My Story . . . and my personal welcome
Hi there! My name is Jennifer Richards and I have been in the health and fitness industry for more than 20 years. During that time I've had an incredible opportunity to work with amazing teachers and clients, learning so much from both.
I've been fit. I've been strong and I've been injured. I've changed my own body from what I have learned and am blessed to have helped hundreds of others do the same.
I believe that vibrant, awesome health is an option at any age. I know it because I live it. And at 47, I feel like the best years are still ahead of me.
Let me help you transform your body and your health, one choice at a time. It doesn't have to be a chore; it doesn't have to be hard. It just has to begin.
Let's get started together!
Certifications with ACE (American Council on Exercise), PMA (Pilates Method Alliance), RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification), Pink Ribbon Program Post-Operative Workout Enhancing Recovery.
KorePilates Comprehensive Program, Balance Body Continuing Education, Paddle Into Fitness,(paddleboard and paddleboard fitness instruction)
Anel is a certified Pilates Instructor. She completed her comprehensive 500-hour Pilates education through Club Pilates in 2015 teaching group Pilates equipment classes for all levels and populations. In addition, Anel is certified in Barre through Barre Above and Yoga Sculpt through CorePower.
Anel first discovered her passion for Pilates in 2013 after being diagnosed with tendonitis in both knees. Being an energetic fitness enthusiast the overuse of her knees caused severe knee pain. Continuing her daily Pilates practice Anel saw the physical and mental benefits of Pilates transforming her body and mind. Pilates facilitated in rehabilitating her knees back to health. She was hooked! That is when Anel realized the corporate world was no longer her mission. She wanted the opportunity to help others learn and grow through Pilates.
As a Pilates Instructor, Anel ensures every client that attends one of her classes walks away with a challenging full body workout and is inspired by her passion for Pilates. Through her, clients are inspired to transform their bodies, building strength, endurance, flexibility, while finding their mind body connection. Anel gives step-by step instruction, providing visual, auditory, tactile cueing, while offering modifications and progressions for all fitness levels.
Hi, my name is Kristina Halkowycz, I was born and raised in Union New Jersey. About 13 years ago my husband and I decided to move to and settle in San Diego. I attended Seton Hall University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Broadcasting with a minor in Russian. After college I worked in the television industry for over 5 years and had experience with everything from running camera, to audio, chyron, and master control. Though I loved working in production I decided to make a career change and become a Pilates instructor and could not be happier! Pilates is my passion because it gives me the opportunity to help individuals not only achieve their fitness goals, but to also rehabilitate current or past injuries that cause mild but often chronic discomfort. I believe there is no need to live in pain or without the physique you have always wanted!
I am excited to have been given the tools and training needed to become a Certified Pilates Instructor. I am certified in beginner to advanced Pilates exercises which include, but are not limited to, mat/floor Pilates, The Reformer, The Cadillac, The Wunda Chair, The Ladder Barrel, and various other small apparatus. These tools enable me to successfully help you get in amazing shape while ridding your body of the aches and pains that are typically associated with muscle imbalances and current or past injuries.