Karyn Staples is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher and a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience. Driven by her passion for creating an environment focused on wellness and optimal health, Karyn founded ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio (Peachtree City, Georgia) in 2005. Her extensive education, knowledge, experience in the field has forged the path for her personal growth and development along with educating and mentoring other practitioners. Karyn’s unique ability to combine interesting thought provoking lectures with practical demonstrations enables the participant to effectively integrate foundational concepts into their daily work.
Karyn discovered Pilates while attending the University of Evansville (Evansville, IN) after reading Brooke Siler’s book, The Pilates Body, as she was seeking change in her exercise routine. The further she delved into the work the greater connection she saw with her physical therapy profession. While attending Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for her PhD work in Orthopedics and Sports Science, she completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training through Polestar® Pilates Education. This credential allowed her to complete her dissertation in April 2011 utilizing Pilates (The Effect of Standing Pilates on the Aging Female Population).
Her Pilates background continues to be multi-lineage. She has been a presenter at;
- The Pilates Method Alliance
- Pilates on Tour (Balanced Body)
- Physical Therapy Association of Georgia
- Emory University Physical Therapy Department
- Georgia State University Physical Therapy Department
- The University of Evansville Physical Therapy Department.
She also serves as a clinical mentor to physical therapy students, orthopedic physical therapy residents, and movement practitioners. As a mother of two children (13 and 11), she continues to promote a healthy lifestyle to our next generation with programming at her office, small research projects, and community outreach.