Beloved Pilates instructor retires from the YMCA
Last updated 11/14/2019 at 11:47am
Karen Carriker has been teaching Pilates for nearly 40 years. The fitness junkie retired Nov. 7 after 17 years of flexibility, strength, and endurance training at the YMCA in Mukilteo.
After her last class, people told stories and gave affirmations about their role model. Other instructors said they have big shoes to fill, even if her shoe size is only 6.5.
Carriker's career in fitness began around the same time she married Mike, her husband of 44 years. He was a test pilot in the Navy, and they moved around often.
"I asked her five times to just start all over again and do it again. Do it...