Pilates Testimonials

Gregg Hangge

“Kim is awesome. Very engaging, patient and always concerned about what you need. Her classes have helped me tremendously. As an avid bike rider and golfer, the benefit of her training sessions are immediate. If you want a great experience, give her a call or stop by. You will be hooked! “

Ashish Jain

“If you’re looking for a small pilates/yoga studio, where you can get a lot of personal attention, don’t look any further. Kim is a fantastic instructor. I have been going to her studio for few years and I have seen a huge improvement in my core strength and flexibility. She keeps are her classes small, so you always gets great personal attention. Her classes are really fun and engaging as well. I also really enjoyed her ski conditioning workshop – really helped with my stamina on the slopes!! Highly recommended.”

M.R.

“Working with Kim at Core Wisdom is above and beyond any other Pilates experience I’ve had. Her instruction is grounded in a deep understanding of anatomy and muscular function. She gets the right muscles to engage – a difficult thing to do in this subtle sport. She accounts for my fitness and injury rehab goals when designing a class, so it’s personalized to my needs. She even observed me in my fitness routine so that she could design a class to support my movement outside the studio!”

G.H.

“When you share your Pilates experience with a broader group (ladies & gents), most men look at you with a quizzical eye & ask: I thought that was a woman’s sport. When I share with them the benefits I gained from my part-time endeavor then they start to realize, “Maybe I could benefit from this strange practice of strapping my body to this apparatus & bending, contorting and stretching it in ways only the Flying Wallendas would appreciate.” The misconception of Pilates is the battle that every Pilates instructor encounters. I am coming back to Pilates do to on-going and lower back issues that were non-existent while enrolled in Pilates but have resurfaced since then. In addition, I must get ready for the golf & dirt bike (motorcycle) season to ensure I stay injury free. I need to re-gain my flexibility that helps me stay competitive on the golf course.”

Catherine Schieve

“My husband and I have been going to Core Wisdom for some time and we really appreciate Kim’s knowledge not only of Pilates, but also Yoga. We also find that her massages are a great compliment to the Pilates work outs. We highly recommend her for anyone who is interested in core strength and balance.”

Rebecca Wilson

“I have been working with Kim since March 2016. I am fairly new to Pilates, having only done mat Pilates in the past. I am impressed with the work Kim has done with me. We do core work of course, but Pilates works so many different areas of the body that helps to strengthen areas of weakness. The work is subtle but very powerful. I love it! Thanks!”

J.J.

“I came to Pilates because a woman in my life, my wife, convinced me that it was much more than simply lying on a medieval torture table called the reformer and waving my legs around. I had worked with a very good trainer for years on core strength, but was looking for something new. I really liked that Pilates combined movement, core strength and flexibility. But the first few months were a challenge. I never thought I’d be able to touch my toes or fold myself into a v-shape. Kim was the best teacher: smiling, energetic and encouraging and always willing to suggest something new and challenging. After a while the table routines became easier, and again I was looking for something new and challenging. Enter – the box, aka the chair. And after that, we were standing on the reformer, squatting on the table, plank on the reformer. I really like the seemingly limitless number of exercises and variations. Sometimes they feel like dance movements, sometimes like gut busters, and sometimes they’re scary (at least until you learn the correct form but of course Kim is always there as a safety net). I haven’t face planted yet. I feel Pilates has really helped me on balance, posture, core strength and flexibility. And Kim and Core Wisdom have kept me interested in learning more. As for sports heros, I think mine is now Joseph Pilates.”

Elyssa Wright

“I started pilates as a true beginner. Kim has been able to walk me through what pilates is and show me how to access and strengthen deep muscles to improve posture, strength, and stability throughout my entire body. Love it here!”

M.L.

“I came to Core Wisdom because a friend recommended you, and the chair work, so highly. I stay because you are such a good teacher. You teach what I consider to be classic Pilates, yet you know bodies & Pilates & your students so well that you can enhance anyone’s work out by making adjustments, helping us each to get to where we want to be. I tease you that as soon as I feel that I have actually mastered a move you take it up a notch. You celebrate with me, and then you share an idea for how to make it harder, like a little shift in position that makes me work harder. And I love that. You always think about your students and your teaching, figuring out ways to enhance our sessions. You come up with different ways to explain or show something, even breaking things down so that we master one piece of it, & then another & eventually the whole exercise. I feel much stronger in the almost two years that I have been coming to class regularly. I see it in my body & I feel it on hikes. In any conversation where Pilates is a topic, I sing your praises.”

S.L.

“Magician! Savior! A great Pilates instructor! And why do I use these words to describe Kim of COre Wisdom? Let me tell you; I am an 88 year old woman who two years ago way ready to “throw in the towel”. I am very independent and 2 years ago found myself waking up nightly with severe pains and cramping in my legs and unable to go back to sleep. During the day, hours of neck pain kept my walking down to less than a mile when I was use to going two to three miles a day. I saw my physician who took x-rays, did a thorough exam, and found nothing wrong. He prescribed physical therapy and I went to PT for three months. I say no improvement and was ready to give up. When discussing this with my daughter she suggested I do Pilates and Yoga at Core Wisdom. She attended classes with Kim and was very positive about her outcomes. I enrolled in classes with Kim. I was skeptical – – “How could this young woman really help me?” However, I felt I had nothing to lose by giving her a try. Well, after two months of Pilates and yoga three times a week, I started sleeping through the night. Most of the leg pains and cramping subsided and after four months had almost disappeared. My neck pain persisted, but now occurs very infrequently. And I can again walk 2-3 miles at a time. Prior to working with Kim I was experiencing difficulty stepping onto the RTD buses. Now I am able to get up and down with minimal difficulty and soon hope to do this without using the handrails. I highly recommend Kim for people of all ages. Besides being an excellent Pilates and yoga instructor, she is also a very caring individual.”