Training center expands to meet growing demand

Core Centric, faced with a growing demand for its personal training classes, has rented an additional space in Vashon Village to hold its individual training sessions and group classes.

Michelle Reed, who owns Core Centric with Sandi Silagi, said the addition, a short walk from their current spot, will almost double their workout space and allow them to more easily hold multiple classes at once.

“It feels great to be expanding,” Reed said. “It just shows there are that many more people being conscious and aware of taking care of themselves in all sorts of aspects.”

Silagi opened Core Centric in 2010 and was joined by Reed in early 2011. The two, who both teach at the center, have seen their clientele grow significantly. In the past year they have struggled with their limited space, which allowed them to hold two individual sessions at once but not two group lessons or classes. Recently they added an indoor cycling class as well as some popular weekend options and felt even more pressed for space.

“We were pretty much just booked and still having the demand out there,” Reed said.

Their new space in Vashon Village, currently being remodeled, will open in mid-February with an open house event. In March, the center will add yoga classes and massage therapy to its offerings. For more information see


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