Karen began practicing pilates in the late 1990’s, as a mom with young children needing the strength and energy to keep up with them. As
a group fitness instructor, she became intrigued with the challenges, yet simplicity, of the work. Desiring to learn more, she became
certified to teach the mat work in 2002, through Powerhouse Pilates. She then went on to complete a comprehensive program encompassing
450 hours through Turning Point Studios in 2006. In 2010, she completed the Advanced Pilates Teacher Training Program, encompassing
950 hours, through the renowned Pilates Center of Boulder, CO. She received her national certification from the Pilates Method Alliance
in 2012. Always a student, Karen regularly takes lessons and workshops with master pilates teachers to further her knowledge.
Karen has extensive experience with many ailments and injuries, including back pain, scoliosis, hip replacements, knee replacements, shoulder
injuries, and foot injuries. She is known for her keen eye to detail, with specific attention to proper alignment and body mechanics.
She especially enjoys working with people who have just finished physical therapy, yet are still not back to their previous selves.
Karen also mentors Teacher Trainees, helping them with coursework, practice teaching, and practical technique to help them prepare for
and test out of their programs. Although she is primarily a classical teacher, she has mentored students from all different types of
teacher training programs.