Who We Are

Results Driven. Pilates. Indoor cycling. Boxing. Training.

Armone’s Core Connection is a results-driven Pilates, fitness, and certification studio. Founded by fitness expert and master Pilates instructor Armone Sullivan, ACC redefines the workout experience through dynamic exercises, innovative class structures, and the highest level of professionalism. Armone’s Core Connection brings to you the ultimate fitness experience.

At Armone’s Core Connection, our mission is to inspire people to be their best through a fitness forward lifestyle.

About Armone Sullivan

Armone_profile_pic2Armone 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.

With over ten years of Pilates training and teaching experience working with notable gurus and protégés in the field, she ran several Pilates studios in San Diego before launching Armone’s Core Connection in La Jolla, CA. Armone trains bi-coastally and studies at Idea and the Body Mind Spirit conventions. Her goal is to continue helping people feel good about themselves and their bodies with her unique, results-driven method of fitness.

Meet Our Trainers
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    Angela

    PMA®-Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Angela

    PMA®-Certified Pilates Instructor

    Angela 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.  [···]
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    Bonnie

    Indoor Cycling Instructor

    About Bonnie

    Indoor Cycling Instructor

    Bonnie has been teaching indoor cycling since 1997.   She is a lover of good music and people.   It will be the best cardio party you’ve ever attended!
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    Brittany

    PMA®-Certified Pilates Instructor; PMMP

    About Brittany

    PMA®-Certified Pilates Instructor; PMMP

    Brittany Taylor has a boundless passion for Pilates. After trying multiple exercise modalities and being an athlete and dancer since youth, she found that Pilates was the only thing she could stick with. She has discovered that no matter how much you "know", Pilates is always challenging and the mind/body connection it provides is deeply satisfying. Brittany was introduced to Pilates while studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. [···]
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    Bruno

    Professional MMA Fighter and Boxing Instructor

    About Bruno

    Professional MMA Fighter and Boxing Instructor

    I 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.  [···]
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    Camille

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Camille

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Camille 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. [···]
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    Cynthia

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Cynthia

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Cynthia first began taking Pilates to combat work-related back pain. Although she frequented gym classes and was an equestrian rider, she was shocked to discover how weak her core was after her first Pilates class. This sent Cynthia on a new mission to get stronger and to her the abs in shape through Pilates.  What she didn’t expect is that she would become a better rider, stand up taller, feel less stressed from her corporate job, touch her toes for the first time in her life, and fit back into the leather pants she wore ten years ago! Cynthia’s biggest surprise was making incredible friends at the studio and becoming part of a fun community that aspires for better health and smaller jeans.  [···]
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    Emily

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    About Emily

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    Emily has a background in dance, which originally led her to explore yoga. The practice healed her from chronic back pain due to scoliosis and helped her build a more peaceful and accepting relationship with her body. She has been teaching yoga in San Diego since 2006. She loves being active with yoga, pilates, tennis, spin and anything outdoors. Emily has her Master’s Degree in counseling and has been trained to utilize yoga as a medium to heal trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. She is excited to become a part of ACC’s team and offer flexibility/recovery classes on the schedule.
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    Holly

    Certified Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist

    About Holly

    Director of Education, Studio Manager, Pilates Instructor

    Holly 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.  [···]
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    Jay

    Personal Trainer and Nutritionist

    About Jay

    Personal Trainer and Nutritionist

    Jay 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.  [···]
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    Kat

    Certified Pilates & Barre Instructor

    About Kat

    Certified Pilates & Barre Instructor

    Kat has been surrounded by fitness her whole life. With a Brazilian background, she was exposed to high energy dance since she was a little girl. Fitness & health has always been a passion of hers. She went to college and received a degree in Nutrition. Later, Kat moved to the U.S. in 1998, began a family and continued an active lifestyle in various sports, gym classes & organic nutrition.  [···]
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    Laura

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Laura

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Laura 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. [···]
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    Mira

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Mira

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    Mira 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.  [···]
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    Ray

    Certified Personal Trainer

    About Ray

    Personal Trainer

    Ray 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.  [···]
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    Salem

    Certified Pilates Instructor

    About Salem

    Certified Pilates Instructor