Joy Karley, MA, CPT

Train with the best.

Joy Karley, MA 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 unique teaching methodology combining artistry with movement science to make the most of a dancer’s abilities. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, & Pilates at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.


Joy is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA CPT) fully certified in both Pilates Mat and Reformer/Apparatus, and has 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 & IFTA Certified Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer, as well as a Balanced Body University Faculty member. She trains new Pilates instructors throughout the US & Internationally. Joy owned & ran Gotham City Pilates in NYC. She also teaches Pilates & Fitness classes for Movements Afoot and Plus One Fitness at corporate Fitness centers throughout New York City



I have taken Pilates privates all over the world and I have not yet found an instructor as thorough and tough as Joy anywhere else. She makes me work really hard but also takes great care of my body. I couldn't recommend her more!       Ana V.