9154 Estate Thomas, St. Thomas, VI
(located behind the hospital in the lower level of the MM Electric Building)
Pure Balance is the newest Yoga and Indoor Cycling Studio located in St. Thomas dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals!
Directions to the studio – Take the road behind the hospital (as if you’re going to the back entrance by the Emergency Room). You will pass the paragon building on your right, and then the daily news. After you pass the daily news take the first right hand turn. Stay straight on that road to go towards fortress storage (there is a construction site on the left). You will see the MM Electric Building on your right hand side and a sign for Horizon Physical Therapy on the lower level. Follow the sign to Horizon and you will be in our parking lot!
Chrystie Payne, RYT200 – Owner and Cycling and Yoga Instructor
Chrystie owns and instructs yoga and cycling classes at Pure Balance. She received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Frog Lotus Yoga and has been teaching yoga here in St. Thomas for the past three years. Chrystie is a Mad Dogg Certified Spin Instructor and has been teaching indoor cycling for 5 years. Her love for sharing the gift of health and wellness has brought her to St. Thomas and she is looking forward to meeting and working with you at Pure Balance.
Paige Bickerstaff, AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor, AAAI/ISMA Cycling Instructor
Paige is originally from Irish Hills, Michigan. While teaching a variety Group Fitness classes and Bootcamps at Western Kentucky University, she earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science in Spring 2013. Upon graduation, she was hired as the Fitness Graduate Assistant at Mississippi State University’s Rec. Center and earned her Masters Degree in Sports Administration in Fall of 2014. In addition to her degrees she is certified in, Primary Group Fitness (AFAA), Personal Training (AFAA), Cycling Instructor (AAAI/ISMA) and CF-L1 (ANSI). She is excited to work with the clients at Pure Balance Fitness helping them obtain their goals!
“The mind always fails first, not the body. The secret is to make your mind work for you, not against you.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
Corrie Habib, Cycling Fusion Certified Instructor
New to the island in July of 2014, Corrie is enjoying island life! She started cycling “on the road” when she started dating her now-husband Kevin in Boulder, CO where he was racing. There was a bit of a hiatus from cycling when her two children were born and were little, but she returned to cycling with indoor cycling classes and indoor road-cycling personal training in Asheville, NC. She took spin classes for several years in GA, and was in process of getting certified to teach spinning when the major relocation opportunity to St. Thomas came along. Now certified through Cycling Fusion, Corrie is excited to bring the fun and fitness of road cycling to her classes..
Staci Davidson, Mad Dogg Certified Spin Instructor
Willa Fils, Mad Dogg Certified Spin Instructor
Willa Fils has been a fitness enthusiast for over 15 years. She not only enjoys the world of fitness and encouraging others, but also having the opportunity to connect with people along the way. Over the years, she’s worked with trainers, instructed boot camp classes and coached individuals who needed that extra push to a healthier lifestyle. Her long-term goal of becoming a personal fitness trainer and spin instructor was achieved this year and she is proud to be ACE and Mad Dogg Certified, respectively. Willa is bursting with excitement and can’t wait to get started!! She looks forward to helping you meet and exceed your fitness goals. Join her on a ride!
Emily Mead, RYT 200hr
Emily was born and raised in St. Thomas. She recently completed her RYT200 and looks forward to the opportunity to share the benefits and empowerment of a consistent yoga practice. Her inspirations and mentors are right here at Pure Balance. Chrystie, Kristen, Kelsey, Liz and Amy to name a few. She is infinitely grateful for their encouragement and love. She hopes to extend this love and encouragement to all of her future students.
Quincey Pentrack, IBBFA Barre Instructor
Quincey grew up on beautiful St. John. She loves staying active and being the mom to her two year old daughter! Quincey is an IBBFA certified Barre Instructor. She began indoor cycling at Pure Balance and is exited to add a new kind of workout to the schedule.
Chris Thomas, Mad Dogg Certified Spinning Instructor
Anni McGuiness, NASM CPT
In 2010 Anni left a career in the financial industry to pursue her love of fitness. She obtained her Personal Trainer certification through CanFitPro in Canada and more recently through NASM in the US.
When she isn’t training clients, Anni can be found hooting and hollering with her students in Spin and TRX classes, and she is known for her ever-changing and challenging Strength & Stamina classes.
Anni’s time is also spent raising two teenagers and one terribly naughty toddler.