About Studio Core


caroline christensen

Caroline opened Studio Core in November, 2004 because she knew Aspen needed a chic, top quality, fully equipped, yet serene Pilates/GYROTONIC* studio that catered to those desiring a private, personal experience. Clients range in age from 17 to 74, 40% men, from ‘beginner’ to the elite athlete. Caroline specializes in clients with low back issues, women in pre and postnatal months, those with severe to moderate scoliosis, and clients with flexibility issues.

Caroline’s Pilates training encompasses both the Classic style and the more contemporary technique incorporating therapeutic aspects. Her extensive background in kinesiology, physiology, and anatomy enable her to customize each session for YOU.


  • PhysicalMind Institute Certification for Pilates, Cathleen Murakami, San Diego CA, 1998.   Certified Instructor Trainer/Certifying Center, PhysicalMind Institute, Joan Briebart, 2017 

  • Extensive work with Masters, Rael Isacowitz, Jillian Hessel, Michele Larson and Marika Molnar

  • Certified GYROTONIC* Trainer by Juliu Horvath/ Celia Hulton, Santa Fe

  • Level 2 Workshop, Alissa Seim, Chicago: Certified Level 2, Cheryl Dunn, Austin

  • Extensive work with top GYROTONIC* Masters, Sebastian Plettenberg, Hilary Cartwright, Juergen Bamberger

  • Fitness Professional in Aspen since 1986

  • Certified in Fitness by American College of Sports Medicine and American Council on Exercise

  • Fitness Director onboard Cunard 5-Star Luxury Ships for four years

  • GoldenDoor Spa-At-Sea’ program aboard Sea Goddess I and II

  • Guest Instructor at TheGreenhouse Spa, Dallas,TX
    Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ
    Rancho La Puerta, Tecate,MX
    The GoldenDoor, Escondido,CA

  • Co-owned, operated Pilates/GYROTONIC* studio Aspen 2000 – 2004

  • One of Lead Instructors at the AspenClub International (Spa) 1984 – 2000