Reformer/Mat Fundamentals


This class is taught by:

Lauren Hovik

Lauren Hovik is a lifelong mover, dancer, teacher, and advocate for healthy active living. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Idaho with Bachelors of Science degrees in both Dance and Exercise Science and Health. During this time, she found a passion for Pilates after seeing the difference it made in both her dancing and in minimizing her chronic aches and pains. Lauren completed her Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training with Dance Specialization through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and is consistently pursuing continuing education. She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science where her research in jump landing biomechanics was chosen for presentation in 2015. Lauren has taught Pilates and dance courses for the University of Idaho as well as for various schools and studios in Idaho, Washington, Utah, and Alaska. She has danced professionally with Vytal Movement Dance Company, Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, and Long Beach Ballet performing throughout China and across the United States. Lauren is interested in researching the body through performance and somatic practices.

Kris Duke

Kris Duke is originally from the Spokane area, but has also lived in Denver, CO and Las Vegas, NV. Kris’s interest in physical fitness started when she was a college student. Her interest started with aerobics and weight training at SFCC. Thirteen years ago she hesitantly ventured into an adult ballet class while her young daughters were taking their own classes. She liked it so much, that she started taking floor barre and Pilates, which were also offered as part of the adult class schedule.

Three years ago, Kris discovered how Pilates can bring a person back from injuries and make someone stronger than they were before. When Kris’s daughter Tori was recovering from back and ankle injuries due to dance, Kris found Angelie Melzer to help her daughter rehabilitate her body. Angelie insisted that Kris would be an excellent instructor, and with a little bit of convincing, Kris took her first Balanced Body course, Body Barre. Kris instantly fell in love with Pilates. Since then she has gone on to receive her certifications from Balanced Body in Pilates Mat and Springboard.

Kris continues to grow everyday in her love and appreciation of Pilates. She also enjoys meeting new people and helping them discover what their body is capable of with proper Pilates training.

This beginner class will give you an idea of what the Reformer and Mat series has to offer. Mixing two wonderful components of Pilates work together for a deeper understanding of how the mat work accentuates the apparatus and vice versa.

Upcoming classes:

  • Class Full
    Sat Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Sat Dec 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Sat Dec 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kris Duke
  • Sat Jan 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Sat Jan 12 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Sat Jan 19 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Sat Jan 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik
  • Sat Feb 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lauren Hovik