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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 »

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: 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 »

Health & Fitness: Prevent Injuries with Exercise


By Kim Duke Exercise offers a wealth of benefits.  When you exercise, you are giving your body that much-needed ability to move and burn calories, increase muscle mass and rev up your metabolism. And whether you want to believe it or not, exercise actually energizes you.  But, one of the greatest benefits of consistent exercise is injury prevention. No matter ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Present Day Fitness


By Kim Duke,  NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Present day fitness centers look nothing like that did when I first walked into one back in the 80s.  Gone and outdated are the machines for each isolated muscle group:  one chest press, one shoulder press, one leg press and so on.  Instead what you will find are plyo boxes, TRX bands, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Consistency is the Key to Fitness


Through my years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have noticed the one main ingredient that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals— consistency! People tend to be impatient when it comes to exercise. Too many times people do not give their exercise plans enough time to reap the benefits they are looking for. No matter what ... Read More »

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