Core Pilates Center is owned and managed by Tracy "Tra" Barden. Tracy holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.
She is a Certified Pilates Instructor and is a Licensed Physical Therapist.

Tra has been teaching Pilates in Orange County since 1992. She worked in the fields of sports medicine and dance medicine from 1986 - 1993. In 1993 she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance Science from the University of California at Irvine. In 2001, Tra graduated from Cal State University at Long Beach with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. She became a Licensed Physical Therapist in March of 2002. She opened Core Pilates Center in Huntington Harbour in 2003.

Tra worked her way through college and graduate school teaching Pilates at many of the major Pilates studios in Orange County as well as at the Gail Wetzler Physical Therapy Clinic. Teaching Pilates to patients with chronic pain, urinary incontinence, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, post-stroke, scoliosis and orthopedic patients broadened her experience and knowledge base.

Core Pilates Center caters to the fitness and therapy needs of the individual in a positive, healing and fun environment. Every program is designed for the individual by a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Together the individual and the instructor develop a program based on the client's wants, needs and goals along with the experienced instructor's observations and recommendations.

We offer private, semi-private and group lessons to meets your individual schedule and needs. If you do not have a partner, but would like to participate in semi-private or group lessons, we can help find one for you.

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