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Personal Profile: Khristen L. Pahler

Name: Khristen L. Pahler

Occupation, location: Owner/instructor, Twisted Bodies Pilates and Yoga

Website: www.twistedbodies-py.com

Birth date and place: Sept. 8; Memphis, Tenn.

Family: Husband, Raymond, 39; daughters, Adria, 11, and Emaleigh, 9

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: helping people to feel good about themselves.

My business philosophy is: to train bodies intelligently.

If I could, I’d be a: Cirque du Soleil performer.

I’m so sick of: artificial sweeteners and energy drinks (seriously people — they’re bad for you).

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and my two daughters. It would be an amazing night of creative conversation.

My hobbies are: biking, refinishing furniture and organic gardening.

The last book I read was: Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton, to my niece.

I wish I knew how to: knit.

My worst habit is: taking on too much at once.

Nobody knows I: If I tell you, then you’d know.

The person I most admire is: my mom, Sharon.

My guilty pleasure is: Starbucks’ frappuccinos.

I drive a: Pathfinder.

I’d like to be driving a: Vespa.

My favorite restaurant is: anywhere that serves tacos.

I’m happiest when: I’m snuggled in with my awesome girls and amazing husband.

I regret: nothing; everything happens for a reason.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy a cabin on the Guadalupe River.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: to see the farmers market grow.

When I retire, I plan to: float the river every day.

Community activities: Member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, Susan G. Komen affiliate, member of Pilates Method Alliance, volunteer at Denton Animal Shelter.