Meet Our Team

Karen Wilder, Pilates teacher and studio owner in Lenexa KS

Karen Wilder PMA-CPT

Studio Owner and Lead Teacher
Romana’s Pilates Level V Teacher

What started out as a hobby has turned into a full-time profession.  At first, Karen did Pilates for herself because she found that it helped her low back pain, improved her posture and left her feeling energized and feeling good about her body.  She enjoyed it so much that in 2010 she decided to take the leap into being a teacher.  She completed her training with Peak Pilates and Polestar, but still had questions that weren’t answered. Karen had always wanted to enter the Romana’s Pilates Teacher Training but it required a huge commitment and living in western Kansas back in 2010 made it impossible.

A few years later Karen moved to Kansas City and found Pure Pilates KC in Brookside, a Romana’s Pilates Training Site.  She started taking private lessons with Susan Hard in 2017.  Karen auditioned for the program and started her training in 2019.  For the next 2 years she trained as a apprentice, working several hours a week in the Brookside studio alongside Susan to train her eye and become the best teacher she could be. She was certified by Sari Mejia Santo in February 2021. Romana’s Pilates is considered the highest quality training program in the industry.

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