Studio Qila is a high-intensity, Pilates-inspired workout that uses slow, controlled movement and purposeful cardio bursts to build strength. While intense, modifications and amplifications are always offered to be inclusive to all fitness levels.
Qila is founded and led by Bridget O’Carroll. She is also an Austin-based product strategist at Google and Wharton MBA. Before developing the Qila method, she was a master coach at [solidcore] and trained with SLT.
Bridget is an Alaska Native (Alutiiq / Sugpiaq) woman and a registered citizen of Egegik Village. Read more
Indigenous Woman Owned
Studio Qila is the first Native-owned digital fitness studio. Qila was named after its founder's Alaska Native (specifically, Alutiiq) word for "spirit," representing strength beyond the physical.
Giving back to under-resourced communities and amplifying BIPOC voices is a core part of Qila, and is integrated directly into their business model. Qila pledges 10% of proceeds to support BIPOC communities, has raised an additional $15K through donation classes, and offer membership scholarships to anyone who needs it.
Awarded the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund for its innovative and accessible method and exceptionally dedicated community.
Press & Partners
Qila has been featured in Shape, The Cut, and has a guest series on Poosh. Bridget was awarded the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund and was named a 2022 Well+Good Changemaker.
We have also hosted in-person and virtual events with Athleta x SXSW, FP Movement and Bala, and partnered with Google, Microsoft, UCLA, Dartmouth, Paul Mitchell and more.