A true lover of life in NYC, Karen has been brought up in the fashion and music worlds and lived many a NYC dream. Already being a photographer, model, artist, fashion stylist, and musician, with a growing list of creative passions, she has always found the one grounding element that connects it all to be movement.
Constantly seeking whole health and betterment, Karen was prompted by a feel-good moment in a private Pilates session with her friend and mentor, and was struck with the desire "to always feel this way"- strong, connected, rooted, and very much open and alive. Acting on that intuitive feeling she chose to pursue Pilates- her favorite pastime, and turn it into a full time passion. She became a certified instructor through Core Pilates NYC's classical Pilates comprehensive program and opened her first studio in Manhattan's Meatpacking district soon after. Her small private space tucked away in a residential building across from the Highline was a no signage, word of mouth practice catering to her rock and roll friends, other like-minded enthusiasts, and New York's fashion Elite. Word spread fast, as did a demand for her special brand of "tough love and Pilates"- intense workouts which sculpt, define, and fine tune the physical body while creating a happier heart and mind - a full mind/body connection for the client, producing quick and serious results.
A need to expand, a desire to connect with more people, and a wish to create "the space I want to work out in - my dream space" caused her to close her small and mighty studio in the Meatpacking District and head downtown to TriBeCa where Karen Lord Pilates Movement is born.
"Expect more of the same - only bigger, better with more space to play around in, more fantastic people to meet - all the big equipment and some exciting surprises too - I'm going with my intuition again and I have a great feeling."