Circuit Pilates

This class is taught by:

Kristi Galante

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.

Kim Burris

Kim Burris began studying movement at the age of five as a dancer, and then a competitive gymnast. For most of the 90’s she had been flying as an airline pilot. After being diagnosed with MS in 2001, she began learning Pilates, and earned her Stott certification in 2002. She then returned to flying and taught Pilates on the side. In May of 2007 she began to find the airline schedule too demanding with her MS symptoms and focused on teaching Pilates and caring for her health. Since March 2008 she has been the co-owner of The Pilates Body in Old Town Tacoma. Kim has also studied Yamuna Body rolling in Seattle and Vancouver B.C. and has become a Yamuna practitioner. She has also received her BASI certification and continues to teach Yoga, Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling.