Joy Perugini's nineteen years of diverse experience in the fitness industry include establishments throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine provides a strong knowledge-base to her work. Joy started as a student athletic trainer at Eastern College in Pennsylvania and interned at a physical therapy center treating sports related injuries. During a two-year residency on Maui, Hawaii, Joy served as the Lead Fitness Trainer at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, rated the #1 Resort Spa in the World by Conde Nast Magazine. Joy's tenure there increased her knowledge of the spa industry and importance of customer care.
Joy was born and raised in West Hartford, CT and returned there as an in-home personal trainer, helping many clients achieve their wellness goals. She later managed a health and fitness center for a major international corporation based in Hartford, CT. Joy opened Core Studio in June 2006. Her vision was to create a "boutique-style" group exercise and personal training studio, forming a hybrid of the fitness and spa industries. Along with customized training to individuals of all fitness levels and abilities, Core offers group classes ranging from yoga to cycling to zumba. The studio boasts a distinctively friendly atmosphere in an industry known to intimidate many.