Cara Hazelton has been doing Pilates for more than 15 years, opening the Fredericton location of Precision Pilates in 2007. She has been a teacher trainer since 2014. Cara has more than 20,000 hours of hands-on teaching experience to guide you and your body to your goals, whatever they may be. Her experience is met with her spunky personality to make your Pilates session as much fun as it is work.
Cara has learned from many of the greatest Pilates teachers in the world. In addition to her original training with Clare Dunphy in Boston (A second generation teacher) she has attended more than ten Authentic Pilates Conferences in the last 7 years.
Cara’s Pilates expertise is met equally by her education in the field of human movement. Cara earned her Master of Science in Kinesiology (MScKIN) at the University of New Brunswick where she focused her studies on the epidemiology of back pain.
She hopes to work with government and private organizations to help reduce pressure on the current medical system by advocating for better use of allied health professionals and exercise programs.
Carol Illsley Senior Teacher
She spent the first half of her life in Ottawa, lived in Manitoba and Alberta before settling here in Fredericton.
Carol loves everything about Pilates, from helping clients connect with their bodies to guiding new teachers on their Pilates journey (as a teacher trainer with APC). She knows firsthand how empowering it is to feel strong, balanced and capable, and believes that Pilates is for everybody and every body, regardless of where they are starting from. Just ask her.
In 2011 she began her initial Teacher Training in Boston with Clare Dunphy and started teaching with Cara in her first studio location.
In 2014 she bridged with Authentic Pilates Canada Comprehensive Teacher Training Program and in 2017 returned to Clare Dunphy’s studio in Boston to complete her Advanced Teacher Training Seminars.
Outside the studio you will undoubtedly find her listening to music, reading or just hanging out with her hubby.
Lindsay Brewer Operations Manager and Senior teacher
After many years in healthcare and many years with back issues, Lindsay was looking for a change. She was tired of going to work until she couldn’t stand the pain, and then going off work to rehab her back. She was in a vicious cycle she couldn't get out of. She felt she had to make changes, for herself and her family, to feel better.
Lindsay began private lessons with Cara and Carol, and the rest is history. She did her teacher training, became a part of the team, and now Pilates is a part of her every day. I feel better and move better.
Outside of the studio she loves the outdoors, travelling, camping, and mostly just hanging out with her family. Her family agrees that trying Pilates was the right decision.
Eloise Forbes Front Desk, Social Media Manager, and Apprentice
Eloise had been going to Precision Pilates for almost 8 years. She took classes and private lessons before being recently hired on to take over social media for the studio and assist with office admin. Her’s is the friendly face behind our Facebook and Instagram platforms and many of your emails!
Even though Eloise took time off from Pilates here and there over the years, for instance to have her daughter, who is now 2.5 years old, she always found it something she continued to come back to. She had dabbled in yoga and other forms of exercise, but doing Pilates was what she loved and always stuck with.
She was so excited when the opportunity came up to be a part of the Precision Pilates team. After working long shifts and late nights for many years in the hospitality industry, she knew this could be the change she needed to regain her work-life balance and spend more time with her family.
Eloise is now also working on her apprenticeship hours towards completion of the Mat Plus teacher training program. She is in our Fredericton location, but assists with the Halifax location too!
Lindsay Brewer Operations Manager and Senior teacher
After many years in healthcare and many years with back issues, Lindsay was looking for a change. She was tired of going to work until she couldn’t stand the pain, and then going off work to rehab her back. She felt she was in a vicious cycle she couldn’t get out of. She knew she had to make changes, for herself and her family, to feel better.
Lindsay began private lessons with Cara and Carol and the rest is history. She completed her teacher training, became a part of the team, and now Pilates is a part of her every day. She feels better and moves better.
Outside of the studio Lindsay loves the outdoors, travelling, camping, and mostly just hanging out with her family.
Joan Allaby Junior Teacher
Joan began her Pilates journey over ten years ago when she was suffering sciatic pain from a bulging disc. She was in her mid-forties, working full time, with children in school, and she couldn’t believe she might be limited by pain the rest of her life.
She’d been advised the best thing she could do was to strengthen her core. So when she saw an advertisement for private classes at Precision Pilates, she called our studio. She’s been practicing Pilates ever since.
Joan enjoys classical Pilates because it engages her mind as well as her body, requiring focus and control. Joan is now a Junior Teacher at Precision Pilates, having completed the Authentic Pilates Canada Comprehensive Teacher Training Program in June 2021.
When not at the studio, Joan likes to spend time in her garden, digging new beds and moving plants around. She’d love to buy a few acres of land, so she could really indulge her gardening obsession. It’s a good thing Pilates is great for gardeners!
Laurentia (Laura) Marica Junior Teacher
Laura discovered Pilates a few years ago when looking for ways to alleviate her recurrent back pain. She is convinced now that you can be flexible and strong at any age.
Laura is a Junior Teacher, having graduated the Authentic Pilates Canada Comprehensive Teacher Training Program in the summer of 2021. She was born and raised in Romania and has been calling Fredericton home since 2004. Besides Pilates, Laura loves hiking, reading and good coffee.
Nina Milczarek Junior Teacher
Nina discovered classical Pilates after sustaining injuries from highland dance and immediately fell in love with it. She became stronger than she had ever been in her twelve-year dancing career and pursued Pilates teacher training. It was evident that the Pilates system works, and she wanted to share this with others.
In 2017, at the young age of 16, she began her Mat Plus Teacher Training with Authentic Pilates Canada. She enjoyed working with young athletes experiencing the same struggles, but she wanted more and knew that exploring the entire Pilates system would bring exactly that. In 2019, she began the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program and never looked back.
Outside of the studio, Nina is a full-time student at the University of Ottawa, where she is completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences. Aside from Pilates, she loves cooking and good food, hiking and spending time with her dogs!