Reformer


This class is taught by:

Kris Duke

Kris Duke is originally from the Spokane area, but has also lived in Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV. Kris’s interest in physical fitness started when she was a college student. Her interest started with aerobics and weight training at SFCC. Thirteen years ago she hesitantly ventured into an adult ballet class while her young daughters were taking their own classes. She liked it so much, that she started taking floor barre and Pilates, which were also offered as part of the adult class schedule.

Three years ago, Kris discovered how Pilates can bring a person back from injuries and make someone stronger than they were before. When Kris’s daughter Tori was recovering from back and ankle injuries due to dance, Kris found Angelie Melzer to help her daughter rehabilitate her body. Angelie insisted that Kris would be an excellent instructor, and with a little bit of convincing, Kris took her first Balanced Body course, Body Barre. Kris instantly fell in love with Pilates. Since then she has gone on to receive her certifications from Balanced Body in Pilates Mat and Springboard.

Kris continues to grow everyday in her love and appreciation of Pilates. She also enjoys meeting new people and helping them discover what their body is capable of with proper Pilates training.

Lauren Hovik

Lauren Hovik is a lifelong mover, dancer, teacher, and advocate for healthy active living. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Idaho with Bachelors of Science degrees in both Dance and Exercise Science and Health. During this time, she found a passion for Pilates after seeing the difference it made in both her dancing and in minimizing her chronic aches and pains. Lauren completed her Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training with Dance Specialization through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and is consistently pursuing continuing education. She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science where her research in jump landing biomechanics was chosen for presentation in 2015. Lauren has taught Pilates and dance courses for the University of Idaho as well as for various schools and studios in Idaho, Washington, Utah, and Alaska. She has danced professionally with Vytal Movement Dance Company, Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, and Long Beach Ballet performing throughout China and across the United States. Lauren is interested in researching the body through performance and somatic practices.

Avril Stevenson

Avril Stevenson is originally from Missoula, Montana. She started dancing at the age of eight with Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and received her BA in Dance from The University of Montana in 2004. During that time Avril was introduced to Pilates as dance conditioning. In 2005, Avril moved to the San Francisco area to pursue her career in dance and performed in a number of modern dance companies. In 2006, Avril started her training to become a Pilates instructor with Ellie Herman in San Francisco. She taught at Ellie Herman’s Studio/The Center in Oakland and Ironworks Rock Gym in Berkeley from 2007- 2009. In 2009, Avril moved back to Missoula, MT and opened Studio D Pilates & Gallery and taught at the University of Montana until 2014. During that time she began working with Rhizoterra, as the project manager, and decided to move with the company to Spokane. Avril enjoys teaching Pilates and is excited to teach for Team Pilates Spokane.

Ashley Mach

Ashley Mach is a certified Pilates instructor through Pilates Sports Center.  Ashley comes from a background of being very non athletic she wanted a lifestyle that encouraged her to stay in shape and have more energy.  Ashley started to work out with Pilates in high school and college. Shortly after college she decided to pursue her passion in Pilates and enrolled in a 500 hour program through Pilates Sports Center. She received training in both modern and traditional Pilates techniques. As well as, a thorough knowledge in anatomy of the human body. Shortly after starting her training she started teaching as an apprentice and taught until she received her certification.
Reformer is the MOST POPULAR type of PIlates apparatus. With it's continual pull from both ropes and springs, then adding in resistance from your own body weight, this is sure to be a FULL BODY, INTENSE WORKOUT!

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kris Duke
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lauren Hovik
  • Tue Dec 18 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Avril Stevenson
  • Thu Dec 20 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Thu Dec 20 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Fri Dec 21 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Mon Dec 24 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ashley Mach
  • Tue Dec 25 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Avril Stevenson
  • Thu Dec 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Thu Dec 27 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Fri Dec 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Mon Dec 31 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Ashley Mach
  • Tue Jan 01 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Avril Stevenson
  • Thu Jan 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Ashley Mach
  • Thu Jan 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Ashley Mach