MEET OUR TEAM
CAREY MACALEERFOUNDER OF A•LINE PILATES
Carey Macaleer is a classically trained dancer and Pilates instructor from New York City. Her passion for helping clients improve their bodies and lives through Pilates has helped her establish an extensive and diverse international clientele that includes men, women, seniors, teenagers, expectant and new moms, as well as celebrities and professional athletes. In addition to teaching in New York for 12 years, as an expat she taught in Hong Kong and most recently London.
Carey discovered Pilates at the age of 12 as part of her dance training and has been teaching Pilates for over 15 years. She received her training from Core Pilates in New York. Prior to teaching Pilates, she was a professional dancer with multiple modern dance companies. She has also applied her skills teaching Pilates and dance/movement to other disciplines such as American Olympic figure skating and collegiate-level lacrosse programs.
Carey’s teaching style is deep in knowledge and creativity and always provides a hardcore workout. Most recently she has developed her signature class “The Wellness Hour” and “Kids Roll” classes. She is passionate about bringing Pilates to a wider audience and helping them integrate its principles into their every day lives. She is a newly certified MELT® Hand and Foot instructor. Carey is very excited to be bringing this into A•line studio as an additional class. Melt and Scoop!
Carey has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine and is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance.
Originally from Long Island, Kristin has been teaching in the city for over a decade, and is sought after for her fun teaching style, her attention to detail, and her expansive knowledge of the Pilates Method. Certified in 2006, Kristin has worked extensively on all pieces of equipment, and has taught Classical Pilates to hundreds of clients and prospective teachers over the years. Additionally, she is proud to be an integral part of the teacher-training program at Core Pilates NYC. A Crossfit enthusiast since 2010, she has used the knowledge she’s gained from weightlifting to further inform her teaching, and has carved out a niche for herself teaching Pilates to athletes who are looking to heal from injury, or simply increase their core strength and awareness. Kristin’s certifications include: the Comprehensive Training Program at Core Pilates NYC (2006), the 200 hour vinyasa certification at Bodhisattva Yoga (2008), and the ACE personal trainer certification (2009-2012). She also holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, and has 16 years of dance experience. She counts field hockey and softball among the sports she’s participated in over the years, and currently plays on Brooklyn’s best softball team, The Crossfit South Brooklyn Calaveras. Kristin is so excited to be teaching in her home borough of Brooklyn with the wonderful staff at A•line!
Molly’s love of fitness and movement began at an early age. After years as a gymnast, she became a fitness enthusiast always looking for new ways to challenge her strength and flexibility. While rehabbing a spinal injury, she discovered Pilates. Pilates quickly became a way of life. Molly was classically trained by Penelope Wyer, who received her training from Romana Kryzanowska, and continues her education with first generation master teachers including Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel, and Jay Grimes as well as some of the country’s leading physical therapists and rehab specialists.
A Los Angeles native, Chloe began taking Pilates after sustaining a dance injury, which lead to her 10-year career as a Pilates instructor. After recovering from injury, Chloe returned to her dance career where she immediately saw the benefits of how Pilates had not only maintained, but improved her strength, alignment, stability and mobility.
Chloe practiced Pilates with Kathy Grant and Blossom Leilani Crawford during her years at NYU. Her Pilates certification was received under Caitlin Cooke and Jennifer Deluca at Body Tonic, Brooklyn in 2006. She is also a certified Yoga instructor, who received her training at the Sivananda Center in Kerala, India in 2006.
Chloe’s sessions are challenging, yet conscientious. The work in class epitomizes the balance and flow she seeks in and outside of the studio. She also loves sailing, hiking and exploring Brooklyn.
Amira is a California native who brings a fun mix of laid-back beach and no-nonsense New York to her classes. Amira has been practicing Pilates since 2009 and teaching Pilates since 2014. Through her training at Core Pilates NYC, Amira has gained an in depth understanding of the way Pilates advocates for the body, both on and off the mat. Her teaching philosophy is to keep classes dynamic and challenging—each class will leave you feeling both accomplished and aspirational.
A former Human Resources professional turned stay-at-home Mom, Michelle found Pilates after the births of her three beautiful children (7-year-old Juliet, 4-year-old twins August and Jude). She quickly became addicted and wanted to delve deeper into learning the method. Michelle received her Comprehensive Certification from Core Pilates NYC in 2014 and continues to take workshops to deepen her knowledge of Pilates. Michelle believes a consistent practice of Pilates is key to maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Pilates is primarily responsible for rebuilding her post partum body from the inside out and she has never felt stronger or moved more efficiently. When she is not teaching, Michelle is running around with her three kids and enjoys reading, cooking, spin class, going to the theater and exploring Brooklyn with her husband, Joel.
Debby firmly believes that the key to a healthy life is a combination of strength and flexibility in both a physical and mental capacity. Her passion for Pilates comes from the ability to help her clients connect with their body on a profound level. Being a student of movement all her life, she has learned to treat the body as a holistic organism. She understands that fitness is a way of life, not simply a way to trim the waistline. Taking time out of your busy schedule to care for your physical body translates to an unlimited amount of benefits to your overall well-being.
Debby is Comprehensively Certified in the Classical Pilates Technique from Core Pilates NYC, with additional credentials in Pilates in Pregnancy, Jump board and the use of Modern Props. She is also an Experienced-Registered-Yoga-Instructor with the Yoga Alliance and holds Barre certifications from Exhale and Booty Barre. In her free time she enjoys surfing, snowboarding and hiking with her dog Piper.
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