Our Raving Fans

Jenny
Core 7 Tribe Chief
"I don't know if I can sum up in words an experience that has changed my life in ways I never thought possible... but I'm going to try. About a year ago I went to try a new workout on the recommendation of a friend and not only found a love of fitness... but more importantly fell in love with a group of women who showed me I have a strength inside me I never knew existed. This isn't just another gym or fitness fad. This is a family. This is a tribe who will support you in every and any way you need. We'll be there to cheer your successes and to pick you up when you you stumble. The path to health is challenging but having a place where you can be vulnerable on your journey to fitness makes all the difference in the world. What I love most about Core 7 is knowing that the instructors are going to push me to do things I didn't even know I was capable of. Every class is different than the one I did before so I'm always facing a new challenge to keep my body improving and progressing towards my goals.  Even something as small as using different equipment makes things I've mastered new and challenging again. The workouts are fun, challenging, and changing my body in ways I love. I can't believe that I'm actually one of those crazy people who look forward to my workouts. I'm over 90lbs down and while I'm proud and hoping to hit the big 100 and I've never felt stronger in my life... I'm the most proud of the relationships I've gained along the way. I wouldn't be who I am today without this amazing group of ladies who are supporting me, guiding me, loving me, and picking me up when I fall. I love my tribe more than words."
Katelyn
6 Week Challenge Champ
I wish I had found Ellen years ago! I have had so many health issues from stomach issues to not being able to lose weight!! I have had food sensitivities for years and spent to much money trying to figure out what was causing it... I have never had any doctor ask me so much about my background than Ellen has and never had someone study and care so much for my specific needs... within the first week, my stomach issues and pains had gone away! A terrible pain I have had for years and in the first 2 weeks, I lost 10 pounds!! Not only do I feel and look better, she has been a great friend, counselor, advice giver, and made me realize I am capable of hard things. There isn't a person I wouldn't recommend her to!
Jennie
Core 7 Cult Leader
My #core7lovestory began last year before I conceived my last child. This workout got me down to the lowest weight I had been to since high school. Then my sweet Charlie came along and I took a break from it until she was 6 weeks old. At that point I knew I wanted to get back in shape and get back to feeling like myself again asap. Core 7 works for me. My hips and back no longer hurt from carrying my babies. I’ve tried so many fad diets and workout programs, and nothing has worked for me like Core 7 does. All I have to do is show up. In just one hour, my entire body gets a workout. And most importantly, my mind gets a recharge. I love the last 5-10 minutes of stretching because it helps me clear my mind and gets me ready to tackle whatever the day has in store for me. The community at Core 7 is also unbeatable. The instructors know your name, come to know your fitness level, know what motivates you, and know how to get you to push harder. I also love how many friends I have met there. They are my accountability partners and I know I’ll get a message from them if I don’t show up. The daycare there is awesome. They treat my kids like family and are always so welcoming when we come. I can honestly say that Core 7 has changed my life. I’m happier, healthier, stronger, and more motivated. I have two little girls and two boys who need a mom that can show them dedication, a healthy lifestyle, and self love. I do this workout not only for myself, but for the little eyes who see me every day. I want to be their role model, and I want to be healthy so that I can be the mom they deserve. Find something you love and stick with it. I’ve found mine. Here are my stats from the past 7 months. I go to Core 7 five days a week, and some weeks six-seven. No crazy diets. No calorie counting. Just healthy eating, with the occasional treat. Sometimes more than occasional. haha. But look... it's working. It works all of those hard to reach areas after having babies. I'm so close to my first set of goals. Time to set some new ones. #core7addict
Angela
Core 7 Addict
Seriously, check out these guns!!! This is the body Core 7 built. I've been an avid exercise-aholic for 10+ years and I've NEVER had muscle definition like this. I've done P90X and trusted Tony Horton that I'd be ripped in 90, but I wasn't. I've done Windsor Pilates and hoped that would get me the lean dancer body in 30 minutes a day, but it didn't. I've been a walker, a runner, a cardio machine-er, and lots of other workout DVDs throughout the years. They've all helped me lose weight and maintain weight but I've NEVER looked like this. And to be fair maybe I didn't push myself as hard as I should've to achieved those results with the other programs, who knows??? The point is with Core 7, you get results. However, awesome back muscles aside, Core 7 is just the BEST!!! I've made fun friends. The owners, instructors, and staff know my name AND my kids names. My kids actually ask me if they can go with me to workout because they love that place so much. It's like that other bar where everyone knows your name, only without the drinks. And, (as if that wasn't enough) they have this positive attitude that gets you thinking about things in a better way. You start to feel good about yourself AND like yourself and appreciate how great you are. They challenge you to push harder and leave your comfort zone. I spend an hour a day getting my butt kicked and I still look forward to going back the next day. Give Core 7 an hour (just 4% of you day according to Jenny) and you'll fall in love with them just like I have.
