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Karry Orelup


Karry is the owner and head instructor at Becoming Balanced. She received her Pilates instructor training from Physical Minds, as well as Peak Pilates, where she received her comprehensive instructor certification and has been teaching since 2005. A graduate of Butler University, she received two bachelors degrees in dance and fashion merchandising. She has been teaching Pilates and Ballet at the Torrington School of Ballet and Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Dance Department at Naugatuck Valley Community College for over 7 years. Karry continues to further her knowledge by obtaining certifications in Buff Bones, Yamuna Body Rolling, Body Art, Zumba Gold, CARDIOLATES®, and attending workshops with respected Pilates masters such as Mejo Wiggin, Clare Dunphy, Michael Fritzke & Ton Voogt, Ana Caban, Andrea Maida, Shawn Gallagher and Mary Bowen. Perhaps her most impressive qualification as a “teacher” are her 8 children that she has and continues to home school. A word from Karry: You deserve to get the most out of life. In order to do this, you need to have a healthy body, a clear mind and a soaring spirit. I look forward to meeting you in the near future! To your health, Karry


Abi has been practicing Pilates more than seven years and is a fully Comprehensive Certified Peak Pilates® instructor. She is passionate about teaching Pilates as a system and has completed MeJo Wiggin’s The Classical Syllabus®. Abi is constantly continuing her Pilates education to be ready to work with chronic pain to sport performance and everything in-between. Abi is Buff Bones® certified and passed her Pilates Method Alliance® test last November.


Born and raised in Puerto Rico, from Cuban decent Sol moved to Boston and graduated from Northeastern University in 1987 with a degree in Business. While attending Northeastern she became an AFAA Certified Aerobics Instructor and taught aerobics, fitness classes and managed a studio for many years. A life long fitness enthusiast, she works with dedication and commitment to encourage her clients to perform at their best. Sol first discovered Pilates on the mat where she practiced as a student for more than 10 years. She deepened her love and appreciation for Pilates by obtaining her teaching certification from Peak Pilates in 2013. She enjoys challenging her clients to move in a creative way while adhering to classical Pilates teaching methods and believes in the importance of body/mind connection. You can experience Pilates in both English and Spanish with Sol. Along with teaching Pilates, she works with her husband in their family business. She is a proud mother to her two daughters who have encouraged her to continue to study and develop her love and passion for the movement of Pilates. She looks forward in sharing with you the knowledge and enthusiasm that she has acquired while learning Pilates and Anatomy for a better understanding of our bodies. See you on the Mat!!