"Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things." - Joseph Pilates

Nicole SMITH alvarez

Core LOVE Culture

2064 E. Lehigh Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19125 📍

(215) - 385 -3004

 

Philadelphia, PA


The creator of Core Love Culture (CLC), Nicole Smith Alvarez, shares that CLC was manifested out of positive energy and the burning desire to create a stronger Pilates community here in Philadelphia. She always dreamed of owning her own studio. Before CLC’s doors opened, she taught out of a small home studio. Her clients include athletes, dancers, doctors, musicians, working professionals, retirees and students.

CLC’s storefront location @ 2064 E Lehigh Ave is in the heart of one of Philly’s fast-changing neighborhoods. After hosting Pilates Friends United #5 (in a pop-up location), Nicole realized the need for the community to have its own space. She envisioned a communal space where her and her colleagues could both teach and learn from each other. She started tapping into her networks and the amazing opportunity to build a fully loaded GRATZ studio emerged. Once the studio doors opened, she offered another #PFU, this time her colleagues had the wonderful opportunity to guide a group of young and gifted St. Joseph's Prep football players in a series of Pilates exercises.

REAL MEN

DO PILATES

St. joseph prep school football players

The Philosphy of "mens sana in corpore sano" -- "a healthy mind in a healthy body" -- has long been a part of Prep Education

ST. JOSEPH'S PREP FOOTBALL PLAYERS

These talented young men have already received full scholarships to prestigious schools like Temple University, Clemson University, Duke University, and University of Buffalo. Including Pilates in their athletic training can truly enhance their performance, skills, flexibility and increase their mind/body awareness.

AT CORE LOVE CULTURE

Core Love Culture is a space where all schools of learning are welcome - to gather, share, and create.
Juan Estrado and Sahmir Hagans || Michelle N. Leach and Kolbe Burrell

TELA ANDERSON AND AIDEN BALL

Tela Anderson, a Real Pilates Instructor, teaching one of the St. Joseph Prep School Football Player.


JUAN ESTRADA AND SAHMIR HAGANS

St. Joseph Prep School Football Player working out his abs on the Designer Gratz Archive Reformer.


Teofilo Encarnacion AND ZAVIOR ATKINS

Teofilo teaching one of the St. Joseph Prep School Football Player on the Mat. Work those abs!


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LUNCH BREAK




OUR CHEF!

Mike is a gem and a nutritionist who use to own a gym.


IG sanochef_

FB is Sano by Michael Scipione

Website: www.sano2go.com

E-mail: info@sanobymichaelscipione.com

YouTube: Michael Scipione


Green Eggs also catered the event. They are loved in Philly!

Desire for a Diverse Community

"The most exciting aspect of this journey thus far has been witnessing the birth of an overwhelmingly welcoming, supportive and diverse community. CLC is connected to a multitude of small and mighty Pilates studios in the area ... Evolving Bodies, Framework Pilates, Backbone, The Faithful Spine, and Movement Source Pilates." - Nicole Smith Alvarez

Journey to a Better US

"Together we are cultivating the community we want to see flourish and shaping the way we see the world as a whole using the knowledge that was graciously given to us by our mentors. CLC is here to serve those looking to live more balanced lives and wishing to disconnect from the fast paced world by focusing on their mental and physical health. At CLC your journey starts with you. We meet you where you are at." - Nicole Smith Alvarez


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PEDI POLE

Authentically crafted in accordance to Joseph Pilates’ design, our Pedi Pole is a simple yet intuitive device that increases strength and improves the balance of all who use it. On this apparatus, included handles securely attach to a pair of high-grade springs to allow for a variety of resistance-based exercises.


ARCHIVE HANDLE

A pair of Archive Wire Handles to be used with many Gratz products.


MATS

Our Low Mat is expertly constructed with plush padding and a durable layer of attractive upholstery. This studio-quality piece comfortably supports the body in motion. Sturdy and incredibly comfortable, it allows for improved flexibility, increased muscle tone, and proper focus on the important details of each exercise.


RUBBER PAD

Our dense and durable pads are indispensable for safe and comfortable workouts on our Universal Reformer and Wunda Chair. The rubber pads are available in Thick - 3/8" (shown) or in Thin - 1/4".


WUNDA CHAIR

The Wunda Chair will put your stamina and balance to the test. This apparatus is carefully constructed to adhere to the original measurements and specifications of Joseph Pilates. Along with an authentic design, the Wunda Chair is manufactured from a solid Maple Wood, which adds stability while contributing to its sleek and attractive appearance.


FOOT BAR COVER

Black Rubber Foot Bar Cover Pads designed to enhance your workouts on the GRATZ Reformers.

CORE LOVE CULTURE

SPECIAL THANKS TO COLLEEN MEIDT FOR THESE PHOTOS