FITNESS FOR FEMALES

AT EVERY AGE AND THROUGH EVERY STAGE.

About PILATES BY CARRIE

Expertly designed classes for pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Carrie Koziol is on a mission to empower women to be fit at every stage of life. As a Women's Health Physical Therapist and Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist, Carrie is uniquely qualified to provide the most safe, most effective, and most sustainable workouts for women.

In-person and online, Carrie is making fitness accessible to all women.

Do you live in the Chicagoland area? Click the button below to find one of Carrie's live classes near you!

"These are classes EVERY woman should take and I'm so glad I found them."

Katie, RN (Labor and Delivery), IBCLC (Lactation Consultant), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator)

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Free resources for fitness at every stage of life.

Nine Things I've Learned in my 39th Year

On July 22nd I will turn 40.  I typically don't make a big deal out of my birthday and don't particularly enjoy being in the spotlight.  This year, I do feel like celebrating though.  More of a quiet, introspective celebration of all that I have learned (and have yet...

DRA and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is an abnormal separation of the rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles that occurs from excessive, repetitive force on the connective tissue of the abdominal wall.  While this condition is not unique to the pregnant individual, women who are...

Being Brave this Swimsuit Season

Swimsuit season is approaching!  Will you be brave this summer?  As these photographers remind us, “There is incredible beauty in Imperfection.” "A Mother's Beauty" // HOBBS PHOTOGRAPHY...

Embracing Imperfection

I’m in love with this article by Dr. Aviva Romm called Perfectionism, Is it Pushing You Into Adrenal Overdrive?  She explains some symptoms that suggest you may be struggling with Perfectionism and the first one is: You’re frequently or chronically stressed out or...

Let's Talk About Sex (after) Baby

In Week 3 of my Postnatal Pilates class our topic is “Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby.” The reasons most women don’t want to have intercourse or don’t enjoy intercourse can usually be broken down into 3 main categories:  Pain, Emotional Factors, and Pelvic Floor...

Making Peace With Aunt Flo

I don't remember exactly when I got my first period.  I only remember that it was well after attending the "Julie's Story" presentation at school in 5th grade.  The one where only the girls got called down to the gymnasium at our school and returned to class with...

Poop - What's Regular?

You can have a bowel movement anywhere from one to three times a day at the most, or three times a week at the least, and still be considered regular, as long as that’s your usual pattern. More or less frequent would be considered abnormal, but not necessarily cause...

When I am 100 Years Old by Gabe (Age 6)

My 6 year old son recently celebrated 100 years of school in his Kindergarten class.  They were allowed to dress up like 100 year old people, and they were asked to bring in 100 items for counting and math practice (he chose cotton balls).  He was so excited to show...

Why Pilates by Carrie?

As a women’s health specialist, physical therapist, and pilates instructor, Carrie Koziol has met and worked with hundreds of women. Over the past ten years, women have revealed their insecurities, worries, and uniquely female problems to Carrie, including:

How do I find safe exercises when I'm pregnant?

My OB said I can work out, but where do I start?

Can pregnant women feel empowered going into delivery?

What the heck is going on during menopause?

How do I keep the spark alive in my marriage?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions,
you’re in the right place.

Why Pilates by Carrie?

As a women’s health specialist, physical therapist, and pilates instructor, Carrie Koziol has met and worked with hundreds of women. Over the past ten years, women have revealed their insecurities, worries, and uniquely female problems to Carrie, including:

How do I find safe exercises when I'm pregnant?

My OB said I can work out, but where do I start?

Can pregnant women feel empowered going into delivery?

What the heck is going on during menopause?

How do I keep the spark alive in my marriage?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions,
you’re in the right place.

Wondering what a Pilates by Carrie class is like? Look no further!

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Testimonials

What Women Like You Are Saying

"I wished every moment of my diastasis class that I had known about you for Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates!!! You gave me so much more information and knowledge than I could have imagined and the tools to keep progress going! I learned about my health, protecting my 'house', and strengthened my whole body in addition to improving my diastasis."

Shelly

DRA Student

"My daughter was born last night at 9:41pm. I could not believe how quickly labor went! By the time the anesthesiologist started getting it set up, I was getting the urge to push. I started pushing and it only took 3 contractions and she was out! The breathing techniques from class got me through the contractions. I was amazed I was able to stay in control. I can't thank you enough for everything we learned in prenatal Pilates!!!"

Kristen

Prenatal Pilates Student

"The DRA online course is amazing.  It was simple, convenient, realistic and achievable.  It helped educate me and change my behaviors to improve my condition when others couldn’t identify the issue.  I had been through physical therapy, seen a personal trainer that specialized in women’s health and a Naprapath and none helped in the way this course had.  I’m so grateful!  Thank you."

Blaire

Online Student

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