head-carolCarol Le Maitre

Pilates Training: I started learning about Pilates from Michele Larson, during a mixed dance/pilates class in the early 80s. I suffered a back injury while dancing and in 1985 went to St Francis Hospital, the first hospital to offer Pilates within their dance medicine division. Pilates healed my back injury and I was able to resume dancing professionally. That experience inspired me to become a Pilates teacher, a journey I began under the direction of Jennifer Stacey. I finished my formal training with Ellie Herman in 1999. I completed The Masters Program at The Pilates Center of Boulder in 2012. I am an advanced MELT Instructor and have studied the Janda Method of Neuro Muscular Re-Education.

Favorite Quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Samuel Goldwyn

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: gorging on TV shows like Broad City, Louis, Transparent and sooo embarrassing….Call the Midwife.

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates instructor I would be a doctor. I am a bit of a medical junkie; I love reading the mystery disease column in the NYT. Or, maybe a musician, I love playing music with my family.

 

 

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Pilates Training: Carol LeMaitre and Sharon Gallagher, Comprehensive Pilates Training, SF 2008-2011

Sue Hitzmann, MELT Hand and Foot Certification, NYC Oct 2014

Favorite Quote:  “A year form now you may wish you had started today.”

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence:  Drinking wine with delicious appetizers.

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates instructor, I’d be a yoga instructor. I may get certified one day.

 

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Pilates Training: Comprehensive Pilates Training through Pilates Education Lab under the direction of Carol LeMaitre and Sharon Gallagher 2012, Dailey Method & Barre certified

Favorite Quote: “Do It Now! These are the times we are living for!”

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: Napping with my one year old Emilia

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor:  If I weren’t a Pilates instructor, I’d be a world traveler, a wedding planner, food critic and personal stylist.

 

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Pilates Training; Completed Pilates Education Lab Teacher Training Program under the direction of Carol LeMaitre and Sharon Gallagher in 2010 and completed the Master’s Program through the The Pilates Center of Boulder in 2015.

Favorite quote: “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – TS Eliot

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: traveling & reading

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates instructor I’d be a writer.

 

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Pilates Training: Completed the Pilates Center of Boulder Advanced Teacher Training Program under the direction of Erika Groff and Susanne Staehr in Spring 2010.

Favorite Quote: “If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud “– Emile Zola

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: I love to surf! I often tell myclients, pilates should make you feel like you’re water – light and free in your body. When I surf I feel this lightness and freedom as I ride the crest of the wave.

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates instructor, I’d be a documentary film maker for National Geographic bringing climate awareness, a love for animal species, and never-before-seen-places to your world. Or, I’d be an anatomy/physiology professor – I love the human body, what can I say!

 

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Pilates Training: I’ve trained through Integrated Teacher Training with Leah Putnam in 2007, Center of Balance with Tom McCook in 2008, Sharon Gallagher  and Carol LeMaitre with Pilates Education Lab in 2012, and all the instructors at The Corner Studio especially Jessica Adams.  For Laban, Body Mind Centering, and Feldenkrais, I study with Evelyn Miller Freebury.  For Gyrotonic Kathy Van Patten in 2013 and Tamara Yoneda in 2015.  Dance at ODC.  The Franklin Method with Tom McCook and Morten Dithmer 2014.  Balanced Action Yoga in 2015.  I love learning!

Favorite Quote: “Live, Love, and Laugh lots!”

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: I love to swim, surf, and eat good food.

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates teacher,  I would love to be a professional dancer.

 

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Pilates Training: Comprehensive Pilates Training with Pilates Education Lab under the direction of Sharon Gallagher and Carol LeMaitre since 2010 and began teaching in 2013.

Favorite Quote: “Ain’t nothin to it, but to do it”

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: apple pie. Joke! It’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: If I weren’t a Pilates instructor I would probably be a chef.

 

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Pilates Training: Quilet was a professional dancer for 17 years and former member of ODC dance company, Parsons Dance, and TRIP Dance Theatre among others. She experienced the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates while recovering from a dance injury. This inspired her to dive right in and become a Pilates instructor. She studied the Classical Pilates Method with Pilates Education Lab under Carol LeMaitre and Sharon Gallagher. To complement her enthusiasm for healthy movement, she is also a Certified Franklin Method Level I Educator. She incorporates the Franklin Method’s focus on dynamic imagery to create awareness, embody functional movement, and therefore facilitate change from the inside out. 

Favorite Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Einstein

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgences:  dancing, traveling, and making pastries!

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Instructor: And if I weren’t a Pilates instructor, I’d probably be a pastry chef.

 

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Pilates Training: I began with yoga but found downward dogs to limiting, then I found Pilates and the rest is history.

Favorite Quote: “Dinnertime!” Carol LeMaitre

Favorite Non Pilates Indulgence: Eating everything that I can get my paws on.

What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Pilates Watchdog: I’d be an indulgent retired person’s dog who feasted on caviar and slept on the bed.