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Health & Fitness: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer One of the strangest things I hear during fitness assessments is the admission that many of my new clients do not drink water.  Their reasons range from odd to insane, like they do not like the taste, or they just don’t think about it, and the most bizarre, it makes them need ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Jump Your Way to a Better Body

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Most of my clients have a desired goal of developing a sculpted body. Not too bulky, just lean and fit.  They have come to me since they want a clear way to achieve this goal.  I provide them with strength training to build their muscles, and with many of them we train ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Heart Rate Training Zone Calculation

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Hello Friends! Last week I shared how to get a Maximum Heart Rate. This week, let’s calculate your heart rate training zone. As I stated last week, calculating various heart-rate intensity zones allows you to choose intensity zones appropriate for accomplishing certain goals. Zone 1 Target Heart Rate (THR): 50 to 65% ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: A Guide to Heart Zone Training

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer We’ve all heard the saying “knowledge is power,” and in the industry of health and fitness, there are no greater words.  We know that we need something to get us headed in the right direction for better health and fitness.   However, not all of us are ready to join a gym ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Fitness Weekend Coming Oct. 23-24

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer & Owner, Core Performance Fitness and Training It’s just two weeks until the EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5K draws runners to town for what may be the biggest fitness weekend of the season. It all starts on Friday, October 23 at Core Performance Fitness and Training, where we’ll be hosting an ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Childhood Obesity vs. Technology

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer In my last article, I gave up my age to point out that getting older is no reason to stop exercising. Instead, it is the main reason to continue to exercise. That said, because of my age I grew up quite differently than kids of today.  I, like most of my friends ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Exercising and Aging

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer So, this is a BIG year for me.  I am hitting a milestone age, the big 50. Yikes…! As much as I am proud of how I look and how I’ve aged, I can still see the effects of aging on my body. As you age, you lose muscle and bone mass ... Read More »

Health & Fitness- Fall: A Super Season for Shaping Up

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer How many New Year’s Eves have you spent sipping champagne and vowing to get more fit in the coming year? And how many times have you failed to follow through? “December 31 over a drink is too late to set goals and make promises,” says Justin Price, owner of The Biomechanics, a ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Take Charge of Your Health

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Sometimes we’re so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge of your health is something you can do at any age, and can be as easy as starting your day off with a glass of water. In fact, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Don’t Regret DOMS

By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer We all know that daily exercise is invaluable to keeping our bodies strong and functional.  The old saying, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it,” turns out to be completely true.  You may not feel this way in your youth but as you age, the less you do physically will play ... Read More »

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