Ruth Gordon, Owner

When I was a child, I was not very athletic. In fact, I was typically the last person chosen for kickball at recess. Most recesses, you would find me by the school wall with my girlfriends, taking turns singing lead to the song, “Joy to the World” (ok, I have really dated myself!). My family […]

Colleen Bonta

Colleen loves to share her love for physical fitness and to teach the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  She became certified in Group Exercise and began her career specializing in working with the senior community.  She brought her experience and expertise to CORE Personal Training and Pilates Studio in the fall of 2012 as a […]

Kim Salzano

Kim was hooked on Pilates after taking her very first class. Early on in her practice she knew she wanted to share its amazing benefits with others and set out to learn all she could about this unique method of exercise that incorporated a harmonious combination of body, mind, and spirit. Nine years and two […]

Kristy Trujillo

Kristy began her fitness journey at the age of 7 when she took her first dance class in her hometown of Carpinteria, California. According to her mom, as a child she was always mesmerized by dance, specifically ballet. At the age of 12 her passion for ballet grew as she made the decision to train […]

Monica Carlier

Monica was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and has lived in the United States since 2001.Monica’s fitness journey didn’t start until she had her first baby in 2007. “I never worried about my weight until I have kids” and the weight did not come off easily. It was then when she decided to give […]

Shara Kantz

Shara practically grew up in gyms due to her mother who has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years.  Shara loves to dance and was an avid lacrosse player throughout her childhood and college career.  She had her heart set on being a “HOKIE” and studying aerospace engineering.  It was during a fall […]

Dagmar Kolarska Riddick

Dagmar is a certified Pilates Mat, Reformer & Apparatus Instructor by the Balanced Body University and certified thru Pilates Method Alliance, an internationally recognized Pilates certification.  She is also a certified Yoga Instructor by Yogafit, and a certified Personal Trainer by the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. In addition, she completed her training for […]

Jeremy Mallory

Jeremy is a master certified fitness trainer with over ten years of experience in helping clients reach their goals.  Jeremy grew up in an active lifestyle playing sports throughout school and always enjoyed being outdoors. During High School, under the instruction of his Uncle Bob, Jeremy learned how to lift weights and enjoy working out. […]

Laura Currie

Laura is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Her studies incorporated many rigorous science courses that allowed her to gain knowledge in a wide array of areas related to health sciences and human wellness. In addition to her studies, she […]

Heather Myers

Heather Myers is one of CORE Personal Training and Pilates Studio’s newest Personal Trainers. Heather’s journey to fitness is both unique and inspiring. She is a certified ACE Personal Trainer, lifetime athlete and brings a wealth of life experience to her training.   After a fall almost ten years ago, Heather contracted a disease called […]