Carrie Smith has been teaching students for over 35 years. She started teaching children at the YMCA in the 70s, taught group classes in the fitness field during the 80s and 90s, but her passion for movement since 2003 has been Pilates. She earned her Mat accreditation with BASI Pilates in 2004 and completed her BASI Comprehensive course in 2007. Carrie is co-owner of Balanced Bodies Pilates studio in Northern Virginia, (DC suburb) which is a BASI host studio for teacher training courses as well as many workshops and continuing education programs. She is a member of the BASI Faculty, having taught in various locations in the US, Japan and China. Carrie will be working toward her Z-Health Certification as soon as she can find the time!, and, when she is not doing Pilates, loves to spend time outdoors, biking, jogging, gardening and watching her son slide into home at baseball games.