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.

Train with the best.

Joy Karley, MS, MA, NCPT

Joy Karley, MS, MA, NCPT 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. She completed her Master of Science in Applied Nutrition with a focus on Obesity and Health Promotion from the University of New England. 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, Foot Conditioning, Stretching Science, and Higher Extensions at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. 

Joy is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) 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, and she also completed the Pfilates (Pelvic Floor Pilates) Instructor Training 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 and Personal Trainer, as well as a Balanced Body Education Master Instructor for Pilates, Barre, Motr, and Bodhi Suspension System; she trains new instructors throughout the US & Internationally. Joy owned Gotham City Pilates in NYC and has maintained her Pilates clientele as well as Pilates & fitness classes for Plus One (Optum) Fitness at corporate fitness centers throughout New York City.