Denise has been working in the fitness industry for over 21 years. Trained from the early age of 5 in tap, jazz, and ballet, she competed and taught dance until the age of 18; soon after, Denise discovered a love for the atmosphere she found in group exercise classes. This, coupled with her dance background, spurred her to obtain certification with the A.F.A.A. (American Fitness Association of America) as a Group Exercise Instructor. She is also trained and accredited by Step Reebok, Mad Dogg Athletics, Resist-A-Ball, NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Indo-Row, and Peak Pilates.
Coming from a dance background, Carli has always enjoyed the strength and energy that comes with group athletics. In 2011, she discovered her passion for teaching group fitness and since then, just can't get enough! Certified in Kickboxing, Core, Weight Training, Insanity and small group training, she delivers a high energy, well rounded class that is sure to leave you stronger inside and out! If she's not in the gym, you can find her working as a graphic designer here in Providence, or out and about on adventures!
Kelly is an enthusiastic former collegiate softball player and cross country runner. Her undergraduate degree is from Bryant University in Applied Psychology and she is currently pursuing her MBA at URI. Kelly works full time as a Project Coordinator at International Gaming Technology (IGT). Kelly is certified in Cycling, and always promises an intense high energy ride full of intervals, incorporating a blend of Tabata, sprints, and hills. Kelly also teaches Tabata, 32 minutes of high intensity interval training. If you are looking for a good sweat, you will not leave class disappointed!
Kim is a long-term breast cancer survivor who decided to take charge of her health when she finished her treatment. She is passionate about exercise as a way to maintain health, and brings that passion and enthusiasm to CORE. Kim is certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise) as a Group Fitness Instructor and as a Personal Trainer. She is also a certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach through DSW Fitness., and has CPR/AED certification. Kim takes great pride in helping her clients find their best selves. She lives in Swansea with her wife and 3 children, and enjoys racing in 5K's or half marathons on the weekends. When time allows, she attends seminars and studies through correspondence courses to stay current in the fitness field.
My journey into the health and wellness field began over 10 years ago when I achieved a 160-lb weight loss goal. The positive impact this had on my life inspired me to help others in the same way. After graduating with a physical education degree from Norwich University, I gained a lot of work experience from physical education to collegiate strength and conditioning to coaching and work with the special olympics programs. I finally settled into personal training as I enjoy helping others make healthy lifestyle changes. My specialties include sports specific training, body re-composition, corrective exercise, strength and conditioning, weight management and motor skill development.
Patrick has been teaching Indoor Cycling classes for a year, having been recently certified as an instructor through Madd Dogg Athletics. Prior to being an instructor, he was a frequent class attendee at Core Studios. When he's not on a bike, he is a scenic designer for theatre and television seen locally at the Gamm and Trinity Rep. Patrick's goals in Cycling are twofold: to craft a challenging ride adaptable to all skill levels, and to bring a playlist that knocks your socks off!
Jacqui Ambrose is a certified Pilates instructor in the Classical Method. Jacqui was a member of 24-time United States National Champion Synchronized Skating team, the Haydenettes from 2002-2006. She represented Team USA at 4 world championships. Jacqui was introduced to Pilates as a young athlete to increase core strength. She also used Pilates to rehab and strengthen her knee after an ACL reconstruction in 2011. Jacqui 's favorite Pilates exercise is the Teaser on the Reformer. It combines all of the Pilates principles: Breath, Precision, Flowing Movement, Control, Centering and Concentration. She loves the challenge of the carriage moving beneath her, using the straps, all while trying to balance on the Long Box as you find a Teaser position. Previously, Jacqui taught at the Jen McWalters studio, Performance Physical Therapy, and Contrology Physical Therapy in East Greenwich.
Lizanne is a Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) Certified Pilates Instructor. She has worked with people of all ages, and with a wide variety of needs. From athletes, to pre and postnatal, osteoporosis, joint replacements, back pain, and scoliosis...Pilates is for everyone, and it is her goal to show you that! She is consistently amazed by the profound effect Pilates has on her clients, whatever their ability, or personal goal. Lizanne’s objective is to help you find proper alignment, and a deeper connection to your body. She wants you to sweat and laugh, and leave feeling longer, stronger, and more flexible. She wants you to move with purpose and eventually stand up taller without even thinking about it!
