August 2013 | La Jolla, California
"Gratz equipment was specifically designed to Joe Pilates specs for his method. To teach at my absolute best, I have to use Gratz."
- Chris Robinson, Owner & Instructor
When taught and applied properly, Pilates has proven itself to be an extremely effective and safe method of exercise for over 80 years. Chris is a purist, he teaches the Pilates method, as taught by Joseph Pilates. He also uses the same principles of “the method” with other modalities of exercise (kettlebells, muay thai, sprinting, functional and traditional training). Each movement during the training session is initialized by the CORE muscle group (including the abdominal region, inner thighs and gluteus maximus) in order to protect and lengthen the spine.
As a lifelong athlete, Chris Robinson is constantly in pursuit of peak performance. With great passion and energy, the Houston native brings that drive to the service of his clients, including Oprah Winfrey, for whom he acts as personal core coach. A certified Pilates instructor with more than 15 years of fitness professional experience, Chris learned his craft directly from Pilates legend Romana Kryzanowska. He is a two-time Muay Thai kickboxing champion trained by Saekson Janjira and was a collegiate track and field athlete at San Diego State University, where he earned a degree in kinesiology.
Chris utilizes a fully equipped Gratz Pilates studio in training his clients including Reformers, Cadillacs, Chairs and barrels in addition to Studio wall units for group classes. He can only teach at his absolute best when using Gratz equipment - equipment specifically designed to Joe Pilates specs and method.