Cora and Elaine


X-CORE Studio is a collaboration between two good friends: Cora and Elaine. Both ladies worked in the tech industry for years, but their real love was always in health and fitness.


In 2013, Cora and Elaine met serendipitously teaching the Lagree method in Nob Hill, San Francisco. Several dinner dates later, their Gorilla glue bond coupled with their love for the workout blossomed into a business dream come true.


Cora is a fashionista and always on trend. She loves to experiment with healthy cooking and enjoys finding herbal remedies for the body and soul. Elaine loves her joggers and chocolate covered gummi bears. She has a background in dance and loves tinkering with technology.

Completely different in style and personal interests, yet identical in ambition, focus and integrity - the dynamic duo partnered to create X-CORE, and has proudly rooted itself in the heart of Oakland, the best of the bay!


Itโ€™s simple. We believe in high intensity, low impact workouts. Be intense on your muscles but easy on your body. Be efficient. Be insanely effective. This is the X-CORE way.

X-BURN is our high Intensity Pilates (HIP) class that utilizes a Slow Resistance Training (SRT) method. It is the most effective at changing your body to build lean and long muscles in a quick 40 minutes. Time flies with the slow movement, fast transitions and awesome instructors.

X-CLIMB uses the VersaClimber to rapidly elevate the heart rate and keep it there for the entire workout, thus achieving optimal results. 30 minutes in X-CLIMB equals 60 minutes on most cardio equipment - the treadmill, spin bike, and rower. Plus, the beat-based, high energy classes push you to work hard in class but will leave you sweaty and smiling.

(HIP + X-CLIMB) = (High Intensity + Low Impact + Efficient + Effective) = X-CORE

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