Celebrating 20 years - Kristina's Story

We are excited to celebrate 20 years in the Anchorage community! Thanks to our wonderful, enthusiastic and dedicated clients who have come to spend an hour or two (sometimes 12) with us throughout the week!

20 years ago, if you had asked us where we'd be now, I don't think anyone would have been able to predict all of the wonderful relationships we've had the amazing opportunity to build. The lasting structural changes are just a bonus when it comes to the community we share!

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This week we would like to congratulate KRISTINA HOLDRIDGE for teaching at studio one for 15 years. Kristina's knowledge, sense of humor, hands-on-corrections, and great cues are just some of the reasons why many clients love her classes. Here is Kristina's story:

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Once upon a time...

My story at studio One Pilates begin 18 years ago. I caught the Studio One ad in the newspaper and was hooked. Well not at first, but I had a lesson with Elaine and first correction from Paul and Wham - been here ever since!

Two years into being a client I took the first teacher training program and have been learning and growing as an instructor human being ever since.

Many of you have been taking my classes for years and others just starting. Although I am the instructor guiding you through the exercises I’m truly the one learning from all of you. It is exercise body movement life skills all of the above for me.

I have been here to see people come and go and come back again. Clients become friends and sometimes coworkers. Many things happen in your lives marriages, divorces, babies and we sometimes we lose those we love.

Last Thanksgiving I lost my friend and client Geraldine Estabrook. I saw Geraldine every Monday in class for nine years. She taught me as much about life as I did Pilates. ❤️

So, thank you clients of Studio One for keeping me on my toes and employed. For you guys never give up. You take all my cues and directions with patience and turned them into success! With Paul and Ana in the driver seat we are guaranteed inspiration guidance in all of our bodies.

Have fun in class and keep laughing at my jokes… I’ll come up with new stuff for the next 10 years!

My story at studio One Pilates begin 18 years ago. I caught the Studio One ad in the newspaper and was hooked. Well not at first, but I had a lesson with Elaine and first correction from Paul and Wham - been here ever since!

Two years into being a client I took the first teacher training program and have been learning and growing as an instructor human being ever since.

Many of you have been taking my classes for years and others just starting. Although I am the instructor guiding you through the exercises I’m truly the one learning from all of you. It is exercise body movement life skills all of the above for me.

I have been here to see people come and go and come back again. Clients become friends and sometimes coworkers. Many things happen in your lives marriages, divorces, babies and we sometimes we lose those we love.

Last Thanksgiving I lost my friend and client Geraldine Estabrook. I saw Geraldine every Monday in class for nine years. She taught me as much about life as I did Pilates. ❤️

So, thank you clients of Studio One for keeping me on my toes and employed. For you guys never give up. You take all my cues and directions with patience and turned them into success! With Paul and Ana in the driver seat we are guaranteed inspiration guidance in all of our bodies.

Have fun in class and keep laughing at my jokes… I’ll come up with new stuff for the next 10 years!