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Carianne Sica

Carianne was certified through All American Pilates in 2003.  Later she went on for additional training at one of the top Pilates schools in the country, Core Dynamics in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she trained with protégé Mishel Larsson.  She has taken numerous continuing education classes.  She started as a personal trainer in 2000, now teaches Spin, Pilates, & TRX.  She works with clients suffering from fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis.  She always looks forward to training clients pre and post pregnancy, and also has clients recovering from strokes.  She works with all injury types including knee, hip, back, shoulder & neck.  She was chosen as a LuluLemon Athletica ambassador in April 2012.  She opened Core Concepts in April 2003 and has grown her business from 250 sf to 1400 sf.  Her continued success and love for fitness and people makes the energy in her studio contagious.


 

Leslie Russell

Leslie grew up in Jupiter, Florida where she spent her youth playing sports, practicing gymnastics, and taking dance classes. In high school, she was introduced to Pilates while in a local dance company. After graduating from Indian River State College's of Nursing, she started taking Pilates lessons again in Palm Beach Gardens with Danielle Armstrong at Classical Pilates. Danielle introduced her to Lolita San Miguel and Leslie decided to enter into Lolita's Legacy, a Pilates teacher training program instructed by Lolita herself, the only person still living to have been certified by Joe Pilates! Leslie has a passion for Pilates and prides herself on being a 2nd Generation Instructor. She contacted Carianne Sica at Core Concepts Pilates Studio in 2013 and instantly fell in love and became part of the family. Leslie helps Carianne manage her studio and teaches Pilates, TRX, and Palm Beach Barre.


 

Peggy Larizza

Peggy was certified through Core Dynamics, Santa Fe, NM.  She was also personally educated by Mishel Larsson.  Peggy has studied with some of the top instructors in the Pilates world and has attended numerous continuing educations classes.  Peggy is also TRX certified. She has been working for Core Concepts for more than three years.


 

Angela Veselov

 

A former dancer, training and development expert, and exercise enthusiast, Angela developed Palm Beach BARRE after being introduced to a barre exercise program in California. After seeing dramatic changes in her body in a short period of time, she was hooked & knew, immediately, that she wanted to introduce this form of exercise to the Palm Beaches, upon her return. She continued training and studying the technique while in California, delving deeply into its roots, which stem from the Lotte Berk Method and Callanetics, and studying the different variations being taught in many metropolitan areas. Infusing her own knowledge and creative style, and pooling from her dance background, Angela developed and introduced Palm Beach BARRE in 2011. Priding herself on attention to detail, proper alignment, and form, Angela offers her clients an unparalleled one-on-one experience in Private and Semi-Private sessions and strives to give her clients as much individual attention within a group setting as possible. Palm Beach BARRE group classes are deliberately limited in size so that personal attention is allocated to each participant. Angela is proud to have merged and joined forces with Core Concepts, and is excited to continue to share Palm Beach BARRE which her current clients, as well as introduce and share her passion with as many new faces as possible.


 

Mary Matthews

Mary recently moved back to south Florida after living in Memphis, TN for the last 14 years. She has always lived an active lifestyle, but found a passion for health & fitness after having her son in 2010. She moved to Florida with a desire to help others find the same passion that she did. After meeting Carianne and taking classes from her at Core Concepts, Mary's motivation to become a fitness instructor grew. She received her TRX certification last year. Mary is always looking to challenge herself and grow in her knowledge of fitness. She now adds a Peak Pilates Level 1 Certification to her accomplishments and loves being able to meet the needs of so many people with her variety of classes and workouts.


 

Wendy Brown

 

Wendy holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Master’s in Counseling Psychology, but after 10 years in the school system, Wendy decided to be a full time mom. She fell in love with pilates while pregnant with her youngest son. The strength she felt during pregnancy and delivery inspired her to continue practicing. The transformation of her body after the birth of her child got her hooked. Wendy has been practicing pilates for almost 5 years and loves it for both the mental and physical benefits. Wendy wants to help people feel good about themselves, so she is combining her love of teaching with her passion for pilates! Wendy is a Level 1 Peak Pilates Certified Instructor. She teaches Private and Group Pilates, as well as TRX classes.


 

Courtney Burg

Courtney was raised and currently resides in Jupiter, FL. She has been educated through B&C training and is PMA certified. Courtney is well educated in anatomy and physiology, along with the biomechanics of the body. She was a competitive collegiate state athlete and worked as a physical therapy technician before switching over to Pilates. She is currently working towards her certification in Nutritional Therapy, and hopes to offer clients individual "active" based therapy sessions targeting ones emotional connection with food, along with tailored nutritional programs geared towards specific goals and physical needs.


 

Julie

Julie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Julie attended the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in Economics, but she has always had a passion for sports and fitness. As a personal trainer and group instructor, Julie is now focusing on helping others meet their fitness goals. Julie teaches TRX, Spin and bootcamp classes and is also available for private personal training.


 

Linda Pearsall

Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Core Concepts team. She has managed a chiropractic practice for 33 years and is co-founder of the flagship weight loss center, Slim Down Jupiter.She is a certified personal trainer, spin instructor, certified life coach and licensed massage therapist. She imparts her insights of the mind/body connection to her dieters, coaching clients and fitness trainees.