Taylor-Kevin Isaacs M.S., CPT, CSCS, MELT Co-Founder / Owner / Restorative Exercise Specialist
Taylor is an award winning Kinesiologist / Exercise Physiologist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This former assossiate professor of Kinesiology at California State University in Northridge was named the IDEA Trainer of the Year in 2002, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Trainer / Clinical Exercise Specialist of the Year in 2002, and was the two-time Grand Champion MET-Rx World’s Best Trainer in 2000 and 2001. In July 2009, he was honored and recognized as an award winning IDEA expert author.
Brittney Barfield M.S.
Directory of Facility Operations / Team Lead / Master Restorative Exercise Specialist
Brittney is currently a Restorative Exercise Specialist at C.O.R.E. She graduated from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has been working for C.O.R.E for 7 years now and says:
“I couldn’t be happier to have found a place like C.O.R.E… I was drawn to C.O.R.E because I was inspired by the work of Taylor Isaacs and the unique approach in which they took on rehabilitation. It is here that I am able to work one on one with my clients and help them to reach their fullest potential. It is my passion here at C.O.R.E to provide hope, strength and possibilities for my clients. It feels good to be a part of a strong team filled with amazing individuals. I hope to continue to give inspiration to my clients as they continue to inspire me.”
R.E.S. (Restorative Exercise Specialist)
Natalie holds a Masters degree in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge. Natalie graduated in December 2015 and has been working at C.O.R.E for a year and a half.
Natalie also taught an aquatic aerobic dance class for students and staff members. This class was made specific for each individual’s needs.
Natalie also taught a deep water class for student, staff members, and clients. This group class was specific to clients’ needs that cannot weight bear on a land based exercise program. This class offered a deep water pool that lowers to the level of seven feet allowing each student, staff member, or client to exercise in the water with or without buoyancy equipment to make the exercises easier or harder.
Natalie also was mentored by Dr. Romack at CSUN and instructed a Motor Development Lab for Kinesiology students. Natalie had the ability to enhance kinesiology students with a community service learning experience at a preschool site.
Natalie is excited to continue her work and education at C.O.R.E and expand her knowledge. Natalie is passionate about helping individuals to regain their strength, endurance, balance, and achieving their personal goals and hopes to impact them.
R.E.S. (Restorative Exercise Specialist)
Jon holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge(CSUN) and has completed his course-work towards a Masters degree in Adapted Physical Activity at CSUN. Jon has worked at the Center of Achievement at CSUN as a teaching associate helping undergraduate students learn and implement adapted exercise programs for individuals with a disability. Jon has experience inland-based and aquatic-based therapeutic exercises, motor development skills with children as well as collegiate level sports training with the Women's Basketball team at CSUN. Jon is looking forward to learning and sharpening his craft so he can provide the best quality of training and service to those at C.O.R.E.
R.E.A. (Restorative Exercise Advisor)
Matt currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, from California State University Northridge. He plans to expand his knowledge in Rehabilitative Based Exercises by attending Physical Therapy School in his future. Prior to Matt’s future plans, he has collected multiple experiences in the exercise world by being a Physical Therapist Assistant for 2 years, Personal Trainer for 5 years, Athletic Training Assistant for 3 years, and an Athlete for over 15 years. As an exercise enthusiast, Matt has obtained a numerous amount of practices in strength & conditioning exercises where he applies in his studies today.
In addition, Matt was a Staff member at the Center of Achievement in C.S.U.N. At the Center he assisted undergraduate students implement adapted exercises for individuals with disabilities in both Aquatic and Land. After working in the Center of Achievement, Matt became a firm believer in restorative exercise by moving the body in the most qualitative manner.