Christine Tourkakis

Saint Louis, MO 63116

Chrissy is a Fully Certified Stott Pilates Instructor. She has been teaching pilates since 2017 and also holds certification in Juvo Board. Chrissy began practicing pilates in 2010, when she purchased a pilates studio gift certificate for her mom’s birthday and promised to tag along (great gift, by the way). Introductory lessons quickly turned into a lifelong love of the method. Chrissy has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis as well as a Master’s degree in Physical Anthropology from Iowa State University. She conducted her Master’s thesis field research studying the postural and locomotor behavior of chimpanzees in Fongoli, Senegal. A collector of odd jobs, and a lifelong student at heart, Chrissy has been an anthropologist, a zoo keeper, a dental office administrator, a wedding photographer, and mom to two precious girls, and has practiced pilates through it all. Chrissy finds the scientific layers of the pilates method inspiring- especially the plasticity and adaptability of the method to suit every person at any time in their life. She relishes a great pilates flow with good music and group class camaraderie. More than anything, she loves helping her clients feel their best through movement. When not in the studio, Chrissy loves spending time with her sweet family, exploring the great outdoors, shooting a roll of film in her hasselblad, marathoning audiobooks/podcasts, or drinking a good craft cocktail.

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About Me


  • BA, Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Master's Degree, Biological Anthropology, Iowa State University

Certifications / Trainings

Merrithew™ - Full Certification
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Christine's Locations

Premier Pilates St. Louis

3808 S Lindbergh Blvd Ste 101
St. Louis, MO 63127

Freeman Pilates - Pause Studio

3172 Morganford Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63116

Additional Information


$35.00 / hr, Varies by location and type- private lesson and group classes available

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Stott Pilates Fully Certified - Essential Intermediate Advanced Matwork, Reformer, Barrels

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