Here is what some people are saying about the Core Of Wellness Boston North. If you would like to leave a testimonial of your own please fill out the form below.
Diane is a fantastic teacher who gives you a lot of attention and help during class. In the few weeks that I've been taking Pilates lessons from her, I've improved my strength and flexibility and really appreciate Diane's expertise and kindness. I definitely recommend anyone wanting to take Pilates, yoga, or Barre to take it at the Core of Wellness!
I want to thank Diane for being so patient and for helping me get my waist back!!!! Thank you, your truly are a credit to the profession!!!!
I had not exercised for about a year and needed to get back to a routine that fit my ability, schedule and needs. I think that I have struck gold! I love the classes and Diane is awesome. Very attentive, watches to make sure that you do not hurt yourself. I just love love it!!! Thank you Diane!! You are the best...Pat Devellis
I have taken mat pilates classes for close to five years now. The changes in my body re flexibility and core strength have been amazing! Diane is an extremely competent instructor who is willing to adapt to each of her students needs. I would highly recommend her classes!!
Diane's classes consistently improve my mind, body and spirit. Her unique approach to Pilates and overall fitness helped get me into the best shape of my life. I never looked forward to working out. Now I'm disappointed if there are days I cant make it to class. She really has helped me to transform my body.
I have been practicing Pilates for almost 3 years. I find it to be the best overall workout both mentally and physically. Diane Onorio who runs the program is truly talented and dedicated to her profession. She is there to guide you through each and every step. I have never had such a committed instructor. I truly love each and every one of her classes
Professor Emeritus of Dance, Northern Essex Community College
“I was fortunate to have had Diane’s expertise in my Pilates training. Although I was not new to Pilates, I found her approach to be much more balanced and effective than other Pilates instructors I have had. Many rush through the movements without allowing time for breath or proper form. Diane allows for the breath that is necessary for optimum work as well as time for the kind of work that prevents injuries. I also think it is important to note that the benefits of Pilates work go beyond the physical benefits. The psychological benefits derive from the feeling of strength in one’s body translating to emotional strength as well. The idea is that the feeling of strength in the body as you progress in the work and master new challenges gives you the sense that “I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I am strong enough for whatever challenges life throws at me.” As a firm believer in preventive medicine, I am also mindful of the maxim "A sound mind in a sound body." Diane’s holistic approach is obviously based on this idea.
I'm starting my fourth year with Diane as my pilates instructor. It's been a great experience. Diane's concern for total wellness is evident in her teaching and dedication. I feel my work on her class has enhanced my emotional and physical well being in my everyday life. Looking forward to many more fulfilling classes.
Being a senior citizen with a few health issues, I am happy to say I have found a solution to my health problems-The Core of Wellness Boston North. The owner and instructor, Diane Onorio, took the time to understand my health issues and tailored a program for me using the Pilates Reformer. Her patience and expertise has me on the right track to good health. My primary care physician and my back specialist noticed an improvement in my posture and leg strength, and, my vascular doctor wants me to continue with the Reformer classes to enhance my circulation. Thanks to Diane, I am a healthier and happier 80 year old!
The Core of Wellness - Boston North is a godsend! I was in need of an exercise program to improve my health and I was interested in finding a place with a professional, hands-on atmosphere that offered something different. I found it all at the Core of Wellness - Boston North. Diane, the owner & director, is amazing! She’s extremely knowledgeable in her profession and takes the time to understand your needs relating to your mind, body and soul. The programs offered helped me to lose weight and improve my overall health tremendously. The smaller classes allow for Diane to give personal attention to the members, which you don’t receive in most health and fitness facilities. Diane’s passion inspires me to want to work hard to improve myself. I love everything about the Core of Wellness. I can’t imagine being any place else!
The classes are fantastic! The instructors are kind, knowledgeable, and really treat you as an individual. The studio itself is extremely well maintained and very clean. I would highly recommend Core of Wellness to anyone.
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Diane Onorio, owner/director of 'The Core of Wellness - Boston North' is pleased to announce the opening of her new wellness center. The mission: To define the essence of wellness for all individuals. Diane brings over 15 years of teaching experience as dance educator, choreographer and fitness professional.
