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Amanda relies on workouts to keep her balanced during busy, demanding weeks. As head of marketing for a growing startup, she knows firsthand how critical is it to stay active Read More
Amanda


5DSR2059Amanda relies on workouts to keep her balanced during busy, demanding weeks. As head of marketing for a growing startup, she knows firsthand how critical is it to stay active and carve out time for health and fitness. On the hunt for a challenging, fun workout, Amanda signed up for a SPX class and has been hooked ever since. Having been a longtime client, she’s looking forward to embarking on a new adventure as an instructor and helping people achieve their fitness goals … while having some fun along the way!

Classes Amanda teaches: Core SPX

Amanda is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Carly discovered SPX while living in Los Angeles two years ago and was hooked on the challenge. When she moved back to the Bay Area, she was thrilled to find Read More
Carly


Carly_5DSR1995_BCarly discovered SPX while living in Los Angeles two years ago and was hooked on the challenge. When she moved back to the Bay Area, she was thrilled to find Core Studio. She loves the combination ofstrength, cardio, and endurance found in each 50 minute class. Carly has always loved staying active, but when she found SPX, she noticed a dramatic increase in her strength and flexibility.

Carly’s other passion is her job as a Pre-K teacher – she is able to stay fit just by keeping up with her 4 year old students! When she is not teaching or in the studio, you can find her hiking or doing almost anything else that keeps her outdoors. Carly is very excited to use Lagree fitness to motivate the Core Studio community to reach their fitness goals.

Classes Carly teaches: Core SPX

Carly is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Working as a healthcare consultant, Caryl is highly aware of how important being active is to overall health. She likes to mix up her fitness by hiking, training for a Read More
Caryl


carylWorking as a healthcare consultant, Caryl is highly aware of how important being active is to overall health. She likes to mix up her fitness by hiking, training for a 10K, spinning, weight lifting, and taking yoga and pilates. Caryl discovered SPX at the beginning of 2015 and has been addicted to the full-body workout ever since.

Classes Caryl teaches: Core SPX

Caryl is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Cissy discovered the Lagree method while recovering from a second ACL knee surgery in 2014. The low impact and strength building nature of the workout was key to her recovery Read More
Cissy


Cissy discovered the Lagree method while recovering from a second ACL knee surgery in 2014. The low impact and strength building nature of the workout was key to her recovery and she has been hooked ever since!

Originally from the east coast, Cissy first moved to San Francisco 8 years ago. She has lived and traveled all over the world – Africa, Asia and Europe – in her previous career in international development. When she is not taking or teaching Lagree classes, she is working at Google.

Classes Cissy teaches: Core SPX

Cissy is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Debbie found Core SPX in January 2015 and has been addicted every since. She loves the challenge and enjoys the fact that even as you get stronger, you can push Read More
Debbie


Debbie found Core SPX in January 2015 and has been addicted every since. She loves the challenge and enjoys the fact that even as you get stronger, you can push yourself harder every time. Debbie values the mind-body-spirit connection. She has been a psychotherapist for the past 15 years and personally understands the mental health benefits of a good work-out. Besides SPX, Debbie enjoys cycling, tennis, and hiking with friends, family, and her golden retriever.

Classes Debbie teaches: Core SPX

Debbie is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Hsin-Hsin has been an avid fan of SPX ever since 2008. Working a demanding corporate job, Hsin-Hsin searched high and low for a workout that was effective, time-efficient and could Read More
Hsin Hsin


hsinHsin-Hsin has been an avid fan of SPX ever since 2008. Working a demanding corporate job, Hsin-Hsin searched high and low for a workout that was effective, time-efficient and could work her out both mentally and physically. Due to her spine and joint issues, Hsin-Hsin was forced to seek out low impact sports, and after her doctor recommended SPX, Hsin-Hsin tried her first class and was hooked!

As a new mom, Hsin-Hsin finds SPX’s complement of strength training, cardio, and toning to be the perfect solution to her harried schedule and physical limitations. Hsin-Hsin is RealRyder and SPX certified.

Classes Hsin Hsin teaches: Core SPX and Core Barre

Hsin-Hsin is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Brianna first fell in love with Core Studio back in Sept 2014, and she has attended nearly 400 classes ever since! Core Studio changed her lifestyle drastically for the better, Read More
Brianna


Brianna first fell in love with Core Studio back in Sept 2014, and she has attended nearly 400 classes ever since! Core Studio changed her lifestyle drastically for the better, and she’s excited for this opportunity to help others in reaching their fitness goals.

Outside of Core Studio, you will likely find Brianna training for her half marathon, trying new nutritious recipes, walking her labradoodle, Chewie, experimenting with a barre or yoga class, or cheering on Stanford Football as a proud alum & season ticket holder. Professionally, Brianna works in talent at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, helping entrepreneurs in building their start-ups.

Thanks to bumping into Esther one fortuitous night at lululemon, she’s also obsessed with researching athletic clothing now — so if you ever want to geek out on technical fabrics to improve your workout experience, she is your gal.

Classes Brianna teaches: Core Cycle

Jen is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner. She credits her passion for fitness and health to her family – who has supported, inspired, and trained with her from Read More
Jennifer


jenniferJen is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner. She credits her passion for fitness and health to her family – who has supported, inspired, and trained with her from a young age. Jen was part of the Triathlon club in college, and in her free time enjoys cross-training, competing in half marathons, and playing soccer. Jen is a recent graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Palo Alto-based marketing professional. She loves music and hand-crafting playlists that inspire you to push your limits. Jen is extremely excited to join the Core Studio team as a cycle instructor, and help encourage you to join together, motivate each other, and achieve your fitness goals!

Classes Jen Teaches: Core Cycle

Jen is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Jennifer is an HR and Staffing professional who is passionate about health and fitness. She became a cycling instructor because she wants to share her passion and to help inspire Read More
Jenn


Jennifer is an HR and Staffing professional who is passionate about health and fitness. She became a cycling instructor because she wants to share her passion and to help inspire others to reach their fitness goals! Jennifer has been an indoor and outdoor cyclist for many years. She first discovered indoor cycling about 5 years ago and now believes it is one of the best cardio workouts that she have ever experienced.

Once Jennifer tried cycling, she was instantly hooked! One of her favorite things about it is “being the DJ” and selecting her style of music for her classes. Jennifer has stated, “It’s really is an art form, matching a song to the moves/choreography and leading my students through a challenging ride with me.” Jennifer resides in San Jose with her Fiancé and daughter Stephanie, who is also a personal trainer/coach!

Classes Jenn teaches: Core Cycle

Jenn is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Born and raised on the East Coast, Kate moved to the Bay Area in 2011 to pursue a career in anatomic pathology. She found Core Studio by chance, and four years Read More
Kate


Born and raised on the East Coast, Kate moved to the Bay Area in 2011 to pursue a career in anatomic pathology. She found Core Studio by chance, and four years later she joins our team of instructors! Passionate about her work in oncological drug research, Kate has devoted her education to degrees in both psychology and human biology. With full mind/body workouts like SPX and Cycle, she knows that both elements are crucial to the success of any physical journey.

When not satisfying her wanderlust, Kate can be found eating and drinking her way through the Valley, and spending time with her doggies Effie and Mica.

Classes Kate teaches: Core SPX, Core Cycle and Core 30/30

Over the years, Lauren has integrated fitness into her lifestyle. With a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science, emphasis in Sports Nutrition, she is a committed and passionate individual Read More
Lauren L.


laurenOver the years, Lauren has integrated fitness into her lifestyle. With a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science, emphasis in Sports Nutrition, she is a committed and passionate individual with aspirations to influence others to live and maintain a healthy way of life. Lauren has over 20 years of dance experience and cheered professionally for 3 years on the San Francisco 49ers’ Gold Rush Squad. Lauren is experienced with many forms of fitness and was always looking for a workout that created long, lean muscles. A friend raved about Core SPX classes so she had to try it herself. After just a few classes, she was hooked.

Lauren is elated to join the Core Studio team and it’s community. Her goal is to inspire and motivate others to reach their full potentials.

Classes Lauren teaches: Core SPX

Lauren is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Lauren has been an avid group fitness advocate from a young age, starting with Jazzercise with her mom back in elementary school. Growing up with two parents with severe back Read More
Lauren S.


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Lauren has been an avid group fitness advocate from a young age, starting with Jazzercise with her mom back in elementary school. Growing up with two parents with severe back pain, Lauren has always been mindful of choosing exercises that are safe, body-conscious and low impact. Fortunately, that hasn’t meant losing the challenge and burn – Core SPX has been a perfect blend of just that! After training in Los Angeles and Orange County for over 2 years with top Lagree trainers, Lauren is excited to bring her passion and expertise back to her hometown of Palo Alto.

