by: madison wright, ms
blog coordinator + core fusion teacher

Core Fusion has taken the nation by it’s CORE! Our highly acclaimed method, Core Fusion, has become the focus of the fitness industry and people nationwide are taking notice. What started out as one location a little over 10 years ago on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has now grown to 27 locations around the country, with it’s 28th opening on October 1st in Atlanta’s booming town of Inman Park! Core Fusion has certainly helped reshape the fitness industry from traditional gym where people are left to the own devices and usually without much to show for it, to boutique fitness studio where group classes are led by highly skilled teachers who offer personalized attention and guaranteed results. With so many abs and buns benefiting nationwide from Core Fusion, it’s no wonder we are popping up in so many cities!

With our newest location about to open it’s doors, we want to give you a sneak peak into what’s to come. Our studio director, Alex Stubbs fills us in on the core-centric details in our Q + A session… enjoy!

Q: Tell us a little bit about the Inman Park area:
A: Inman Park is a great community on the rise with some of the city’s most coveted restaurants and shops, beautiful homes, right along the beltline. The community attracts both young professionals and growing families. Super active and fit community

Q: Where will the exhale be located? What day are you opening?
A: Exhale Inman Park is located in the new Inman Quarter development on Elizabeth St.
We open October 1st — grand opening party on October 3rd!

Q: What can guests expect out of the new exhale location in Inman Park?:
A: A beautiful open studio with lots of natural light, warm and welcoming staff, digital lockers, a wellness boutique filled with the newest and hottest active apparel and a kick-butt schedule or Core Fusion classes!

Q: Tell us a little bit about your teaching staff…

Stephanie Johnson: A classically trained dancer, veteran exhale teacher and Lululemon ambassador, this one will surely motivate and inspire a classroom!
Brianna Norton: Our Mind Body Manager at exhale midtown Atlanta, she’s a Core Fusion pro with 5+ years under her Lulus!
Jesse Lujan: Our Inman Park Mind Body Manager and a former music teacher, her classes are high energy and always accompanied by an amazing playlist!
Malaika Floyd: A classically trained dancer who hails from exhale New York, her class flow will inspire you!
LaTasia Wright: With a background in dance and 5 years of barre experience, her classes are packed full of energy!
Alex Stubbs: (myself!) Core Cycle and Core Fusion teacher, with a fitness/personal training background
Terri Gordon: With a fitness background and longtime Pilates teacher, she’ll get your core moving!

Q: Tell us a little big more about the opening party:
A: Our grand opening party is October 3rd, 8am-1pm, where will host a ribbon cutting with a champagne toast. There will also be lots of fun giveaways and some yummy treats from our friends at King of Pops! Whether you’re taking a class or just popping by to check out the new studio, make sure to come on over to say and get in on the goodies!

Q: For Atlantans that have never tried exhale/Core Fusion Barre before, tell us in a few enticing words why they should make their way to the studio and take class?
A: Core Fusion Barre, along with all of our specialty classes, are the most transformational classes you’ll ever experience. Our teachers are extensively trained. With such a thorough understanding of exhale’s movement technique, it allows them to teach challenging, fun, and energetic classes that connect mind and body and give you the leaned and toned results you’ve always been looking for! Not to mention, our studio is gorgeous!

Q: Tell us what your class schedule line up looks like:
A: Expect a schedule packed full of variety with things like Core Fusion Barre – our signature core-centric, strength training class, along with heart-pumping, sweat inducing classes like our Core Fusion Cardio and Core Fusion Barre + Carido classes. Like something with even more fire?! Then check out our high intensity, fat blasting, circuit class; Core Fusion Extreme. We’ll also keep you well balanced and zen throughout the week with our signature Core Fusion Yoga class; an athletically challenging yoga inspired Core Fusion class.

Q: Wrapping it all up… we’re so excited for the opening and we want to leave our readers with something to look forward too. Can you give us a sneak preview of a kick-butt playlists you’ll be debuting on your opening schedule?
Heck yeah!!…

Time of our lives: Pitbull
I’m Madonna remix: Madonna
Acid Disco: Nick Terranova
Tonight belongs to u!: Jeremih
Damaged remix feat. Fabolous: Danity Kane
Bounce: Iggy Azalea
Glam: Christina Aguilera
My feelings for you: Avicii
Let the groove get in: Justin Timberlake
Where have you been: Rihanna
Turn Around [5,4,3,2,1]: Flo Rida
Play hard feat. Ne-Yo & Akon
Hard- chew fu granite fix: Rihanna
POWER: Kanye West
Boom Boom Pow: the black eyed peas
Lean on: Major Lazer
Right as Rain: Adele