Carolyne Anthony has been in the Dance, Fitness, and Pilates world for over 30 years. She began her professional career after obtaining her Teaching Diploma in Dance at London's Stella Man College
Carolyne went on to dance for distinguished companies in the UK, Europe, and Africa. Along with dancing, Carolyne has always had an interest in movement, she has swum competitively and was a keen runner in her younger days.
While attending company class in London in 1983, she was introduced to Pilates, at the prompting of her Jazz instructor. She found Pilates Instructor, Alan Herdman, and thus began her love affair with this amazing method. Carolyne has gone on to certify with Polestar, Physical Mind, and the PMA.
Upon her relocation to the USA in the mid '80s, Carolyne became involved in the Fitness industry and went on to certify with the AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and the AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) as a group fitness instructor and then went on to study the PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) program. She was also a Professor of Dance at The Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Artistic Director of the Enfield Civic Ballet Company.
Carolyn's journey into Women's Health began with the birth of her first daughter in 1988. Dismayed by the lack of information available for women during the childbearing years, she went on to complete her Birth Doula training as well as studying under well-known Midwives such as Patty Brennan and Pat Kramer.The illustrations for her Pre and Postnatal Teacher Training Manual which are a part of her Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist™ programs, are the product of midwife Amanda Smith and Ann Arbor, MI.
Being a Birth Doula has informed her program design for the Pre and Postnatal Work that she does. Her philosophy is about preparing the body for birth and repairing the body after birth with exercises that truly address the changes that are taking place in the pregnant body. The desire to work according to the Female Anatomy and Physiology has led Carolyne to study other modalities such as Myofascial Release (John Barnes Practitioner), Esoteric Healing, and in-depth Anatomy.
Learning from her own life's experiences, Carolyn has developed her Moving through Menopause™ course, and Support your Floor™ (Pelvic Floor Function) course, and the very successful The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery™ program. Her work has taken her all over the world, training the trainers to be able to help their female clients through all stages of their lives. She currently has over 2000 teachers in 41 countries plus 34 faculty teaching her methods.
Carolyne has developed the Women’s Health and Exercise Certification™ which is a collaboration between her and other top educators in the field. The Certification offers programs in Rebekah Rotstein's Buff Bones™, Doreen Puglisi’s Pink Ribbon Program™, Dr Suzanne Martin’s Pregnancy and Scoliosis, Anne Bishop and Mariska Breland.
Founding The Center for Women's Fitness, Carolyne continues to develop her own curriculum for women that incorporates all her studies in Myofascial Release, Esoteric Healing, Anatomy, Ballet, Fitness, Pilates, and lifelong moving.
She now has 3 daughters, and one grandson who is undoubtably the cutest kid EVER.