About Us & Contact Us
Steven Gray -
Essentrics L4 Instructor
I'm Steven Gray. I focused on fitness in 2006 after being a former professional Modern Dancer. I've been dancing since I was five years old in Colorado and have loved every minute. During my time in New York, I had the opportunity to tour the world with The Nikolias Dance Theater, which was an incredible experience. As a fitness instructor, I initially focused on Gyrotonic, but recently, I fell in love with Essentrics and have completed their Level Four certification. I love Essentrics because it allows me to focus on stretching and strengthening my body without needing heavy weights. As I get older, I'm grateful for my dance training, as it has taught me that I only need my body and the exploration of Motion, Space, Time, and Shape to stay strong and flexible. With Essentrics, I can enjoy a workout similar to ballet without fancy steps, high-impact jumps, or extreme turnout. It's a scientifically structured full-body workout that is simple that anyone can do, even if it's their first time trying it out. The best part is that it's challenging enough that you can continue to benefit from it over time. The Essentrics program has helped me develop long and lean muscles with tensile strength that are also supple, just like a dancer's. That's why "Just Dance Into It" is the MotionalCORE tagline. I'm excited to show you how to explore stretch and strength through Motion, Space, Time, and Shape with Essentrics, and I look forward to you joining me on this journey. Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Paul Liberti -
Pilates Mat // Luigi Jazz Dance // Mindful Meditations & Affirmations
I'm Paul Liberti. Besides being a fitness professional for many years, I've had an exciting career as a Broadway actor/dancer and have had the pleasure of working with Jim Henson and the Muppets. These days, I'm involved in Voice Over as an actor, instructor, coach, and director. But my passion for fitness instruction has also taken me down some exciting paths. As a Pilates Educator, I've taught Pilates Mat Classes since 1994, after studying with Anthony Rabara in Princeton and certifying in NYC. For over 20 years, I've taught these classes at Equinox Fitness Clubs in NYC. I'm also a Dance Educator, having taught Jazz Dance classes since 1987, beginning at the Princeton Ballet. I led my signature Dance Fitness Classes at Equinox Fitness Clubs for years. I've been a guest teacher for the Dance Departments at many colleges and universities, including Hope College, Northwestern University, and Princeton University. Additionally, I'm a guide for Mindfulness and hosted an online group in 2020 to promote Mindfulness through meditations and affirmations inspired by the teachings of Louise Hay. We're now offering one of these sessions (free of charge) here at MotionalCORE by popular demand. I hope to bring more of these to this community soon!