Kristi Galante moved to Gig Harbor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana in July of 2008. Her husband's position as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University brought them to Washington, and they are thrilled to live in such a beautiful part of the country. They have two active boys, ages 10 and 7. Kristi holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from Louisiana State University and currently teaches private voice lessons in her home studio. Kristi has always enjoyed group exercise classes, including Pilates, but was thrilled to discover Body Pump a few years ago in Louisiana. Her love of music and rhythm drew her to the class, and the camaraderie with the other participants made her keep coming back. She was finally able to lose those extra pregnancy pounds and felt stronger and more energetic. After a little encouragement, she was very excited to get certified so she could share the same Body Pump experience that she has enjoyed.