Diane Packer, owner of The Core Pilates + Barre Studio, is a Peak Pilates Level III comprehensive certified instructor. Pilates has been a longtime passion of hers. She first experienced Pilates in college while taking a semester course and has been hooked ever since. In July of 2016 Diane also received Booty Barre certification. Most recently, Diane has expanded her expertise in the area of Piloxing, receiving her certification in September 2017.
Diane brings to her training a strong background in Physical Therapy. Her 20 years of experience in PT has given her a keen eye for detail and form to enhance her clients' experience. Diane believes that Pilates is perfect for anyone at any age with any condition.
With an innate ability to recognize how the body functions in relationship to movement, Diane is able to empower others to reach their greatest potential. Not only will you be challenged physically, but also mentally, as you are taught precision and accuracy of your movements. She introduced the first Pilates + Barre Studio to Marble Falls in August of 2016 and has truly enjoyed meeting and working more directly with the so many members of our wonderful community!
Ashley Crouse, Manager of The Core Pilates + Barre Studio, is a certified Piloting instructor, a certified Tabata Bootcamp Trainer, Booty Barre instructor, and Peak Pilates Level 2 certified Trainer. Coming from a background of over 12 years of dance and many years of participating in team sports, Ashley has always been passionate about fitness and staying active. This passion developed her love for barre classes while in college - she has been hooked ever since. After moving to Texas over 6 years ago, she has had the desire to bring barre to the community of Marble Falls and feels extremely blessed to be part of this amazing studio.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Art in English with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI and taught 3rd grade in the Marble Falls Independent School District for 5 years before deciding to stay at home with her babies (Colton - 4, Brynlee - 3, Wyatt - 1). She is now able to focus her passion for teaching on bringing high quality instruction in the areas of Pilates and Barre for all of our clients.
Ashley is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals and looks forward to helping you find success in all of your fitness endeavors!
Kevyn Packer is a certified Tabata Bootcamp Trainer, Barre Above instructor, and Piloxing instructor. As a child, she developed a love for sports. She spent most of her childhood on the softball field or the volleyball court eventually earning a college scholarship to play softball in Kansas. Playing at the collegiate level taught her the importance of strength and conditioning. She believes when people are physically fit, they feel empowered and can more effectively handle stress to get the most out of life.
Kevyn completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas State University and returned for her Elementary Education certification. She currently teaches 5th grade math and science at Colt Elementary.
Kevyn looks forward to sharing her love for fitness with you. Her goal is to inspire others to work hard, push themselves, and to help them have fun while doing it.
Emily Owen is a comprehensively trained and certified Peak Pilates instructor. She is trained in all original Pilates Apparatus,’ including Cadillac, Reformer, Mat, Ped-o-pull, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector and Foot Corrector.
Emily first experienced Pilates in 2011. She enjoyed Pilates but had a 'No Pain, No Gain' mindset that carried over from her military service. Emily is a U.S. Army Veteran of 8 years. After many years of weight training and long running hours, she decided to give her body a break and headed back into the Pilates studio to begin her instructor training in 2014. Starting with the Peak Level 1 Mat course, her eyes were opened to Pilates and the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection. Emily's journey through the Peak Program was completed in May of 2016. She is currently pursuing her certification through the Pilates Method Alliance as well as Booty Barre.
Emily's goal is to create a love for Pilates in all of her clients and looks forward to sharing her passion for Pilates and fitness with you!
Rebecca moved from Dallas nearly 20 years ago and never looked back. "I love Marble Falls; it has everything I need...and now... Pilates!"
Rebecca is a retired RN. When she moved to Marble Falls she first owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast. When a family member became ill, she decided to sell the B&B and focused on family. Then, 4 years ago she decided to become a certified yoga teacher. "Yoga has been a part of my life since my early twenties." She is currently certified at the 500 hour level.
Then, The Core opened and new doors were opened for Rebecca. She is currently certified as a Peak Pilates Level 2 trainer. Rebecca brings her medical background, nearly 40 years of yoga practice, and a sense of humor to The Core.