About Kara Bligh

september2015 015Hi There! I am a new mom. And I am a Pilates Instructor. When these two parts of my life merged, Kara Bligh Pilates was born! Let me tell you how it all came to be.

I had my son Jack in July 2013. Prior to having him, I had been working full-time as a Fitness Director and part-time as a Pilates Instructor. When my maternity leave was over, I went back to my full-time job and chose not to go back to teaching Pilates…..sigh…. As much as I loved teaching Pilates, I knew I wanted to be able to spend as much time as possible with Jack. But I missed teaching and I missed my clients. I wanted to figure out a way to get the best of both worlds. So I got myself online. That way I could be connected to all of my clients and do it from the comfort of my own home…or anywhere really. I also realized the potential to reach even more people by being online and that excited me too. The thought of building a Pilates-lovin’ online community sounded like a perfect fit!

Through my blog, I hope to encourage you to live a Pilates-based lifestyle (the way Joseph Pilates had in mind). A lifestyle that includes less stress, a strong body and re-newed sense of spirit, plus much more.

”The mind when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power”, Joseph Pilates 1939.

I want to lead you to a happier, healthier version of yourself…whatever that may be. Thank you for taking the time to read this! Let’s create a life that is intentional, healthy and vibrant. And let’s do it together. Talk to you soon over at the blog!

Professional Notes: Kara discovered Pilates in 2000 after working as Certified Athletic Trainer at Boston College. She obtained her comprehensive Pilates certification through the Physicalmind Institute. She has worked with a variety of clients: from those just wanting to get in shape, to professional athletes, to those with injuries or post-surgical, Multiple Sclerosis, pre-natal, post-natal, back pain, scoliosis, and more. Her clients have ranged in age from 11- 92 years old. Aside from blogging, she currently works as the Director of Fitness and Aquatics at Fuller Village in Milton, MA.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I am not a doctor or registered dietician. I am unable to diagnose or give medical advice. My recommendations are just that- recommendations- and are based on my experiences and my own research. Please consult your doctor before making changes to your diet and exercise routine.