Loved by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, the gym can now be enjoyed by South County residents
By: Nicole Cleri & Hadassa Delhomme Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
[solidcore] recently opened its doors in Boca Raton and already is building up a roster of classes.
This unique Pilates-themed exercise lasts 50 minutes consisting of a high-intensity, low-impact workout focused on a machine found only at [solidcore] called Sweatlana. This specific workout is meant to work muscles to failure in order to see an overall improvement in the body.
“We are one of the most effective workouts for people who are looking to build strength, lengthen, tone and define their muscles,” said Julia Giliam, studio manager. “One of the things that makes us special is that we have the ability on this machine to add resistance and weight, we focus on slow and controlled movements, but also implement quick transitions.”
With only nine to 12 machines located at each location, [solidcore] prides itself on having small class sizes in order to provide equal attention among all attendees.
“The goal is that everyone can get attention from the coach, everyone will receive a one-on-one interaction throughout the class,” said Jessica Christoff, coach.
Class sizes are also kept small due to the fact that this workout is done on Sweatlana, a complex machine with moving components, therefore it is vital to keep an eye on proper form to promote overall safety.
Although [solidcore] is an intense workout, trainers encourage beginners to take a class and get a feel for this workout.
“I have become obsessed with [solidcore] in such a short amount of time. It is definitely one of the hardest non-cardio workouts I have ever done targeting every muscle in the body,” said Alli Kane, attendee.
The Boca Raton location currently holds 28 classes a week and plans to extend the schedule to 35 classes weekly with a new team of trainers. [solidcore] is open seven days a week leaving time to book a class anytime throughout one’s schedule. Classes are offered from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
To book a class, or inquire more information about the fitness studio, visit solidcore.co