UrbanCore is a Toronto-based fitness philosophy. We are a group of motivated people that are inspired by the challenge of living well, while living on-the-go. Since 2010, we have organized and facilitated successful after-work and lunchtime fitness classes and wellness events for health conscious professionals across the GTA. We proudly accommodate a variety of fitness-related requests. Our trainers are able to come to you, or you can come to us at anyone of our already established locations! From one-on-one personal training to customized group program creation, or wellness events for your tenants and employees, our experts will challenge, motivate and help achieve the results you’re after.
Laurel is an avid practitioner and advocate for Yoga and Pilates’ ability to build sustainable strength, flexibility, and endurance at any age and fitness level.
Vicky Perakis is a certified personal trainer ,dance instructor and group fitness coach.
Teri-Ann is a hatha based vinyasa teacher. Her focus is on staying in touch with the individual journey. Inviting her students to stay present with their own practice and starting where they are mentally, physically and spiritually.
Martha came to yoga as a way to escape the chaos of social problems and a way to get back into a body she had neglected. Martha's personal practice is about finding her inner strength, watching her thoughts and letting them go on their way, observing physical beauty and hardship, finding her breath, and feeling comfortable in her human home. Martha hopes and strives to share that with her students.
Melissa's goal as a yoga and fitness teacher is to bring a big smile to the practice and challenge students to reach their maximum potential within a solid framework of technique comprehension and safety.
Joël Jones (RYT-200 + CNP) is a Toronto based Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga teacher. Joël was motivated to become a wellness practitioner while trying to heal herself from a range of stress related health issues including weigh gain, anxiety and blood sugar regulation problems.
Ariel was born and raised in Toronto and spent most of her childhood involved in competitive gymnastics and ballet. In 2002, she tried her first Iyengar Yoga class, and immediately fell in love with the sense of structured movement, precise alignment and meditative qualities of the practice. A few years later, she completed her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Downward Dog Yoga Center, studying both in Toronto and Mexico.
Zeena has been enthusiastic about movement from a very young age. After completing her degree in the Dance program at York University in Toronto, she moved to Montreal to continue her training as a professional contemporary dancer at L’école de danse contemporaine. Zeena has since developed a strong sense of athleticism, artistry, technique, body awareness and movement. She is currently studying to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.
Alicia battled with her own weight for years, but when she finally found a true passion for exercise and nutrition she dropped 60 pounds and decided that fitness was her future.
Stephanie’s introduction to yoga came in 2003, after hearing of all the benefits yoga can bring. She was searching for a way to relieve anxiety and back pain and Yoga more than exceeded her expectations. A couple of years later, she became a Barkan Method certified hatha teacher and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her fascination with spinal imbalances also led her to complete Elise Miller's Yoga for Scoliosis Certification Program.
Lisa is a certified Yoga and Fitness Instructor. She discovered yoga in 2009, and immediately fell in love with the connection of breath, movement, and the mind. Her classes encourage building strength, balance, and flexibility of both the mind and the physical body.
Ricky has practiced various martial arts all of his life. From Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai to boxing and grappling, he started training in Krav Maga and self defence in 2009. Training with some of the best fighters Toronto has to offer, in 2013 Ricky decided to share the message of Krav Maga and self defense techniques with others, which is to live in peace.
Yoga has been a part of Nikki’s life since 2009. Prior to becoming an instructor Nikki worked long hours in the high intensity restaurant industry fulfilling her passion for cooking. During this time, she began practicing yoga and began to experience the profound calming effect on her lifestyle.
John brings a unique style and energy to each of his many disciplines and encompasses an athletic style of fitness. His innovative ways of teaching brings through challenging poses and invigorating workouts from beginner up to intermediate levels.
Hey everyone My name is Dayne and I am a 24 year hockey veteran turned trainer and fitness coach. Born and raised Canadian, hockey is and always has been my life! OHL draftee to the Barrie Colts in 1999 as well as playing 2 years in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
As Urbancore’s owner and founder, I have many years of fitness experience and a proven record of success. My own fitness career began at a young age through gymnastics and with hard work and dedication I began competing at a national level.
Melissa is an energetic and enthusiastic Personal Trainer, and Fitness instructor, certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America with over 15 years of experience.
Diane was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, where she graduated from St. Clair College with a diploma in Business Administration Marketing.