Personal Trainer


I am a dancer, a choreographer, and above all else… a teacher and personal trainer.

Personal Trainer,
Lynn Kirschner

Lifelong Passion

I’m Lynn Kirschner, a personal trainer and I’ve have been teaching for more than 30 years. What started as a hobby, quickly turned into a lifelong passion. Teaching and witnessing others fall in love with dance and fitness, as I had, magnified my joy in movement.

Spine and Shoulders

Most of my clients come to me having a variety of structural issues. I have a strong understanding of spine and shoulder problems and the modifications needed to achieve physical health.

I understand how to bring all the benefits of Pilates to a body that needs it the most.

I’ve taught Pilates, ballet, jazz, modern dance, and physical fitness to students from ages 3-83 and I’ve loved every minute of it!

The Power of Pilates

In 2006 I broke my back.

I had to undergo spinal fusion back surgery and two rotator cuff surgeries. As a result, I was unable to continue teaching. Soon after surgery I started back therapy with a Pilates instructor which saved me from further injuries and surgery, and introduced me to a community of mind-body health.

I Became Certified in Pilates

I began my career as a Pilates Instructor so I could create a community where I could continue to heal myself and begin the healing of others. I have received three “Teachers Excellent” awards from the state of Virginia, won a Choreographer of the Year award, and was a professional modern dancer with Maryland Dance Theater.

My Education

  • Completed 18 months of training with the “Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training”, formally known as Core Dynamics
  • Certified Breast Cancer Exercise specialist by the Pink Ribbon Program
  • Completed other workshops, including Pilates for dancers, and have received three certifications from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research
  • Associate degree from Cincinnati Conservatory and 12 credits short of a BA in Fine Arts from University of Maryland.

Teaching Background

  • Personal Trainer in Pilates, specializing in clients with back and shoulder injuries
  • Exercise specialist for breast cancer survivors
  • Private Pilates and post-rehab instructor to all ages and structural conditions
  • Mentor new teachers, coordinate class schedules and volunteers for performances
  • Taught at The Washington Ballet, and many places around the country

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Director of the Prince William Performing Art Theater
  • Managed a fitness center in Plano, Texas, teaching dance, fitness to gymnastics students and fitness to general clients
  • Professional modern dancer and soloist, with Maryland Dance Theater
  • Danced for Prochotsky Dance Center in Washington, DC

Resources

Professional Association
& Certifying Agency
www.pilatesmethodalliance.org

Livestrong
www.livestrong.com/sscat/pilates/

Understanding the Powerhouse Muscles
www.pilates.about.com/

Fitness for Life

My fitness philosophy: To strengthen the whole body, with a focus on core exercises, to leave you feeling refreshed and energized! The techniques I teach strengthen everyday movements, so you can participate in daily activities such as golf, gardening, or cycling with ease!
gardening

Garden with ease.

Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer

golf

Strengthen your gold swing.