C.O.R.E. (Center of Restorative Exercise) is an inclusive, integrated fitness facility that bridges the gap between rehabilitation & regular fitness. Our Restorative Exercise Center empowers with intelligent exercise programming, guidance & education for, but not limited to the 1 in 5 Americans living with a disabling condition. C.O.R.E. is staffed with certified Restorative Exercise Specialists & equipped with unique & specialized equipment.

What is Restorative Exercise?

Restorative Exercise is a personalized and
progressive corrective exercise fitness
program designed and conducted by a certified Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES). The program is based upon a clients goals and focuses on improving function, independence & self-efficacy. Additionally, Restorative Exercise aims to improve and/or prevent the secondary complications and degenerative changes that typically follow a physical disability, disease and/or musculoskeletal injury.

At C.O.R.E. we believe in the restorative and preventive properties of exercise. While physical inactivity can cause the body to break down and degenerate, an active lifestyle can energize, maintain, and return function to the body. Unlike your average gym, C.O.R.E. strives to be a place where persons of all fitness and ability levels can achieve their greatest physical potential, and build a lifestyle of health and wellness that will help them to live fulfilling and empowered lives. We accomplish this with our talented staff of Restorative Exercise Specialists™ who all have a minimum of a 4 year degree in Kinesiology, have passed our rigorous System of Function™ training academy, and have other advanced certifications in personal training. Our specialists utilize the most advanced fitness equipment which is accessible by both able bodied and users with a mobility impairment.

With our system of Restorative Exercise we design exercise programs that are customized to each individual which are as effective at enhancing the strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health, balance and stability, posture, gait, and performance, as they are safe. We believe in working along side your healthcare professionals to support and supplement any medical interventions or treatment you are currently undergoing. We exist to fill the health and wellness gap that exists between physical therapy and independent fitness. After physical therapy has been successfully completed there is a continued need and benefit for ongoing physical activity conducted in a safe environment. 

C.O.R.E. aligns itself with the most current research which demonstrates the preventative power of exercise, and it's ability to reduce the risk of many serious medical conditions such obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis to name a few. It is also C.O.R.E.’s belief and enduring philosophy that the risk of secondary complications, and degenerative changes that typically follow injury or disability may be prevented, and/or significantly reduced if exercise became an important part of the daily routine of every disabled individual following the release from medical intervention.  Additionally, the concept of extended care through specially designed exercise programs is critical for continued improvement in functional movement and independent skills, ultimately enabling the affected individual to enhance the quality of their life.

C.O.R.E. is committed to encouraging and supporting the active lifestyles of our clients through training, education, and inspiration and changing perceptions regarding the ongoing treatment and management of catastrophic injury and chronic conditions.  

It is our goal to provide all individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of their life by opening C.O.R.E. facilities, which are not only feasible but accessible, in every major city nationwide.

With access to a C.O.R.E. facility and the expertise of trained clinicians, I would have avoided 30 years of a downward spiral in my ability to function. The prescribed treatment for my condition was knee replacement and prescriptive anti-inflammatory medications. With continued restorative exercise, I am walking and living relatively pain free… without surgery.
— - Susan Sorenson, advanced degenerative joint disease

The C.O.R.E. Difference

  • We have a talented and knowledgable training staff prepared to help you to accomplish your specific fitness goals.
  • Every member who sees one of our Restorative Exercise Specialists is assessed through a comprehensive objective and subjective evaluation.
  • We design fitness programs which are not only highly effective but we make sure each program is safe and appropriate for your specific needs.
  • Our facility is equipped with adapted and accessible fitness equipment. Suitable for any level of function or ability. 
  • We maintain a clean and comfortable exercise environment at all times.
  • Our training sessions emphasize education to help you to take control of your health to be an active participant in your wellness.  

A Comfortable Training Environment

C.O.R.E. is very different from a traditional gym. Experience the warm and welcoming feeling when stepping into our more intimate, non-intimidating fitness center. C.O.R.E. is a place where you will feel comfortable no matter what your fitness or ability level is. At C.O.R.E. you can exercise in comfort with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. The facility is always clean and and our equipment is easy to use and in most cases wheelchair accessible. Your safety and satisfaction are our highest priorities at C.O.R.E.. 

Comprehensive Evaluations

Your Restorative Exercise Specialist will take you through both a comprehensive subjective and objective initial evaluation where they will determine a specific plan of action based on of your specific needs and goals. After your initial evaluation your Restorative Exercise Specialist will make a recommendation for the ideal frequency of training needed to help you accomplish your goals. Following the evaluation your Restorative Exercise Specialist will develop a formal exercise program that they will take you through in your future training visits. 

Expert Training

Our Restorative Exercise Specialists are among the best in the world at providing and conducting effective and safe Restorative Exercise training programs. You can feel comfortable knowing that no matter your fitness or ability level is our Specialists will be able to help you improve your strength, flexibility, cardiovascular health, balance and stability, posture, gait, and performance in a highly effective, safe, and comfortable manner. Our Specialists are able to help you accomplish your goals whether that be for weight loss, strengthening, or to improve independence and function. Our highly credentialed staff specializes in but not limited to the 1 in 5 Americans who experience some form of disabling condition.  


Our training programs are all designed to be progressive so that as your ability and fitness level improves we continuously redesign and adjust your training plan to reflect that progress. Every 4 to 6 weeks we conduct an assessment of your current progress and design a program based on those impressions that will further help you accomplish your fitness goals.  


During your training sessions you aren't just a passive participant in your workouts. Our specialists will provide you with education to help you to take an active role in your own wellness. We like to take the mystery out of physical fitness and provide you with an understanding of why we do what we do, and how each training component of your program will benefit you personally. 


While our training costs are comparable with the typical rates for personal training that you might find at a traditional gym. The level of expertise, training, and care taken with each client makes the services we provide a value second to none.


One of the things that our clients comment on the most is the sense of family and community at C.O.R.E. that all members experience. Much like the line from the opening theme from the tv show Cheers. C.O.R.E. is the place where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. Our staff and members make up an extraordinary support network that is unique to C.O.R.E..  In addition to our training services we also are always seeking out new experiences for our members. We hold regular social events and organize special speaking engagements with various experts in different areas to enrich the lives of our members.