Dancing since she could walk, Khori’s life has been filled with a love for movement! She began her active lifestyle playing basketball and tennis until she got the “ballet bug” and began heavily training to be a ballerina at age 13.
She studied at Dance Theater of Harlem, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Ailey School, and ultimately received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dance.
Khori was a part of the Original Broadway cast of Aladdin and has been seen in productions of Mary Poppins, Evita, and the national tour of The Color Purple.
Soon after graduating, her love of fitness really soared when, while working at Lululemon, she was introduced to a new company getting ready to open called Flybarre at Flywheel Sports. There, she became a Master Instructor and ultimately trained clients in group classes as well as privately for over 5 years.
While training in the city, she began to take an interest in prenatal fitness as it seemed that many pregnant women were often left to fend for themselves in many of the NYC classes. There were no challenging workouts designed specifically for the needs of the pregnant woman and she became inspired to fill that gap; not only in empowering women to train and prepare for the biggest marathon of their lives, but to also use corrective exercise to undo common muscle imbalances often exacerbated by pregnancy.
Khori Petinaud is a certified personal trainer as well as a Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist. She couldn’t be more thrilled that her dream of creating ferocious workouts for powerhouse baby-making women has become a reality with LSF!