WITS Featured Fitness Partner
Kara Griffin is an instructor and Marketing Director at Plank Pilates, a WITS partner and boutique pilates studio located in Manhattan's Lower East Side. She has lived, worked and danced in Manhattan since summer 2011. Kara completed her initial Pilates Certification in 2009 and was the first instructor to graduate from Plank's Progressive Pilates Certification Program. In addition, Kara has studied dance, anatomy, yoga, and somatic theories. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University and delved right into performing with NYC choreographers once she moved to the city. While she enjoys teaching and practicing classical Pilates, Kara's true passion is bringing a more contemporary style, tapping into her dancer's perspective of movement, to pilates and fitness.
Kara has been working with Wellness in the Schools on behalf of Plank Pilates since June 2011. She and Plank were initially drawn to WITS because of their important and unique mission. They have been raising money and working with WITS with run clubs, events and fitness volunteering. Kara wanted to find a free and fun way to work out in the city that complimented her Pilates workouts, so she learned to run with Plank's Run Clubs for WITS. It was the guidance and encouragement she received there than now allows her to call herself a runner and even lead the WITS Run Clubs. Kara is Wellness in the School's first Fitness Partner and will be working with PS20, on the Lower East Side.