Hi! I'm Christina, instructor and owner of Pilates Kinetics.
As a teenager, I kept active by running, wake-boarding, scuba-diving and weight training. However, in my early twenties, I started to experience chronic neck and shoulder aches and was devastated to be diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. The medical specialist told me that there was nothing I could do about my condition except to avoid certain activities to prevent further degeneration. Thankfully around that time, I discovered Pilates. I found that the exercises were able to strengthen my body, improve my posture and best of all, the pain that I used to suffer from gradually disappeared. Eventually, I decided on a major career change - from banking to be an apprentice with my teacher-trainer Zein Kayali Chahine, and got certified under Romana's Pilates. After teaching in a studio for five years and visiting other studios around the world, I decided to start my own where clients can get a workout tailored specifically to their needs in a private setting.
Pilates helped resolve my neck and shoulder pains, a prolapsed tummy from pregnancy, and it also improved my balance and gait. Christina is both exacting and patient as she tries to understand my issues and configures movements to achieve an effective workout!
A. Lee, age 49
I have benefited greatly from my private Pilates classes with Christina Abraham. She has a knack of knowing which muscles need toning. At the end of the lesson, I feel fitter than when I started.
Beatrice, age 77
I was introduced to Pilates six years ago, and have been under Christina's tutelage for around four. My lower back used to be a problem area due to my golfing and scoliosis, but Christina's precise professionalism and dedication to helping me get better have greatly improved my posture and lessened the recurring pain and discomfort I previously tolerated. Although I never thought I would find a workout I actually enjoy, I find myself looking forward to my weekly Pilates sessions. I like that she adds variety in each session and takes the time to explain the purpose of a certain stretch or exercise. Classes with Christina are not only enjoyable, but have also made me a fitter, stronger, and more confident individual.
Nicole, age 23