C A R O L I N E J O R D A N - front desk
What made you want to work at a Pilates studio: Being a dancer and an actor, I wanted a job that would tie me to a fitness community as well as give me the opportunity to do plenty of Pilates. At Uptown, I get the added bonus of working with people who genuinely make me smile every day, so I pretty much get the best of all worlds.
What is your most memorable experience at Uptown so far: Probably the various stories, advice, and experiences that clients and instructors have shared with me as they’ve stopped to chat with me at the desk. We have such a diverse clientele here at Uptown, so I’ve gotten to know all different kinds of people whose paths I wouldn’t normally cross in my day-to-day in the theatre industry; their stories add more color to my life!
Share something about your first Pilates session: Well my very FIRST Pilates session was with my mom (who is a hardcore Pilates veteran), but it was so long ago that I can’t remember it that well. The first one I remember was in college- we had to take Pilates as a requirement to graduate with a dance minor. I remember loving how specific it was, how rhythmic. I also loved how quickly my body responded to it and how it wasn’t long before I saw a difference in my dancing!
What is your favorite exercise or cue that you hear from instructors: Cary has her own nicknames for some of the exercises, so I’ll be doing my thing at the desk and then all of a sudden I’ll hear “ok- time for sexy kitty!” Only Cary :)