Bio:

Christina sees Pilates as the bridge between fitness and living a fuller, more creative life. Born and raised in Manhattan, Christina has been a fashion stylist, a creative director for an arts publication, and a bar owner in downtown Manhattan. No matter what she was doing, she never lost sight of her passion for movement and the human form. She turned her passion into a profession by completing the 600+ hour comprehensive Pilates program at Core Pilates NYC. Christina loves Pilates because of the mind and body connection, and the way it makes her stronger in her other cross training. Her belief is that with proper strengthening, posture, and breathing, one can gain the focus and stamina to be more productive in everyday life. She hopes to inspire others the way that her instructors have inspired her.

Q&A:

Q: What is your favorite healthy snack and favorite meal?
CC: My favorite healthy snack is a hard boiled egg and some Blue Diamond almond nut thins. My favorite meal is sushi!

Q: What is your favorite skincare line right now and do you have a routine that you would like to share? Most essential skin care tip? Answer any or all of the above!
CC: I love SK II. I’m a big fan of their masks. My most essential skin care tip is to use toner right after washing your face. I do the double wash- oil based cleanser first, then a water based cleanser after. And SPF is a must!

Q: Do you have a wellness secret?
CC: Aloe water and chlorella daily.

Q: There are so many smoothie varieties out there! What do you put in your favorite smoothie?
CC: A simple blend of banana, almond butter, unsweetened almond milk and a big handful of spinach or kale.

Q: What is your favorite meal to cook?
CC: Breakfast. Soft scrambled eggs, toasted gluten free waffle with almond butter and sliced bananas.

Q: What are some activities you like to do outside of Pilates?
CC: Weight lifting, yoga, cinema, art and most of all, spending time with my partner.

Q: Did you always have an interest in health and wellness?
CC: Yes! I find it equally as important as taking care of your mind.

Q: What do you typically eat for breakfast?
CC: Celery juice, greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit.

Q: What is your favorite indulgence?
CC: Noodles! Noodles! Noodles! and Pasta!

Q: What are three essential items you have in your bag?
CC: Lip balm, rose oil blotting paper and portable battery

Q: Favorite quote
CC: “You can’t go wrong with strong” – Ben Bruno