Karyn Steenstra


Certifications, Workshops & Education

  • Peak PilateSystem Comprehensive Certified Instructor
  • Pre/Post Natal Pilates
  • Pilates with Kettle Bells
  • All About the Feet
  • Pilates for Golf
  • Balanced Body BarreBA Planned Studies: Concentration in Dance Instruction & Studio Management, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY


I was introduced to Pilates during my 11 years as a ballet dancer. While attending Ithaca College, I concentrated my study of the body within the physical therapy department, which is one if the top 5 programs in the country. Through intense work of anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics; I developed a strong working knowledge of the body and it’s proper, organic movements.

Upon graduating from Ithaca I returned to Maine where I taught Pilates at the Soma Pilates Studio for three years. In 2007, my children and I moved to Fort Collins, where I continued my dedication to expand my knowledge of Pilates by studying and working under the precise eye of Colleen Glenn; one of the most sought after Pilates Master Trainers in the country and co-founder of the elite Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).

I have worked with many body issues from rehabilitation, post surgery and prenatal to spine fusions and Multiple Sclerosis. I am always looking for a challenge and I specialize in reforming your body so that you can take the foundation of Pilates into other modalities and every day life in order to work safely and efficiently for a total body workout. I have found the significance of Pilates by combining the Classical Six Pilates Principles with the Five Parts of the Mind for a mind/body connection that, with dedicated practice, will transform your body and life!