Kristen Iuppenlatz Grech
Owner, Master Pilates and CoreAlign Teacher
Kristen began her study of Pilates in 1993 to alleviate chronic pain from two car accidents. She trained in the PhysicalMind Method before attending the Pilates Teacher Training Intensive at the San Francisco Ellie Herman Studios in 2000. She owned Resilience Pilates Studio for four years before joining forces with Chantill to create Pilates Collective. Kristen studied with four of the five first-generation Pilates teachers who were taught directly by Joseph and Clara Pilates. She draws on her expertise in all forms of practicing and teaching Pilates to create an individualized Pilates program addressing her clients’ needs, and is especially focused on integrating Pilates into everyday movement such as walking.
Kristen creates an individualized Pilates program to address the needs of each of her clients. She is especially excited about integrating the Pilates work into everyday movement such as walking.
Kristen has received training in Walkilates with Ellie Herman and Nancy Myers, Rehabilitative Pilates with Lizz Roman, Pilates for Osteoporosis with Sherri Betz, PT, Pilates for Golf with Sarah Christensen, and in CoreAlign with Jonathan Hoffman, PT. is a member of the Balanced Body University faculty. Kristen’s background is in performing and directing musical theatre, and in voiceover. She is the creator of the Dynamic Presence curriculum developed to help teachers enhance their ability to train both individual students and large groups.
“It is my personal goal to bring my favorite quote of Joe’s to life by guiding my students toward ‘naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.’ What better way to live than with spontaneous zest and pleasure?!!”