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Karena Thek Lineback

President of Pilates Teck, Inc
Host of 'Alive & Well Radio' on KHTS
Host of 'Pilates for Health Bodies' on public television

Author of  OsteoPilates (New Page, 2003)

Author of Scolio-Pilates (2011)

Author of The Pilates Golf Athlete (2014)




Karena began studying Pilates as a dance student. After retiring from a professional dance career, Karena began teaching Pilates at her own studio, Pilates Teck.  Six months after opening the studio, Karena became the Director of Pilates at SCV Therapy Services and expanded her study of common spine pathologies in the rehabilitation setting.  She wrote her first book, OsteoPilates, in 2003, as a result of working directly with a high percentage of women with osteoporosis and without a reliable resource to steer them towards for safe exercise for osteoporosis.  Scolio-Pilates came out of a desire to help help a specific client with scoliosis as well as trying to heal the pain from her own scoliosis. The Pilates Golf Athlete, was developed with the realization, that like most sports, many of its participants do not have the physical tools or capability to perform the movement that they are trying to achieve.

In 2008, as a result of her work with fitness and rehabilitation clients, Karena was asked to host the talk show  'Alive & Well' on AM 1220 KHTS. This weekly show allows Karena to teach to a larger audience, then her one-on-one work allows, while interviewing the most outstanding voices in the field of health.

In 2009, the public television special, 'Pilates for Healthy Bodies with Karena Thek Lineback was produced and aired for two years.

In 2013, Karena began working the Wounded Warrior Batallion at the C5 Unit at the San Diego Naval Medical Center.

While Karena spends much of her time on the road traveling the world to teach other Pilates Instructors and Physical Therapists, she continues to work one-on-one with clients.  Karena's passion and specialty is working with people who have special needs due to injury or chronic conditions.

Karena's next project? She's not talking but it promises to be bigger than the last. You can reach Karena by going to the Contact Page of this website.