Angela Carini, Studio Owner/Senior Instructor
B.A. Dance, Northwestern University
PMA Certified Instructor
AOBTA Certified Shiatsu Therapist
Studio owner, teacher trainer and senior Pilates instructor at Urbancore Pilates and Fitness, Angela Carini has over 15 years of experience in dance, bodywork and holistic forms of fitness.
Angela fell in love with Pilates more than a decade ago while studying at Northwestern University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in dance. In 2005, she pursued and completed her mat and equipment certification through the Physicalmind Institute, and has since developed a loyal following of clients who appreciate her mind-body approach to health.
Angela is dedicated to soaking in all she can as a practitioner and continues to perfect her craft by participating in advanced workshops in anatomy, cadaver dissection and rehabilitative protocols. Doing so ensures that she is able to design safe and effective workout programs for clients with chronic pain and injury.
Known for her precision and depth as an instructor, Angela incorporates a number of stretching and bodywork exercises into every session, including acupressure and manual therapies, to create proper bodily alignment and neuromuscular function. Though her teaching methods are notably challenging, clients—from musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and professional dancers to elite athletes and fellow Pilates instructors—are able to overcome their own mental and physical limits while achieving a renewed sense of health and wellness.
Angela is also a certified and well-known shiatsu instructor. She is the author of the popular beginner
video series The Art of Shiatsu and teaches classes and workshops to students of all levels.
Angela has taught Shiatsu at the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Zen Shiatsu Chicago. She is currently studying Taoist Medicine and Medical QiGong with Michael Lomax.
Studio owner Angela Carini offers an apprentice based Advanced Teacher Training program.
This program is for those who have already completed a comprehensive equipment training program and want to take their skills to the next level.
It is an apprentice-based program that gives you the skills to excel in post-rehabilitive and therapeutic Pilates Instruction.
You will also experience personal mastery in your own Pilates practice and be able to perform exercises at an advanced level with proper technique.
What the program includes:
Completion of OBSERVATION & APPRENTICE TEACHING HOURS at Urbancore
WEEKLY PRIVATE SESSIONS with Angela for more in-depth technique and post-rehabilitative protocols.
Pricing: Call the studio for details
Completion of comprehensive equipment training LECTURES
At least 6 months of dedicated Pilates classes/sessions
Admission is by interview and application only.
Please call the studio or email email@example.com to apply.
• Advanced anatomy and biomechanics training
• Gait Analysis.
• In depth postural assessment and appropriate exercise selections to facilitate maximum therapeutic benefit
• Manual Therapy for common misalignment problems
• Learn the purpose, muscular focus, specific body alignment, and sequencing of
each exercise including modifications and variations.
• In depth instruction in teaching at all levels and for all body types.