The C.O.R.E. Team
Where Confidence. Optimism. Resilience. & Energy. are promoted and encouraged. We are a mindful movement + meditation studio focused on teaching unique, results-driven workouts through the principles of classical and contemporary Pilates. Our goal is to create a special place where people not only connect to the community, but more importantly, to their selves and their own hearts. Your mat is waiting!
I fell in love with Pilates almost 20 years ago after an unfortunate back injury and quickly realized it was a movement principle that I had to do for the rest of my life. My favorite part about it is that its benefits are endless, and can be tailored to every body, every level, and every skill. Movement for me is about self-care and connecting to my mind and my breath in my otherwise hectic lifestyle.
Our goal at C.O.R.E. is to help people feel like the best versions of themselves, even if just a tiny bit, every time they walk out of our doors. I am most excited about creating a special place where people not only connect to community, but more importantly, to their selves and their own hearts. Sometimes by slowing down and being purposeful in our whole-body health, we can actually go further in reaching our goals.
Bri has always been fascinated with what the body and mind are capable of. She’s so excited to share the magic of mindful movement with you to feel comfortable, connected and at home within your body again. She is a forever student and is the kind of instructor who enjoys turning anything into a learning moment for everyone. Bri loves creating a comprehensive practice for everyone by bringing moments of playfulness, creativity, and discovery within--for you to take what you learned and apply it to everyday life outside of the studio. Her favorite movement/pose is anything that feels strong, stable and long - some days it's an elephant stretch, other days it's a star or snake! Her favorite go to treat is anything covered in dark chocolate!
As powerful and graceful as yoga and yoga sculpt are, what I enjoy the most is how quickly and effortlessly they help me reset mentally. My goal is to help students unwind, disconnect from their busy routines and be fully present doing one thing at a time. Off the mat you can find me sipping an iced latte or with my pup and husband at Community Tap!
Kelly found Pilates while searching for the perfect complement to the rigors of her aerial training and her continuous struggle with hyper mobility. She completed a comprehensive contemporary Pilates teacher training through Club Pilates in 2018, and has been teaching between 15-30 classes a week since then. Kelly loves teaching in layers, offering customized progressions for everyone in class, breaking down complicated moves into attainable steps in order to keep students challenged, and keeping everyone encouraged in the process.
Brenda, along with her husband and fur-kids relocated to the Greenville area in 2018 after having lived most of her adult life in Atlanta. Prior to undertaking a career in Pilates, she served as an operations executive in the communications and healthcare industries while maintaining fitness through Pilates, yoga, strength training and frequent hiking. Her commitment to Pilates was born of a desire to continue to build physical strength and endurance despite joint issues and chronic muscle injuries. Her passion for Pilates took root after she left the corporate world and began to realize its significant rehabilitation capabilities and ability to promote spinal flexibility and full body movement. As she progressed, her passion deepened for bringing the many benefits of Pilates to individuals as well group fitness environments.
She was awarded a 500-hour Pilates instructor certification by Club Pilates and has consistently taught both private and group reformer and mat classes since. Brenda is also certified to teach Barre and enjoys bringing elements of this discipline to her Pilates flows. Her primary teaching goals are to inspire in others a commitment to Pilates-based breath and movement as primary vehicles for building life enhancing core strength, muscle flexibility and overall stability. She works to bring a sense of wonder and fun to each class she teaches.
Kat has a background in theatre and discovered pilates while working as an actor in Los Angeles. She has a special interest in the mind-body connection and encourages her clients to get curious about how they move! Pilates is nourishing to the nervous system, and Kat approaches her teaching practice as a way to help clients connect to breath and body that is supportive, exploratory and deeply strengthening. Kat is a certified Level 2 Comprehensive Classical Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates under the tutelage of Clare Dillon-Palma of Classical Pilates of Greenville, SC. In addition to teaching at C.O.R.E Grow Stong, she teaches at ABsolute Pilates in Charlotte, NC and is owner of Radiant Classical Pilates in Irmo, SC.
California native passionate about health and fitness. Spent many years as a runner, practicing Ashtanga yoga, spin classes and lifting weights. Craving a new outlet and challenge and being intuitively called to explore Pilates. Trained in Venice CA in a studio and 2 years of privates before moving to South Carolina to undergo Peak Pilates Level 1 & 2 training. The structure, discipline, movement and breathing in Classic Pilates became a final fitness destination. Nothing does what Pilates does for the body, mind and spirit.
Caroline is a native of Kalamazoo, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2021 with a BFA in dance. Her background in dance led her to classical Pilates, where she fell in love with the precision, thoughtful transitions, and flow of the exercises. Caroline moved to Greenville in 2023 where she began her comprehensive certification program through Peak Pilates. She is currently undergoing her level two certification training and also teaches at a competitive dance studio. Caroline is so excited to be part of C.O.R.E!
Audrey is a recent Elon University graduate who is joining the C.O.R.E. team as a retail associate, after taking classes since 2022. After growing up a dancer and a skier, Audrey found a passion for Pilates, mindful movement, and the C.O.R.E. community. Audrey is originally from New York, but is loving exploring Greenville and all it has to offer, including her friendships here at the studio!