Manalapan, New Jersey
Teaching offers me the opportunity to push people beyond what they believe they can achieve and make them feel confident. If I’m lucky, we’ll share a chuckle or two along the way.
CLASSES AT PURE
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
BFA in Dance (Summa Cum Laude), Lotte Berk
Shawn McCormack, Kate Albarelli
Christina Ilisije instructs the following:
Figure 4 Fierce Dance Cardio
Figure 4 Fierce combines all the benefits of a dance cardio class with the strengthening and toning elements of a standard Figure 4 barré class. This is a high intensity workout that mixes cardiovascular aerobic dance combinations with interval training to target the thighs, arms, abs, and glutes. Easy to follow, energetic moves are created to make you burn calories and release endorphins. No worries, this is not zumba and you won't be twerking! All moves are easy to follow and focus on keeping your heart rate elevated and your confidence soaring. Sneakers are required for class.
Figure 4 Barre
Created by a NYC ballet dancer and exclusively at Pure, Figure 4 is the most challenging barre experience out there, enhancing precision dance techniques with strength training. With high-energy choreography and interval cardio, Figure 4 keeps your pulse pounding while forging a lean, sculpted physique focusing on the thighs, arms, abs, and glutes. Socks with grips or bare feet for class.
Figure 4 Fit
We start with the foundation of Figure 4's practice (posture, alignment, natural resistance), and add new choreography and fast-paced sequencing to challenge and transform the body in this more advanced program. A minimum of 5 Figure 4 classes is required before taking Figure 4 Fit.
Pre/Post Natal Figure 4
Created by professional dancer Kate Albarelli, Pre/Postnatal Figure 4 is a full-body barre method exercise designed to strengthen and tone the body by using elements from ballet, Pilates, pre-natal yoga and weight training. For comfort & support, the class uses props such as ballet barres, pregnancy wedges, fitness balls & rings to allow for a safe and effective workout, without decreasing the intensity of the method. By targeting specific areas of the body such as thighs, abs, glutes and arms Pre/Postnatal F4 helps to keep weight down during pregnancy while preparing the body for labor and recovery. The high-energy class keeps your heart-rate in a "fat-burning zone," so the body safely burns fat while building muscle. Classes are limited to give the feel of a semi-private and to allow each student access to personal attention.
Figure 4 Forty-Five
Take the express route in the 45 minute class designed for those who want to achieve the benefits of Figure 4's all-around approach in minimal time.