Ken Krech has been teaching Pilates since 1998, operating private studios in both Montréal and Los Angeles since 2000. Having been an avid swimmer, cyclist and runner he recognizes the important role Pilates has played in preventing injury and keeping fit during his athletic pursuits. Ken has studied with Jay Grimes privately and is a graduate of his Master’s Program THE WORK™ and also completed Jay’s highly selective follow-up program, TEACHING THE WORK™.
Ken feels very honored to have taught at Vintage Pilates where he was able to teach other teachers from around the world as they prepared for the Master’s Program and during the program. He was also part of the group of teachers who helped select the candidates for THE WORK™. Best of all was just teaching all those years along side Jay Grimes. Vintage Pilates is closed now but Ken continues to teach at several studios in Los Angeles where he has the benefit of not only teaching teachers but also those who just want to stay in condition doing Pilates.
Ken is also a California licensed Massage Therapist who has been practicing for over 25 years. Over that time, Ken has studied and become certified in several different types of massage such as Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology and spent about three years studying Osteopathy in Québec, Canada. Massage is beneficial for relaxation, pain management, injury relief, or/and for preparation to participate in sporting events. Ken tailors his massages to fit each person’s needs.
PILATES TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
CERTIFIED 1996 PILATES STUDIO OF LOS ANGELES
ACSM CERTIFIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
SELF EMPLOYED PILATES / FITNESS TRAINER 1999- 2009
COMPLETED THE WORK AND TEACHING THE WORK WITH JAY GRIMES
WORKED AT VINTAGE PILATES WITH JAY GRIMES FROM 2011 TO 2018
BODYWORK TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
MASSAGE THERAPIST SINCE 1994
COMPLETED 2 ½ YEARS OF A 6 YEAR PROGRAM AT THE SUTHERLAND INSTITUTE IN QUEBEC
(SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY)
DIPLOME DE SOMATHERAPIE (OSTEOPATHY)
Osteo-massage is how I would best describe the type of bodywork I provide. Trained in many modalities of massage, I have been working as a massage therapist since 1994. At the present time, my interest and focus have shifted more towards the osteopathic work.