Owner & Co-Director
About the Instructor
Elisabeth Kristof, RedBird owner and co-director began her fitness career in 2006 as a group fitness instructor at the YMCA of Austin and later with Baby Boot Camp. Elisabeth has a large and loyal clientele that has been with her for many years. She enables lasting change for clients through education, sustainable and progressive training programs and supportive communities. Applying RedBird’s definitive methodology, which emphasizes precision movement and proper body alignment, she develops innovative programming, including RedBird’s unique Body Engineering programs and Primal 7 suspension-band workouts. Elisabeth also develops instructional curriculum for RedBird’s rigorous 450-hour teacher training program. She is certified by Body Arts and Science International (BASI) and the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) as a Pilates instructor and as a personal trainer by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is also Z-health Essentials certified in functional neuroscience of movement, Primal 7-certified and TRX-certified. Elisabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She received a prestigious Carnegie-Knight News21 fellowship for her reporting and writing on public health.
RedBird Prenatal is an intelligent, interesting way to stay connected to and continue to tone your body throughout pregnancy. These classes focus on issues important for moms-to-be: innervating the pelvic floor, reducing low back pain, addressing postural issues common to pregnant women and improving the central nervous system to reduce stress on the body through functional brain training. Keep your arms and legs toned, stay vital, gain strength, improve your energy and enhance your sense of well-being throughout your pregnancy.
Here are some good rules to follow:
- Do not start an exercise regimen for the first time during pregnancy.
- Only do these workouts if you have already been active prior to pregnancy.
- Always listen to your body and do what feels good for you.
- Make sure to keep body temperature cool.
- Do not exercise beyond an level of perceived exertion beyond a 7 on scale of 1-10.