The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
— Joseph Pilates

 
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Kara Fitzpatrick,
Owner

Kara began studying Pilates as a modern dancer in college. Within a few sessions she quickly saw an increase in her strength and efficiency of movement. A year later she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Determined to keep moving Pilates became an essential part of her wellness routine helping to maintain her strength and range of motion while keeping her joints safe. In 2009, with more than 600 apprentice hours completed, Kara became a classically trained Pilates instructor through Power Pilates in NYC, and its affiliate studio, Beacon Pilates in upstate New York. She has been a senior teacher at both The Pilates Boutique and The Center Studio in Manhattan.

Kara brings to her teaching the influence of a lifetime of movement study including ballet and modern dance, Pilates, vinyasa and alignment based yoga. With an eye for detail, students are offered clear instruction for a refined practice. Kara specializes in working with students of all abilities to overcome the mechanical, habitual and injury related challenges that can often limit movement. A mom of two small children living in Brooklyn, Kara has a particular interest in supporting women through pregnancy and the often challenging postpartum period. Her most rewarding clients are often those that walk through the door dealing with complicated and painful injuries.

 
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Studio

Brooklyn Pilates Project is an intimate, appointment based studio located in the heart of Gowanus. Convenient to Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Park Slope South, Brooklyn Pilates Project provides Classical Pilates instruction in a contemporary environment. Using Peak Pilates apparatus, students are provided an offering of small group classes, semi-private and private sessions.

 

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Philosophy

Brooklyn Pilates Project is committed to making the benefits of Classical Pilates approachable to everyone. With an eye for detail, students are offered clear instruction for a refined alignment based approach to Classical Pilates. Sessions are influenced by each individual’s personal needs, postural alignment, fitness goals, as well as the mechanical, habitual and injury related challenges that can often limit movement. Pilates sessions are true to the Classical methodology created by Joseph Pilates, while also incorporating a contemporary approach to anatomy and biomechanics.