Instructor, Owner

Karen Santo, MFA


Karen Santo- MFA, owner of Pilates of Lake Havasu, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and has been teaching Pilates since 1993. Additionally, she is a Reiki Master. Previous owner of Pilates of Hawaii, on the Big Island, where she had the longest running studio on the island. Over her 27 years of teaching she introduced Pilates into all the 5-star resorts on the island. She has been a Pilates, teacher trainer, since 1998.  Additional certifications include: Above Barre, TRX, Aston Kinetics and Physio Ball. 

Karen teaches Pilates for people from all walks of life: those needing exercise therapy post PT, before surgery strengthening, athletes, seniors and for those looking to maintain a healthy body, whatever your age! In 2000, she co-designed a full tennis workout program for nationally recognized K-Swiss and Altus equipment. She can adapt your session to meet your needs, through either modifications for specific issues or increasing your workout for a personal challenge. 

She received her 750 hours of training from the Pilates Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1992.  Through further studies with Judith Aston, of Aston Kinetics, Karen can assist you with alignment analysis and how to functionally move throughout your day with more ease and fluidity. 



  Teaching Pilates for over 27 years!