Success Stories


    3b434b_771bcfbc270046b2a4bb3f30ca09bc38Discovering CORE has been the biggest blessing. Having felt stuck where I was at physically, CORE’s tough go, go, go workouts, class structure and amazing trainers was exactly what I needed in order to become motivated. I became dedicated and have seen results I wouldn’t have seen on my own. After 6 months at CORE the classes don’t get any easier, but I look forward to each and every one.

    Jen Spanu
    “I love seeing the results of my hard work...”

    testimonial-2I started with Core in 2010, looking for something to do for myself after having my second child plus, I wanted to lose those dreaded last 10 pounds. I ended up with a lot more.

    At 40, I am the healthiest I have ever been in my life and I attribute it to the group training at Core. The group training allows me to show up and the hard work of “what should I work at today” is done for me.

    The trainers are great at keeping me motivated to get the best out of my workout, even on the days where my motivation is hard to come by.

    I love seeing the results of my hard work both in physical strength and definition.

    Thank you to the team at Core for the dedication in my well being!

    Marlaina Lombardi
    “Our staff absolutely loved working out with Michele and her team.”

    3b434b_fb5fdb7c45984eed9eef2b0f56574023I can highly recommend Michele and her Team at Core Studios.

    Our office staff spends a lot of time sitting at their desks – it is the nature of their job. As we know, sitting can be tough on your posture, your energy level and indeed, your overall health. About a year ago we decided to change all that…

    Through a mutual friend we were introduced to Michele and Core Studios. Soon after meeting Michele, we came to an agreement that our staff would train at Core Studios in the morning, before starting their work day.

    Who would have predicted the amazing transformation that has taken place in less than one year? Our staff absolutely love working out with Michelle and her Team. The trainers work them hard – very hard. They come back from the work-outs having been challenged to levels they would have not have attained on their own – in a safe and comfortable surrounding. These are not athletes. Many of them had little or no previous work-out experience. To see their smiling faces, their healthy complexions, and to witness their new found pride is truly exciting. Nearly every morning I can hear each of them returning from the gym, discussing the workout they just accomplished, and how good they feel. People who worked together for many years, but never really communicated, are car-pooling to the gym together and patting each other on the back. There is laughter, there is energy, there is a good feeling in the room – it is a new work environment! Quite remarkable!

    Thank you Michele and the staff at Core Studio – you guys have really made a difference in people’s lives!

    Tom Hughes/Earth Fresh
    “Thank you for pushing me and continuing to push me beyond my limits.”

    3b434b_11fae4eab7284893bd2b488dfad1767bI discovered CORE Fitness on February 15th 2010. I went into the studio with my sister to start what I thought was a boot camp. My first encounter with Michele was painful. At 216lbs and 44% body fat, let’s just say I was surprised I didn’t leave in an ambulance.

    February 17th was my first day of the rest of my life, I started 4 times a week in with personal training, and it was the best decision I made. Michele pushed me hard, the more I complained the more she would push, not because of the complaining but because she saw something in me that I was yet to discover. A will to live, a will to change, the will to be the best I can be. 2010 was a year of transition for me, and one of the hardest years I ever faced, but Michele was an amazing part of getting me through it. I always said she went above and beyond what a personal trainer should be, and that made me even more excited to work out.

    I had many goals during my journey, to be a size 8, to be 140lbs and to run a 5k. By July 2010, I was 159 lbs, a size 10 and on October 2010 I ran my first 5k in 28 minutes. I never thought I would be doing the things I am doing, and CORE Fitness and Michele are a great part of my accomplishments.

    Today I am 146lbs, and a size 5, my body fat is 28% and I am training to run my second 5k and cut my time by 8 min… I am hooked on CORE and I am forever grateful that when I walked into that studio more than a year ago Michele saw the person behind the fat body and pushed me to discover who that woman was. I am a new woman… a new mother, and it feels so good to get to the top of the stairs and not feel like you are about to die.

    So if you want change, and want to discover who you are, I suggest you try CORE Studios, their team is amazing, they have amazing trainers and they will work with you so you can reach your goals.

    Thank you for pushing me and continuing to push me beyond my limits. My children thank you.

    Dirlayne Bastos
    “I owe it all to my trainers!”

    3b434b_76729f789f4e495494bc89ab4e7cedb7I’ve been training with Michele at CORE since the summer of 2009 and have been very pleased with the results. At the age of 40, I found that I had become a busy mom who put everyone’s needs before my own. I went from 110 pounds to 160 pounds in just 10 years.  It was gradual and easy enough to ignore. Two years ago, my health began to decline.  I no longer had the energy to keep up with my kids because of acute back pain. When I began training my goal was simply to lose weight, I quickly realized my lifestyle had to change.  I won’t lie to you, it hasn’t been easy, but today, I’m feeling lighter, faster and most importantly healthier.

    I owe it all to my trainers!

    Maria Pimpinella
    “Crystal started AT CORE thinking 10lbs dumbbells were heavy!”

    testimonial-1Crystal started at CORE thinking 10lbs dumbbells were heavy!

    She’s now squatting 135lbs, dead-lifting 125lbs and bench pressing 75lbs
    What’s her next goal? More body fat loss and to increase her lifts!

    Keep lifting those weights girl!

    Crystal Mclsaac
    “The CORE team take a 360 degree approach to fitness.”

    3b434b_ea7f746afedf4786941ad873b64b4016A goal without a plan is just a wish. Over two years ago, I stopped wishing, and with the help of Michele at CORE, started my personal journey and plan.

    The achievement of a healthy lifestyle does not happen overnight – or have an end date. Michele and the CORE team take a 360 degree approach to fitness;  food guidance to properly fuel the body, customized workouts designed to build strength/endurance, and just the right amount of encouragement (and laughter) to keep you motivated.   In addition, Michele truly leads by example, is always professional, and is client focused at all times. She listens, is incredibly knowledgeable, is determined to help  you achieve your goals and on top of all of that, she’s so much fun to work with!

    If you want to feel better, see results, and push yourself further on your journey to healthy living, CORE is the place you’ve been searching for.   {or insert “Michele is who you’ve been searching for” depending on how you want your testimonials to read}  Stop wishing and start planning – You won’t regret it!

    Gena Restivo