CORE is a unique wellness environment.
Beyond being a studio, we are a community.
We offer massage, reiki, and reflexology and we specialize small
group fitness classes and private sessions in
Pilates (Reformer, Springwall, Stability Chair, Mat),
Barre, Aerial, Pole, MELT, and Cardio formats.
Our certified practitioners and trainers are kind, knowledgeable, and engaging, and our inviting studio space is filled with beautiful, new state-of-the-art equipment:
Balanced Body Allegro® 2 Reformers w/ Boxes & JumpBoards
Balanced Body SpringboardTM Towers with Low & Raised Mats
Balanced Body Oovs®
Balanced Body Combo Chairs
BOSU® Elite Weck Method Balance Trainers
Stott® Stability Barres
EcoWise Pilates Mats
Schwinn Indoor Bicycles
Plus Balanced Body Ultra-Fit Circles®, Gliding Discs, Stability Balls, Weighted Balls, Small Balls, Foam Rollers, Bang! Stix, Booty Bands, Thera-Bands®, Cardio Clouds, Plank Bars, Kettle Bells, and more...
RACHAEL LEONARD has taught wellness, dance, and mind/body disciplines for more than twenty-five years. She holds certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Group Exercise and Personal Training from Balanced Body®, YogaFit®, AFAA, IFTA, YMCA, Healthways/SilverSneakers®, Reebok University, Les Mills, and Zumba®. She has a BFA in Modern Dance (University of Utah) and an MFA in Dance Choreography (Jacksonville University), and has studied Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Bartinieff Fundamentals, Gyrokenesis, MELT Method, Gaga Movement Language, Aerial Arts, NonVerbal Communication, Nutrition, and Holistic Health. In addition to teaching fitness and dance, Rachael has instructed many courses in nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, blood pressure and cholesterol health, fall prevention, brain fitness, and models for positive personal change. In addition to co-owning and teaching at CORE, Rachael is a part-time Professor of Movement, Exercise, & Dance at Stetson University. She uses her diverse wellness background, extensive dance training, and her ongoing somatic investigation to inform her teaching practice. She truly enjoys her work and the opportunity to help others achieve their personal wellness goals.
STACIA FINCH discovered Pilates when her back pain from lordosis became unbearable. Stacia realized that Pilates was not only a wonderful method for pain management and rehabilitation, but also for body transformation and mood enhancement. After discovering the many benefits, she became a certified in Balanced Body Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, and completed the BB Barre workshop. Stacia taught classes and private sessions at Zen BodyWorks Studio for over a year before the ZBW studio became CORE, where she now is co-owner and instructor of private sessions and small group Reformer, Springwall, Mat, Barre, and Oov®. Stacia has a BS in Interior Design from University of Georgia and is owner of Finch & Finch Designs. She brings her creativity and meticulous eye for design and precision into her Pilates training. Stacia loves animals, the beach, pickleball, and tennis.
DEEDEE YATES TONER has been certified and teaching Sivananda Yoga, a classical hatha method, since 1996. She also has explored, studied, and practiced many other styles of yoga including Ashtanga/power yoga, Anusara, Vinyasa flow, Iyengar, Bikram and Phoenix Rising. Elements of all of these are evident in both her teaching and philosophy. Deedee’s instructional approach emphasizes gentle movement combined with mindfulness, body awareness, proper breathing, deep relaxation, wellness, and self-care. In 2017, Deedee completed the MELT Method® instructor training and has been practicing and teaching MELT ever since. Because MELT helps prevent pain, heal injuries, stimulate the effectiveness of other techniques and therapies, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living, Deedde has concluded that MELT and yoga complement one another beautifully and together create an integrated program for optimal well-being, freedom from pain, and overall longevity. At CORE, Deedee instructs both small group workshops and private sessions using her integrated approach.
JILLIAN HAMMOND is completing her Balanced Body Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates certifications this summer. Prior to becoming an instructor, she studied Pilates for many years at Phitosophy in Los Angelos, and then locally at both ZenBodyWorks Studio and Fluid Form Fitness. Jillian is an avid runner, walker, and weight trainer, and she brings principles from many disciplines to her teaching. When Jillian is not instructing Mat, Springwall, and Reformer classes at CORE, she is a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines.
SADAKO NOLIN, LMT is a Florida licensed Massage Therapist and
Usui Reiki Master. She has practiced for over 18 years and her specialties include therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, medical massage, medical Qi-Gong and foot reflexology. She completed her initial massage training at Florida College of Natural Health and holds additional certifications in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (for cervical strain and sprain, low back, and hip pain), Medical Massage (for lumber strain and sprain), Foot Reflexology, Medical Qi-Gong, East-West Synergistic Massage (for treating fibromyalgia, chromic fatigue, and depression), Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Massage Cupping. As a Usui Reiki Ryoho (Reiki Master teacher) and Shinshin kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho Jikiden Reiki : Shihan Kaku, Sadako teaches traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho to the general public. She also instructs courses and workshops to professional, licensed massage therapists in Florida for their continuing education.
MELISSA "MISA" JORDAN has a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet from Point Park University. She is a certified instructor of PHI Mat Pilates and the Bodiography Fitness and Strength Training System. In addition to teaching at our studio, Misa is the Director of Dance at Heritage Middle School and a ballet teacher at European School for the Arts. She also dances professionally with RAKR Dance. Previously, she was a company dancer with Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre for three years and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company for four years, and she taught at ZenBodyWorks Studio, Elite Dance by Damian, Bodiography Center for Movement, and Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts. Misa instructs Barre, Ballet Bootcamp, and Mat Pilates classes at CORE.
KELSEY DWEYER has a broad and distinct background in both fitness and dance. She has Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Washington and is an ABT certified Barre Instructor. In addition to instructing Barre, Ballet Bootcamp, Mat Pilates, and stretch-based classes at our studio, she also teaches dance at Royal Pointe Ballet Academy. Kelsey is studying to become a fully certified Pilates Trainer and will be interning with us as she anticipates opening her own Pilates and Chiropractic clinic with her husband in their home state of Washington once he completes his Doctorate at Palmer Chiropractic. Kelsey past teaching credits include instructing Physical Education Aerobic Dance classes for Washington State University and dance classes at Sanctuary Yoga, Barre and Dance.
KELLI DURRANCE has been in the fitness industry for over 17 years. She is an E-RYT 200hr and RYT 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and the creator/director of Dynamic Yoga Barre Training. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from USF and past certifications from Les Mills®, PiYo®, and TurboKick®. Kelli discovered her love of yoga later in her fitness career when a neck injury forced her to give up teaching high impact classes and focus on a more healing approach to fitness. She learned that Yoga and Barre provide two of the most effective, low-impact paths to developing mental, emotional, and physical strength. Kelli's mission is to inspire people to live empowered, creative, and vibrant lives through barre, fitness, and the practice of yoga and meditation. Her playful and dynamic approach to instructing is grounded in a focus on alignment, body awareness, and being present. When she is not teaching, she enjoys listening to music and dancing, reading inspirational books, and spending time with her family at the beach.
KYRA ALTES has been a trainer and instructor for over a decade. She first was drawn to Pilates and fitness as an athlete and runner. After participating in classes for many years, she earned STOTT PILATES® certifications in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barrel, and Ladder Barrel. Kyra also is certified Defi Aerial Yoga & Fitness™ Trainer. Kyra has extensive experience working with clients who have particular limitations including Parkinson's Disease, Sciatica, Arthritis, Back Injury, Spina Bifida, and more. She also has become increasingly interested in Aerial arts and the correlation to mind/body wellness. Kyra is owner and lead trainer at Fluid Form Fitness in Ormond Beach and she guests instructs at CORE as part of a long-standing reciprocating studio partnership.
TERRI ZINKE, LMT is a licensed (FL State 73352) and insured Massage Therapist, and a certified AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) member since 2013. Her focus of practice is therapeutic massage to help relieve chronic pain and debilitating stress. She promotes and supports self-care by incorporating proven techniques that maximize movement and flexibility, improve circulation and neural connections, and encourage optimal health and living. Terri received her education at Daytona State College with studies in anatomy and physiology, pathology, massage techniques in sports massage, reflexology, application of essential oils, pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, the history and application of Eastern medical massage, among other areas of focus. Her final research was conducted and written on the history and application of trigger point therapy. Her continued education through Universal Touch with Margie Meshew has earned Terri a certification in Swe-Thai, Table Top Thai (assisted yoga with the client fully clothed), and Thai Foot Massage. These techniques combine centuries of knowledge from around the world that provides for a unique massage experience tailored to the unique needs of each client. Terri also practices forms of acupressure, reflexology, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, infant massage, and sports massage techniques. She is a life learner who is excited to learn new techniques and expand on existing knowledge through continuing education and self study.
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