Kathryn was introduced to Pilates in summer of 2006. Having practiced most everyday, she soon realized that Pilates was a method of mental and physical conditioning she wanted to incorporate throughout her life. This method as a whole practice continues to help her gain mental acuity, body awareness, and strength that also alleviates chronic lower back pain. After graduating Appalachian State University, Kathryn pursued Appalachian’s Teacher’s Training Program requiring 600+ hours of intensive and comprehensive study in 2009. Marianne Adams and Rebecca Quin designed this program producing teachers who are authentically trained; the way in which they practiced in New York with master teacher Romana Kryzanowska (protégé of Joseph Pilates) and other incredible instructors like Alycea Ungaro, Bob Liekens, and Brett Howard. Kathryn continues her education with master instructors Mari Winsor, Kathi Ross Nash, Brooke Siler, Chris Robinson, Peter Fiasca, and many more. Kathryn started Pure Pilates NC in March of 2011 and took ownership of Carolina Core Pilates in January 2016.