Crissy Brand – Studio Manager
After a successful 25 year career in Information Technology, Crissy was seeking more meaningful work and felt drawn to the health and wellness industry. Her interest in learning more about healthier foods and minds began over 16 years ago with her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Her mother’s illness led Crissy to dive headfirst into the many ways we care for our own bodies. She later explored possible careers in acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, and even hospice counseling.
Crissy first came to Pilates after returning from a 500-mile hike, El Camino de Santiago, across northern Spain. The hike left her feet with injuries and numbness. A friend suggested taking Pilates lessons, so Crissy started taking lessons in her home town of Atlanta, Georgia. She read Joseph Pilates’ book, Return to Life, to explore the theory of Pilates. Return to Life discussed many of the health principles that she had already adopted in her own life many years ago. Through the Pilates lessons, Crissy was encouraged by the healing that took place in her feet. Inspired by her own healing and the principles of Pilates, she decided to continue this work and enrolled in a one year long training program with The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Her commitment to problem solving and personal growth helps her constantly deepen her own practice and allows her to tailor her teaching to the need of any “body” that seeks change.