written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director

Katie is a wife and a mom of 3 adorable tiny human beings, but before that she was a professional dancer who performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and in the Broadway 1st National Tour of Anything Goes. She left a NYC Pilates studio to work at Pure Pilates and the clients just love her! Katie’s personality shines through as a teacher and now you can find out for yourself when you jump into her Express Mat class on Thursday evenings.

When Katie approached me about teaching this virtual class, I was excited and thought I would love to have this workout to end my day. I asked her to describe the workout and I was sold!

Katie explained,End your day by connecting your mind, breath and body for 30 minutes.  I’ll lead you through feel good movement that your body knows, stretches that your body needs and intentional breath work that allows you to finish your day feeling centered with more space and ease.”

Have you taken an in-person or virtual class with Katie? If not, check out this creative 60 second exercise of her Standing 100.  It’s perfect for a beginner and challenging for anyone experienced in Pilates. This is just one exercise where she shines in her Standing Mat Against the Wall, that’s part of our OnDemand Library. 

Katie loves teaching Mat, but when asked what her favorite exercise or Pilates apparatus was she exclaimed, “The Chair! I have one at home and it has completely kept me sane (during covid) this year. Longing for days in the studio, having a small apparatus at home has allowed me to not only work out, but connect with other teachers, past mentors, and create and explore exercises for my clients.”

Here’s another great exercise that you can do at home with just a chair. Katie recreates the popular Mermaid exercise, without the Wunda Chair that you would find in our studio.  The Mermaid focuses on side bending and twisting, a great stretch when you’ve been at your desk for far too long. Give it a go. You won’t regret it!

Every Thursday night in February, join Katie for her Express Mat Class at 7:30pm.  The virtual class will flow with movement allowing you to create blood flow through your body, sending energy to all joints and tight muscle groups.  Stretches will be incorporated throughout the flow workout, as well as a bonus stretch and breath series to finish. All levels are welcome.  This is a live class and no replays will be available. Sign up for all 4 workouts or drop-in for one or 2. Click here to register.