Proprietor of Core LOVE Culture.
Pilates Teacher Trainer.
Fitness Professional & Advocate.
For over 15 years, Nicole has provided Pilates fitness training & continued education in Authentic Pilates, Comprehensive Fitness & Wellness Methods empowering individuals through a deeper understanding on balancing the mind & body. She holds certifications through accredited programs,
MetroPlex & Romana’s Pilates.
"Gratz Industries proudly presents a new documentary video, “I Just Want To Be Great.” story by Nicole Smith, proprietor of Core LOVE Culture Pilates Studio, and directed by Rebel Monkey Productions in Philadelphia, PA.
By chronicling the journey of three football players at different career stages as they strive to achieve greatness and enhance their strength, flexibility, and control by practicing the Pilates method, we are shown the depth of a method that nurtures and protects the athleticism in everybody and all bodies.
2021 NFL All-Pro Defensive End Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles found that Pilates training has brought a newfound body awareness, increased strength, and flexibility. Malik Cooper, sophomore Running Back of the Temple University Owls, has seen a great enhancement in his stretch, control, and strength. While Kobe Goode, a pre-teen aspiring quarterback, has gained confidence and strength through his training. All three have formed a unique bond with Nicole as this work has encouraged them to experience and explore their strengths and weaknesses.
When asked what he hopes to achieve from his Pilates training and in his career, Malik Cooper simply said, “I Just Want Be Great,” inspiring the documentary's title. His response summed up what each of these athletes strives for with their perseverance and positivity in their careers and their Pilates practice.
The Pilates method is a “non-traditional’ health and wellness practice that provides an individual with optimal health benefits."
Source: Gratz Industries
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Nicole has been a regular on Pilatesology's Interactive platform leading equipment and mat workouts for optimal performance in Pilates and physical alignment practices.
While she offers a variety of mind and body approaches for students and professionals, she is also pioneering the male and athlete pro-recovery on Pilatesology.
Core LOVE Culture is a space where all schools of learning are welcome - to gather, share, and create.
Located in the "City of Core Love," Philadelphia, PA, where Pro training meets Pro recovery. This environment creates a wealth of success for each individual while being GUIDED through a well-structured wellness program unlocking a connection between the mind and the body.
Each individual will be empowered to be the best version of themselves while growing physically and mentally during this process.
Nicole Smith, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York began her formal dance training at John Dewey H.S. under the artistic guidance of John Michael Goring. Nicole has continued her schooling at Long Island University majoring in business management. Nicole has been the recipient of several scholarships to some of the most prestigious dance institutions including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Ballet Hispanico.
As a principal dancer to many prestigious dance companies, she has graced many stages around the world, and has received rave reviews by national critics.
Nicole holds the privilege of touring with the Award Winning Best Musical DISNEY'S The Lion King since 2002. Currently, she is a swing for the Broadway and The National Touring Cast.
She continues to take pride in her first passion as a dance instructor, and continues as an assistant to several choreographers.
She is the winner of an NAACP Theater Image Award for best choreography for her work in “You Don’t Know Me", an Urban Musical’’ produced by Tyler Perry.
In addition to her dance credits, she is a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2002. A few of her television credits include The World Literacy Crusade and National Pilates Infomercials.
During her time touring she embarked on the journey of entering the prestigious Pilates program under the guidance of Cha Cha Guerrero and Romana Kryzanowska.
For over 15 years, Nicole has provided training & continued education through Authentic Pilates, Comprehensive Fitness, & Wellness Methods empowering individuals with a deeper understanding on balancing the mind & body. She holds certifications through accredited programs, MetroPlex Pilates & Romana’s Pilates International, and continues to fine tune her craft through collaborative continued education such as postural restoration technique, body work, and strength & conditioning exercise.
A daily workout of Pilates always puts her back together feeling longer, stronger, and centered. This Method of Contrology continues to challenge, surprise and inspire this endless journey.
Nicole also enjoys being an advocate for doTERRA. She truly loves helping others find products to support a healthier lifestyle.
Nicole is an Internationally-Renowned Authentic Pilates Teacher, Influencer, Fitness Trainer, and Pro-Recovery Specialist for Pre-Professional and Professional Athletes.
In 2020, Nicole opened Core LOVE Culture, a women and black-owned Pilates, Fitness, and Rehab training studio in Philadelphia, PA offering In-Person Sessions as well as privately in your home via (Zoom, Google hangouts), Workshops for Students and Teachers, Private events and Subbing opportunities.
Core LOVE Culture now embarks on the development of an authentic Pilates certification program coming 2023.
She is the go-to trainer for NFL players from several teams, works together with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles Organized Team Activities (OTA) during Off-Season Training Camps, and serves as the Resident Pilates Trainer for the NFL Philadelphia Eagles.
She frequently Guest Teaches in affiliate studios along the East and West Coast, such as Florida, New York, Maryland, and California.
Internationally, Nicole works together with Gratz Pilates teaching exclusively in private, continued education events, including her sponsored visit in 2022 to Leaf Pilates (South Korea) hosting Workshops and Privates.
High-quality athletic experience fosters endurance in the mind and body to develop optimal health.
Nicole works with athletes in understanding what a pro-recovery strategy looks like for longevity in their careers.
Youth Development with Pro-Recovery Tools for High School to collegiate level Students. Including Pilates in Youth athletic training can truly enhance their performance, skills, flexibility and increase their mind/body awareness.
Contribute to Nicole's efforts in raising funds through her angel sponsor program.
"Core Love Culture is a space where all schools of learning are welcome - to gather, share, and create....
Manifested out of positive energy and the burning desire to create a stronger Pilates community here in Philadelphia."
Featured in 2022 International workshops sponsored by Gratz™ Pilates Sharing Studio in Korea. Nicole is available for Exclusive, Private Engagement teacher and student workshops and private training sessions globally.