10565-114 Street  |  Edmonton, AB T5H 3J6  | 780) 421-9853

Kara Botelho

Kara became interested in pilates in the mid 2000’s after a hip and back injury that left permanent spinal instability. When she discovered that the best way to keep her back in health was pilates, she became passionate and enthusiastic about it! A life long sports competitor and enthusiast, Kara has found that pilates has both increased her strength and stamina, as well as improved her muscle symmetry, and believes that it can do the same for everyone. Kara also works as a certified personal trainer, and as such, is dedicated to helping people achieve their true physical potential through fitness.


Kara Botelho instructs the following:
  • Summer Gravity Strap / Kettlebars
  • Our unique design in suspension exercise! The gravity straps allow you to work with your own body weight to create functional, overall fitness and power. Kettlebars put the core into a high velocity environment, building explosive power and whole body coordination. This class is designed to challenge your overall strength, balance and endurance.

  • Stretch, Breathe, Meditate
  • The power trio that everyone needs to do, but doesn't take the time to do! This 1-hour class starts with 30 minutes of stretching, and then dives into practicing different yogic breathing techniques (Pranayama) that will strengthen the heart, lungs, core, cleanse the body of toxins, increase vitality, and sharpen the mind. The body is then completely prepared for meditation. Each week will have a different style of practice, but for all, the purpose is to give time and space for increased presence and connection to self. This class will refuel your body, mind, and spirit in every way.

  • Summer Equip Level 2
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair. This level is appropriate for those who have some experience on the equipment, but who are still developing their core connections. Also for those who have injuries that need to be managed in a controlled way.

  • Summer Equip Level 2/3
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair. This level is meant to be more of a physical challenge, while still being accessible to most people. The class will flow more than lower levels, challenging endurance, coordination, and core connection. Previous experience on the equipment is a must.

  • Summer Equip Level 3
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This level is appropriate for those who have strong experience on the equipment, as the class will have more flow, challenge strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in all ways. Challenging physically and mentally.

  • Summer Equip Level 4
  • Pilates Equipment classes use the Universal Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Chair.This is our most challenging level, appropriate for those who have strong experience on the equipment, as the class will have more flow, will challenge strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. A definite challenge for the body and mind!