My Story

The Nitty Gritty

Training Experience: 13 years

Education: Master’s degree in Motor Learning & Control                       

Certification: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Specialties: Teaching clients how to move efficiently so that they can tackle their lives with more energy, confidence, and strength. I do this by:

  • Educating clients about how their bodies function and teaching them movement literacy
  • Providing them with a balanced programming framework
  • Adapting my teaching style to match their background and experience

After I spent most of my childhood and adolescence smacking balls on a tennis court I decided to channel that athletic passion into a career helping others improve their movement competency. In so doing, I discovered how important those physical tools were to developing the strength and confidence necessary for my clients to pursue their passions.

During my six years at a gym in my hometown of New York City I helped clients experience joyful days of sprinting on the tennis court, negotiating a marathon course, scrambling after grandchildren in the park, kicking butt in the delivery room, digging in the garden, and even scaling the Great Wall of China. 

You can read more about my training philosophy here.

My interest in human movement led me to a Master’s degree in the movement sciences. Then, I joined the faculty of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute and I enjoyed several years of teaching trainers biomechanics, motor learning, and skill development.

In addition to presenting at various conferences, I also love writing. I’ve become a contributing fitness expert for a few online outlets. You can see a sample of my work here:


3 Types of Different Workout Routines You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

Why do High Intensity Workouts?

6 Training Tips from Tennis Pros

Ab Workouts For Women (And Men)

My latest, and perhaps best, accomplishment is becoming a mom.

My son brings so much joy and energy into my days that I become completely absorbed watching him develop—he’s a perfect guinea pig for a movement geek like me.

When I'm not busy taking Julian to story time or making his meals I continue to train private clients.

As he's able to occupy himself for more than 5 minutes I'm sneaking a bit of time to develop projects that I will be sharing with you soon.

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              My son, Julian, and me goofing off.

            My son, Julian, and me goofing off.

I highly recommend Carolyn because she is detail-oriented, has a great eye and intuition for human movement, she is knowledgeable, and her feedback instills confidence.
— Hegulka, 34