Joseph H. Pilates devised his method of movement, a series of exercises initially called “Contrology”, because he believed it would improve the quality of life for anyone who would follow it. He designed the order of the series of exercises to decompress the spine, improve breathing, uniformly develop the body, and rid the body of unwanted stress and toxins.
Pilates believed that applying the Principles of Pilates: Concentration, Precision, Control, Centering, Flowing Movement and Breath, to the order of exercises, everyone who practiced these movements would be able to achieve the ultimate goal of “true health”.Learn More
Having been an avid walker and weightlifter, Karol’s training came to a stand still when she suffered a low back injury while working out. After more than a year of rehab and physical therapy, a friend recommended Pilates to help strengthen her core and prevent re-injury. After one session, she became enamored with Pilates and quickly began to realize the benefits that Pilates was bringing to her life. Having been so deeply affected by Pilates, she decided to ‘pay it forward’ and became certified to teach.Learn More
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"I began working with Karol at Springboard Pilates in March of 2012 as a virtual beginner. The only exercise I had done of any kind over the last year or so had consisted of walking my dog. Karol was great about getting me started and building my confidence as she taught me the basics of the discipline. She does a super job of keeping the workouts varied and fun while challenging me at the same time. I really appreciate her professionalism and dedication to her students and look forward to my classes every week. The entire environment at Springboard Pilates is positive and I am very lucky to be a part of it!"
—John K., Portland, ME
"Karol is an inspiring instructor. With her enthusiasm and in depth knowledge of Classical Pilates she holistically guides her students to develop healthier bodies and minds. I had the good fortune to be her student here in Portland, ME and along with other students miss her terribly."
—Jutta G., Portland, ME
"I had taken Pilates classes years ago and recently started back with Karol at Blue Sage Pilates. It has been an excellent experience and I am happy with my progression and with Karol's training. In about two months I have already seen big changes in my core strength, balance and body awareness. My lower back and hips have given me problems for years and they feel better than they have in a long time. I highly recommend Karol and her studio."
—Ken T., Bradenton, FL
"I have been going to Pilates classes for many years, and have had many instructors. Karol is definitely the best. She customizes the program for individual needs. I have seen more improvement in my posture and core strength in the past two months than I have in the past six years. Karol's obvious passion for Pilates and people make taking classes from her a delight!"
—Pamela B., Bradenton, FL
"I can not say enough good things about Karol. Her attention to detail and ability to adapt to your individual needs are only surpassed by her passion. She listens to your goals and builds your sessions around your needs. If you are wanting to improve the way you feel, to really make a difference in how you feel ... Karol is the trainer for you."
—Nicole D., Bradenton, FL
"This is the highest quality classical Pilates studio I've ever experienced. Intimate setting and personal attention from a very qualified instructor. I have hip issues from a previous injury and Karol has created a customized approach suited perfectly to my needs. My pain has been greatly reduced and my strength increased. If you are looking for the best instruction possible with detailed attention to your specific needs, this is the place for you. Awesome!"
—Ted S., Bradenton, FL
"Karol has been my devoted teacher several times a week for the last several years. I have benefitted from her thoughtful, insightful, intuitive teaching of Pilates. It's particularly important to me that I have a careful, knowledgeable teacher who is sensitive to the unique challenges of a body that has suffered from chronic injury and pain. As with every student, Karol tailors her instruction to my needs and my level of ability. I am so impressed by her commitment to continually furthering her education and her skills, so she has ever-more to offer her students. She is exceptional."
—Tavia G., Bradenton, FL