“Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit“ - Joe Pilates

Empower Your Body & Mind

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Private Sessions

One-on-one sessions are tailored for your wants and body’s needs. Each session will utilize the entire Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels) to achieve your goals. Pilates is known for creating a strong core, long lean muscles and beautiful posture.

Group Classes

Find community and inspiration as you workout. Group classes are small with 3-4 participants using the entire Pilates apparatus. Classes are results-oriented and cost-effective. You will get attention and detail in your session and sweat with your friends.

Online Sessions

Virtual classes help you maintain your workout from anywhere including the comfort of your own home. They are a great way to maintain your practice, stay healthy & fit, and connected to community. Offerings are One on One privates, Group Pilates Mat classes, One on One Personal Training and Group Strength Training classes.

About Francesca Gorgone

I’m Francesca, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Pilates Instructor and the founder of Powercore Pilates. I am also a proud mother of 2 sons, and dog mom to my greyhound, Lazy. I’m a competitive runner and have completed numerous marathons, including the New York City Marathon. 

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We empower your body by giving you the workout YOU need to be strong and fit. You will get challenging, fun, results-oriented workouts. Whether individual or group classes, your workouts will be tailored to your goals and needs. YOU can be an athlete, a weekend warrior, golfer, a couch potato, someone with a bad knee or bad back, someone who wants to tone up, and STILL get a safe and effective workout. YOU will be a stronger version of yourself.

What our Clients Say

“I have been working out with Francesca for about 7 years. I continue to be amazed at the muscles I didn’t know I had! Francesca totally focuses on me, and my technique, and the better I get, the more exacting the instructions become. It is continuous improvement. The workouts vary according to my needs, and Francesca is creative in her pursuit of increasing my abilities. The variety of equipment is incredible, and Francesca always strives to increase her knowledge. If you value your body, Francesca is essential.”

Peggy Surdyk

“Francesca completely engages. She coaches me through each movement, demanding perfection, and praising it when I get it. Francesca has taught me the importance of being conscious of every muscle, controlling from my core, and constantly reaching for more. She never loses focus on me, noting when I’m not breathing right or losing my attention on a particular limb or muscle group. Francesca doesn’t just get my best, she inspires my best.”

Michael Ballard

EXCELLENT
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Dario P.
Dario P.
2021-04-13
Amazing is the best/only way to describe Francesca at Powercore. She is incredibly knowledgeable, welcoming and a clear-cut experienced professional. As someone new to Pilates seeking to improve core strength and knock out back pain, Francesca’s process really takes into account your goals & physique in her teaching style with focus on form to attain these goals. Highly recommend this service. You won’t regret it!
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Marion Lancial
Marion Lancial
2021-04-12
Francesca is an amazing teacher ! I had so many troubles with my back and absolutely not a fitness girl, but thanks to her, this memory is long gone and I even enjoy a good workout with her ! She always takes in consideration how your body feels and she adjusts the exercice to help you. And the must for me was about all the virtual classes she offers now : with 2 kids, it is the only way for me to keep training ! Pilates changed my life thanks to her kindness and motivation ☺️
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Suchaya Laddaphan
Suchaya Laddaphan
2021-04-12
I have known Francesca of Powercore Pilates and been her client for over a decade. I have recommended Francesca to many of my friends in the past years because I know she can be that source of knowledge when it comes to Pilates and adjusting to each client’s needs. After an injury, Francesca understood my difficulty in range of motion in my left shoulder and was able to tailor the Pilates movements to be more comfortable to perform and also assisted in my physical therapy at every session. She would recommend exercises that I can do at home and reinforce it when she saw me in class. The attention that Francesca provides to her clients shows that she cares about her clients and that’s how she is able to maintain her client relationship so well over the years I have known her. I have worked out with her other clients at group sessions and they are many same faces that I have seen over the years. She has known me since my early 20s and I am now in my mid 30s. It goes to show the trust that I have in her to be my Pilates and personal trainer. Even with the pandemic, she was able to quickly adjust to the situation and offered virtual classes including group Pilates class that I am still a part of. She always asks her clients for feedback throughout the years to ensure that her clients are getting what they need and if there are areas that she can improve upon or offer better, she will try her best to accommodate or take on the challenge. Last but not least, her studio is very well maintained and has the necessary equipment that will keep you engaged and challenged in each session, whether it’s a Pilates class or a personal training session.
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Erin Lyons
Erin Lyons
2021-04-12
I absolutely love doing Powercore pilates. Not only do I have the best time working out, I feel so strong and energized afterwards. Francesca is a patient and caring teacher, and she makes the whole experience so enjoyable. She explains every thing clearly, so no prior experience is necessary. I definitely recommend doing Powercore pilates for anyone who is interested in getting an amazing workout and having a good time.
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Laura Gates
Laura Gates
2021-04-11
Francesca knowledge of the classic pilates method and continuing education makes her a great instructor, she spends time explaining each position and ensures you are getting the best work out. She has been a life saver for me, when I started going to her studio I was having cronic pain and now almost 2 1/2 years of practicing my pain has reduced and my body feels stronger my posture has improved overall a great place Thank you Francesca! Bonita
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Rania Attia
Rania Attia
2019-08-23
I’ve worked with Fran for about 3 years now and she is an excellent and knowledgeable trainer. She trained me throughout my pregnancy. Fran was able to work on strength and challenge me in a very safe and effective way which helped with my delivery and post-partum recovery. I highly recommend power core Pilates!
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carol bolon
carol bolon
2018-05-12
In individual sessions or in group Boot Camp Francesca will adapt the work out to your needs. You will shape up and be happy.
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2017-11-27
I highly recommend Francesca to anyone looking for a Pilates instructor or personal trainer. She pushes me to get the most out of every workout, focusing on meeting goals and using proper form. At the same time, she emphasizes safety, taking care to avoid injury. She knows her stuff, is fun and encouraging, and gets results!
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Peggy Surdyk
Peggy Surdyk
2017-08-28
Once you experience the Powercore Pilates, you will never be satisfied with any other instruction. I have lost 2 pant sizes, I am toned, and I continually receive compliments on being in shape. All because of Powercore Pilates. I am treated with respect, concern and care. Don’t waste your money elsewhere !
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We are located in Vienna, close to Tyson’s Corner.

9425 Talisman Dr, Vienna, VA 22182