Meet Our Team
Cara Hazelton, MScKinOwner, Lead Teacher Trainer
Cara Hazelton has been doing Pilates for more than 15 years and has been a teacher trainer since 2014. A 3rd generation teacher from Joe Pilates, she has more than 20,000 hours of hands-on teaching experience to guide you to become the best Pilates teacher you can be.
Cara has learned from many of the greatest Pilates teachers in the world. In addition to her original training with Clare Dunphy in Boston (A second generation teacher) she has attended more than ten Authentic Pilates Conferences in the last 7 years. She has taken private lessons and workshops with Jay Grimes (who learned from Joe Pilates himself), Inelia Garcia, Brooke Siler, Blossom Leilani Crawford, Saul Choza, Dorothee Vandewall, Kathi Ross-Nash, Dana Santi, Peter Fiasca, Anthony Rabara, Sean Gallager, Chris Robinson, Cary Regan, Dan Agren, Murat Burkin, and others.
Cara’s Pilates expertise is met equally by her education the field of human movement. A Master of Science in Kinesiology graduate at the University of New Brunswick, you can trust that she teaches with the most recent science at her finger tips.
Cara hopes to work with government and private organizations to help reduce pressure on the current medical system by advocating for better use of allied health professionals and exercise programs.
Carol IllsleySenior Teacher Trainer
When Carol walked into her first Pilates class with Cara she had no idea how much it would change her life. Having been involved in a serious motorcycle accident at 18 she was still grappling with permanent damage and Chronic Pain decades later.
Pilates literally helped her “Return to Life” as Joe said. It was slow going at first but within 18 months Cara had her ready to take Pilates Teacher Training!
In 2011, following in Cara’s footsteps, she headed down to Boston and began her initial Teacher Training with Clare Dunphy. In 2014 Carol bridged with the Authentic Pilates Canada Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. In 2017 she returned to Clare Dunphy’s studio and completed the Advanced Teacher Training Seminars.
Carol has had the good fortune to attend conferences and workshops with some of the Best, always taking advantage of the opportunity for Private lessons. She truly loves helping people discover what Pilates can do for them too.
Lindsey BrewerOperations Manager, Apprentice Supervisor
I began private lessons with Cara and Carol, and the rest is history. I did my teacher training, became a part of the team and so Pilates is now a part of every day. I feel better and move better.
Outside of the studio, I love the outdoors, travelling, camping, and mostly just hanging out with my family. I know my family would agree that trying Pilates was the right decision.