Carrie Meador Pagès
Owner, Certified Senior Pilates instructor
Carrie Pagès is the owner and senior Pilates Instructor for In Balance Pilates Studio. She attended high school at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she majored in Classical Ballet. While there she performed numerous lead roles and worked with prestigious choreographers and teachers. Carrie discovered the endless benefits of Pilates while rehabilitating an ankle injury and knew it would be a part of her life forever. She received her certification while living in Charleston, SC in 2000. In 2002, Carrie opened In Balance Pilates Studio in Wilmington, NC and founded the In Balance Pilates Teacher Training program in 2004. Carrie is also the winner of the 2016 Pilates Anytime Next Instructor Competition. Her recent project is an online studio, CarriePagesPilates.com, that’s for Pilates students and instructors looking for inspiration and motivation.
Certified Pilates instructor
Kristen has always been active growing up playing many different sports and activities, and loves yoga, spinning, and interval training, but her heart will always belong to Pilates. She found Pilates as a way to help strengthen her core to protect her back. As someone with regular back aches from scoliosis, she says Pilates is the one exercise that stretches and strengthens her back at once, relieving tension and adding flexibility, while working the whole body. Her favorite quote from Joseph Pilates is, “You’re only as old as your spine is flexible.” She credits this method for getting her through two healthy pregnancies and helping her return quickly to regular sessions post pregnancy, providing an overall balance in her life. In June of 2009, Kristen completed her certification through the In Balance Pilates Certification which included 220 hours of practical work, observation, and apprenticeship on the work and equipment of Joseph H. Pilates. Kristen says, “Carrie has been a great mentor for me through my years as an instructor and I love my In Balance Pilates family.”
Certified Pilates instructor
Carrie Broyhill is a writer/editor turned Pilates instructor who now playfully dubs herself an “editor of the spine.” In 2012 she had the good fortune of being introduced to the Method by her mentor Carrie Pages, and shortly thereafter earned her mat and comprehensive certifications through In Balance Pilates. Since then, she has found it her mission to discover learning opportunities wherever possible and extend her passion for this intelligent form of exercise to her clients. “What I love most about practicing and teaching Pilates is that you never reach an end. I continue to have “Aha!” moments during personal practice and an excitement for turning those moments into words to relay a deeper understanding of movement to my clients. I love conceiving ways to be creative and intuitive in my instruction while preserving classical form.” When she’s not at her dream job, this North Carolina native can be found satisfying her inescapable desire to boat or paddle out to an island.