Classes Lauren teaches: Core SPX

Lauren is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

You will likely find Marissa climbing a rock, hiking a trail, surfing half moon bay, practicing yoga or cruising a farmer’s markets. You will not find her on her couch Read More
Marissa


You will likely find Marissa climbing a rock, hiking a trail, surfing half moon bay, practicing yoga or cruising a farmer’s markets. You will not find her on her couch as she believes the couch is to simply store and sort her gear.

After her studies, Marissa realized that as a resident of Silicon Valley, a career in Software Marketing made sense. While she maintains a full-time position as a Global Program Manager for a Software Marketing company, Marissa is not one to stop improving herself. She obtained her Yoga and Spin Certifications, and will soon be certified as a Large instructor.Less formally, she is a student of nutrition, fitness injury prevention and can even strum a few tunes on the Ukulele.

Classes Marissa teaches: Core Cycle

A serious cardio addict, (swimming, cycling, and running around the Bay Area), Maddie still wasn’t getting the muscle definition she wanted. She decided to change up her exercise routine to Read More
Maddie


A serious cardio addict, (swimming, cycling, and running around the Bay Area), Maddie still wasn’t getting the muscle definition she wanted. She decided to change up her exercise routine to include more strength and less cardio. Never a fan of the gym, she took her first SPX class at Core Studio and it was love at first plank to pike, and Core SPX soon became an integral part of her exercise routine.

When not at the studio or teaching Spanish at a local high school, Maddie is probably reading, swimming, running, or practicing Pilates.

Classes Maddie teaches: Core SPX

Melly comes to us originally as a client when she found us on Yelp! After her first SPX class she was immediately hooked and has been coming back ever since. Read More
Melly


mellyMelly comes to us originally as a client when she found us on Yelp! After her first SPX class she was immediately hooked and has been coming back ever since. Going to the gym has become a stale routine and she wanted a challenge to build her mind, body, and spirit. After interacting with other clients and instructors, she knew there was something special about Core Studio that other places couldn’t compare.

Graduated from San Jose State University in Public Relations, she currently works full-time as an Engineering Recruiter for a tech startup in San Francisco. Melly is excited to be joining the team and cannot wait to share her energy and enthusiasm with you all.

Classes Melly teaches: Core SPX

Melly is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Michelle has loved sports and exercise ever since she could remember. She is a former Division 1 athlete and swam at Stanford University, specializing in backstroke, butterfly, and sprint freestyle. Read More
Michelle


michelleMichelle has loved sports and exercise ever since she could remember. She is a former Division 1 athlete and swam at Stanford University, specializing in backstroke, butterfly, and sprint freestyle. Still active in the swimming and athletic community, Michelle gives private swim lessons to people of all ages.

Michelle enjoys motivating and helping other achieve their fitness potential. She believes that with encouragement, the right playlist, and of course, a fun dynamic work out, anyone can reach their fitness goals! She loves how Core SPX and RealRyder balances strength training with aerobic conditioning. Michelle is certified in RealRyder and Core SPX.

Classes Michelle teaches: Core SPX, Core Cycle and Core 30/30

Michelle is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

After her first megaformer class, Nadia decided she didn’t want to come back because it was too hard. Alas, she had already purchased a class pack and came back anyway. Read More
Nadia


After her first megaformer class, Nadia decided she didn’t want to come back because it was too hard. Alas, she had already purchased a class pack and came back anyway. A year later, she’s still here and now teaching.

Nadia grew up an active kid – doing mostly bodyweight exercises such as dancing and hiking. In her other adult life, she continued with more hiking/trekking, rock climbing and teaching/doing yoga, in addition to her full time job at a tech company. She felt herself plateauing in her physical progress and wanted to improve her strength. So she finally caved into doing traditional reformer pilates, before discovering the benefits of the Megaformer.

Don’t be fooled by Nadia’s quiet nature – she will still challenge you physically. Nadia aims to have her classes be engaging and mindful (her inner yoga instructor), but powerful and invigorating.

Classes Nadia teaches: Core SPX

Nadia is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Rachel joined Core Studio in June 2015 off of a friend’s referral and has been hooked on the variety of classes offered ever sense! With a background in HR, Rachel Read More
Rachel


rachelRachel joined Core Studio in June 2015 off of a friend’s referral and has been hooked on the variety of classes offered ever sense! With a background in HR, Rachel enjoys helping others reach their goals and becoming the best versions of themselves. Rachel fell in love with CoreBarre and wanted to share her passion for ballet, and Core studio to become an instructor for this total mind and body workout!

