Krisna brings a lifetime of involvement in the fitness and health industry to East Bay Pilates. As an entrepreneur, Krisna along with Robert Surenbroek founded East Bay Pilates in 2005 and has been involved in Classical Pilates since 1999. East Bay Pilates has provided Pilates’ training to Pixar Animation Studios since opening in 2005.
Ms. Hanks holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, along with numerous certifications in Classical Pilates, Iyengar Yoga, Senior Fitness, and executive coaching. Krisna’s Pilates’ teaching is influenced by her training with Bob Liekens, Jay Grimes, Susan Moran, Marjorie Oron and recently Trish Garland of Romana’s Pilates.
She is also a Certified Worksite Wellness Consultant and worked as a subject matter expert for the CDC’s Work@Health™ nationwide worksite wellness program.
Krisna has fifteen years experience as an executive coach for Executive Performance Training, an international company specializing in communication and coaching courses for CEO’s and senior executives. Krisna led courses for McKinsey & Co., ABN/AMRO Bank, Corus Steel, Findus Foodservices, Insinger De Beaufort Investment, DSM, Sabic and others. In 2014-15 she worked in Shanghai, China with the EPT team and in 2017 in Chicago for Akzo Nobel international workforce.
Her career includes many years in personal training as well as a strong background in theater and dance. Her credits include training international executives and corporations; such as Gianni Agnelli, former CEO and owner Fiat Corporation in Italy; CEO & senior executive staff of Bloomingdales and Grey Advertising in New York. Ms. Hanks professional dance career includes performances with renowned directors and companies such as Twyla Tharp, Lucinda Childs, Lisa Marcus, Peter Greenaway, The Dutch National Opera & Aspect Theater London, in Europe, Akasha and Company in Chicago and many others across the globe.