Carola Trier (May 26, 1913 - October 28, 2000) was a German refugee who spent 22 years in show business. She escaped the Gurs
internment camp before they were sent to Auschwitz
and travelled to the United States to meet her family.
She was referred to Joseph Pilates by Dr. Henry Jordan after she suffered an offstage accident. She worked with Joseph Pilates and in 1960, he helped her open her own studio.
Carola is known for her high standards for service and her class. She was a smart business woman and knew how to please the clients. In addition to running her studio, Carola wrote a children's book, Exercise, What It Is, What It Does. She retired from teaching in 1986.
Look at Carola Trier's Timeline to learn more about her life.