Owner & Teacher
Carolyn grew up in Baltimore, MD where she enjoyed a very active life, playing lacrosse, swimming, running, kickboxing, and practicing Bikram yoga. She moved to New York City in 2004 to attend Parsons School of Design and in 2009, she discovered Classical Pilates and fell in love with the method. Within a few short months, she noticed an improvement in her asthma, her runs became longer, her body leaner, and her general health improved.
In September 2012, she began studying under Brooke Siler and Cary Regan at re:AB Pilates. After completing over 800 hours of training, she graduated the program and became a senior teacher at re:AB as well as Equinox Printing House and Plank Pilates. In March 2014, Carolyn, her husband, and their pup moved from New York City to San Francisco. Carolyn began teaching at Dharmaspace Pilates in March 2014 and in August of 2014, she purchased what is now Keep It Classical Pilates.
A passionate teacher who infuses every session with knowledge, energy, sweat and laughter, Carolyn is thrilled to be able to share her love of the Classical method with San Francisco and to grow her studio in this vibrant and exciting city.
Carro was born in Stockholm, Sweden and studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School from the age of ten until graduation, where she then performed at the Boston Ballet. After being certified by Pilates Scandinavia in Stockholm and with a growing passion for Pilates, Carro felt like it was time to explore the authentic method. She moved to New York City 2008 and earned a certificate at re:AB Pilates by Brooke Siler, where she later on became a senior teacher and Program director of re:AB Pilates’ certification program.
In 2005, Carro moved to San Francisco to join Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet apprentice program. The following year she danced in Portugal and studied Sport psychology at the University of Stockholm. Additionally, Carro has taught Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique, and Romette Floorbarre at professional dance workshops all around the world. She has continued dancing and performing with a number of productions and companies in the Bay Area, and has been a member of Garrett + Moulton Productions since 2011.
Carro believes in challenging sessions and classes, with safe and realistic expectations. Both inside and outside of the studio, Carro encourages her students to achieve their goals. Through coaching with a positive spirit, she strives for her clients to both see and feel results.
Jacqueline began practicing Pilates over a decade ago, when she discovered it was a great complement to her marathon training and deep interest in fitness and nutrition. Jacqueline is originally from the beautiful coastal area of Encinitas, California, where she has always led an active and healthy lifestyle; running marathons, hiking mountains, exploring beaches, and walking countless city miles.
After moving to San Francisco, she discovered the classical method of Pilates and deepened her love of Pilates. Jacqueline spent a year as an apprentice in the rigorous Metropolitan Pilates Authentic Training program, earning her classical Pilates certification from master teacher trainer Dorothee VandeWalle. She describes her path to Pilates as a life-long journey, and one that will never be completed, as she continues to discover more and more about it every day.
Jacqueline credits Pilates with strengthening her body, as well as her mind. She teaches with passion and enthusiasm and is an active supporter of those seeking healthy changes in their lives. When she’s not working with clients or continuing to refine her own Pilates technique, Jacqueline likes to hike, play with her dogs, travel the world, or just relax on an empty beach.
Kelly grew up in Redmond, WA, where from a young age, she lived a very active lifestyle. Her passions ranged from running, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, dance and performing arts. After many years of an energetic and lively routine, she settled into a desk job that wreaked havoc on her alignment and general health. Kelly started practicing Pilates as a method of pain management, and soon realized it was her calling.
She moved to New York City in 2011 and continued her Classical Pilates practice at re:AB Pilates. There she began her teacher training under the tutelage of Brooke Siler and Cary Regan in 2013. In 2015 she moved to San Francisco, and continued her Pilates education with The Pilates Center of Boulder's satellite studio, The Pilates Workshop, under Erika Groff and Susanne Staehr. Kelly has completed combined total of 1300 hours of teacher training, and continues to further her education at workshops and lectures.
Kelly helps her clients reach their goals through personally designed sessions, and is delighted to give each and every one of them the gift of health that Pilates has given her.
Originally from Canada, Abey moved to California in 2005 after completing her degree in psychology at Acadia University. In 2006 she completed her Pilates training at John Garey Pilates and went on to receive a second teaching certificate through Power Pilates in 2008. Abey continues to take classes from classical Pilates teachers Karen Frischmann, Alisa Wyatt and Kara Wily. She has completed several workshops with renowned, first generation Pilates master, Jay Grimes.
Abey owned Hummingbird Pilates in Beverly Hills before moving to the Bay Area in January, 2017.
Abey believes that Pilates is not only a challenging workout but also an essential part of health and wellness. With a passion for healthy living, wholesome food and meditation, Abey established the website rethink13 to help her clients discover how small changes in diet and lifestyle help you stay healthy and get the results you desire.