What makes Core Candy different?
We focus on form and function. We give you exercises for a reason! Our classes are small and our super friendly instructors will walk around the class offering adjustments and encouragement to ensure you get the most out of your workout.
We offer varied workouts that are innovative and challenging. We care about music. Music inspires and motivates. Our studio is stylish and a little edgey – think of a trendy, warehouse apartment in Tribeca.
What is Barre?
Barre workouts are designed to give you a long, lean, dancer-like physique. While all barre workouts differ slightly in structure, most methods incorporate exercises done at the ballet barre for support. Barre exercises rely mainly on one’s bodyweight for resistance and the exercises challenge your core stability and balance. The basic technique was developed by German dancer Lotte Berk, who opened a studio in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York in the 1970s. Lotte Berke inspired many of the current barre methods.
Our method consists of highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises with emphasis on core, arms, glutes and thighs, followed by stretching to lengthen out your worked muscles. We draw elements from ballet, Pilates, fitness and cardio dance, all set to popular and energetic music.
Do I need any dance experience?
No! No prior dance experience (or coordination!) is required. Our exercises are designed to be simple, yet fun and effective.
What is Accelerate?
Accelerate is our signature high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. Our class consists of quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by active recovery which are scientifically proven as a method of exercise to elevate heart rate and boost metabolism allowing you to burn calories for many hours after you've left the studio. Accelerate incorporates cardiovascular and strength training with the use of springs, kettle bells, medicine balls, free weights and of course, your own body weight.
What is Pilates Springboard?
Joseph Pilates founded the Pilates method of exercise over 100 years ago. Pilates has been the secret of dancers and performers since the late 1920s and in recent years it has been discovered by athletes, models and actors to condition their bodies. Pilates principles focus on abdominal control, breathing, posture, alignment, toning and stretching. The exercises are designed to strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, provide flexibility and balance, prevent injury and unite body and mind and create a more streamlined shape all while training your body to be more efficient in everyday movement (phew!). The Pilates Springboard is a board attached to the wall, lined with eyelets on which the resistance springs are clipped. We use arm springs, leg springs and a roll-down bar made of wood to perform all of the traditional Pilates repertoire used in Mat, Cadillac and some reformer exercises
What happens if I'm late for class?
Please try to arrive on time! If you don't arrive on time for class, your reservation may be given to another client on the stand-by or waitlist and your reservation will be considered a late cancel. Unfortunately, if you arrive more than 5 minutes late, we won't be able to let you join the class due to safety considerations.
I'm a beginner, are Core Candy classes right for me?
Absolutely! Although our classes are challenging, this challenge is completely tailored to your ability, whether you’re a beginner or advanced. We focus on basic exercises that do not require expert coordination, flexibility or strength and are all easily scaled up or down depending on your ability. With small class sizes and lots of personal attention, you'll find Core Candy to be a welcoming environment.
I'm working with a physical limitation, is Core Candy right for me?
Reach out and introduce yourself to your instructor prior to the class, or to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our instructors will happily work with you to find the best variations and modifications to accommodate your needs, while still offering a tough full-body workout.
What should I wear to class?
Comfortable workout clothes that allow you to move freely are best. For Barre and most Pilates classes shoes are not required, but you may like to wear grip socks (especially in Winter!). Runners are required for our Accelerate (HIIT), Boxing, CORE and Power Pilates Springboard classes.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel a class, we ask that you do so at least 4 hours prior to the start of the class through our online booking system (or through our downloadable App) ("cancellation window"). Cancellations made within the cancellation window will not be charged to your account. If you cancel less than 4 hours before the start of your class, cancellations will be considered late cancellations and you will be charged for that class. Cancellations via phone or email unfortunately can't be accepted.
Are there changing facilities and showers?
Our studio has changing facilities, toilets and complimentary toiletries. We do not have shower facilities at this time.
I'd like to be a Core Candy trainer – how do I apply?
Please contact us at email@example.com. We are always on the look out for energetic, motivated instructors!
Any other questions? Please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to hear from you.