[COL] Reformer 1 & 2

This class is taught by:

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.


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!

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.

Sara Raymond

Sara is the Program Director at Coreworks. Sara is a Comprehensively Certified Pilates instructor and Master Instructor with Balanced Body and has also trained with STOTT Pilates, PHI Pilates and the Pilates Coach. In addition to Pilates, Sara is a CoreAlign Master Instructor and runs the Coreworks Mentor Program.  She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified Booty Barre instructor.  Sara has been practicing and studying Pilates and yoga since 2000.  Sara brings the variety in her education background to her teaching style and enjoys working with all levels of students. Additionally, Sara works with individuals and small groups to make changes and improve lives as a hypnosis practitioner and meditation teacher.

[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:

  • Sun Jul 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Mon Jul 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Abril Istre
  • Mon Jul 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Abril Istre
  • Mon Jul 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Day
  • Tue Jul 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Jul 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Wed Jul 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Wed Jul 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Abril Istre
  • Wed Jul 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sarah Day
  • Thu Jul 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sarah Day
  • Thu Jul 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Fri Jul 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Fri Jul 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Sat Jul 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Sat Jul 29 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Sun Jul 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Mon Jul 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Abril Istre
  • Mon Jul 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Abril Istre
  • Mon Jul 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Day
  • Tue Aug 01 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer