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Teachers

Jenna Goode - Founder

Jenna Goode, Core Collective Broad founder, is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, with 20 years of Pilates experience.
 
Owning a studio for over a decade Jenna has hand-selected her teachers to provide a unique experience that includes whole-body movement, breath, control & centering which translates into other forms of exercise, sports & daily life. 
with Jenna's team

Kelsey Carmody

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Yoga & Pilates

Kelsey took her first yoga class on a whim & was immediately drawn in by the practice. She has always enjoyed fitness, but yoga brought a whole new element - mind and body connection. She completed her 200 hour certification at Asheville Yoga Center and started teaching with us shortly thereafter. After a year of teaching yoga and practicing Pilates, Kelsey decided to go through Pilates Teacher Training at CCB. She loves the way Pilates and Yoga complement each other and share that mind/body connection. She likes sharing the benefits of both movement practices with her students. Kelsey particularly enjoys teaching upbeat flows/formats that focus on staying connected to the breath while exploring different transitions and postures/exercises. Kelsey's students leave her classes feeling strong and encouraged. 

Jenna Goode

Pilates

Jenna Goode, Core Collective Broad founder, is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, with nearly 20 years of Pilates experience & over a decade as a studio owner. Jenna discovered Pilates in Charleston after earning her degree from the College of Charleston. She studied at Southeastern Neuromuscular & Massage Therapy & certified as a personal trainer. After deciding she wanted to dive deeper into this mindful movement method, she went on to start her Pilates training with Earthling Studio. She completed her 700 hour comprehensive teacher training led by Ellie Herman in 2005. The rehabilitative aspects of functional movement for injury prevention, alignment & postural control are an important part of her class formats. She blends the therapeutic aspects of Pilates with the athletic to create challenging workouts suitable for clients of all ages & stages. Her passion for the Pilates method led her to develop the JFG Pilates comprehensive apprentice & teacher training program at Core Collective Broad.

Juli Hurdle 

Pilates 

Juli began her Pilates training in 2003 and completed a comprehensive 700-hour certification in 2005. She holds additional certifications in Above Barre, TRX and Trigger Point Therapy. Juli was drawn to Pilates because of its focus on alignment, breath and spinal health. Pilates became the perfect addition to Juli's active lifestyle of running and the daily demands of raising three boys. She believes that Pilates is the perfect foundation for any health and fitness regimen. Juli has worked with all ages and backgrounds and teaches a fun class with an emphasis on form and functional movement.

Megan McCusker

Pilates 

Megan is a professional ballet dancer and teacher who discovered the benefits of Pilates early in her dancing career. She has been practicing Pilates for over ten years and dancing for over twenty years. She earned her BFA in Dance from the University of Oklahoma. Megan completed her Mat Certification with the Physical Mind Institute in 2010. She later completed her Balanced Body Reformer Teacher Training with Balanced Body Nashville and completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training with Core Collective Broad. She fell in love with Pilates because of its similarities to dance in the way it lengthens and strengthens the body while maintaining healthy alignment. 

Ruth Bryan

Pilates 

Ruth first took a Pilates class in 2014 and fell in love with it instantly. She loved that it was challenging while also leaving her feeling fantastic afterward. She joined Core Collective as a member in 2017 after her move to Memphis and began her training in 2019. Ruth continues to learn about the body and loves helping people feel their best through movement. When she’s not teaching, she can be found taking a class at CCB, going for a run, or cooking. 

Maggie Phillips

Pilates 

Maggie has practiced Pilates since 2006 - throughout 3 pregnancies, through multiple injuries and in great health. She loves how it can be tailored to fit wherever you are and can return you to health and balance. Maggie has taught fitness classes for many years and she loves that Pilates doesn't get easier, but that the work continues to challenge the body as it gets stronger. 

Kirsten Scheel

Pilates 

Kirsten has always loved to move whether it was sports as a kid or running as an adult - movement has always been a JOYFUL part of her life. An avid runner with over 10 years’ experience, she has run 9 marathons including Boston (2x). Her favorite race was the 2018 St. Jude Marathon where she placed 3rd overall. She has been an indoor cycling instructor for the past 3 years with over 450 hours of teaching experience and was thrilled to get to expand her teaching and movement knowledge in 2019 at Core through the Mat, Reformer, and Chair training programs.  She loves that Pilates is truly a mind-body, balanced practice. She's excited to be a part of the Core Collective team to help grow and challenge others with their mindful movement!

Laura Gawel

Pilates 

Laura has aspired to be an athlete at every stage of her life. After a recurring running injury set her back in 2010, a friend recommended barre classes, and soon after she became a group fitness junkie. A few years later she dislocated her shoulder in a rollerblading accident and in the years that followed attended physical therapy to treat both shoulders. After rehabilitating from shoulder surgery she joined a Pilates studio near her apartment in Chicago and immediately began to notice her body recover faster and stronger. What Laura admires most about Pilates is it is a safe, challenging, and healing workout for the mind and body. She is an apprentice teacher and is expected to complete her 500-hour certification at the end of 2021.

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30,

you are old. IF it is completely flexible at 60,

you are young. 

- Joseph Pilates

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