Classes Rachel Teaches: Core Barre

Rafael has always been into sports, the outdoors and trail running. He discovered SPX over five years ago and noticed immediate results including greater stability on trail runs and reduced Read More
Rafael


rafaelRafael has always been into sports, the outdoors and trail running. He discovered SPX over five years ago and noticed immediate results including greater stability on trail runs and reduced lower back issues. On weekends he can be found training for 10K & 30K trail runs or cruising around San Francisco in his cargo bike with his wife & daughters in tow.

Classes Rafael teaches: Core SPX, Core Cycle and Core 30/30

Raizel grew up being very active in sports such as track & field and volleyball. However when Raizel stopped playing competitive sports she felt as though something was missing. She Read More
Raizel


Raizel grew up being very active in sports such as track & field and volleyball. However when Raizel stopped playing competitive sports she felt as though something was missing. She was always looking for something that would challenge her and keep her in shape. Then she discovered Core Studio in the beginning of 2015, when she took a Core 30/30 class. She instantly was hooked and has been coming ever since. As an instructor and member of Core Studio, she’s excited to spread the love for Core Studio, Lagree Fitness and indoor cycling!

When Raizel’s not at the studio she can be found running, hiking, practicing Pilates or doing interval training!

Classes Raizel teaches: Core SPX, Core Cycle and Core 30/30

Raizel is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Over the last 10 years, Shea has dedicated herself to spreading joy and inspiration through fitness and health. After graduating with a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Read More
Shea


sheaOver the last 10 years, Shea has dedicated herself to spreading joy and inspiration through fitness and health. After graduating with a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island, Shea found her way to San Diego where she was a certified strength and conditioning specialist and cycle instructor. Shea recently pursued her passion for learning and completed a Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic West.

After years of running and heavy weight training, Shea discovered SPX in 2011. She fell in love with the fast past, specific muscle targeting workout! She is so excited to be a part of the Core Studio team and to share her joy and love for fitness with the community!

Classes Shea Teaches: Core SPX, Core Cycle and Core 30/30.

Shea is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

An avid sweat seeker – from marathons, Muay Thai, yoga, boxing, bootcamps, TRX, biking, hiking and obstacle races! Stacie was first introduced to Lagree fitness at the end of 2013 Read More
Stacie


stacieAn avid sweat seeker – from marathons, Muay Thai, yoga, boxing, bootcamps, TRX, biking, hiking and obstacle races! Stacie was first introduced to Lagree fitness at the end of 2013 and was instantly hooked after seeing how only 50 minutes quickly transformed and strengthened her body (two weeks to oblique’s, true story)! Enthusiastic and passionate about Lagree, she decided to become certified to educate and help others reach their own fitness goals regardless of their current fitness level. “Good sweat sessions are not only necessary to help me reset and reboot after long hours in front of a computer, but I find it therapeutic to the mind and body.”

Classes Stacie teaches: Core SPX

Stacie is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Tamar has been involved in athletics and movement since a young age. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and played soccer at the collegiate level Read More
Tamar


tamarTamar has been involved in athletics and movement since a young age. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and played soccer at the collegiate level while going to school full-time.

Tamar has experience and passion for training people of all age and skill levels. In addition to being a trainer at Core Studio, Tamar is a personal trainer at Stanford University as well as a sports performance coach training athletes in speed, agility and power. Tamar is SPX certified, Nike Sparq certified and also has her USA Weightlifting certification. Tamar enjoys the dynamic, continuously changing, and full body component of SPX that can be adjusted to any skill level and individual.

Classes Tamar teaches: Core SPX

Tamar is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.

Taylor Human movement has always been a fascinating subject for Taylor. As a natural born athlete, she has always strived to move in all ways humanly possible with power and Read More
Taylor


Taylor Human movement has always been a fascinating subject for Taylor. As a natural born athlete, she has always strived to move in all ways humanly possible with power and finesse. After hearing a dear friend talk about Core Studio like a religion, she decided to try it out. The burn in her muscles and clarity of her mind left her hungry for learning more about movement patterns on the Megaformer.

Taylor fills her active lifestyle with weightlifting, hiking, and trying out new ways to move athletically (tricking, acro yoga, etc.). As for her occupation, she works as a full-time fitness professional. Taylor firmly believes that all individuals should challenge themselves mentally and physically everyday. In doing so, they will be more spatially aware with their bodies to maneuver through life’s obstacles.

Classes Taylor Teaches: Core SPX

Taylor is available for Private Training. For more information, email team@corestudiospx.com.