Photography by Bonfire Visuals

Fitness and strength have always been at the center of Currie Gossett’s life. Her skills on the volleyball court at Mauldin High School earned her a scholarship to play at Wofford College, and that experience solidified her lifelong love for feeling fit and strong.

When a bad back injury landed her in physical therapy, Currie discovered Pilates as the most effective way to stay strong during her recovery and keep her back strong for the long term. Thus began an ardent love affair with the method that withstood moves across the Southeast and even a stint in Germany.

“During this time I started witnessing this insane boom in the boutique fitness industry,” she says. “We’re all running around in leggings – whether we’re working out or not.”

After she and her husband settled in Charlotte and welcomed their first child a few years ago, Currie began toying with the concept of a full-service fitness studio married with an athletic boutique.

The Gossett-Carnegie family – now numbering four – came home to Greenville last summer, when Currie’s husband joined Gossett Concrete Pipe Company, founded by her great-grandfather in 1944.

Currie had been watching the growth and progress in her hometown over the years, particularly in the fitness community, and thought the time was right to launch her vision here. When a retail location in the heart of downtown became available, C.O.R.E. found its home.

C.O.R.E. stands for Confidence – Optimism – Resilience – Energy, and the signature workout blends Pilates, yoga, plyometrics and body weight exercises with the goal of sending clients out the door a little bit better than they came in.

“I wanted to create a place where I wanted to be, where I could have zen,” Currie says, adding that she assembled her team of instructors from the perspective of a dedicated student. “An instructor can make or break your experience.”

The boutique carries performance and leisure athletic wear for both women and men, from top brands like Michi, Varley, Koral, Terez, Rhone, and Vuori. C.O.R.E.’s popular selection of leggings and such also pop up all over town at in-home parties, fitness studios,and other wellness-focused businesses. Follow them on Instagram@coregrowstrong to stay in the know.

1 N. Main St., Suite N, Greenville | 864.520.1699