A Second Chance

After losing my leg to a 5 year battle with CRPS, I decided it was time to reinvent myself!  I knew that if I was going to survive this disease, I needed to prepare my body.  I tried many gyms prior to finding C.O.R.E.   Other trainers seemed intimidated by my prosthetic and disease.  Ruth saw […]

Getting Back to What You Love

Recovering from a stroke sustained during heart surgery, our 16-year-old daughter, Emmi, was in need of additional strength training to complement her physical therapy.  We visited several facilities in search of a good fit before we finally found C.O.R.E. Personal Training & Pilates Studio.  We knew before the end of our first meeting with Ruth […]

Martial Arts Knee Injury

Suspicious of how effective personal training could be for my investment, I researched a number of trainers, qualifications, and approaches to fitness before deciding on Ruth Gordon and CORE Personal Training & Pilates.  As an experienced martial artist, I challenged Ruth to help me recover knee surgery improving my balance and general strength. Ruth and […]

Overcoming Cardiac Challenges

Over the past year, Dagmar at CORE Personal Training & Pilates Studio has been instrumental in helping me overcome both physical ailments and mental roadblocks on the path to physical health.  In one year I transitioned from an unhealthy cardiac patient with neck pains to someone who enjoys daily exercise of running, biking, hiking, functional […]

Pilates for Osteoporosis

I originally came to CORE with post-rehab goals: stronger core to prevent future falls, pain reduction and increased range of motion. I had just finished an extensive period of physical therapy intended to address osteoporosis and the ill effects of sitting at a computer for 30 years. I wasn’t 50 yet and understood my fitness wasn’t where it […]

Preparing for a Wedding

Three months before my wedding I made the decision to hire Ruth as my personal trainer.  My goal was to tone and lose 5-10 pounds before my big day.  This was my first experience with a personal trainer and I was seeking direction and knowledge about making the most of my limited time at the […]

The real value of a healthy lifestyle

Dear Ruth: Having you as my personal trainer for three years changed my life! At first, I hired you because I thought you could help me to simply look good in my wedding dress. However, you taught me the real value of a healthy lifestyle. I followed your direction on diet and exercise to the letter. […]

Post-Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention

Before becoming a client at CORE I had suffered from tears in my calf muscle while trying to play tennis. A physical therapist referred me to CORE and assured me that the trainers were well trained and very professional. I have been a regular client now for almost two years

Sport Specific

I have been a competitive soccer player for 30 years and have worked with Ruth of CORE Personal Training & Pilates, Inc. as my trainer for the past four. Because of her extensive education, training and experience, she has been a terrific resource for me and has kept me playing through various physical challenges resulting from […]


I became acquainted with Ruth Gordon of CORE Personal Training & Pilates, when she came to work as a professional fitness trainer in the Gold gym that is adjacent to our physical therapy office.  Through the years of working with Ruth, I have always felt total confidence in her ability to train any pre or […]