CoreSelf's classical Pilates workouts help you...
Safely connect to your deepest core strength
Integrate that strength into your life "off the mat"
Align your movements to the seasons
Have fun in the process!
Read on to learn the details, and be sure to experience a workout, too!
What's the format of the workouts?
All CoreSelf workouts are led by Brooke Tyler, athlete, Classical Pilates instructor, teacher-trainer, and (surprise!) acupuncturist and herbalist.
Each month as a subscriber, you'll receive a pack of six recorded Pilates mat workouts. The intensity and length of the workouts vary; this variation lets you stay engaged and works different aspects of your body. Each pack includes an intro video from Brooke to orient you in that month's theme and workouts.
What makes CoreSelf's workouts unique?
Brooke Tyler's work as an acupuncturist and a Pilates instructor means that she has come into contact with many people's injuries and fitness goals, and that her understanding of the human body is deep and nuanced as a result. This understanding is reflected in her teaching style.
Chinese medicine - closely related to Daoist philosophy - is a sophisticated, elegant understanding of an individual's body in the present moment. And while there are many differences in each individual, there's also the understanding that certain universals apply to all bodies - that we're all affected by the rhythm of the seasons and our environments.
Through CoreSelf, Brooke integrates these universals into her monthly workouts in specific ways.The CoreSelf workout calendar is divided into seasons, with exercises appropriate for that season delivered each month.
What's an example of "seasonal content?"
In spring, for example, when people begin to break out of the quiet, restful winter feeling, the CoreSelf focus is on the hips, twists, and finding transitional fluidity. Autumn's natural movement is the exact opposite of spring's. Instead of striking out, people start to draw in. CoreSelf's focus in autumn is on breath work, holding on and letting go, and creating space in the spine.
Regardless of the season, each month's pack of exercises will challenge and invigorate you. We believe that because they are tailored for the season, your body will naturally be drawn to them. To embrace the flux of the seasons in your workouts is incredibly powerful, and ultimately allows you to gain a deeper, truer strength.
(Yes, we hear you, Southern Hemisphere! Work with us for now, and soon you’ll have a page that matches your seasonal timing.)
Do I have to understand anything about the seasons or Chinese medicine to enjoy these workouts?
Not in the least! There's no prerequisite for being a CoreSelf subscriber.
We provide challenging, fun, easy-to-follow workouts, which happen to be tuned into the season; that's all you need to know!
Does my content expire at the end of each month?
Nope! You'll have access to each month's workouts for three months.
Because we aim to keep the workouts relevant to the energetic vibe of the season, your previous month's workouts will fall away after three months.
I'm a beginner / intermediate / advanced / certified Pilates teacher / newbie to Pilates… is CoreSelf for me?
Yes, and here's why.
Unlike many fitness subscription video services, CoreSelf does not recycle the same content into fourteen zillion different themes on the same thing. We're not selling 400 ways to tone your arms, or how to burn yourself into a bikini body.
A fundamental belief at CoreSelf is that classical Pilates is a deeply rich exercise medium that helps people connect to themselves.
It's not about trying to have a body like anyone else's; it's about unveiling your own inner strength.
That's a journey that keeps on going, and one that everybody can advance in - beginner, intermediate, advanced, certified teacher, newbie, master... every body.
What's this "body positive vibe" you're talkin' 'bout?
There is no body shaming or comparing in CoreSelf.
At CoreSelf, bodies are beautiful, powerful, and to be appreciated and celebrated. Brooke embodies this belief as a cornerstone of how she teaches. Her workouts are encouraging - not only in an "I-know-you-can-do-this" way, but also in a practical way.
Throughout her teaching, Brooke gives people tips and techniques to help people mentally engage with their workouts. This helps the hard stuff not feel insurmountable, and it creates a positive, celebratory experience when the hard stuff is over.
CoreSelf is all about connection: actual, real, sincere, fun, silly, deep, authentic connection. It’s about connection to each other, and (most importantly) connection to your self… your core self.
Learn more about How It Feels.