Personal Best Pilates Studio

Karen Staley, MA, PMA-CPT,
Certified Juvo Board Teacher

Karen StaleyKaren Staley has been teaching at Personal Best Pilates since 2005. She holds double Pilates Mat Certificates from Body Art and Science and Sciences International (BASI), as well as Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy. After demonstrating excellent coaching and mentoring skills, she was promoted to Master Instructor for Personal Best Pilates Instructor Academy in 2006. She is responsible for teaching all levels of mat classes, as well as mat instructor training workshops. Karen earned her equipment certificate through PBPIA in 2012. She is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA-CPT).

Karen has a background in secondary business education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Before the birth of her son, Karen spent many years working for large corporate organizations in leadership and management development. She has extensive experience in developing and facilitating small and large groups in leadership skills. She believes that not all adults learn in the same way, and she strives to create a supportive environment that involves many different teaching techniques - verbal, tactile and visual.

Why she loves her job (in her own words)

I love the physical and mental rewards of focusing on an exercise routine that emphasizes strengthening the body’s core area. Pilates challenges me to continuously refine and improve. It’s always a work in progress for me. Most of all, I’m fortunate to have found a place where I can combine my background in adult education with my favorite form of exercise—Pilates!!


Personal Best Pilates Studio is the ONLY Pilates Studio in the Kansas City area that requires PMA Certification for all our Pilates Teachers.
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