mission statement

Our goal is to help restore strength and mobility by using the power of strengthening the body, mind and spirit through post-rehabilitative Pilates, in a serene setting that offers a time to heal mentally, emotionally and physically.  

about core compassion project 

Breast Cancer survivors are faced with many challenges. Radiation and chemotherapy can be extremely rough on the body. According to the American Cancer Institute, fatigue is one of the most common and distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment. Cancer can cause one to experience feelings of sadness and fear, sometimes leaving one unable to perform a regular daily routine. Exercise is important for everyone, even cancer survivors, so it is crucial to slowly build a fitness regime after cancer for continued good health.

Core Compassion Project provides Pilates scholarships to breast cancer survivors. Every $500 we collect provides one survivor 10 private sessions with a qualified and approved Pilates Instructor who will create a program specific to the recipient’s needs with a goal of encouraging them to gain strength physically and mentally.




Jill Hinson, a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, is the owner of Core Studio Pilates and Yoga, and is proud serve as Executive Director of Core Compassion Project. Jill founded the non-profit when her very first client let her know she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In search of how to help this client, Jill spent many hours studying the effects of breast cancer on the body, and knew that Pilates would provide much needed assistance in bringing survivors back to optimal health.

Jill also knew that, due to the expense of medical bills, many women who needed Pilates could not afford private specialized training . In pursuit of providing a way to help her clients, Jill felt a calling to start a non-profit organization to provide post-rehab Pilates scholarships to women in need of rehabilitation. This led to the birth of Core Compassion Project.

Jill graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance Education. At age eleven she was a patient at the Shriners Hospital for Children® in Greenville, SC. Her chronic hip pain experience with unknown diagnosis has driven Jill to work to understand how the body moves and the importance of core strength. In 2013, Jill began HEALTHY PLEASE, a lifestyle blog based on Pilates, gardening and living healthy. Jill has been featured in SHAPE and Pilates Style Magazines.


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Jordan is an associate attorney at Stepp Law Group, PLLC in Monroe, North Carolina, and acts as the legal advisor to the Core Compassion Project Board of Directors. Jordan grew up in Union County, North Carolina where she now serves on this Board and volunteers her time with other causes such as the American Red Cross and the Union County Community Shelter. Jordan is a graduate of Appalachian State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and is a graduate of Charlotte School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. Jordan was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2014. Jordan is passionate about the Core Compassion Project as her family has been touched by breast cancer and she has seen the difficult recovery process that follows. Jordan practices Pilates and enjoys the blessing of seeing wonderful women have the opportunity to participate in an incredible healing process both physically and emotionally that they might not otherwise have if not for the efforts and supporters of the Core Compassion Project.