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Kimberly Kandra

Crownsville, MD

Kimberly Kandra is located in Crofton, just outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

She was comprehensively certified through Power Pilates in 2011.

She is a specialist in Pilates for MS and other Neurological Conditions and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NPCT). Kim completed Clare Dunphy Hemani’s Advanced Teaching Seminar in 2019.

Among her most influential teachers she includes Clare, Mariska Breland, Bonnie Grove and the late Bob Liekens.

A former professional dancer, Kim found Pilates shortly after the birth of her first set of twins, discovering that it was helpful in recovering from diastasis recti.

Continuing to practice the discipline during her pregnancies with her singleton and another set of twins, she was able to maintain her core support and avoid a repeat separation.

Rather than focus on the loss of her dancer physique and the weaknesses and imbalances that came along with age and high-risk pregnancies, she chose to celebrate the body she had.

This led Kim to decide to pursue a career helping others to feel the same way she did - strong and empowered and to be their very best selves at every stage of their life. Her empathy and compassion, coupled with creativity and a sense of humor, has led her to become a sought after instructor. 

As a firm believer in lifelong learning, Kim is proud to be a part of the Progressive Mentoring program.

As a mentor, she hopes to encourage others to find their own personal strengths by looking at their teaching with a new perspective. In life as well as the Pilates studio, often times observing things through a different lens is just the catalyst that is needed to draw out the best in someone. 

“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”
—Marcel Proust

Get to know other Elevate mentors & directors:

Anna McBain Becky Dastrup Cecile Elias Debi Quinn Vincent Kimberly Kandra Lynn Melfi Stefanie O‚ÄôRourke Sunni Almond NCPT Tina Lyon  Clare Dunphy Hemani

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