Lori Valentin, OnCore Pilates Studio owner and certified instructor, has been working full time in the fitness industry for over twenty years in the Bergen County, New Jersey area. Lori began working as a fitness instructor at Woman’s World Fitness Center in Midland Park, NJ and soon became certified through the New England Institute of Physical Fitness. As her career continued and flourished, Lori continued her education, receiving various group fitness certifications and continued teaching fitness classes in the Bergen County area. An accomplished gymnast throughout her childhood, Lori successfully operated a fully equipped gymnastics school in Ringwood, NJ from 2000 to 2006, teaching children from pre-school through high school. Lori also has a ten year background in dance and choreography.
Upon being introduced to Pilates, Lori quickly realized that this workout was unlike any other. Lori’s experience on the Pilates Reformer machine is a testament to this workout’s benefits, as it has helped to alleviate her long-term struggle with lower back pains through powerful core strengthening, as well as toning and reshaping her body. Lori was certified in Pilates Reformer in 2007 and has since taught over 6,000 hours. Lori loves working with people in both one-on-one and group settings and her passion remains “to help people achieve their health and fitness goals through safe, fun, and effective workouts.”
Lori’s most current certifications include: 'Power Pilates' Comprehensive Apparatus Teacher with full knowledge of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced system utilizing the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, Barrels, Ped-o-pull, and MagicCircle, while incorporating the principles of Pilates exercises based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates.