Christina’s favorite thing about teaching Pilates is hearing students tell her, “My back hasn’t been hurting at all anymore!”; “I’m skinnier!”; and “It was sooo crazy… I had to raise my bicycle seat because I’ve gotten taller!” She is passionate about anatomy and has fun seeing the results stack up as students connect to their center and perfect their alignment, gaining the most strength and length as they can thru their Pilates practice. She’ll also make sure that you master Criss Cross, her all time favorite of the Pilates Ab series, because how better to accentuate your flat belly and perfect posture than with a cinched waist? Cristina began dancing when she was really, really little and continues to dance and choreograph at her current height. She earned degrees in dance and English at the University of Texas at Austin, followed immediately with massage certification via Austin’s Lauterstein-Conway Massage school. She completed a 400 hour Comprehensive Pilates Program at Core Pilates NYC and is on a path towards a career in physical therapy. She is excited to join the dynamic team at Real Pilates.