Kimberly
Raving Fan
My influences are abundant for healthy living and fitness routines. I am surrounded by people who love running, biking, and pushing themselves to their limits. You would think some of that would impact me. Nope. Not one bit. While they were training for RAGNAR, I streamed Netflix to catch up on the latest episode of my favorite series. While they rode their bikes for LOTOJA, I drove through my favorite fast food stop for the cheap value meal. While they got one more workout in for the week, I pinned another exercise routine that would not get a second glance. And during this time, I have suffered from debilitating migraines. For the past seven years, I looked for relief from my head pain. Doctors prescribed medication after medication to see if one would help. Nothing took away the pain. In another failed attempt, I turned to acupuncture. There was some relief, but it did not last. After reading massages help some pain, I made regular visits. Though I will take any excuse to get a massage, it did nothing for my migraines. Exercising was a suggestion for years and was always the last resort. Running was not my style, I knew I would not stick with it. Biking was not my style, the last bike I owned was a ten-speed with ribbons. I needed to find my style. Just when I was about to give in to my pain, I passed by Core 7 in Quarry Bend. One Tuesday evening, I decided to show up. My nervousness was quickly quieted when Bashaun made the class about us by encouraging us, pushing us, and entertaining us with some hilarious stories and quick-witted comments. Each class with any of the instructors is the most approachable workout, but one of the hardest thing at the same time. To my surprise, I keep showing up. This has been the longest amount of time I have ever dedicated to my health and fitness and I am getting in the shape for the first time in years. More importantly, it is eliminating the pain of my migraines. Core 7 is helping me realize I am stronger than the pain as well as providing some physical relief of my migraines. It is much more than a workout routine, Core 7 is my style.
Kathy
Happy Clam
I Love Core 7! Throughout the day I feel like I have rounded shoulders and slumped posture. When I sit my hips and knees are flexed. I start to feel so stiff. Core 7 makes me extend my trunk, my hips and my knees. I feel elongated! I'm using muscles I don't use all day. Plus, I love the positive thoughts the instructors put in my brain and the staff is so encouraging. So glad I found you!
Aimee
Fan Club President
When I heard that Core 7 was opening in Quarry Bend, I was excited. Super excited. During their construction, I happened to end up on a giant fitness kick, mostly based on kickboxing, personal training with a guy who trains and corners MMA fighters, and general bad-assery. By the time Core 7 opened, I had built a ton of muscle, strength, endurance, all of the things you work out hard in order to get. The night before I tried Core 7 for the first time, this is what I told my trainer: "Tomorrow I'm going to check it this Core 7 place. It'll probably feel like wuss yoga." I can admit when I'm wrong. I was wrong. This is a legit workout. It burned as much as my normal stuff but in a different way. I could feel my muscles moving in ways that my regular workouts don't make them move, and I could feel my abs, butt, and thighs working the way I feel like I want them to in order to look the way I want them to look. There's a huge balance and flexibility component to the workouts that I feel is the missing link for me, so of course I'm hooked and it will be at least a once a week thing in my world. You don't have to buy a membership! You can pay for a single class, or a pack of classes which saves you some money, and then go when you feel like it. I have multiple gym memberships (that I DO use) so for me, their system is perfect, and I think it's pretty smart for people who don't have other memberships too, because you just pay as you go. Not that a commitment here would be bad, it only took one class for me to figure out that I need Core 7 in my life, like woah. They offer several classes so there is no reason to feel like you're going to be thrown in with a bunch of long, lean ballerina types, and guys go too! Husbands are there with their wives, and some by themselves. Seriously, it's for everybody. The vibe here is great. The gals who own it are present, super friendly, adorable, and often sweaty from their own workouts. They are sisters and they've done a great job of making a place where everyone of all fitness levels can feel welcome and encouraged, and the instructors are really good about answering questions and helping with form. I also want to make sure to point out that they have a child care room. This isn't something that I need, but I know that lack of being able to tow my kid along when she was younger was a huge factor to me working out so I think it's important to note. I don't think I've ever been to another small specialized studio that offers that, and it is kind of amazing. I feel like it's another proof that the people here truly care about their clients and want to help us all get fit and have fun.
Emily
I started working out at Core 7 Fitness, 2 to 3 days a week in January after my sister Channing invited me, and I have been hooked ever since! After having my second baby in November I was ready to get back into shape and gave up trying to work out at home. Between having my son and starting the gym I lost ten pounds. From January to now I have stayed pretty close to the same weight but lost inches. Goes to show the number on the scale isn't always what matters! So happy with my results! And I love Core 7 Fitness!