Dancer, choreographer, yoga devotee, author and Pilates master teacher, Jennifer Kries is an unparalleled innovator in the realm of alternative health and fitness. First to bring Pilates to the masses, her award-winning videos and DVDs, The Method Series, Jennifer Kries’s Pilates Method and Fox/Fit TV’s, The Method Show, revolutionized the fitness community, paving the way for the current wave of enthusiasm for Pilates mind-body exercise.
Jennifer's mind-body arts and fitness background is as rich and diverse as the life force flow that forms the foundation of her new series. Jennifer has enjoyed the benefits of Pilates for most of her life. She first discovered its timeless principles at age 13 in a mat class at New York’s School of American Ballet given by Pilates disciple, Eve Gentry.
She went on to study with three of Joseph Pilates original disciples throughout her professional dance career, starting with Eve Gentry, moving on to Romana Kryzanowska and then Ron Fletcher. With her background as professional dancer and yoga devotee, she brings a dynamic and progressive, yet traditional perspective to her Pilates teaching. Her work transforms bodies and minds in keeping with the passionate spirit that led Joseph Pilates to create his system. She holds a certification through the original Pilates Studio under the guidance of Romana Kryzanowska and is one of a privileged few 2nd generation Pilates Master Teachers in the country. She has practiced yoga since 1988 and has been teaching and inspiring thousands with her unique approach to yoga since 1995.
Through her inspiring work, she helps people transform far more than their bodies, enabling them to tap into a reserve of power never before experienced. Her attention to detail, superb teaching style, artistry, and knowledge of Eastern healing techniques, anatomy and energy dynamics makes her one of the most highly sought-after mind-body teachers in the world today.