Joy Karley, MA, PMA®-CPT, holds a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics and Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Modern Dance from Kent State University. Her background also includes extensive training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, Latin, and theater dance. She studied at the School of Cleveland Ballet and has performed with companies in Ohio, California, Washington DC, New Jersey and New York. She has taught students of all ages and abilities, at studios and professional training schools. Joy has developed a unique teaching methodology combining artistry with movement science to make the most of a dancer’s abilities. She teaches ballet, pointe, Pilates and foot conditioning at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. Joy is trained in both contemporary and classical Pilates styles. She was selected by Lolita San Miguel, Pilates elder, for her Pilates Master Mentor Program. As a Master Trainer, international fitness presenter, and writer for over 20 years, Joy has designed programming and training curriculum for major club chains and for Jazzercise, an international fitness franchising company. She is an AFAA and IFTA certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, as well as a Balanced Body Education Master Instructor for Pilates, Barre, Motr and Bodhi Suspension System. Joy also completed the Pfilates (Pelvic Floor Pilates) Instructor Training program. She trains new Pilates and Barre instructors throughout the US and internationally. Joy owned Gotham City Pilates in New York City and has maintained her Pilates clientele at Studio 26 as well as Pilates and fitness classes for Plus One (Optum) Fitness at corporate fitness centers throughout New York City.
You know we have a problem when major hospitals are advertising and opening clinics for “Tech Neck” and “Text Neck.” Postural issues that were once seen predominantly in the elderly are now rampant in all age groups, even teens and tweens. Laptop computers were bad enough, but cell phones now have us permanently slumped forward […]