“…Stretch with Strength & Control, and the control part is the most important because it makes you use your mind.”

-Romana Kryzanowska

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Carolina Core Pilates is a fully equipped Pilates studio located in the heart of Carrboro, NC inside Carr Mill Mall. With emphasis on apparatus or equipment training, Carolina Core provides small-group classes and individually tailored instruction to promote optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We strive to help our community achieve stronger, more connected, empowered bodies and minds. Our studio is uniquely encompassing as our staff offers a wide variety of styles of Pilates instruction- from classical to contemporary. We proudly serve the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities.

The Pilates apparatus includes the Reformers, Chairs, Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Pedi-Pole, Spine Corrector, Small Barrels, and many small props.

Pilates is an integrated, comprehensive system of physical exercise that is comprised of both mental and physical conditioning. Pilates is often associated as "abdominal work," but is beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels. The creator, Joseph Pilates, coined the work "contrology" with the origins in the mat work he later designed equipment or apparatus to help the body understand the resistance needed to develop control of the entire body.

Instructors will encourage clients to use their mind to control muscles, focus attention on core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breathing, spinal alignment, and especially strengthen the deepest to the outermost abdominal muscles. We believe it is important to build a foundation of strength, flexibility, stability and stamina.  This improves one’s lifestyle- no matter the fitness level.  Over time this approach creates a strong foundation from which one can achieve new heights of physical fitness and control as well as emotional well being and balance.