Christen is a certified Pilates instructor through the Pilates Academy International. She has been teaching since 2008 and has been a Course Instructor since 2013. In that time, she has gained additional certifications in Cardiolates®, CoreAlign®, Silk-Suspension, Barre and Kettlebells. Christen holds a B.S. in Dance Performance from Illinois State University and was fortunate enough to dance for many years. She is a Mother of a healthy, young boy and is experienced with Pre/Post Natal bodies. Going through these different stages of life and experiences has been invaluable. They have shown her what the human body is truly capable of. Movement and exercise have given her the confidence to overcome all physical and mental obstacles. She encourages her friends and clients to love what is in the mirror and challenge it to be stronger.