Getting to your core and more!
(805) 687-4692

3554 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Chanda Fetter

Studio Owner, Master Trainer: A Santa Barbara resident since 1991, Chanda has incredible credentials and history in the Fitness Industry. She has been certifying and mentoring pilates instructors both locally and globally for over 20 years. Some she has mentored are Jenny Schatzle, Emilee Garfield and countless other fitness professionals, pilates and otherwise here in SB. She’s presented for the IDEA World Convention, Master Presented all across the US and managed three local Gold’s Gyms for over 15 years. Chanda then decided to take her shot in creating her own vision and has owned/operated Core Sport since 2007. Her career path started as a Professional Ballet Dancer for Sacramento Ballet. She trained with Ballet West Colorado, San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet prior to hanging up her pointe shoes and moving to Santa Barbara. Her schooling was focused on Sociology, Fitness and Physical Therapy. These tools have helped her develop a unique studio model like no other. Her passion is helping people understand and get more out of their bodies which then provides the opportunity to have a better and more fulfilling quality of life!
Certifications: Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat, Spinning, TRX, ACE, NASM

Natalie Harper

Instructor and Trainer: Natalie previously owned and operated her own Pilates studio in Toronto, but has sense moved here to SB as she and her husband own The Red Piano Bar downtown on State Street. She has an extensive training background and great knowledge of the body and how to better improve movement and performance. Her skills make her an excellent Private Trainer as well, she has an easy going personality yet holds high expectations on her clients which makes her a perfect combination!
Certifications: Pilates Reformer, Mat, Barre.

John Clements

Instructor and Trainer: John has a deep passion for Pilates, so much so that he decided to turn from a client to a trainer! His knowledge of the body, movement and form have earned him a place on our team. His approach with people is one of great integrity, he’s an excellent example and can communicate with great detail how to get the best result possible for every exercise! Life long resident of Santa Barbara, we know you’ll enjoy your experiences with him!
Certifications: Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat.

Amber Bruckner

Instructor & Personal Trainer: Amber was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She attended San Francisco State University on a Tennis Scholarship, where she competed as their #1 player on the team. Upon completing her BA in Photojournalism she traveled extensively, eventually returning to Santa Barbara. Amber first became interested in personal training with her own practice that has changed her life. She is dedicated to helping others finding the same path. For seven years, Amber was a Personal Trainer at both Gold’s Gym and Spectrum Health Club. The development of her practice with Core Sport Pilates strengthened her techniques and understanding of the body, helping her clients attain their goals. Fitness is her passion and she is dedicated to physical fitness and its benefits for the body and mind.
Certifications: Pilates Reformer & Mat.

Megan Ciarlo

Instructor & Personal Training: Megan graduated from UCSB in 2013 with a double major in Dance and Zoology. She grew up in Sacramento, CA and has been a ballet and modern dancer all of her life. Because of her dance training, she was exposed to and fell in love with Pilates at a young age. Megan was introduced to Core Sport Pilates when she joined Nebula Dance Lab, a local modern dance company currently in residence at Core Sport Pilates Santa Barbara. She started her training to become a Core Sport instructor shortly after. Megan also works as a Cell Biologist for an Owl Biomedical in Goleta.
Certifications: Pilates Reformer & Mat, Spinning, TRX, Booty Barre.

Libby Straight

Instructor & Personal Training: Libby has a passion for biking and fitness. Libby works out at UCSB in the Engineering Department as well as teaches Spinning, Core Cycle and TRX. Her workouts are fun and effective, she is a great coach with a back for helping those who are new to our studio or to fitness in general. Libby is fully committed to everything she does, you are cordially invited to come play with her in one of her classes!
Certifications: Spinning, TRX.

Daniel Berman

Instructor: Daniel brings a great energy, wisdom and music to his rides. He’s an awesome example on the bike and is great about helping you enhance your experience in every class! Originally from NY, Daniel works in the Wine Industry as a Broker, the perfect balance from his fitness lifestyle! Come enjoy an awesome ride with him, you won’t be disappointed!
Certifications: Spinning.

Alissa Disalvo

A fitness enthusiast in her own right, Alissa recently moved here from San Luis Obispo. She is a certified Pilates Instructor as well as a Personal Trainer with knowledge in Spinning, Circuit and TRX. Fitness is a huge part of her life and you’re sure to see her running trails all over Santa Barbara when she’s not teaching you! She invites you to join her in class, you won’t be disappointed.
Certifications: Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat, NASM, Spinning, TRX

Mary Raven

Mary has a passion for fitness as well as being a smarty pants! She has a B.S. in Biopsychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior area of Physchology from UCSB. Mary works in the technology transfer office at UCSB and now encourages the commercial development of inventions from UCSB. Swimming was Mary’s first love, marathons came in second, then after dealing with a host of injuries, Pilates has taken the lead. After rehabilitating and embracing the benefits of Pilates, Mary is excited to share her expertise with others!
Certifications: Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat

Pilates Fit Facts

  • Pilates, is scientifically proven to create lean muscle and rev up your metabolism to burn calories all day long.
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