We Are Hiring

Core Reform Pilates is hiring for shifts at our Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach locations. We are a Pilates studio that offers group reformer classes and private training. We think that Pilates should be fun. We teach every class with detailed cueing and a timer. Our trainers are upbeat, friendly and positive people who teach great Pilates classes. While we remain true to Pilates, our approach is fitness-y. Requirements: *Certification from nationally recognized Pilates certification program; we will consider the right applicant who is in the process of getting certified *Experience teaching group classes *Great customer service skills *Attention to detail, ability to communicate studio policies and pricing to clients *Experience with scheduling software *Willingness to be learn our style of teaching and teach to brand *Bonus – willingness to teach/sub at our Newport Beach studio Send us your resume to start a discussion about this...

Pre & Post Natal Pilates – New Class Added

Update form Core Reform! We are are now offering a regularly scheduled pre & post natal Pilates class at our Laguna Niguel studio. This class is scheduled for Mondays at 8:30 AM. Clients are welcome to bring an infant in an infant carrier to the class. Infants MUST remain in their carrier for the duration of the class. Children may not wait in the lobby, but there is a Playmates babysitting center in our shopping...

If I have an injury, can I take Pilates class?

In this post, we’ll try to provide some guidance to help clients assess a regular question – whether or not a client can do Pilates classes when they have an injury. Deciding to take class after an injury or surgery is a personal decision and there is not a “one size fits all approach”. The thoughts below are based on our experience at the studio and we hope they are helpful. Our studio teachers a very fitness-y version of Pilates. We are true to Pilates, but our pace is quick and we offer a workout. Our classes are supposed to be fun and fitness-y. They are not what the doctor or PT has in mind when they recommend Pilates. If you’ve had surgery on any major body part (back, knee, neck, shoulder, etc) you probably should NOT do classes without doing privates first.  You will almost certainly need modifications, and you need to give yourself time to learn what they are. It will be extremely important for you to focus on correct form, and you’ll learn this quicker in a private. The big thing after any surgery or injury (even years later) is that it is very easy to re-injure. Taking privates to learn proper form and modifications will help to minimize the risk of re-injury. Our regularly scheduled classes are just that – classes. The instructors do their best to be helpful, but they are there to guide students through a Pilates workout. During a group class, the instructor’s ability to offer modifications is limited. There are a few things that students should be able to do in order to take a class –...

Tips for Newbies

New to Core Reform Pilates Classes? Here are some tips to help you get started: Enjoy! Our classes are supposed to be fun. We want you to have a good time & to take things at your own pace. Learning something new takes practice. It’s going to take you a few classes to get the hang of things – that’s normal! Everyone starts somewhere. We see brand new clients who have been doing Pilates for a long time. We also see (lots) of clients who are brand new. Wherever you’re at, you’re welcome at our studio! Turn your listening ears on. Our instructors give very detailed cueing about how to set up and complete exercises. Listen to them for guidance. Ask questions. Our instructors always love when students have questions about the workout or how certain exercises should feel. If you’re not sure about something, ask us! We look forward to seeing you at our Newport Beach or Laguna Niguel Pilates...

Why Our Pilates Classes are Different

The first time you take a Core Reform Pilates class, we hope you love it! We work hard to create a great studio experience for you. While each class is always different, we do have a format. Our trainers are trained to teach each class so that it works they entire body and has a “fun” component. We also teach to our class format so that the client always gets the workout they sign up for. We’ve all been to Pilates studios where the class seems to be whatever the instructor feels like teaching – it’s not like that at Core Reform. We make sure that you get a Level 2 workout if you sign up for a Level 2. We also designed our studio space so clients feel comfortable. We have plenty of space between our machines so there is no toe tapping with a neighbor. We also fine tuned our sound so that the music is loud, but not insane. Come check us out! We’ve been at our Newport Beach  / Costa Mesa location for 6 years. We recently opened a 2nd location in Laguna Niguel, right at the border of Aliso Viejo and Laguna Hills. We hope to see you...

We are Hiring! Join the Team

Core Reform is hiring a Front Desk Associates & Pilates Trainers! We are searching for new team members: We are looking for a Front Desk Associate for our Newport Beach studio. This job is part customer service, part studio operations and part administrative assistant. If you have great customer service skills, send us an email and we’ll tell you more. Zingfit or MINDBODY software experience is a plus. We are looking for 6-10 hours per week. We are looking for Pilates trainers for at our Newport Beach & Laguna Niguel locations. If you are are Pilates teacher with experience teaching group classes, then we’d love to hear from you! You’ll be a W2 employee and our pay is...

Catch Some Air with Your Jumps

Our Newport Beach and Laguna studios use the Merrithew CardioTramp during our Pilates Classes. Jumping with the CardioTramp is an awesome way to work the abs and legs. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your jumping experience. Step one: Set yourself up correctly. Find stability on the carriage before you jump. Find your neutral spine. Relax your shoulders. Step two: Jump! Attempt to straighten your legs as you jump out (this takes practice). When you land, think toe, ball, heel. Step three: Focus! As you jump, think about engaging your abs and keeping your hips steady on the carriage. It helps to think about using your legs to jump and your abs to float in the air. Step four: Have fun! We think the CardioTramp is a great way to keep classes fun & different. We hope you...

Laguna Niguel Studio – Childcare

We are excited that our Laguna Niguel studio is located in a shopping center where childcare is available by the hour. Playmates offers hourly drop-in childcare for kids 2-5 and 6-12. The are open Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 11pm and Saturday from 9:30 – 11pm. Their contact info is below! Check them out if you need childcare during your Core Reform Pilates class! (949) 448-0814 27231-C La Paz Rd. Laguna Niguel,...

Core Reform – Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills

We are so excited that our 2nd location is now open for scheduling! Check out our awesome Grand Opening specials: New client special 2 weeks for $49, Monthly Unlimited for $129 or two privates for $100! We are located in Laguna Niguel, at Plaza de la Paz. We are right on the border of Aliso Viejo & Laguna...

Laguna Niguel & Newport Beach Groupon Buyers

Thanks for purchasing a Groupon with Core Reform! Follow these directions to get started on your classes! To get started, click the “My Classes” or “Account” button on our website. Once there, you will set up your account. Once you have an account profile, please email us a screenshot of your voucher (the voucher has a barcode). Once we receive your email, we will put the classes on your account and send you a note confirming that you are all set to schedule your...