About Carla

Carla has owned Studio BE Pilates since 2008. After years of practicing and teaching Pilates as well as managing a studio, Carla realized that Pilates makes an outstanding core for a holistic approach to health and wellness. 

To Carla, Pilates is more than exercise—it’s a lifestyle. She set out to establish Studio BE Pilates as a wellness center. Her goal is to introduce her clients to health and wellness through mind/body training , nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. A collaboration of Pilates, health coaching, essential oils are the essence of her philosophy 

In 2015, Carla was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. While devastated at the diagnosis, she healed herself using alternative and integrative medicine and then started a business offering Women’s Wellness retreats during which women focus on exercise, healthy eating, nurturing, and healing themselves while having fun in beautiful exotic locations. Carla honors her journey by sharing her newfound knowledge with others. Carla also has her health coaching certification through New York’s renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Carla has a BA from the George Washington University. She received her initial Pilates certification as a Pilates Teacher Core Dynamics. Carla became a Master Instructor for Peak Pilates® in 2010. She is also, PMA® Certified and a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist certified by the Pink Ribbon Program™ 

Carla and her husband Gordon (as new empty nesters) recently downsized and relocated to Haymarket, Va. In her spare time, Carla is enjoying establishing a connection to nature and the serenity of living in the burbs. She also  loves travelling and spending time at home with her two favorite fluffy dogs, Clouseau and Sebastian.

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