About Us

Pilates North is the premier Pilates studio in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our goal is to offer the highest quality of Pilates, movement instruction, manual therapy and personal training. We have dedicated ourselves to the practice and study of human movement and to actually improve life through movement. We offer a wide array of exercise and therapy options with a highly educated, professional and experienced staff


Christine Chitwood

Owner  BA, MFA  

Pilates Certified

Christine has been an instructor of movement and dance for over 25 years. In 1997 she earned an M.A. in dance from the University of Arizona and in 1995 a B.F.A in dance from the University of Nebraska. 

Christine began studying Pilates in 1997 and holds certification as a Pilates instructor from Core Dynamics. Christine is also certified as a Pilates for Golf instructor. She has studied with Pilates masters, including Ron Fletcher and Michele Larsson. Christine continues to be a student of the Pilates work through continuing education workshops such as the Pilates Rehabilitation Summit. 

When not teaching at the studio, Christine enjoys being a mom to Sienna and spending time in the kitchen creating new recipes. In addition to doing Pilates she loves hiking with her family, running and cross country skiing.

Olivia Robertson

Pilates and Yoga Certified

Born and raised in Kenya, Olivia fell in love with movement at an early age as a way to explore the Kenyan bush. Her desire to move and explore the world led to a 500 RYT Yoga training  in Rishikesh, India in 2013 followed by trainings in Taupo, NZ and Vancouver, BC. These trainings helped redefine and deepen her knowledge of Traditional Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Primary series.  

In Washington state, Olivia pursued her Personal Training Certification (2016) which fueled her knowledge of Olympic Lifting and the importance of merging strength with mobility.  Her work inspired her to complete a 500 mile thru hike of the Colorado trail.   

Olivia then spent a year on a comprehensive Pilates training through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), traveling to CA in 2017 for her final practicum.  Teaching Yoga and Pilates classes for the past four years, Olivia is known for her creative flows that challenge participants to connect with the body in a new way.  In her individual sessions, Olivia works to enhance the subtlety of body awareness, cross train for specific sports and hobbies, rehabilitate after injury and nurture spiritually.  Throughout her travels, Olivia has come to believe strongly  in thoughtful, balanced, and grounded movement.  Her approach encompasses the complexity of the entire individual and focuses on positive body image.



Daniel Chitwood


Dan formally began his training in 1991 while volunteering at the Downtown YMCA in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, he has been working in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness professional. In 1994 he graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts with a certificate in Massage Therapy with a focus in sports massage and stretching.

Dan enjoys teaching the advanced principles and special techniques of fitness, massage and bodywork. He continues to advance his knowledge and understanding of the human body as it relates to movement and overall health and is a dedicated healthcare professional. Dan received his bachelors of science degree in Physiological Science (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Arizona and holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. He has been a self-employed licensed Massage Therapist in Arizona for over 19 years. In July 2016, Dan took over as owner of Physical Therapy Clinics at Flagstaff Athletic Club

Dan enjoys being physically active and teaching. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker and camper. When he is not doing something outdoors, he has fun building bikes and playing with computers in his spare time.