How Did [solidcore] Chelsea Score Overall?
The full client experience at [solidcore] Chelsea was impressive, achieving our Fit Guide 4-Star Award.
The class was also very good, winning our Class Experience 4-Star Award.
[solidcore] Chelsea is featured in our article The Top Fitness Studios In New York, Independently Rated and Ranked.
Our instructor was clearly experienced and offered clients her undivided attention throughout the session. We found the experience to be very well structured from start to finish.
What Our Evaluator Had To Say
“The coach offered easier or harder movements that were tailored to the client’s ability level.”
“The coach clearly enjoyed teaching the class.”
“The studio was dimly lit and had upbeat music that added to the experience.”
What To Expect From A [solidcore] Session
[solidcore] is a 50-minute, total-body, strength workout on a pilates-inspired reformer. They use slow, controlled movements to break down the slow-twitch muscle fibers, helping to build a stronger and leaner body. The atmospherically lit studio completes the "immersive experience".
[solidcore] stands out by bringing different levels of intensity and efficiency to the workout experience – appealing to those who believe that the joy is in the work, and that there is always work to be done.
With a focus on empowering communities and creating a space where everyone feels inspired, included, and seen, [solidcore] is on a mission to help people build strength, inside and out.
The Reception Service
During our anonymous evaluation, the reception staff were overall friendly and they greeted us promptly on arrival. Personalizing the service and asking us more questions would have helped them make a stronger impression.
The Class Experience
[solidcore] Chelsea has received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award for its excellent class experience.
Our coach was friendly, attentive, and experienced, explaining at the beginning of the class that we were aiming for deep core work. Our evaluator, as someone that was new to pilates, felt that some of the instructions could have been communicated more clearly, with more visual demonstrations.
The Equipment And Studio
The equipment and studio were clean, in great condition, and had strong branding elements throughout, such as the backlit logo and inspirational quotes on the wall.
The Facilities And Public Areas
The public areas were clean and in good condition with interesting design features. Whilst free water refills were offered, workout towels were not. Showers were also not provided at the club.
Digital And Technology
The website offered comprehensive information on the concept and coaches, as well as a smooth and intuitive booking process. The workout did not incorporate technology into the experience.
[solidcore] have a ‘new client special’, offering unlimited sessions for two weeks at $109.
If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $155 for four classes per month up to $417 for unlimited classes.
Drop-in sessions are available at $42 per class during peak times, and $35 at off-peak times. Smaller commitment packages are also available, starting at a five pack for $208.
The [solidcore] Story
[solidcore] was founded in 2013 by serial fitness entrepreneur Anne Malhum. The brand, which offers a full body workout on a pilates-inspired reformer, is now heading towards 100 operational locations across the US. They’ve also partnered with Equinox to add their workouts to the Variis app, bringing the [solidcore] experience to homes worldwide. The core-focused “immersive experience” has been visited by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Calvin Harris, and Michelle Obama.