim began her training at the age of six with her first gymnastics class and had been studying movement ever since. She earned her Pilates certification in 1999 from Master Instructor Romana Kryzanowska. Also certified through Power Pilates, she studied extensively with Bob Liekens. One of the first to bring Pilates to the mainstream, students filled Kim's classes at Equinox Health Club, New York University, and the Time/Life Company. Kim has assisted Jennifer Kries with teacher-training seminars and is featured in her Master Trainer DVD series as well as her Hot Body/Cool Mind series. She has studied Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics with Irene Dowd and Jean-Claude West. Kim danced professionally in NYC and was a member of The Mark Morris Dance Group. After moving to San Francisco, she studied flying trapeze and performed with the aerial dance company, Flyaway Productions. While there, she also taught Pilates to members of the San Francisco Ballet. Now in Portland, OR, she has trained athletes for the Portland Trailblazers. In 2012, she trained under Sue Hitzmann in the MELT Method and taught classes in this method. As a mom of two boys, she likes to take any opportunity to practice Pilates, MELT, or go for a run in all her "spare" time. Kim's philosophy is to empower her students to create change and to always believe in the possibility of a positive outcome.

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