Wine Down Wednesday- Meet Kim Wallis
Posted on March 31 2014
As a runner and a dancer, Kim Wallis has always enjoyed being active. Originally from Chicago, her move to St. Louis 14 years ago prompted her to make the leap from the financial industry to the fitness world. She is a certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer educated in pre/post natal Pilates, Sport specific Pilates, TRX, Kettlebell, Gray Institute Applied Functional Science and Spinning. Kim is the creator of Sleek Physique, one of the first barre classes ever offered in St. Louis. She has studied under renown instructors in Chicago, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Santa Fe. While Kim still enjoys teaching her group sessions (5 mornings a week at NutriFormance), her passion for working with elite athletes has driven her to create Pilates4Pros, LLC, bringing the benefits of Pilates to athletes in St. Louis and beyond including MLB, NFL, NHL players and Olympians. In her free time, Kim enjoys cooking, baking and watching her athletes compete.
Kim's web page: www.nutriformance.com/pilatesforathletes
Sleek Physique (The Workout):
Sleek Physique is a total body workout incorporating movements based on the Pilates method, weight training, dance and yoga. Classes are designed to methodically train each muscle group to exhaustion followed by intervals of targeted, deep stretching. Each class consists high intensity, no impact sequences driven by upbeat playlists.
“After studying a variety of methods over the past 13 years, including Pilates and Lotte Berk, I created a format that incorporates the principles of Pilates, strength training and yoga. Classical barre work, elements of dance, and great music keep the energy up. There is no “miracle method” but these exercises helped me get my body back after two pregnancies in which I gained 55+ pounds. I try to create a fun and motivating atmosphere to go along with the science behind the method.” - Kim Wallis, BA, CPT