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Ruth Gordon

PMA Pilates Trainer/NSCA Personal Trainer/Post Rehab specialist

Woodbridge, VA
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5.0 of 5 (4)
The C.O.R.E. owner (Ruth Gordon) and staff are dedicated to personalized training, whether in group or individual sessions. You will feel and see results immediately!
I've been training with Ruth for over a dozen years. I trust her to know what's best for me and we get results! What a great value for private personal training!
Ruth is an amazing trainer! She's got a great facility and devotes her time and attention to each client.
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Woodbridge
12720 Darby Brook Ct, Woodbridge VA 22192, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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About me

When I was a child, I was not very athletic. In fact, I was typically the last person chosen for kickball at recess. Most recesses, you would find me by the school wall with my girlfriends, taking turns singing lead to the song, “Joy to the World” (ok, I have really dated myself!). My family was, however, very active: hiking, camping, swimming (most summers we would spend the entire day at the pool). Through my high school years, I participated in music and theater, but found there wasn’t much opportunity for girls’ sports.
Once in college, I was active in dance, music and theater, but was also feeling the need to explore other avenues of my physicality. I had taken up long distance running to try to lose a little weight, when a friend convinced me to join the Cross Country team. I was hesitant, not ever competing in any sport in the past, but I did it and amazingly enough, I found I loved the challenge. At the same time, I was introduced to a new aerobic studio in town: the Body Asylum, where I began to take aerobic classes (now regularly called Group Exercise classes). I absolutely fell in LOVE with this new form of exercise! (Back then, it was so new and it was all about Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons!) After a couple of months the owner asked me to start teaching classes and I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I soon found that people enjoyed my classes because of my encouraging and motivating style, and especially because I liked to have fun! It was such a joy for me to watch the changes happening with my class participants and to know I was helping them to achieve a greater level of health and fitness.
After gaining the trust of my class participants, I would get numerous requests for me to help them on an individual level with their fitness needs, so the natural progression was for me to continue on my path of health and fitness education and become a personal trainer as well. Over the years I have worked not only as a class instructor and trainer, but also as a Group Exercise Director and Fitness Director at numerous facilities and have mentored many new instructors and trainers just coming into the fitness industry. I have trained and taught so many wonderful individuals and I never get tired of helping others to discover the joy of movement.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and gaining your trust and confidence in CORE!


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Ruth Gordon Reviews
5.0 of 5 (4)
The C.O.R.E. owner (Ruth Gordon) and staff are dedicated to personalized training, whether in group or individual sessions. You will feel and see results immediately!
I've been training with Ruth for over a dozen years. I trust her to know what's best for me and we get results! What a great value for private personal training!
Ruth is an amazing trainer! She's got a great facility and devotes her time and attention to each client.
I came to Core a year and a half ago after a back injury and diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Ruth and her team have worked with me one- on-one and now in group sessions to help me regain and improve my strength. I can not complement them enough on how much they have helped me return to health. Training in groups with other clients as been the best, everyone motivates one another to do better. I would definitely recommend Core to anyone looking to improve their strength and do it right!





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