Location: Bakersfield, CA
Year Certified in Lagree: 2018
Kristi specializes in training for new studio owners and their staff. She has successfully opened a Lagree studio, LVL Fitness (www.lvl-fitness.com), in 2019 and a VersaClimber studio, CLIMB by LVL Fitness, in 2022. While Kristi loves sharing her passion for the Lagree method in its purest form with new trainers, she also enjoys working with new studio owners on all the facets that go along with opening and operating a Lagree studio.
Kristi has worked in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years as a group exercise instructor. As a former engineer, Kristi started teaching group exercise classes as her “fun” job. She has taught many formats including Zumba, kick boxing, Pilates, boot camp, barre, and now Lagree and VersaClimber. She was always trying new classes and workouts whenever she was out of town. It was on a trip to San Diego in 2017 that she discovered the Lagree method during her first Megaformer class which was recommended by a friend. She was drawn to the intensity of the workout and loved how it incorporated everything into one class. Being a busy full time working mom of three, she appreciated an efficient, full body workout. The next day, Kristi started researching opening her own studio.
Kristi has been able to see first-hand how Lagree can literally change people's bodies and improve their self-confidence. She is passionate about staying true to the Lagree method by keeping exercises SUPER slow and with perfect form and alignment. She is excited to share her love for Lagree and for teaching with future Lagree instructors!