Our Studio

Enjoy all that CORE’s brand new state of the art studio and equipment has to offer. We are located directly across the street from the Cahaba Heights Post Office. Swing by and check us out.

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Our Fitness Trainers

Cindi Glenn

Founder & Owner

Fitness has always been big part of my life and also my family's life. I am passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals. My training is concentrated in Classical and Contemporary Pilates, Cycling, Yoga, BootCamp and Personal training. I want you to feel comfortable at CORE in our small group classes.

Can't wait to work out with you!

Donna Christian

I’ve been a passionate dancer since the age of seven and left my Southern California home in ninth grade to study ballet at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. After graduation I enjoyed a rewarding career with the Alabama Ballet as a soloist and later as a principal ballerina. After hanging up my pointe shoes, I stayed fit with step aerobics and boot camp. Surgery on an arthritic big toe forced me to make some changes, and I discovered barre classes and yoga. I enjoy the physical benefits of both of these disciplines, but I’m particularly drawn to the interplay of breath, mind, and body found in yoga. To my students I describe yoga as meditation in motion with the added benefit of a challenging workout. Don’t be fooled – yoga is about so much more than stretching!

I earned my 200 hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher certification from Balance Health Studio in Seagrove Beach, Florida in 2013. I have taught yoga in Birmingham at Grand Jete Fitness Studio and the Yoga Circle. I am delighted to be teaching yoga at CORE and honored to join such a talented and passionate group of instructors. My goal is to teach a class that will challenge you physically, yet leave you feeling calm, and invigorated.

Besides being a dancer, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business from UAB and worked as a CPA in the tax department of Arthur Andersen until I became a stay-at-home mother working for my two boys, Lucas (21) and Rex (18). I have been married to my best friend and the love of my life, Steve, for 31 years. I’m an animal lover and proud vegan who enjoys hanging out with my dogs, reading, and gardening – when not being thwarted by deer and drought.

Jane Farris

Hey Core! My name is Jane Farris and I’m thrilled to be part of the team! I’m from Knoxville, TN and graduated from Auburn University in 2008. I’ve been going to cycle classes with my father since I was 12 years old. It’s always been a dream of mine to one day becomes an instructor; so for my 30th birthday, my father gave me the inspiration to finally take the instructor course, and I haven’t looked back since!

I’m married to an over-the-top Bama fan and we have two wild and crazy boys, Luke (3 years old) and George (18 months). Prior to being a cycle instructor and full time mom, I worked as a Bank Regulator for The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for 7 years. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, skiing in Big Sky, MT, running outside, and chasing the boys around. It’s an honor and privilege to be part of the Core Team and I look forward to kickin’ some booty on the bike!

Harisha Patel

I am an AFFA and Les Mills trained fitness instructor with a Masters Degree in Nursing. I have been in the fitness industry for the last 20 years. I have run several half marathons. I am an RN with lots of experience and I have a husband and two children. I love Birmingham and all it has to offer for families and healthy living.

Kelly Pruitt

I am an avid tennis player and discovered Pilates improved my game! I loved it so much I became certified in Mat and Reformer Pilates. I also teach RealRyder cycling to help improve my cardio. The rest of my time is spent with my 3 boys and husband, while taking care of my chickens, dogs and pig. My life is never boring!

Traci Smith

Traci is a physical therapist for the Baptist Health System and has been teaching group fitness for over two decades. As a physical therapist she specializes in outpatient orthopaedics and employs manual techniques as well as functional dry needling in the treatment of her patients. She holds certifications/licenses in Zumba, ZumbaAtomic, BodyPump, BodyFlow, BodyCombat, CX WORX, Madd Dog Athletics Spinning, and New Forest T’ai Chi. She is an E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance and is currently working towards completion of her RYT 500. She also works for YogaFit Worldwide Training Systems as a Master Trainer for YogaFit Teacher Training courses and uses yoga techniques in the therapy setting. In her spare time she dances and performs with Petite Jamilla and The Arabesque Dancers belly dance troupe and Moe O Hakina Hema Polynesian/Tahitian dance troupe.

Dana Harmon

Our Equipment

  • Pilates Reformers
  • RealRyder Cycling Bikes
  • Adjustable Kettlebells
  • TRX®
  • Heart Rate Monitors for RealRyder cycling
  • CORE Suspend System
  • Balanced Body® Arcs
  • HandiBands
  • Hand Weights
  • Toning Balls 
  • Pilates Rings
  • Ballet Barre
  • Stability balls
  • Tubing

We Can’t Wait To Work Out With You