- Polestar Studio Certification, June 2015
- Power Plate Certification, July 2013
- Polestar Mat Certification, April 2013
Karina has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years and has recently gained accreditation through Polestar as a certified Mat and Studio instructor. She is also a lawyer and a mother of three children and finds that Pilates provides the perfect balance in her hectic life.
Karina was first introduced to Pilates when training for the London marathon in 2001. She was able to overcome a painful repetitive strain injury due to the Pilates focus on core strength and symmetry of movement. She continued with the practice when she returned to Australia, finding it especially beneficial during each of her pregnancies and post-natal recoveries.
Karina commenced her instructor training in Australia in 2012. She subsequently moved to Singapore with her family and completed her training here. She has been teaching Mat classes at Central Pilates since January 2014. Following her studio accreditation, she has also started taking studio sessions and reformer classes. Karina likes to bring a sense of energy and fun to her individual sessions and group classes and believes that everyone should feel a little taller, stronger and more flexible when they walk out of the studio each time.