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.

Kris Duke instructs the following:
  • Bohdi Barre
  • Barre class but hanging in ROPES! What! Enough said.

  • Toning with TOYS
  • Balls, Bands, Pilates circles and SmartBells! Smartbells are uniquely shaped to carve through space in flowing, rotational movements. The extended flowing movements of this TOY class will stretch and tone your whole body or targeted muscle groups.

  • Cardio Jumpboard (Reformer)
  • This 45 minute CARDIO class on the Reformer Jumpboard, will burn in all the right places and get your heart “throbbing” with excitement!

  • Couples Pilates
  • Come with the one you love and jump into our Circuit Class for MEN AND WOMEN! Feel free to bring a group date! Pricing based on two participants.

  • RUNNER'S CLUB- 9 Week Training Program
  • Whether you are running a 1/2 marathon or just want to look and feel like you are, this training is for you! This 9-week training will be a mix of running and cross training through Pilates and stretching exercises to keep your joints and body healthy as you take on this challenge! Included: 1/2 marathon training booklet and tracker with inspirational quotes and advice from those who have been there AND a TEAM who will push to be the best you can be, encourage you when you don't want to be and just make you have FUN as you RUN!  (You also come away with a really cool new T-shirt!) Sign up today!

  • BODHI Suspension
  • The world’s first four-point suspension exercise system for fitness!
    Unlike any other rope suspension system, Bodhi has two independent ropes and four suspension points. And each suspension point gives you a lot more exercises – with varying degrees of difficulty!

  • Reformer FLOW
  • Reformer Flow follows a classical Pilates flow with a twist of Barre/Dance mixed in!