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Everyone has a story.

But a Pilates story, now that’s a story of passion.

You fell in love with Pilates because it changed you – it continues to. You do it, you teach it and can’t imagine life without it because you see how profoundly it improves lives.

Our story at Pilates Nerd ™ aspires to shake things up and redefine what it means to be a nerd, translation – it’s cool to know things; things that challenge our imagination.

A Pilates Nerd is a highly intelligent individual, does Pilates, gets really excited to learn, and is fascinated with most everything related to Pilates. Contrary to the introvert, a Pilates Nerd sings the praises of this work to any breathing body who will listen. We celebrate the incredible shared sentiment we have for this work and show by example why Pilates is as relevant today as it ever was. As for our collective experience, Pilates Nerds are about progress; translation – it’s cool to know things!

So, it comes to light that Pilates Nerd ™ is indeed a term of pride.

We graciously give reverence to Joe, to those who came before us, and to those who walk beside us. Our tribe is devoted to helping humanity through the art of Pilates. As Einstein beautifully put it,

“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: we are here for the sake of each other…Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”

Where will this intelligent mind and vessel take you? To the brilliant Pilates teachers and practitioners everywhere striving for excellence in this work, Pilates Nerd™ would like to be a part of the spirit that guides your journey.

Check out our Model’ Pilates Nerds who, in their unique way, exemplify the namesake. Look for more in the near future…

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis is the curator of Pilates Nerd & Prana Pilates. She draws inspiration from nearly everything, especially people. She has been so deeply impacted by her fellow colleagues and their enthusiasm for all things Pilates, that she felt it was a “movement” worthy of repute: hence Pilates Nerd™ was born! You’ll probably run into Karen at a workshop, a class or a conference that relates in some way to…you guessed it – Pilates!

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

– Einstein