Carien was working as a professional dancer with Austinmer Dance Theatre when she first started attending Pilates classes. Pilates very quickly helped not only heal her injuries but give her a strength and confidence in her body that she was able to utilize to give her a strong edge in her performances with the company. She quickly fell in love with the practice, and was so passionate about how Pilates is beneficial for all bodies, that she completed her Diploma in Pilates and Movement Rehabilitation with the APMA. Carien is passionate about delivering clinical and more traditional Pilates classes while still individualizing the exercises when needed for clients. Carien has also done Certification in Pre and Post-natal Pilates, she is enthusiastic about working with mums and mums to be to feel strong and confident in their bodies. Her approach to Pilates is that it is for everyone, and takes each client as they are when they walk into the studio, and help guide them on their own strength and fitness journey and reach their own individual goals, by working hard while enjoying themselves!