CORE Concepts

Becoming A Pilates Instructor

Becoming A Pilates Instructor

I remember the first time I saw the Pilates Cadillac machine. I was rehearsing for a dance performance at New York University. I had no idea what this machine was for but one of my dance friends said it was used for Pilates. It was then that the Pilates seed was...

Why Pilates Is The Best Workout

Why Pilates Is The Best Workout

Pilates is for everyone – young, old, weak, strong, tall, short, man, woman… it doesn’t matter what your body is built like, or how much you’ve worked out in the past. The founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, invented this concept he called “Contrology.” In it, there...

Improve Your Golf Posture, Improve Your Game

Improve Your Golf Posture, Improve Your Game

One of the most important fundamentals of golf is proper golf stance, however this stance is hard to achieve when you already have poor posture. Correcting bad golf posture can significantly improve your golf game, as well as reduce your risk of injury, both on and...

Innovation And Pilates Reformer

Innovation And Pilates Reformer

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” (Helen Frankenthaler, American Abstract Artist 1928 - 2011) I spoke with Ruth Gordon the other day before our weekly...

What Is This March Matness?

What Is This March Matness?

On a recent trip to New Orleans, I checked into my hotel, changed my clothes, and headed to the gym. I needed to work out some rough edges from my long day of traveling and the streets were crowded. The gym area was sparse with only one picture hanging - Joseph...

Prepare Now to Play Better Golf This Season

Prepare Now to Play Better Golf This Season

Warmer days have us dreaming of spring, and it’s just around the corner. That means golf season is just around the corner too. You may even have already started thinking about prepping your clubs and equipment. But what is the one piece of equipment that is essential...

How To Get Over The Winter Blues

How To Get Over The Winter Blues

We’d like to welcome our Pilates trainer, Emily Watson, to the writing team. Emily recently completed her Pilates Internship hours with Ruth and passed her national boards, meaning she is now officially a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. In addition to Pilates,...

Healing Through Yoga

Healing Through Yoga

Countless studies have shown the connection between the effects of stress on our physical and mental health.  From this, we know that good total health can best be achieved by addressing both mind and body wellness. Yoga is one practice that can be very beneficial for...

Jump Start Your New Year’s Resolution

Jump Start Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year comes with new aspirations, a new beginning, filled with promise. On January 1st the gyms will be filled with many people eager to get a jump start on their new year's resolutions. Often, those same gyms gradually empty out over the coming days and weeks....

The Benefits of Small Group Training

The Benefits of Small Group Training

Showing up to work is always easier if you know you have a few great coworkers that will be struggling through the day with you, ready with moral support and inspiration.  Gym motivation can be the same way when it comes to small group training fitness.  At CORE, our...

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Thanksgiving pies, eggnog sprinkled with cinnamon, cookies left out for Santa, New Year’s Eve champagne...the holiday season revolves around delicious food. The emphasis on celebration foods and the many commitments we make around this time of year, can make it almost...

What Is Functional Strength Training?

What Is Functional Strength Training?

Traditional weightlifting, pumping iron, and endless sit-ups are impressive, however, can you lift a heavy box without harming yourself? Are you able to roll and play with your children or grandchildren without throwing out your back? Can you run to catch a bus or...