Georgia Harris Krueger
Georgia Harris Krueger recently retired after 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Ada Jenkins Center. She worked in the world of not-for-profits for more than 30 years in a variety of settings, each of which provided unique opportunities for growth and development, both personally and professionally. Her 20-year career with the YMCA spanned roles from Aquatics Director to the Associate Director of Camp Thunderbird, and eventually the Executive Director position at the Lake Norman YMCA in Cornelius, NC.
Georgia’s love of fitness and sports began at a young age, as she grew up riding horses and bicycles, swimming, and participating on a myriad of athletic teams throughout high school and college. Georgia graduated from Appalachian State University in 1981 with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Dance. After graduation she began teaching Physical Education at a public school in Rock Hill, SC, and danced in a small amateur ballet company for several years. She then joined the Rock Hill YMCA as the Aquatics Director and Head Swim Coach. Soon, she was also teaching fitness classes and supervising the Fitness Department.
During her 20 year career at the YMCA, Georgia earned numerous fitness certifications and continued to teach and participate in many different fitness pursuits. She began taking Pilates mat classes in 2000 and got hooked on the Pilates method. Soon after, she began taking equipment classes and fell further in love! She believes that adding equipment Pilates to her routine gave her a much better sense of body awareness and therefore helped her become a much better student in mat classes.
In 2015, Georgia began teaching fitness classes again upon attaining her Group Exercise certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA), as well as her first Pilates certification. She began training with Balanced Body Pilates, primarily under Jen Gianni and Casey Marie Herdt of Fusion Pilates in Asheville. She has completed Mat 1 and 2, as well as Reformer 1, 2, and 3. In addition she has completed Balanced Body Movement Principles, Anatomy in Clay, and an Anatomy and Release work course. She also is certified in Barre through Barre Intensity. Additionally, Georgia has fulfilled numerous modules including Coach by Color Indoor Cycling, Consistency is the Key: Strength, Pilates/Barre/Core, Cycle and numerous others.
On many occasions Georgia has said that “Pilates saved my life. Maybe not literally, but close.” Approximately 10 years ago, she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. Pilates was the very last thing she gave up as the illness progressed and it was the first thing she began doing as things improved. She credits Pilates with helping her gain strength, balance, body length, and most importantly a positive mental and emotional state.
Georgia is excited to join the team at MVMT Pilates and share her love of Pilates with clients!