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  • 19 Nov 2014 - What is Springboard? View Article

    What is a Springboard? I know many of you are
    curious as to what a kind of class this actually is! Is it a kind of Reformer? Am I going to be doing a lot of jumping? The answer is “no” to both of those questions. 

    The Pilates Springboard is modeled after an original piece of apparatus created by Joe Pilates, called the Cadillac. The Cadillac is an amazingly versatile piece of equipment that has multiple springs attached on one side that are used for countless exercises involving the whole body. Unfortunately, the Cadillac, in all its glory, is an extremely large piece of equipment, which takes up a lot of space. The Springboard was developed by master teacher Ellie Herman, in New York, to enable all the wonderful work from the Cadillac to be used in a class setting. So in short, the Springboard is a board attached to the wall, lined with eyelets on which the springs attach. We use arm springs and leg springs to perform all of the traditional Pilates repertoire used in Mat, Cadillac and even some reformer exercises. 

    The Springboard provides an invigorating full-body workout! These classes bring a new challenge of spring resistance to your Pilates experience. The different spring tensions are used to strengthen and tone your body as well as improve your core stability. A lot of Pilates work is done lying down and the Springboard allows you to be up on your feet, perfecting your posture and balance. But the best part about Springboard is, it's a lot of fun! 

    If you have any questions about Pilates or the Springboard classes, feel free to contact us at info@corecandy.com.au or phone the studio.

    Be sweet to your body,

    CC

  • 16 Nov 2014 - Q&A with Sasha View Article

    The gorgeous Sasha is from Arizona, USA. Sasha loves to dance – you may see her around Melbourne in your next belly dance or hip-hop class! Like Fiona and Candice O., Sasha is one of four kids and is really looking forward to showing her younger sister around Melbourne next week (any advice for cool places to go to will be much appreciated!).  Sasha shares with us her go-to karaoke song, what’s guaranteed to put a smile on her face and her biggest indulgences…

    1.      What food can you not live without?

    Cheese!

    2.      Last book you read?

    Gone Girl

    3.      What are your biggest indulgences?

    Drinking wine and watching Friends

    4.      What can you not miss on TV?

    I love Top Chef! [We’ll have to introduce her to Masterchef…]

    5.      Which beauty products do you swear by?

    Bare Minerals loose powder, Lush bath bombs

    6.      What's on your bucket list?

    Going on an African Safari

    7.      What's the best gift you've received?

    A trip to Australia last year!

    8.      What is your go-to karaoke/shower song?

    Total Eclipse of the Heart, or You and I by Lady Gaga

    9.      Who's your favorite teacher ever?

    Todd Wilson, my dance mentor

    10.   What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

    Float On by Modest Mouse

    11.   What's your secret talent?

    I performed in a professional Belly Dance Troupe last year!

    12.   Best advice you ever received?

    When asking advice if I should come to Australia, a lady I barely knew told me that I won't know unless I try. Well, I tried, and it was the best decision I've ever made!

    13.   Favourite barre/pilates/accelerate exercise?

     I love the Accelerate classes! It's the perfect blend of challenge that can really improve your fitness!

  • 17 Sep 2014 - I think I can View Article

      “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” - these are the words from my daughter’s favourite book, The Little Engine That Could, that I have been chanting in the back of my mind for the last many months as we embarked on our journey to establish Core Candy. Little by little, we inched up the hill, facing many bumps, challenges, tears and joy along the way. With our opening day around the corner, I’m starting to think that we will actually make it to the top of that hill!!

    The new studio is ready and looking absolutely amazing, better than I could have imagined. We have two new custom workout spaces – the Barre room and the Cardio room.

    Walking into the Barre room is like a childhood dream come true. Light streams in from oversized windows, reflecting off the new timber floors. Mirrors and the ballet barres line the walls. Unfortunately I am not, and have never been, a ballerina, but I love to pretend! The Barre room is where our Barre and Pilates mat classes will be held.

    The front Cardio studio also has oversized windows that look out on to Chapel Street. My favourite thing about the Cardio room is that it features an exposed brick wall with lettering dating back to the early 1900s. We were thrilled when we discovered this feature as we chipped off the ugly plaster that covered the beautiful bricks! The Cardio room houses the Accelerate (our signature high intensity interval training class) and Pilates springboard classes.

    We’ll open the Core Candy doors to the public on Monday, 29 September. We’re offering free Barre, Pilates and Accelerate (our signature high intensity interval training class) from 29 September through to 5 October.

    We’re really excited to welcome to you in to Core Candy and hope you love our studio as much as I do.

    Candice (O) xoxo

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