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Karen Copeland Canada STOTT PILATES Certified | Studio Owner

I worked as a Registered Nurse for about 25 years, mostly in pediatrics and then transitioned to adult rehabilitation. Here is where my passion for health and wellness intensified.  I wanted to be able to educate about prevention as well as rehabilitation.

I am a wife and mother of 3 adult children. I have always instilled the value of an active lifestyle into my children and we would regularly run local races together.  It was running that directed me to Pilates, as it seemed like a great fit for injury prevention. Pilates has been a part of my life since my very first class.

Over the past 20 years I have run 7 marathons, and dozens of half marathons and 10kms. Some of my favourite adventures have been hiking the West Coast Trail and trekking the Camino Portuguese.  I have not experienced any significant injuries and I believe this is due to my dedication to training and of course, Pilates (and maybe some good genetics.)

After 10 years of personal Pilates practice, I pursued my instructor training and became a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in 2016. I opened a home studio at that time and have been teaching group and private sessions for over 4 years.