Blake Dalton is an experienced performance specialist, Pilates Instructor, and personal trainer who delights in the study of movement and how he can use his practice to improve the lives of others. He works at Activcore in Atlanta, Georgia, located just 2 miles from Emory University.
Blake started his journey into movement climbing trees, running trails and stomping in creeks. His love of movement brought him to the study of martial arts and modern dance. It was here Blake discovered his second love the love of teaching and sharing. He draws upon these origins to help make good hard work more accessible and fun for everyone. Pilates, Redcord, and kettlebell training created new pathways to grow further and build bridges to help others find the joy and strength living in their bodies.
Blake is honored and invigorated to be a part of the Activcore team, turning the hopeful into the possible and triumphant. He is thrilled to be surrounded by high caliber individuals searching deeper into the integration of the mind and body.
Beautiful facility with lots of space, and the natural lighting makes it feel like you are outside, which is a nice change from the sterile white light of the office. Kelly is incredibly knowledgeable and has been hugely beneficial in assisting me in my recovery whenever I have been injured, and everybody I have referred over comes back raving about how much better they feel, and always return when they need her again. Blake is also an amazing personality to be around. Super positive, professional yet inviting demeanor, and clearly has a genuine love for his craft and passion for life. I am contemplating breaking both of my arms and legs just to spend more time here. Can't recommend this place enough!
Words cannot express my gratitude, shock and amazement.... Blake Dalton, Dr. Kelly Jones and Activcore truly changed my life in 3 months! I didn’t know anything about Redcord therapy or Activcore. I literally stumbled into a neighborly conversation on the street with Blake. A year post spinal cord injury, I'd been learning how to walk again first with a rolling walker then progressing to forearm crutches. I had inpatient rehab, outpatient PT and massage. All significantly helping my function and pain. But my recovery had plateaued. I still had significant functional limitations and pain in my back and legs. I was intrigued by their focus on the neuromuscular system... and how fascinating (and frustrating at times) when I would work so hard on making one small movement but nothing happened! The progress and improvement in the first few weeks were truly life-changing!! Three months later I am no longer using any assistive devices. I am even walking on uneven ground! I took a 3-mile walk on Christmas! The sensation in my legs and back has changed considerably and continues to do so. Whereas I had constant pain and stiffness, certain muscles are now tight and stiff to tell me they’re being worked as they come back online. Thank you Blake and Kelly!!!!
There was a day, not very long ago, when hubs was actually frightened by the way his spine was betraying him. Everything hurt. He was counting down until the next pain injection, pedaling his life away on a recumbent bike, hanging upside down, breathing exercises, you name it. Then Blake. Of all the people in the world, I can't believe I found the perfect one to unravel the complexities of my husband's pain and FIX it. He asked all the questions, read the doctor notes, started at the right place, made Pilates manly, and importantly, brought hubs along heart & mind & body to the mat week after week with laughter and light until my man's core became strong enough to live again. There is a lump in my throat as I write this reflecting on the gift Blake gave. He took my husband THROUGH IT, to a life that is once again precious and productive and dare I say it: pain-free! We have wasted the time and money on ineffective modalities, which breaks my heart. There is no way around it: low back pain requires you to strengthen your core. And strengthening your core when your back hurts is tricky. Choose your PT or performance coach wisely, and by that I mean go to Activcore.
I have been a client at Activcore for nearly 3 years. I have been training with Blake throughout that time - RedCord, Kettlebells, Pilates - and overall Performance Fitness - both 1:1 and group classes. Since working with Blake, I've seen a serious transformation in my energy and my fitness - at an age and stage that I thought meant my best years were behind me. Blake is very tuned in to my technique, my abilities and mood on any given day, and how to scaffold both an individual workout and a fitness regime over months and years. His workouts for every client (myself, my husband and now my mom included) are challenging, unique, creative, consistently varied and fun!
I have been training at Activcore for years and it's amazing. I started out with Pilates, but was quickly enticed by the integration of Pilates with Kettlebells and Redcord. I also take advantage of their in-house physical therapy. All of the instructors are incredible, but I personally work with Blake who is absolutely phenomenal. He is more than an instructor. Blake is a sage of sorts who has incredible expertise and intuition, and his passion for what he does is infectious. I highly recommend Activcore!
I’ve been working out with Blake at Activcore for 3 years. He’s helped me weather lower back issues, rotator cuff injuries, a sprained wrist, and intercostal damage. Here’s what’s exciting— I keep moving and getting stronger and more flexible despite minor setbacks. Blake accommodates the workout to whatever is going on with my body. And when I’m 100%— he pushes me forward in the nicest possible way. I also use Elizabeth as my physical therapist with excellent results. She coordinates with the trainers so I get back on track ASAP. And I’ve been working with Deanna for nearly 4 years. We have had so much fun. She’s a practically perfect human being. We work on Pilates, aerobic conditioning and balance. I’m 65 and these targeted workouts have made a huge difference in my health and activities of daily living. They make it easy to keep up the swimming and hiking that I like to do. Highly recommended.
Blake is amazing. He is clear and inspiring and I feel good during our workouts. Afterwards, I feel stronger and eager to do more! He's a great teacher who leads us in well designed sessions. Thank you, Blake!
A small group of friends and I did our first group fitness class with Blake Dalton. It was great! He is easygoing but exacting as a teacher, urging us to find nuances in our muscles that we didn't even know we had. He's also patient and kind. And it's super fun to exercise with friends. Looking forward to the full six weeks of the class!
I was impressed by Blake’s knowledge, and learned some new exercises. Great job!
Blake provided a tailored class that met my needs and great instruction for the exercises. Everything was just right. I can feel good changes in my body. I would recommend this to my friends. I especially appreciate Blake’s willingness to teach online, because I would not have attended in person during social distancing. Also, Blake provided good recommendations for alternatives for the weights and therabands, if you didn’t have them.
I find my trainer Blake to be attentive and thorough in my workout. He balances my time so that I am challenged but never over challenged. I thought working with Zoom would be awkward, but I found it just as helpful as a live class.
I mean Blake Is A SUPERSTAR trainer and amazing motivator!
Blake is my trainer, thorough, quick to explain an exercise or correct, great personality. I always feeler better and stronger after my workout. I am continuously surprised at how much a virtual trainer can help.
During a pandemic, we are grateful to be staying in shape and feeling safe. Exercise is still fun with our instructor, Blake Dalton.
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