At Armone’s Core Connection, our mission is to inspire people to be their best through a fitness forward lifestyle.
Armone's Core Connection is a 2,200 square-foot athletic center located in
La Jolla, California
We cater to all fitness levels from beginners to competitive athletes.
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Meet ACC's Trainers
Our personal trainers are certified professionals who will educate, motivate and keep you accountable. If you are new to exercise or having trouble staying fit, you need a personal trainer. Our goal is to get you exercising regularly and obtain results you want.
Master Pilates Instructor
Founder & PresidentArmone truly understands how various activities can affect body composition. She was a former competitive cyclist and classically trained dancer. Armone discovered Pilates as a solution to rapidly slim down her own muscle bulk developed from cycling. She went on to study Pilates under a protégé of Ron Fletcher, an original student of Joseph Pilates. Armone then received her Pilates certification from Pilates guru Kathy Corey of West Coast Pilates. She also spent time training at True Pilates (formerly Drago’s) gym in New York City, home of Romana Kryzanowska, protégé of Joseph Pilates. [···]
PMA®-Certified Pilates Instructor
PMA®-Certified Pilates InstructorAngela discovered her passion for Pilates through dance. As a classical ballet dancer for over 15 years, the countless hours of vigorous training played a difficult role on her body. At the age of 16, she was introduced to Pilates; due to an ACL tear. Along with the injury, she suffered from constant lower back pain. It was then that Angela sought out Pilates. [···]
Professional MMA Fighter and Boxing Instructor
Professional MMA Fighter and Boxing InstructorI have been training and competing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2005 and have been fighting MMA since 2012. I am originally from Porto Alegre, Brazil and have resided in San Diego, CA since June 2011. My current record is 5-2-1; I currently hold one title belt and have won submission of the night twice once for Epic Fighting and once for XFS as well as, fight of the night for Epic Fighting. [···]
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Pilates InstructorCamille Newbern was drawn to Los Angeles for the same reason as most people: the film industry. After earning her B.A. in American Literature from USC, she knew that she had to find a way to support herself while auditioning. Waiting tables wasn’t appealing. A former ballerina with the San Diego Ballet, someone suggested that Pilates might be a good fit. After a few lessons, Camille was hooked. She received her classical Pilates certification from second generation instructor, Jill Cassady, at Absolution in West Hollywood in the Winter of 2006. Since then, Camille has taught all over Los Angeles for studios big and small, including the Sports Club/LA, Mari Winsor at Winsor West, Kara Wily Pilates and Purely Pilates. What was originally meant to be a side job has become a lifelong passion and career. [···]
Certified Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist
Director of Education, Studio Manager, Pilates InstructorHolly has had a life-long interest in the pursuit for health and wellness. After struggling with chronic back irritation, she decided to educate herself in massage therapy. In 2001 Holly received her National Board Certification of Massage Therapy and began pursuing a career in physical fitness. Through working on her spinal issue, she was introduced to the benefits of Pilates and decided to try it out. After receiving the immediate benefits Pilates provided for her back and body, Holly made the life-changing decision to dedicate herself to a Pilates career. [···]
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Personal Trainer and NutritionistJay has over 20 years of personal training experience in La Jolla, CA. Jay specializes in functional training, which facilitates greater strength and range of motion along with endurance. In his circuit-training format, he incorporates weights, cardio, yoga, boxing/kick boxing, calisthenics and plyometrics. Jay also offers customized nutritional counseling with personal advice for supplementation programs. [···]
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Pilates InstructorLaura grew up living an active lifestyle, whether it was going to the gym or playing sports. In high school she was a varsity soccer player and C.I.F. distance runner. She continued her athletic experience by playing collegiate rugby at the University of California San Diego. After graduating with a B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience in 2012, she began working as a lead physical therapy aide at a local orthopedic clinic. It was here that Laura developed her interest and passion for Pilates. [···]
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Pilates InstructorMira has had a long love affair with fitness. In high school she excelled as an all-state, varsity athlete and continued to compete as a swimmer at the collegiate level. After college, she brought her passion for athletics to the sand, playing competitive beach volleyball across the country. In 2010 Mira met Armone and decided to take the Core Connection challenge. After struggling through her initial classes, she discovered a new-found passion for fitness and made the conscious decision to become fitter, leaner, and stronger than ever. A new mental and physical strength developed in Mira that she thought she had all but lost. [···]
Certified Personal Trainer
Personal TrainerRay Wetterlund III is an expert in strength and conditioning training and is San Diego’s elite personal trainer with over a decade of personal training experience. He is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning coach, a USA Olympic Weightlifting certified coach possessing a master’s license in sports nutrition. [···]
ACE Certified Group & Personal Instruction, Certified Pilates Instructor
Professional Ballroom Dancer & Instructor, ACE Certified Group & Personal Instruction, Certified Pilates Instructor, Yoga, Barre & Latin Cardio Ballet BarreShanna began her athletic training at the early age of 2 when she entered her first ballet class. By age 5 she was performing dance, skiing, riding horses, swimming and playing tennis competitively. Shanna continued her athletic training through her schooling and into her career life as a dancer. She graduated from the University of San Diego Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Latin American Studies (she speaks fluent Spanish) and a minor in pre-veterinary and history studies. [···]
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I’m a believer!Kevin,
Armone and the staff at Armone's Core Connection have made me a believer!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoy our Pilates classes with Armone.Mona Sonnenshein, Chief Operating Officer , UCSD Medical Center
My husband and I thoroughly enjoy our Pilates classes with Armone. The studio and equipment are immaculate ad the instruction is top notch. Armone has a keen ability to make adjustments in the various exercises to tailor them to the individual’s ability and/or limitations. These classes give us a sense of well being, being more flexible, stronger and have eliminated my husband’s back problems!
