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Outdoor Adventures


By Alicia Dziak If you’re looking for ways to connect with the great outdoors that are above and beyond your typical hikes, look no further than the Enchanted Mountains, a hub of September activity. Art, nature, education and music come together at some unique local events and activities this month. Griffis Sculpture Park is one of the area’s hidden gems. ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Egg Up Your Diet

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Eggs might just be the easiest, cheapest and most versatile way to up your protein intake. Beyond easily upping your daily protein count— each 85-calorie eggs pack a solid 7 grams of the muscle-builder—eggs also boost your health. They’re loaded with amino acids, antioxidants and iron. Don’t just reach for the whites, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Nordic Walking


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Core Performance is so fortunate to have the amazing Monica Castillo Mengotti as one of their personal trainers and fitness instructors.  Monica brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our studio, as well as a contagious energy that will put a smile on anyone’s face that meets her.  Monica is a fully ... Read More »

Vet Talks Pets The Importance of Annual Exams

Dear Readers: A few weeks ago, veterinarian Sheila Fitzpatrick contacted the Ellicottville Times to ask if we’d be interested in her writing a veterinary advice column again this year. Of course, we jumped at the chance!  Not only is Dr. Fitzpatrick an expert in her field, but you might just know her, too, because she’s a 1983 graduate of Ellicottville ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Commit to Fitness


This summer, Core Performance has had unprecedented success with its Boot Camp Program.  Not only did we run one successful morning Boot Camp, but we ran two, a 6 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. class, simultaneous, for the entire summer. However, as seasons change, so do schedules and fitness can take a back seat. So, how do you maintain your commitment ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Daily Core Use


Over the years and the last few weeks, I have written articles promoting the importance of a strong core for many things.  However, have you ever considered how important your core is for daily activities? Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Nicole Alter Joins Core Performance Team


Core Performance Fitness and Training is excited to announce that Nicole Alter will be joining our power-packed team.  Nicole is not only a NCSF certified personal trainer, but is also certified in nutrition, meal prepping and 1st phorm supplementation. Nicole spent much of her young adult life as a motorcross racer, even going pro at age 24.  To reach that ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Isometric Exercises


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Over the past 11 years, I have seen many trends come and go in the fitness community.  Some, like pole dancing, have a shelf life of a loaf of white bread— it seems like it will last a while, and then one day it’s covered in mold and is thrown away. However, some ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Four Health Rules You Should Be Breaking


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Old Rule: Drink eight glasses of water a day. New Rule: Eat your water. The recommendation to chug all that H2O was likely based on guidelines published in 1945. However, says Howard Murad, MD, author of The Water Secret, much of your daily requirement is contained in foods: fruits, vegetables, beans, and ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Returning to Workouts After Injury


Anyone who has experienced a period of prolonged illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on the body. While doctors and therapists may tell you to exercise in a modified capacity, in reality, the energy and ability to do so may not be available at all times in the recovery process. When an extended period of ... Read More »

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