[LS] Pilates Mat Challenge

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.


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.

Megan Bruno

Megan began integrating Pilates into her fitness routine during her third pregnancy. The physical and emotional benefits of her practice were transformative and she has been a believer in the power of Pilates ever since. Megan is Comprehensively Certified by Balanced Body and teaches Mat, Reformer, Tower and Chair. Megan teaches at several studios and has piloted an Introduction to Pilates program as part of an employee Wellness Program at a local private school. Megan is also a mother of three, runner, photographer and active community volunteer. She credits Pilates for keeping her physical and mental well-being in balance and strives to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible.

Sabrae Garrett

Sabrae is a fitness enthusiast and has participated in a variety of exercise programs and activities including Running and Snow Skiing. That enthusiasm led Sabrae to Pilates in 2012 hoping that exercise would help with her with chronic knee and neck pain. After 3 months of Physical Therapy, Sabrae discovered how Pilates could not only help her recovery but could also be the key to lifelong wellness. Inspired to share her love of Pilates with others, she completed STOTT Reformer training as well as, Balanced Body training in Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Tower, Chair and Barrels. Sabrae loves teaching Pilates that "is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work." Joseph Pilates
[LAU] Held at the Laurel Studio in the Cherry Tree Shopping Center.  Pilates is a system of movement that focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and reduces stress. The mat repertoire will challenge you usign body weight and small props. With small class sizes, this mixed level class will offer variations and modifications to suit all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Mon Jul 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Jul 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Tue Jul 25 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Wed Jul 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Wed Jul 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Jul 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Sat Jul 29 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Mon Jul 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Megan Bruno
  • Mon Jul 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Aug 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Tue Aug 01 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Megan Bruno
  • Wed Aug 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Joanna Gilmer
  • Wed Aug 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Raymond
  • Thu Aug 03 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Fran Berndt
  • Sat Aug 05 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Sara Raymond
  • Mon Aug 07 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Fran Berndt
  • Mon Aug 07 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Joanna Gilmer
  • Tue Aug 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sabrae Garrett
  • Tue Aug 08 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Sara Raymond