Three classes and you’ll be hooked!

The mission of Core Essentials is to help our clients make lasting changes. We understand part of that means finding a gym you can look forward to visiting. That’s why we offer a free 3-class trial. You can try our classes commitment free, then decide if Core is a good fit for you. We think after three classes you’ll be ready for more!

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“I was entering the world of studio fitness and training from the world of yoga. My previous experience with gyms were either that they were intimidating, or I was among people three times my own age. I took an intro class from Ben and I knew I had found the right spot. The classes are designed so everyone can go at their own intensity, and the trainers and classmates are nothing but positive and encouraging. The groups are a diverse mix of ages and abilities, but everyone always gets a good work-out, and (usually!) has fun doing it. There’s good variety in the types of classes offered, and no two classes are the same. I love that I can go to 4 or 5 classes a week and never get bored. On the whole, it is a welcoming, neighborly place to increase your fitness (whatever that means to you) and make some friends in the process. I think that any person, whether a seasoned gym rat or a first-timer, would learn something, feel challenged, and leave smiling when they’ve worked out at Core Essentials.”
— Kate Mosher

“The trainers at Core made me feel totally comfortable to push my limits and strive to do better in a safe and inviting environment — the most fun I’ve had doing a workout in a long time!”Kat Pyne

“I love Core Essentials! I started going when my body and spirit were at their worst. I needed a change and wanted something to fit my hectic schedule of work and kids. I found the lunchtime classes at Core and dove right in, and I haven’t looked back. The classes are fun, challenging, intimate, and as hard (or easy) as I want them to be. The trainers are fantastic, I love every one of them, they are knowledgeable, personable, and really care about how you are doing and what you are getting from the classes. The atmosphere is so relaxed and motivating, definitely not intimidating. I’m so happy with the results I’ve been seeing and feeling in my body, my stress level is lower, some aches and pains have gone, and I feel great about myself and my body again! Thank you Core Essentials, I can’t wait to see how far I can go.”
— Jenna MacKinnon

“I agreed to just ‘try it’ a little over a year ago, and I got totally hooked. With the guidance of the instructor, the difficulty level of each exercise can be modified to match your own fitness level and flexibility. Trust me, I’m not famous for my coordination (major understatement), so I can’t believe how far I’ve come. The atmosphere is special at Core, with small classes, helpful staff and friendly clients. It all adds up to a positive place that has me looking forward to going every time–and that’s sure not something I would have expected a year ago!”
— Sharon Jessup Joyce

Give us a try! What do you have to lose?

About Core Essentials

Core Essentials is a small fitness studio in Downtown Dartmouth. We offer classes seven days a week, including bootcamp, spin, TRX, kettlebell and barre. We keep our classes small, so the instructor can give you more face time and offer specialized suggestions. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming space for both beginners and experienced gym goers.

Our Mission at Core

When you decide to improve your fitness, you have made one decision that will open the door to different choices each day. At Core we know it takes a commitment to positive habits to achieve success, regardless of where you are starting. We support you in the gym and strive to support you beyond our walls. Take the stairs. Skip the soda. Look forward to the gym. At Core Essentials you aren’t just training for one goal, you’re training for life.

Contact information

If you have a question give us a call or send us an email. Our staff will get back to you shortly.

  • (902) 407-3338
  • 31 Queen st. Dartmouth, NS