Kirsten Karlblom is the owner of Pilates Body by Kirsten. She has been instructing Pilates since 2003 and has owned her own business since 2010. Kirsten’s studio is not just a Pilates studio, but also offers hot yoga, Aerial yoga, Aveda Spa, and retail.
Currently, Kirsten is serving on the Board and represents the Sustainability and Development Committee.
Kirsten heard about HOPE’S IN through a dear friend. She and her daughter Brooke went to Guatemala to help build a house in the summer of 2019 and fell in love with the mission of HOPE’S IN and the people of Guatemala. Soon after their return, Kirsten, Brooke, and the Pilates Body staff raised enough money to donate a house for the summer of 2020. Due to the pandemic, this mission was put on hold and they are looking forward to returning in the future.
When asked why HOPE’S IN, Kirsten has done several other mission trips and HOPE’S IN was the most rewarding and well run. It is hard not to get involved with the amazing people who run this organization. Additionally, she loves the appreciation, love, and faith of the Guatemalan people.