Carly was born in New York state and grew up in beautiful Miami, Florida. She was introduced to Pilates during her time at New World School of the Arts where she attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Carly spent nearly a decade performing with several regional and internationally touring dance, theater, and production companies. After realizing how much she continued using the fundamentals of Pilates for conditioning, Carly became certified in mat, equipment, and props in 2012 through the D.K. Body Balancing Method.
Though she continued performing, teaching slowly took precedence—and provided similar satisfaction. The same way she enjoyed helping people feel good through watching movement performed onstage, teaching enabled her to help people feel good through experiencing movement themselves.
Carly instructed at several prominent Pilates studios around South Florida. Because of her background in dance and Pilates, a friend encouraged her to try Barre at a nationally recognized boutique Barre and Cycling studio. Carly loved the method and after a rigorous training period began teaching with that company. She eventually took on the role of lead instructor and mentor, where she assisted in managing and training other instructors. Due to the similar nature of lengthening, strengthening, and toning in Pilates and Barre, Carly soon gained a following of clients who trained with her in both methods. In 2017, she was named Best Instructor in Miami by ClassPass.
A move up the coast to Stamford, Connecticut in 2018 was the perfect time to begin creating her own brand. Pilates By Carly was developed as an intimate, independent home studio in Harbor Point. As a newcomer, Carly found it important to connect with the surrounding communities, so while growing Pilates By Carly, she continued teaching Barre in Scarsdale, New York, where she added a new technique to her repertoire with Functional Intense Training. In Greenwich, Connecticut she taught and managed a boutique Pilates studio. And in Stamford, Carly worked at a distinguished gym where she continues to teach today. Interested in gaining more expertise, Carly received continuing education certificates in Pre/Postnatal Pilates through PROnatal Fitness and in Barrels, Barrels and MORE Barrels! through The Vertical Workshop in 2019.
Unexpectedly, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, forcing fitness studios and gyms to shut down, Carly had to think outside the box. She launched Pilates By Carly even further by joining the virtual fitness movement to keep followers healthy and strong in mental, physical, and emotional capacities. Pilates By Carly currently offers virtual mat and Reformer sessions through live classes, privates, and duets as well as in-person private training and small group mat classes. Pilates By Carly also provides workout videos.
With her Pilates mat and equipment certification, multiple continuing education credits, a college degree in dance, studies in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, body mechanics and injury prevention, and a first hand understanding of the body and movement, Carly has the tools to shape a unique course for each client. She instructs individuals of all ages and levels with varying health and fitness goals in mind, including clients who are pre and postpartum as well as clients with diverse injuries. Whether training virtually or in person, a workout with Carly is a workout that makes you feel confident.