About Karen

Karen - Edinburgh Pilates

Karen Coupland is the Founder and Owner of Edinburgh Pilates Just For You, where she has been teaching for twelve years. She is a fully qualified Specialist Pilates Instructor registered with the the Register of Exercise Professionals UK since 2006 membership no- R0061826.

Teaching from her Private Studio based in Loanhead Midlothian near Straiton, Karen believes it’s the differences in people however subtle or pronounced which fans her enthusiasm and passion for teaching.

She first discovered Pilates after reading about it in a magazine and decided to give it a try, after having had three children, low back pain unfortunately was a daily occurrence. Pilates worked quickly and effectively, bringing long lasting results, which inspired her to take up Pilates as a teacher.


Karen first qualified as a Level 2 Pilates Instructor back in 2006, this followed in 2007 with an Award in Fitness Pilates. In 2009 she advanced to a Level 3 Pilates Instructor and during the same year received an Award for Adapting Physical Activity for Ante/Post Natal women. In 2011 she received an Award for Chair Based Exercise for the Frail and Elderly as well as Pilates on the Ball with APPI.

Within this same year she advanced to a Level 4 Specialist Instructor in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain and in 2014 she received a Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults.
In 2015 she completed a Certificate for Balanced Body Reformer 2 Module. 
In 2017 she qualified as a TRX Suspension Bodyweight Instructor with the Fitness Education Academy. 
In 2019 she received Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation with CanRehab Edinburgh Napier University
All of the above qualifications are fully accredited and meet with the Physical Activity and Health National Occupational Standards Uk. Produced by SkillsActive.