GO BEYOND WITH KRISTIN
How did you come to be a part of the BEYOND family?
When I retired from professional dancing several years ago, I had some extra free time and was searching for my “what’s next” moment. A friend asked me to join her for a class at BEYOND and after taking my first-ever Pilates reformer class I immediately became addicted. I even told one of the instructors that BEYOND was going to change my life. Little did I know, it actually would. I went from being a client to becoming an instructor, studio manager, and now the General Manger for BEYOND Studios Dallas! What an amazing three years it has been!!
What can clients expect when taking your BEYOND classes?
Clients can always expect awesome tunes – 80s and 90s originals and remixes are my jam! You’ll probably hear some old-school hip hop as well. Clients will also notice that I can never stand still. When I’m not demonstrating an exercise, they’re sure to see some foot-stomping, finger snapping, and shoulder shaking moves… to the beat of the music, of course!
When not leading a BEYOND class you are …..
Leading BEYOND as General Manager! With responsibility for the operations of three studios; as well as training, hiring, and communication – I stay pretty busy. When I’m not working or teaching, I can be found at Starbucks writing routines and making new playlists. I also love spending time with family, friends, and my rescue dog CoCo, listening to live music and drinking wine at my favorite wine bar.
What days can clients book your classes?
I teach at all three BEYOND Studios locations! Here’s where you can find me:
Henderson – Wednesday 5:45/7pm, Friday 6/7am
Lovers – Monday 4:30/5:30pm, Tuesday 6/7/8:30am
Preston Hollow – Monday 8:30/9:30am, Thursday 5:30/6:30am
What’s your favorite way to break a sweat?
Besides BEYOND – definitely a dance class! I love to challenge myself and see if I still have “it.” Sometimes I don’t, but I sure do have a blast trying!
How did you start your fitness journey?
I have been teaching and training for 10+ years, but I’d say the real journey began at a very young age because I was always involved in activities that required maintaining a healthy lifestyle – thanks Mom and Dad! It all started with dance classes at age three – tap, jazz, ballet and also gymnastics. From there, I was an officer for my Jr. High and High School drill teams. After high school, I continued studying dance and performed for a modern dance company for several years, then attended the University of North Texas where I studied Health Promotion. In the last decade (wow, that makes me feel old), I danced professionally for the Dallas Desperados and then the Dallas Cowboys, where I served as Captain for both of those teams. Collectively, these experiences have contributed significantly in shaping the person that I am today – self-disciplined, determined, leader, teacher, mentor, team-focused – and I am thrilled they have led me to where I am today with BEYOND!
What’s your favorite training gear/apparel?
lululemon has always been a favorite for me. Now that I am a lululemon Ambassador, you will be seeing me rocking the brand even more!
What’s your idea of going BEYOND?
For me, going BEYOND means to do more, give more, be more. To continue to use my God-given talents as well as the shared experiences and lessons learned from all of the wonderful people in my life, to be the best person that I can be and to help bring out the best in others.