- $39 for an initial assessment and 12 fitness classes (a $130 value)
During an initial assessment, trainers analyze each individual’s body-fat percentage, blood pressure, and other internal and external attributes to design a tailored fitness plan. Afterwards, trainees register for the various classes held seven days a week and choose from the sessions recommended at their screening. In kettlebell classes, the handle-mounted weights speed heart rates and build muscle throughout the body. Self-paced Mud Run training runs students through an indoor and outdoor obstacle course. Jujitsu fitness classes is a self-defense art that emphasizes technique, execution, and a variety of chokes, strikes, and blocks.
Owner Elise Matthews started K.O.R.E. Wellness when she was 25, hoping to use her background as a semipro goalie to help people to live fitter, pain-free lives. With the belief that impersonal machines can never match the overall core-strengthening benefits of resistance exercises, she trains clients to become aware of how their bodies move. She draws on a litany of certifications, a master's degree in exercise physiology from USC, and recognition from Dragon Door as a level 2 Russian-kettlebell instructor, or the second in a series of nesting Russian-kettlebell instructors.
Each week, the sporty scientist leads many of the more than 30 classes held at her facility. She takes a break from wringing sweat from her clients to provide postural assessments and nutritional counseling, enlisting the help of massage therapist Micheal Burkett and yoga instructor Jenny Prather to ply their relaxing and healing trades at the gym.