Pilates? I Thought You Said “Pie” & “Lattes” – My Elite Core Pilates Transformation

Pilates? I Thought You Said “Pie” & “Lattes” – My Elite Core Pilates Transformation

Growing a human is super duper hard on the body. Trust me, I’ve had 3.

And sometimes stuff just isn’t ever the same. Whether you can’t keep the weight off, can’t keep the weight on, stress eat, stress forget to eat, or have a sack of skin that will never hang from the body like it once did when you were a teenager, kids change who we are physically… and mentally too!

By no means am I a fitness guru, but I’ve always made working out a priority. I’ve tried it all. I’ve had a personal trainer, I’ve had the family YMCA membership, I’ve been an avid barre fan, I’ve spun, I’ve danced, I’ve cross-fit, and now I can say, I’ve Pilate’d! 

After the birth of my 3rd baby I went through an array of changes. The combination of being older, facing some pretty life-changing surgeries, and just being a busy mom, things in the body department just weren’t going back together the way they did after my first 2 pregnancies. 

I started training at Elite Core in September 2017. While I had technically lost all of my “baby weight”, my body was needing so much more than just a scale. I wasn’t strong, I wasn’t fit, I didn’t want to be in a swimsuit, and I hated my naked body. I just wanted to feel good in my own skin {even though it was stretched thin after 3 babies}.

The owner of the studio, Liza Edebor, is known in the baseball community for transforming athletes. She trained Major League Baseball Pitcher, Jake Arrieta who attributes much of his success to pilates and Liza! Liza also works with the young, the old, and everything in between and because of her my core has NEVER been stronger than it is now. Sure, there are some things that only surgery can fix, but I can actually feel how much stronger I’ve become over the past 9 months! What I love the most is that Liza is a mom too so she “gets it”!

Liza’s a no-nonsense, witty, and hysterical north-eastern girl that motivates, inspires, & constantly encourages! She just has this energy about her that we all love!

Elite Core Pilates Owner, Liza Edebor

Her studio classes feature training on the reformer, chair, cadillac and Pilates spring board, with combination classes featuring TRX, rebounding, rowing, gliders, weighted body bars, hand and leg weights, stability ball exercises, Pilates boxes, pull up bars and cardio circuit training. She offers group classes, private sessions as well as small group sessions. During the school year I always take my littlest one with me and now that school is out, I take all 3 of my kids! Elite Core Pilates has a super cute playroom, but if your kids are like mine and don’t stay in the room, there is plenty for them to stay occupied!

My personal favorite is the group classes! I love seeing the same faces week after week and watching how much we all grow personally and physically. It’s like our little fitness family! 

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Elite Core Pilates, the mission, the owner, the facility, but most importantly, I can’t say enough about the changes in me.

:: GIVEAWAY ALERT :: We are incredibly excited to giveaway a Private Session with Elite Core Pilates + $100 gift card to Lululemon! Make sure to comment on this blog post to be entered – you can enter over on Facebook too! We will randomly select a winner on Friday. 

Thank you to Laura Morsman Photography for capturing these images during a private Elite Core Pilates class in honor of my personal monumental change!


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34 Responses to Pilates? I Thought You Said “Pie” & “Lattes” – My Elite Core Pilates Transformation

  1. Natalie June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Love Pilates!! It has been the only thing that has ever changed my body. Slow and steady! Wish there was a Pilates studio in Austin that offered childcare 🙂

    • Allison Mack
      Allison Mack June 5, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

      Studio Sitter is a great option too – they come to you for childcare where it’s not already offered. The great news about Elite Core PIlates is that they at least welcome kiddos and have resources to keep the little ones occupied 🙂

  2. Ashley T June 5, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    We are moving out to bee cave ina few weeks from downtown and I can’t wait to try their classes! I’ve seen them on Instagram but so good to hear a great review AND to know they have a kids play room! How old do your kids have to be to be in the play area? Thanks!

    • Allison Mack
      Allison Mack June 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

      I was at Elite Core PIlates today and since it is summer there were a lot more kiddos than normal. We had an 8 month old that hung out with us in the main room either in her carrier or super close to here mama. I had my 2 year old who totted around and then there were a couple of older kiddos in the playroom area – 5 & 7 years old. Super kid friendly place all around!

      • Ashley T June 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

        Ok so great to know thank you!!

  3. Caroline June 5, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I need this–esp. after 4 kids!

  4. Anonymous June 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

    I have been dying to try Pilates with Liza! My body is ready for some help and I’m ready to embark on a new fitness regimen!

