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:
  • 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!

  • Reformer
  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • Reformer/Mat Fundamentals
  • This beginner class will give you an idea of what the Reformer and Mat series has to offer. Mixing two wonderful components of Pilates work together for a deeper understanding of how the mat work accentuates the apparatus and vice versa.