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. Carly instructed at several prominent Pilates studios around South Florida. Because of her background in dance and Pilates, a friend encouraged her to try FlyBarre, a Barre method at a nationally recognized boutique Barre and Cycling studio. Carly loved it and after a rigorous training period began teaching. 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 FlyBarre in Scarsdale, New York, where she also trained to teach an additional method, FlyFIT (Functional Intense Training). In Greenwich, Connecticut she taught and managed Spring Theory Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio. And in Stamford, Carly taught private and group Reformer at Chelsea Piers, a gym and athletic complex like no other. 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. Once things began to reopen and Carly returned to in-person teaching, she continued with her live virtual offerings to stay connect with clients near and far.
In 2022, Pilates By Carly found a new home just outside of Jacksonville, Florida and currently offers in-person private training and small group mat classes, live virtual mat and Reformer sessions, as well as workout videos. Carly is also currently working on her Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist Certification through PROnatal Fitness. Motivated by her own pregnancy, she wanted to dive deeper into helping pregnant and postpartum clients train for the physical and mental demands of this highly athletic and special time.
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.