  5. Elisa June 5, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!!! I can finally fit something like this in my budget if I end up loving the free session! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  6. Krysti C. June 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

    Would love to give this a try! Have always wanted to but never made it a priority after having my three girls. Now that they are a little older, I’m Hoping that will change!! Loved reading about your experience!

  7. Anonymous June 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

    This sounds amazing and I need all the help I can get! I’ve always wanted to try it but scared about how completely unbalanced and inflexible I am. 🤫

  8. LouAnn Covington June 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    You look amazing!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  9. Lela Rawson June 5, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

    I need to get my butt in there and train with you rockstar moms!!! Y’all look amazing

  10. Marjan Linnell June 5, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

    With four years between baby #1 and #2, currently nursing and working full time with two littles my workout regimen needs help!! Would love to try this!

  11. Amy Fraser June 5, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

    When I started with Liza in December of 2016 i had sever lower back issues and zero core.
    During the course of the next 9 months i developed strength and muscles I can honestly say I never had before.
    I can truly say that Pilates and Liza helped me during my most challenging time in my life. I am
    Stronger and more fit than I have ever been! I was physically capable of being my mother’s caregiver and it is all because of Liza and her classes. Elite Core gave me a gift I can never say thank you enough for, you strengthened me, mentally and physically.
    Thank you Liza, for making classes: privates, duos, trios and our group sessions fun, challenging and always entertaining.

  12. Jen Cook-Mishkin June 6, 2018 at 12:26 am #

    I love it! Feeling good in your own skin is the ultimate mommy makeover by far.

  13. Natalie Buchanan June 6, 2018 at 6:26 am #

    Amazing!! I am 30 weeks pregnant with my first and can’t wait to get started after I am cleared after delivery!! Beautiful strong ladies 🙌🙌

  14. Krista Hester June 6, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    Wonderful article about an amazing woman!! You girls look fantastic!! Love the photos! My favorite is the photo of Liza laughing! She is always so supportive, encouraging and helps me work through all of my injuries. Truly the best! Elite Core is truly such a happy, fun environment and seeing your little peanut between classes is always the highlight of my day! 💕

  15. Marissa June 6, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Would love to try pilates!Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  16. Jen.W June 6, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Such an exciting giveaway! My core needs all the love it can get after my twin pregnancy! I’m 4 months postpartum and can’t wait to feel like I have a strong core again.

  17. Kate June 6, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    You look great! Would love to give this a try!

  18. Amy June 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

    I’ve been dying to know where Jake Arrieta trained (huge Cubs fan here)!! I’ll definitely be checking them out…

  19. Frida Jackson June 6, 2018 at 8:50 pm #

    Pilates is probably the best workout I’ve ever done! I love this story. I just wish I could find a great studio to keep working out.

  20. Sarah June 6, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    Love this type of workout, though it’s been years since I’ve done it with two under two, and the fact that it’s so kid friendly. Would love to win and try it out; thank you!

  21. Anonymous June 6, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    Would love to check out this Pilate studio. I have 2 little ones and need to get my core back.

  22. Tawney Booth June 6, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

    Thanks for the recommendation- really want to check this studio out.

  23. Jessica Slockett June 7, 2018 at 5:07 am #

    I’ve been wanting to try Pilates for a while now. I have the hardest time fitting exercise into my days as a working mom of three.

  24. Amber Anderson June 7, 2018 at 7:06 am #

    Thank you for being so transparent in this article – we need more “real” Mom talk on what our bodies go through during and after pregnancy! Never tried Pilates but I would love to and Elite Core studio looks amazing! (And who doesn’t need a new pair of yoga pants!) 💕

  25. Elissa Emily Allen June 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

    What stong Mama’s I would love to try pilates – as a teacher I like to use the summer to destress and get fit.

  26. Jessica Martinez June 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    Sigh..I hear so many wonderful things about Pilates and would love the chance to win! After baby 2, this would be appreciated!

  27. Candace June 7, 2018 at 11:27 pm #

    first of all, I love Laura Morsman Photography! She’s the best. Secondly, I’ve been trying to figure out the best next step to get my body AND MIND back into a healthy state through exercise…..this could be the thing I need. 3 and half years post baby and I’m still putting it off! ha ha…..

  28. Angela June 8, 2018 at 7:02 am #

    Yes! Would love to win this try out a private Pilates session!

  29. Angela June 8, 2018 at 7:04 am #

    Yes! Would love to win this and try out a private Pilates session.

  30. Sarah C Pevehouse June 8, 2018 at 8:05 am #

    This is great! We just relocated to the area and I’ve been searching for fitness options. My kids are old enough now to entertain themselves if there’s a room for them to hangout it!

  31. Jenna Lester June 8, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    I had no idea this place was open near me! I can’t wait to try it. <3 I love Pilates!

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