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.

The Power of Positive Thinking

In a fascinating post by writer, blogger, and brain injury survivor Debbie Hampton, I learned that a thought is an electrochemical event taking place in your nerve cells producing a cascade of physiological changes.  There are thousands of receptors on each cell of...

One of my favorite stretches for pregnant moms!

I love the Pilates mermaid stretch!  It accomplishes so many things for my pregnant mamas, it feels so good, and it's such a pretty move.  This is perfect for pregnant women who feel they are "running out of room" in their torso.   It's also a lovely exercise for...

The Ring of Fire

"I fell into a burnin' ring of fire I went down, down, down And the flames went higher And it burns, burns, burns The ring of fire, the ring of fire" ----Johnny Cash Ah, the dreaded "ring of fire." Pregnant women shudder at the mere thought of the commonly described...

3 Reasons Mommy and Boot Camp Don't Belong To

 Boot Camp: 1) A military training camp for new recruits with strict discipline 2) A prison for youthful offenders, run on military lines 3) A short, intensive, and rigorous course of training. I rest my case.  The words "Mommy" and "Boot Camp" do not belong in the...

Fail Proof Female Fitness

How to design an exercise program that appreciates your hormonal landscape from puberty to menopause (with upper/lower body and core exercise programs built in).

Periods Demystified

What happens "down there" throughout the monthly cycle, what's "normal" and how to use the hormonal shifts to maximize your life, plus natural period products I love.

Pelvic Health 101

All things pelvic floor, normal bladder/bowel habits, vulvar care, and tips to keep this area in tip top shape throughout your life.

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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