Jen's journey into Pilates started when she was in college studying dance at San Francisco State University. A back injury was causing chronic pain, and serendipity allowed Jen to become introduced to Pilates through two of her college professors who were also Pilates instructors. When she saw the benefits of Pilates, Jen was hooked, and signed up to become certified. Her first certification was through Ellie Herman, the author of "Pilates for Dummies". Jen went on to teach Pilates for several years in San Francisco and Oakland. She also taught for a couple of years in Maryland and Washington D.C.
Jen earned her Masters in Pilates at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education from SFSU. Her biggest influences are Rachel Taylor Segel and Amy Taylor Alpers, as well as Cara Reeser and Sharon Gallagher-Riveira. Before joining the team at Core, Jen owned her own Pilates studio in Pawtucket, RI, where she taught Pilates teacher trainings, classes, and privates from 2003 through 2014. In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time with her family, surfing, and doing calisthenic workouts.
Rachel Dreibelbis, RDN
Rachel graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics. She then completed her dietetic internship through Pennsylvania State University and is an ACE Certified “Health Coach”.
Her philosophy is simple, feed your body well and it will treat you well.
Rachel’s interest in nutrition was sparked by her appreciation for health and her desire to share this gift with her community. She is interested in sustainable food practices, culinary arts and fitness. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, Rachel was the Head Chef for a non-profit organization based out of Oakland, California where she prepared meals for all ages and individuals with specialized diets. Her creative nature has brought her to love working in the kitchen creating healthful food choices that are good for the body and your taste buds!
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While a freshman at Brown University, Tracy turned to the world of fitness instruction in 1998 after she outgrew the world of competitive sports for high school kids. As an avid field hockey, basketball, and softball player, Tracy wanted her classes to be more athletic driven and inspired by conditioning training that she had experienced in competitive sports. Now over 10 years later, she is still teaching challenging group fitness classes incorporating athletic and simple moves as well as adventurous spin classes. In addition to being certified by the American Council on Exercise, Tracy is also trained in willPower & grace, Spinning, Peak Pilates MVe, IndoRow, and CORE’s signature barre class.
Corinne is a former division 1 cross country and track runner. Her undergraduate degree is from a college in New Jersey called Monmouth University. Corinne majored in Medical Technology and is a certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist. She is currently finishing up her MS at Salve University. Corinne works full time as a Customer Service Manager in the clinical laboratory at Women & Infant's Hospital. Corinne is certified in cycling and has been instructing since June of 2014. During her class you can expect to sprint, climb hills, and do some high intensity intervals all to the beat of some of the newest music and some favorites from the early 2000's.
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A New England Native, and long time Indoor Cyclist, Suzanne received her certification in 2001 and has been teaching off and on in the Providence area ever since. When she’s not riding indoors, you can find her running along Blackstone Boulevard and Roger Williams Park. She has a new found appreciation for fitness, having completed 1.5 years of treatment for Breast Cancer, and is always looking to share this renewed passion with her clients at CORE. Her cycling classes will keep you moving and will encourage and challenge you to work to your potential!
Eva danced with the Boston Ballet Company before pursuing a career as a foreign language teacher. She subsequently transitioned into fitness instruction with a particular emphasis on ballet barre and mat Pilates. Eva is certified in the Classical method under the tutelage of Jen McWalters. Eva seeks to motivate each individual to build strength, endurance, and flexibility as well as a positive self-image.
Shane is a recently retired physical education teacher transitioning fulltime into personal training and group instruction. His certifications include Certified Fitness Trainer (International Sports Sciences Association), Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning), Certified Functional Aging Specialist (Functional Aging Institute), and Mind Body Specialty (American Council on Exercise). During the summer of 2015, Shane studied at Elite Fitness & Performance Academy, Dublin, and was awarded Ireland’s National Certificate in Fitness Instruction. In his experiences teaching, coaching, and training, he has enjoyed working with folks from age 5 to 85+. His approach is to carefully plan safe exercise programs that will help clients realize ongoing improvements in strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility. One of Shane’s primary goals is to work with clients to make the exercise experience as fun as possible.
From a young age, Marianna trained in and studied classical ballet at Festival Ballet Providence where she learned of her passion for music and movement. As a way to stay active during her time at Providence College, she began taking group fitness classes where she discovered the positive impact that exercise had on her energy, productivity, and overall wellbeing. Marianna is certified in both Spinning, and Les Mills BODYPUMPTM, and is also an ACE certified personal trainer. She recently received her MBA from Providence College and works in Digital Marketing at a Financial Services Company. Marianna promises a high intensity workout set to motivating beats that will leave you feeling energized and empowered.