I’m a full-time Pilates instructor, studio owner, and teacher trainer who’s excited to share with you how I keep my schedule full, keep my studio running smoothly, and stay excited to teach everyday.

I’m the baby of 3 siblings and the birth order rules definitely apply. I am incredibly driven and seriously show up when presented with a challenge.

When I was about 12 years old I decided I wanted to be a classical ballet dancer and was accepted into the prestigious high school ballet program at the University of the the North Carolina School of the Arts. My first year, I was the least experienced dancer in lowest level class. Due to my extreme drive and undying determination, I advanced into the highest level class within a year and performed lead roles for the remainder of my training. UNCSA is also where I first discovered Pilates.

There was a small studio in the basement of the dance building with a few Reformers, a Cadillac and a Ladder Barrel and I’d sneak in there to workout even though at the time I had no formal Pilates training. I would use the pictures posted on the wall as a guide for the movements and just hope I was doing the exercises somewhat correctly. In 1999, after making the difficult decision to quit dancing due to an injury, I moved to Charleston, SC where I participated in the PilateSystems’ Full Apparatus Certification program facilitated by Karen Sanzo and Colleen Glenn.

I absolutely loved learning the Pilates Method, but even more so, I fell in love with teaching. Connecting with people and seeing them light up because an exercise made sense for the first time was thrilling for me. I wanted my clients to have that experience every single time they moved, and I immersed myself in the Method to be able to be the best teacher I could be.

In 2002, I moved to Wilmington, NC and started In Balance Pilates Studio. When I opened the doors I had one reformer and no clients. The challenge of building the studio from the ground up was exciting for me, and I built that studio one client at a time. There’s that drive again!

In 2004, I started a teacher training program, and today, I have trained hundreds of Pilates instructors up and down the east coast. Somehow along the way I also managed to marry the world’s most patient man, and we have 2 amazing children and the world’s most beautiful Boston Terrier.

In 2016, I took a big leap into the social media world and started posting one-minute videos on Instagram and Facebook. Due to a rough history with social media, I had sworn it off years ago, but I had this yearning to share my love for Pilates so started posting anyways. I quickly learned social media wasn’t as horrible as I had once thought and was excited to be making connections to other Pilates professionals. I should also mention I was having a whole lot of FUN!

Next Pilates Anytime Pilates Instructor

In 2016, I entered and won the Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Competition. When I got the call that I was the winner my mind was officially blown. My hard work and years of teaching experience were being recognized all over the world. I was absolutely humbled to the core. Filming at the Pilates Anytime studio was the most exhilarating experience. I felt like my life had come full circle, and I loved having the opportunity of teaching my passion while in front of a camera.

It's my turn to Help YOU

As soon as I finished filming my first class, I knew I had to take my one-minute social media posts to the next level once I got home. Remember that patient husband I mentioned earlier? I’ve roped him in too. He’ll be editing the video content and helping me with all things technical, so join us as we embark in our first shot at working together. Subscribe to Carrie Pages Pilates to have full access to weekly classes, exercise tutorials, and fresh Pilates content that will keep you inspired and excited about your daily teaching.

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