Diane holds a B.S. in Sport Movement Science from Salem State University. National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) certified, Diane has instructed group exercise for more than a decade to individuals of all ages, skill levels and abilities. She has been a practitioner of pilates for over 15 years and holds Specialty Certificate of Advanced Training in Pilates. Diane is a strong advocate of the pilates method as a facilitator of supporting the human body to function to its optimum level. As a teacher of pilates, Diane has observed the quality of wellness enhanced for many individuals in every facet of life.
She is choreographer to many local musical productions including Chorus Line, Annie, Godspell, Nunsense and many others. Diane holds certificate in dance education and degree in dance from Northern Essex. She was recognized for outstanding academic achievement and awarded Certificate of Honor for Excellence in Dance.
As a teacher of yoga for children, Diane holds certificate of training in yoga therapy for children with autism and special needs as she greatly recognizes the need for the expansion of these services.
Diane is a certified instructor in Wakefield and surrounding communities for GZSOBOL - Parkinson's Network where her goal is to provide the tools to improving and maintaining quality of life through specific exercise programs for individuals with Parkinson's. In recognizing the need for further work in health education programs. Diane plans to pursue a graduate program in the near future.
Gentle Flow Yoga
An all levels vinyasa class with a calming pace to allow time for additional guidance. Modifications are offered to give students the ability to choose a more beginner or more advanced practice. Gain strength and flexibility at your own speed and end each class with a guided meditation to relax and restore.
Danielle Onorio is a recent graduate of Emerson College, where she earned her B.S. degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Danielle now works as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in the Saugus Public Schools, where she works with preschool children with a variety of disorders including speech and language delay, developmental disorders, deaf or hard of hearing students, and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her next step is furthering her education by earning her Masters degree in Speech Pathology. Danielle has been an avid and competitive dancer since the age of 3 and has taught creative movement and choreography workshops to children of all ages. Danielle completed her certification in Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapy, a program designed for children with autism and special needs. She is an advocate of using the arts as a restorative method and has combined her love of movement, yoga, and working with children to foster social interaction, therapeutic routines, opportunities for independence, and tools to be successful. In acknowledging the need for appropriate programming for this population, Danielle will be facilitating the presentation of Creative Relaxation: Yoga Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum and Special Needs at The Core of Wellness Boston North.
Michelle Zelikman MEd., RD, LDN is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She is also a certified Weight Management Coach. Michelle has a Bachelors of Science degree in Food And Nutrition with a minor in Biology. She also has a Masters Degree in Nutrition Education. Michelle has over twenty years of nutrition experience working in the clicinal setting at such great hospitals as Massachusetts Eye an Ear Infirmary, Spaulding Rehab Hospital and Dana Farber. She also has many years of experience working with weight loss clients through local gyms.
591 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Diane Onorio made her mark on the group exercise scene in Wakefield and Lynnfield, Mass. in 2004. Our mission from the onset was to define the essence of wellness to individuals of all ages, skill level and ability and to create a community of intense focus where people could go to find balance and control–both literally and figuratively! Ten years later, Diane Onorio opened the doors of 'The Core of Wellness - Boston North' at 591 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA conveniently located off RT 128. We are honored to continue providing a warm and welcoming respite for our dear members.
Given today's busy lifestyle we understand it is often difficult to find classes that fits your schedule. Our Create-a Class option allows you to design a class that accommodates your needs at a time convenient for you. Invite some friends to join you! We offer a variety of classes and if you're not certain where to begin our Come Full Circle is a great place to start. The Come Full Circle is our $159.00/month UNLIMITED! special. You may select from any of our diverse packages while experiencing total wellness. For beginners, new to our programs we suggest our Private and Semi-Private sessions. We offer a variety of classes from Classical Mat pilates, Pilates Reformer, Barre, Gentle Flow Yoga, Yoga for Children, Strength and Condition 55 +, Parkinson S.M.A.R.T , Please review our schedule for available times.
If you are new to the Pilates Exercise System we highly recommend a private/semi-private pilates session. We offer the following sessions:
Dynamic Solo - 2 Pack
Dynamic Solo - 3 Pack
Dynamic Solo - 4 Pack
A Wellness Center providing a full range of services to a diverse population of individuals of all ages, skill level and ability