Christine Travis, co-owner of Poise Pilates+Barre is a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor and Burn at the Barre certified instructor. She was first introduced to Pilates in 2007 after moving back to Bakersfield. Since then she has watched her body change through Pilates and enjoys sharing that experience with her clients. While Christine finds value in all Pilates methods, she prefers the structure of the BASI Block System to ensure each client receives a full body workout to fit their needs. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and is proud to do what she loves and teach Pilates at Poise Pilates+Barre in Bakersfield, California.
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Callie Spitzer, co-owner of Poise Pilates+Barre, is a Body Arts & Science International (BASI) certified Pilates instructor. Coming from a cheerleading background of over 12 years, she began taking Pilates in 2005 and has not stopped. Callie is passionate about teaching others, allowing them to fall in love with the exercise and body awareness Pilates has to offer. When the opportunity came to fulfill her Pilates dream, she could not pass it up. She believes Pilates is for any one at any age with any condition. Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California State University, Long Beach and is currently teaching Pilates at Poise Pilates+Barre in Bakersfield, California.
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Annemarie Ulbrich is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Her nine year ballet background gives her the experience and knowledge to instruct others using the essentials of traditional ballet barre and and the principals of fitness. Knowing that she is teaching a fun and unique approach to physical fitness excites her. Annemarie holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling; both from Saint Mary’s College of California.
April Morphis has been a fitness instructor for over ten years and is Burn at the Barre and AFAA certified. She fell in love with Pilates eight years ago after a doctor recommendation to strengthen her back. Through Pilates, she has watched her body change, creating long, lean muscles and increased flexibility. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and is a mother of three beautiful children.
Jessie Kvasnicka is a certified Burn At The Barre Instructor. She began her Barre journey about 4 years ago, when she signed up to take a beginner's Ballet class at Centre Stage Ballet Studio in Bakersfield, Ca. Playing competitve sports since a child, and always having a passion for dancing, Ballet sounded like a fun challenge and an enjoyable workout, and she fell in love with it. Soon thereafter, she took her first Barre fitness class at a studio in Los Angeles. It was quite a challenge! After finding out that Bakersfield offered the same type of classes, she quickly started and never stopped. She is extremely excited to help others find their joy and passion in a challenging, yet fun Barre workout. Jessie holds her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Channel Islands, and currently works in Medical Sales.
Kimberly Bartlett is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. Growing up playing competitive volleyball in High School and then into college, she developed a love and passion for fitness that led her to Yoga, Pilates and then Barre. There is nothing she enjoys more then seeing her clients push themselves while having fun during their workout. She also hopes to start her Pilates Certification this Fall with BASI. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California Santa Barbara.
Kristi Windtberg is a certified Burn at the Barre instructor. She has been teaching mat based Pilates for over 8 years in addition to teaching many other group exercise formats including Zumba, Turbo Kickboxing, boot camp, strength training and hip hop classes. She loved the intensity and variety of the barre program and decided to pursue her certification to teach this format. Her background is in dance where she practiced for 14 years so she is very excited to be back at the barre. Kristi loves motivating others to pursue their fitness goals and enjoys getting to interact with so many different types of people in her classes. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University and works as a Lean Sigma Facilitator at Chevron. She is married with a two year old son and just welcomed her second child in April!