Denise Chakoian’s philosophy is simple: fitness should make you stronger, and give you a longer life. She opened Core Studios a decade ago with a goal of providing personalized fitness solutions that fit people’s individual lifestyles. Now, it’s so popular that Core Studios has evolved to include Core Pilates Mind/Body Studio, Core Cycling and Fitness Studio and Core Personal Training Studio.
“We want to make fitness fun, but also help those who have those specific goals at the same time,” Denise says. “Our philosophy is based on creating a comfortable environment with professional staff that can lead clients to a better overall fitness level. We listen to what our clients want and need, instead of pushing them to do something that they won’t enjoy.” In addition to personal training and small group training, which provides a personalized training experience for less, Core Studios offers classes in cycling, TRX training, metabolic training, Reformer Pilates, Barre Cardio and more. “I couldn’t do this without my amazing team,” Denise says. “My fitness director Kim and Pilates director Melody, and all of my instructors, are what make Core great.”
In Pawtucket, Core Cycling and Fitness has a state of the art Stadium Style Cycling Studio, and offers signature group fitness classes like Core Sweat, Core Body Barre, HIIT, Pilates Mat and many others to target all ages and fitness levels. Across the parking lot, Core Personal Training Studio has a “Jungle Gym” type training studio with lots of toys and functional equipment to give clients or small groups a great workout in a private setting. The Providence location, home to the Core Pilates Mind/Body Studio, has a “serene and zen-like atmosphere, which is a nice balance from the other studios,” Denise says. Her fitness philosophy is that cultivating health and strength at the gym should allow you to find balance with the things you enjoy in your daily life. “It took me years to figure out how to get balance, and once you do, your entire life changes,” Denise explains. “I believe that you can enjoy all things in your life in moderation and at the same time kick some butt in your fitness sessions!”