Core Response Pilates and Wellness

full studio



About Core Response
Pilates & Wellness

A native of Santa Barbara, California, Carlos Requejo started his journey of fitness playing soccer and team sports, beginning in early childhood and continuing through high school and beyond. His experience with acupuncture at the age of 16 opened him to a lifestyle of alternative medicine. He came to realize later that experiences of fitness and wellness in his early life had a profound influence on him, ultimately resulting in the opening of Core Response Pilates & Wellness.

In 1984, Carlos began his professional career in fitness and wellness by becoming certified in Group Fitess and Personal Training with AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and certified and licensed with Santa Barbara Massage School. Carlos profited by realizing the benefits inherent in his teaching and training at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club and his work in massage for 13 years. Continuing his path in wellness, he obtained certification in yoga with the White Lotus Foundation in 1994. Embracing the philosophy of yoga as a lifestyle with health benefits allowed him to share this way of life with his clients and friends.

In 1995, as a co-owner, Carlos took over a dance studio in the historic district in Santa Fe, New Mexico, off Canyon Road. He reopened the business as StudioEast Fitness and Yoga. It was here that he discovered the benefits of Pilates through Michele Larsson, a second-generation protégé of Joseph Pilates.

As Carlos continued to expand his knowledge of fitness and wellness, in 2001, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to work solely in the field of Pilates. He obtained certification with STOTT Pilates®. In 2006, he eventually opened his own studio, Core Response, a fully equipped Pilates studio in Santa Monica, California. In 2014, he moved his studio to a larger space and opened Core Response Pilates & Wellness. It is here where Carlos integrated his vast knowledge of fitness and wellness with a staff of knowledgeable instructors to offer the best of both worlds.

Core Response Pilates & Wellness offers state-of-the-art Pilates equipment, including professional reformers, V2 Max™ reformers, trapeze table, stability chairs, spine correctors, ladder barrel, arc barrels, TRX™ suspension training units, and numerous small apparatuses to ensure challenging and varied workouts.

The highly qualified and nationally certified instructors at Core Response tailor workouts to each individual's needs, based on specific goals and within a safe environment. Core Response specializes not only in athletic, rehab, and general fitness, but also in scoliosis and pre- and post-natal workouts. The studio also works with referrals from chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, dermatologists, and orthopedic surgeons.

Private and semi-private sessions are offered by appointment only. Group classes in Pilates, yoga, and barre are also offered and can be reserved online.

Carlos Requejo

Carlos Requejo, owner of Core Response Pilates & Wellness,
and certified Pilates trainer



Core Response Pilates & Wellness
2901 Ocean Park Blvd.,
Suite 212
Santa Monica,CA 90405

(310) 392-2151