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.