Only for the serious minded!Amie, General Manager, San Diego Sealions
Only for the serious minded! If you’re interested in quality and results…this is the BEST place to go!
Armone is hardcore and she gets results.Kimberly ,
Armone is hardcore and she gets results. I’ve been going to pilates for 3 years now. I’m 34, and in better shape now than I was in my 20’s. I’m the General Manager of the San Diego SeaLions women’s soccer team and they all see Armone for boot camp classes. We made the playoffs this year (hoping we win the trophy in 2 weeks), and that is partly because we are the fittest team in the Pac-South. Thank you Armone!!
I’ve seen a dramatic difference in flexibility, core strength, and the functionality of my hipsKim,
I’m an elite runner and Armone’s classes have no doubt had a tremendous impact on my ability to take on some high volume and intensity training in preparation for marathon competition. In particular, I’ve seen a dramatic difference in flexibility, core strength, and the functionality of my hips, all very important towards efficient run biomechanics. Thanks Armone! You ROCK!
I was able to touch my toes for the first time in 27 years!Krista,
I’m 27 years old. I moved to San Diego 2.5 years ago from New York City for my job as a Project Manager for a Digital Media Company. In addition to Pilates, I enjoy running, hiking, bike riding, and traveling. Ever since moving to CA I wanted to try Pilates.However, I was afraid to take a class because of my inflexibility. My hamstrings have always been extremely tight. I also figured it would be best to stick with what I knew. I then discovered Armone’s Core Connection via a Groupon deal that I couldn’t resist. I was able to get my roommate to sign up with me, and we’ve been hooked ever since! After taking Armone’s classes for only a few months I was able to touch my toes for the first time in 27 years! Pilates provides balance in my every day life, relieves my stress from work, and increases my strength and flexibility. It also makes me more toned. I continue to look forward to being challenged by Armone’s amazing instructors each and every class.
The environment is so positive and upbeat, such a perfect start or end to the day.Courtney ,
I am 36 years old. I’m married with two children. I have a two-year old boy Harrison and a five-year old girl Hope. I used to dread going to the gym. My routine was not exciting. I would drag my kids to the babysitter, and find myself watching the clock while I worked on boring cardio machines. I decided I needed a different workout that provided results rather than just maintenance. I found Armone after doing a simple search online for a Pilates studio close to home. I have become much stronger and toned since training with her over the last year and a half. I now feel great. The environment is so positive and upbeat, such a perfect start or end to the day. I have a blast working out and burning calories with Armone’s clients. I will forever be a lifelong member at Armone’s Core Connection.
Pilates has given me so much more strength and better ergonomics while working.Sean, cosmetic dentist and owner of Ramona Family Dentistry, Ramona, CA
I am a general and cosmetic dentist and owner of Ramona Family Dentistry in Ramona, CA. I have lived in San Diego for seven years and enjoy exercising, traveling, and am currently working towards my private pilot license out of Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. I have been doing Pilates with Armone and her wonderful crew for the last two and-a-half years after realizing my flexibility and core strength were terrible. Pilates has given me so much more strength and better ergonomics while working. I don’t get easily tired or fatigued after a long day’s work, and early retirement (although it could be nice) isn’t as much of a certainty as I thought before. Going through lung cancer surgery and having a total left lung removal nine months ago, Pilates has improved my breathing and cardio ability immensely, to a point I never thought I could reach again. Hard work and training pays off and Armone’s Core Connection proves that!
This is the #1 Pilates Studio!Lori,
This is the #1 Pilates Studio! The intense attention to each specific persons needs and capabilities and the unbelievable workout catered to each person! Armone and her team are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
You will never find another workout like this.Jen,
You will never find another workout like this. And you will LOVE the results.
All your instructors have been SO amazing through my pregnancy.Helen Woodall,
All your instructors have been SO amazing through my pregnancy... The way they are able to adapt classes for me has been second to none and I am incredibly grateful to them for helping me still feel great about my body as it expands!