I have been a client of Karen Carlson for 12 years. I started seeing Karen due to a sciatic nerve injury. Pilates focuses on improving flexibility, strength, and body awareness. Pilates develops core muscles and spinal alignment. With Karen’s help and using the Pilates Techniques, I no longer suffer constantly with my sciatic problem. She has a complete understanding of the musculature of the body which enables her to fully help her clients.
I have had “one on one” Pilates lessons with Karen Carlson for over ten years and as a result my body is strong and erect and my balance is excellent. I’m 72 years old. Karen has seen me through a smashed broken ankle and a total hip replacement. She has an excellent knowledge of the human body, more proficient than many orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, or physical therapists with whom I’ve come in contact. When I’m engaged in my “one on one” lesson, Karen keenly watches how I perform the exercises and whether the proper muscles are engaged to result in the maximum benefit possible.
Karen Carlson is the finest Pilates teacher and person I am privileged to know.