[COL] Reformer 1 & 2

This class is taught by:

Abril Istre

Abril is a Certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. She has over 8 years of experience leading classes of different levels and helping participants achieve their fitness goals. She found Yoga and Pilates in 2004 and has been practicing since then. Through personal injuries she has learned to honor her body, and understands the importance of a mindful and consistent practice. Abril completed the 200hr Yoga Alliance RYT in 2012 and currently teaches Reformer, Pilates Mat, Yoga and Les Mills programs.

Sarah Day

Sarah received her Pilates Certification through Polestar Pilates in August of 2015. She believes in the balancing effect Pilates has and thinks that everyone can benefit from its method. Sarah has worked in the Physical Therapy field for ten years, and has seen just how important movement is to the health of the body. She is excited to share her passion for Pilates with you!

Fran Berndt

Founder and instructor, her love for Pilates is what made Coreworks possible. Fran holds a comprehensive Pilates certification from Balanced Body, and has completed all levels of training on the CoreAlign unit. Additional training was completed through Stott Pilates and PHI Pilates. Fran is also a Licensed Buff Bones Instructor. Fran has been practicing and studying Pilates since 2000.
Fran opened the first Coreworks Pilates Studio in 2003 in order to provide a non-threatening and warm environment for students to exercise and pursue their wellness goals. Fran believes 100 percent in the importance of the mind body and breath connection for increased ease of movement and quality of life.


Joanna Gilmer

Joanna began her journey with Pilates in 2011 in Warsaw,Poland. On the first day of practice, her teacher started class by quoting Joseph Pilates “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 you’ll see the difference, and in 30 you’ll have a new body”. As a “skeptical” beginner, Joanna was amazed that everything that was said about Pilates became true. As a result, she has become a committed practitioner of Pilates, and in convincing others that thanks to this method, not only the body movement and strength can improve, but you will also gain greater balance and energy. You simply start feeling better! Joanna’s experience and her desire to help others find the benefits of Pilates fitness lead her to start her professional comprehensive Pilates teacher’s training. Through Balanced Body she is currently completing her comprehensive certification. In addition to practicing Pilates, Joanna also enjoys running, biking,cooking, reading, and traveling.

Doreen Sheppard

Doreen Sheppard has over fourteen years teaching experience in the fitness industry. She enjoys working with clients one-on-one or in a group setting. She is certified in person training (NASM and ACE), group fitness (AFAA) Resist-A-Ball, and Spinning. She is currently pursuing a Balanced Body Reformer certification. Doreen enjoys running and road cycling in her spare time.
[COL] Held at the Columbia Studio.  The Reformer utilizes spring resistance to create challenge at times and to provide assistance at other times. This class focuses on building strength and control while focusing on the Pilates principles. For those who have attended a minimum of 1-3 Intro Equipment classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Abril Istre
  • Mon Nov 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Abril Istre
  • Mon Nov 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Day
  • Tue Nov 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Tue Nov 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Fri Nov 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Sat Nov 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Sat Nov 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Sun Nov 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Doreen Sheppard
  • Mon Nov 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Abril Istre
  • Mon Nov 27 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Abril Istre
  • Mon Nov 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Day
  • Tue Nov 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Tue Nov 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Wed Nov 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Abril Istre