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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

i hate when this happens

times are tough. and it's scary how we can't easily put our arms around things and make them better.

it's bad enough that i lost my job last month, but it seems that not a week goes by that i don't hear about another friend who's suddenly in the same situation :(

and now i receive word that a promising studio in redondo beach will have to shut its doors at the end of the year. sigh...

The Core, Your Perfect Center has touched thousands of lives since opening in June 2007 and we're sorry to say our final day of business will be December 31, 2008.

We'd like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the support and love you've given us from the start.

We invite you to join us in these final weeks as we celebrate the beautiful people, beautiful space and beautiful classes at The Core.

We've updated our schedule with additional classes past December 20th; please take advantage of as many classes as you can before our final farewell.

We look forward to seeing you soon. . .

Melinda, Angela & Dan Fornero
Core Creators

Melinda Fornero had a vision. She dreamt that children would have a space to laugh and grow while learning to channel their energy in a positive direction. She hoped adults would find a home-away-from-home where they could forget about the worries of their day and escape to a place that would welcome and love them unconditionally. She yearned to gather the South Bay's finest instructors and offer classes unlike those found in any other studio or gym.

Her dream was realized. It was realized on Sunday as 150 of The Core's greatest supporters snuggled into the Nia room for a concert that resonated with Joy and Peace. It was realized in yesterday's art class as 11 children made holiday wreaths with the excitement and pride that exemplifies what this season is all about. It is realized right now as 5 girls dance in Hip Hop with a confidence they hadn't discovered until Miss Melinda came into their lives. It was realized as 6 adults sat in tears on our couches moments ago, comparing The Core to the television show "Cheers". . .where everybody knows your name. . .

and in these hard times, it helps to have a sense of humor. here are some "want ads" the core has posted on its website. it can't hurt to try, right?



Business for sale! =) One-of-a-kind concept, quality classes, dedicated clientele, experienced and professional staff. You buy it, we'll run it!

'Tis the season for giving. Give us a gift of a second chance!



We're a family with a dream of bringing joy to children and serenity to busy adults. Please keep our dream a reality. We're waiting by the phone =) (310) 542-2182.

P.S. Wait til you try Nia... you'll never look back!