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FITNESS FOR FEMALES

AT EVERY AGE AND THROUGH EVERY STAGE.

About PILATES BY CARRIE

Expertly designed classes for pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Carrie Koziol is on a mission to empower women to be fit at every stage of life. As a Women’s Health Physical Therapist and Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist, Carrie is uniquely qualified to provide the most safe, most effective, and most sustainable workouts for women.

In-person and online, Carrie is making fitness accessible to all women.

Do you live in the Chicagoland area? Click the button below to find one of Carrie’s live classes near you!

“These are classes EVERY woman should take and I’m so glad I found them.”

Katie, RN (Labor and Delivery), IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator)

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Free resources for fitness at every stage of life.

Delivery Day Fears

I’ve been working with pregnant women for over 10 years.  In my Prenatal Pilates class we start each class with a theme or educational topic.  During our last class, once we’ve had a chance to get to know one another and let our guard down, the women take turns going...

A Letter From Your 55 Year Old Self

Hey Beautiful, Younger Version of Me, Let me start out by saying what a fabulous job you’re doing overall.  If I remember correctly, my younger self craved praise and held the opinions of others in high regard.  I’m happy to report that with each passing year, you...

A Letter from Your Vulva

Dear Owner, Hello up there from down here.  I was hoping we might have a few words.  You don’t look at me as much as I would like and I feel I have been mis-treated.  In case you haven’t noticed, I am beautiful.  And unique.  See, no two vulvas are exactly alike;...

Why isn’t my stomach flat after pregnancy?

"Why isn't my stomach flat after pregnancy?" This is one of the most-asked questions I get as a Women’s Health PT and Postnatal Pilates Specialist.  It’s a question I vividly remember asking myself one week after the birth of my first child, when my once flat stomach...

Why Movement Is More Important Than Exercise

It seems we’ve gotten a little turned around.  If I were to have a deliciously healthy breakfast of chicken sausage and onions over a bed of quinoa and then have fast food and soda for lunch and dinner, would you look back on my day and conclude that it was a...

Let Go of These Exercises

It can be hard to let go of the familiar, the comfortable, the predictable. But just as the seasons of our lives change, so must we adapt our exercise programs to reflect our ever-changing hormonal landscape.

Nine Things I’ve Learned in my 39th Year

On July 22nd I will turn 40.  I typically don't make a big deal out of my birthday and don't particularly enjoy being in the spotlight.  This year, I do feel like celebrating though.  More of a quiet, introspective celebration of all that I have learned (and have yet...

DRA and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is an abnormal separation of the rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles that occurs from excessive, repetitive force on the connective tissue of the abdominal wall.  While this condition is not unique to the pregnant individual, women who are...

Why Pilates by Carrie?

As a women’s health specialist, physical therapist, and pilates instructor, Carrie Koziol has met and worked with hundreds of women. Over the past ten years, women have revealed their insecurities, worries, and uniquely female problems to Carrie, including:

How do I find safe exercises when I’m pregnant?

My OB said I can work out, but where do I start?

Can pregnant women feel empowered going into delivery?

What the heck is going on during menopause?

How do I keep the spark alive in my marriage?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions,
you’re in the right place.

Why Pilates by Carrie?

As a women’s health specialist, physical therapist, and pilates instructor, Carrie Koziol has met and worked with hundreds of women. Over the past ten years, women have revealed their insecurities, worries, and uniquely female problems to Carrie, including:

How do I find safe exercises when I’m pregnant?

My OB said I can work out, but where do I start?

Can pregnant women feel empowered going into delivery?

What the heck is going on during menopause?

How do I keep the spark alive in my marriage?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions,
you’re in the right place.

Ready for a sneak peek into a Pilates by Carrie class?

Testimonials

What Women Like You Are Saying

“I wished every moment of my diastasis class that I had known about you for Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates!!! You gave me so much more information and knowledge than I could have imagined and the tools to keep progress going! I learned about my health, protecting my ‘house’, and strengthened my whole body in addition to improving my diastasis.”

Shelly

DRA Student

“My daughter was born last night at 9:41pm. I could not believe how quickly labor went! By the time the anesthesiologist started getting it set up, I was getting the urge to push. I started pushing and it only took 3 contractions and she was out! The breathing techniques from class got me through the contractions. I was amazed I was able to stay in control. I can’t thank you enough for everything we learned in prenatal Pilates!!!”

Kristen

Prenatal Pilates Student

“The DRA online course is amazing.  It was simple, convenient, realistic and achievable.  It helped educate me and change my behaviors to improve my condition when others couldn’t identify the issue.  I had been through physical therapy, seen a personal trainer that specialized in women’s health and a Naprapath and none helped in the way this course had.  I’m so grateful!  Thank you.”

Blaire

Online Student

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