Private Pilates, Duets and Training Sessions in my private, pristine Studio. Book now!

My home studio in North Stamford, on the borders of New Canaan and Pound Ridge, is ready for you! I have completed the CT Covid self-certifying procedure and implemented all safety precautions. Booking now for a limited number of one-on-one and duet Pilates/Training sessions. For more information and to book your first session, contact Breathe Pilates & Fitness. Email



All large indoor classes (below) on hold for now. Private and duet sessions available inside, outside or virtually. Group sessions available outdoors at my home or yours and virtually.

Prenatal Pilates or Pump-Up

Privates and duet sessions currently booking by appointment at my home studio located in North Stamford on the New Canaan and Pound Ridge borders. Additional small groups available by apointment.

Barre & Beyond

Fridays, 11 a.m.,
New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue
(free for members or pay $20 day pass/drop-in)

TRX Zone Challenge/Core & More

Tuesdays 11 a.m.
New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue
(members free or $20 day pass/drop-in)

Pilates Apparatus (Reformer, Tower, Chairs)
All classes at the New Canaan YMCA (see below). Privates available in my home studio (or yours) by appointment only.


9:30 a.m. (open level)

10:30 a.m. (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)
11:30 a.m. Beginner-Advanced Beginner (55 minutes)

Wednesdays 10-10:55 a.m. (intermediate/adv.)
New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue

Registration required. 5 or 6-week ongoing sessions (or 2-week sessions over the summer). Fees online: New Canaan YMCA website. Please call the front desk and ask for Kristen to sign up, or visit the New Canaan YMCA website. Full Pilates apparatus schedule and sign-up available online through the link above. (Classes fill up--maximum of 4 people.)

Pilates Apparatus, duets, personal and small-group training by appointment. For details on all, see below.

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Barre & BeyondTM and Pilates classes and

All indoor classes on hold for now. Private an duet sessions available inside, outside or virtually.

Regularly Scheduled Classes

Class times subject to change.

NEW! Pilates Mat at Dew Yoga, Stamford
Find your center, as together we strengthen your core and stretch and sculpt your muscles. Pilates is a full-body low-impact exercise system designed to tone your “powerhouse,” increase flexibility and improve overall health. No experience required. All modifications welcome.

Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-9:25 a.m. (55 min.)

Classes run April 29-June 3

Dew Yoga, 123 High Ridge Road, Stamford

Advanced registration required for a minimum of 6 participants/max 12. Sign up for more to save!*

Single class: $26

4 classes: $100

5 classes: $115

6 classes: $130

*Classes need not be consecutive

Barre & Beyond

Bring high energy and a smile, as together we sculpt lean and toned muscles, burn fat and have fun. Barre and Beyond blends Pilates with ballet and fitness moves, low-impact cardio and strength training, set to popular music. No dance experience or tutus required (fun for all abilities and levels).

Fridays at 11 a.m. (1 hour)

New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue

$20 day pass/drop-in; free for members

Pilates Apparatus (Reformer, Tower, Chair, Mat)
Build incredible core strength, flexibility, stamina and more with a mindful, fun full-body workout every session that will leave you feeling stronger, looser and surprisingly more Zen! Classes may include the Reformer, Tower, Pilates Chair, Mat exercises and more. According to Joseph Pilates: "In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you'll
see a difference, and in 30 sessions, you'll have a whole
new body." Ask former clients for their experience... (he wasn't lying).

Mondays 9:30 (Open Level), 10:30 (Interm./Adv.),
11:30 a.m. (Beginner/Adv. Beginner)

Wednesdays 10 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced) 

New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue


Classes at the YMCA run 55 minutes. Additional fee through the New Canaan YMCA. New Canaan YMCA website.
Registration required. 5 or 6-week ongoing sessions (2-week sessions in the summer). Please call the front desk and ask for Kristen to sign up or visit the New Canaan YMCA website. Classes fill up--maximum of 4 people.)


Pilates mat, apparatus and personal training privates, duets and small-group training by appointment in my home studio or in your home.



Mom and Me
Pre- and Postnatal
I am trained in TRX, core work, Pilates apparatus, including reformers, towers, the Wunda chair and cadillac and Pilates barrels. I teach groups and privates in a safe, clean, private setting.
 (Strength, Conditioning, Core and More!)

Whittle your middle and mold your muscles during this fast-paced, upbeat sweat/smile session for all levels. You'll get a great cardio workout, using HITT, while also strengthening and toning your muscles, using a variety of weights, equipment and techniques. Born in the Navy SEALs, TRX Suspension Training  leverages gravity and  body weight to offer an adaptable, challenging workout. All equipment provided and no experience necessary--just a great attitude.


Tuesdays 11 a.m. (45 minutes). In The Zone (downstairs) at the New Canaan YMCA. Members free; drop-in $20 day pass. New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT, 06840. 203.966.4528

Keep your eyes open for special pop-up classes!

I love to see friends, groups and mothers and daughers or fathers and sons working out and then celebrating together. I work with men and women to help with sports training, including golf, tennis and swimming.
Customize a Class for a Special Event
TRX, yoga, boot camp, boxing, sandbags, Pilates, sandbags or a little bit of everything

Mom's night outs! Family reunions! Teacher celebrations! Birthday parties! Fundraisers! Break a little sweat together, share some laughs (and gripes), then relax and refuel with healthy food and drinks. A class can be customized for any group and all occasions, at a private home or a fitness studio. Those who sweat together...


Training for Warriors


What is a "warrior?" You: someone who is ready to work hard and better oneself in an effort to battle against his or her particular challenges. Training for Warriors (TFW) classes are energetic and results-oriented to build strength, burn fat and gain overall conditioning, taught be special certified TFW instructors. A one-hour class included a detailed warmup, cardio bursts and muscle-building exercises--adaptable for all and with individualized coaching--working as a team. See more at:


Previously at Inspire Fitness, Stamford, CT 06903
(no current classes running).

Private, Semi-Private and Small Group Training and Pilates Mat and Apparatus

Available by appointment. Please email for more information on rates, locations and availability.

I love helping new (and second-, third-, fourth-time around) moms strengthen the muscles needed to support their changing bodies, I also help women to regain their core strength and get back to—or stronger than—their pre-pregnancy fitness level. I have additional training in pre- and post-natal fitness, plus personal experience "bouncing back" after three C-sections! Check my schedule for pre- and postnatal fitness classes or get a group of moms together to create your own class (indoors or out). Babies welcome!

Prenatal Pump-Up! (45 minutes)

(not currently running)

 45 minutes
New Canaan YMCA

note: You may email with suggested times and dates. Currently working with duets and privates by appointment for Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates and Personal Training.

Find your strength--inside and out--in this class designed specially for pregnant women. Using a variety of weights, TRX, body-weight exercises, Pilates and more, we will strengthen the muscles you need to support your changing body and help prepare it for childbirth and caring for a newborn. Additional stretching and release techniques will offer some relief for aching muscles and foggy minds, all taught in a safe, mindful manner.


Please call or email Kristen ( or visit the Y Website to confirm times and to sign up for this small-group training designed specially for pregnant women.

Limited class size.

Mom and Me Stroller Class (seasonal; 1 hour)

No classes running right now. Email to organize your own group.