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Health & Fitness – One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle

Clearing Up the Misconceptions In the health and fitness world, the statement “muscle weighs more than fat” is habitually tossed back and forth. In the context of fitness and recording body weight numbers on scales, that statement does not hold much weight. It just does not make sense because one pound is one pound. Technically, the statement is false. The truth is ... Read More »

Jump Your Way To A Better Body

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 aerobically and anaerobically with light to intense jumping-based ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Fredrickson Becomes Certified Personal Trainer

Core Performance is excited to announce that our friend and fitness inspiration, Debbie Golley Fredrickson, has completed her certification as a personal trainer.  Core Performance prides itself on offering top-notch classes and training to all fitness levels, and Debbie has been a rising star in this arena from the beginning of Core’s inception. Way back in 2009, Core Performance was ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Why Weight Loss is More Than Fitness and Food

When it comes to rebelling, you probably think of 16-year- olds or people covered in lots of tattoos who like to swear a lot. But over the last few years, I’ve learned that most of us don’t rebel against others as much as we rebel against ourselves. Think about it. How many times have you set out to accomplish a goal ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Isometrics

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer With the spring season upon us, many of my clients are looking to shed the winter weight.  Of course we are all looking for that magical fix. But as we have learned from shows like “The Biggest Loser,” quick weight loss is not an ideal fix. Plus, as we age, taking off ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Spring Into Fitness

Oh, heck yes! It’s been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it’s time to get outside and get active again. But let’s be realistic here. The season may technically be spring, but there’s a good chance we’ve still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That’s not going to keep us ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Isometrics

With so much to do in your daily routine, it can be hard to even think about fitting in exercise, much less strength training. But what if you could do a little something in the midst of your regular rushing that could help you maintain your strength? You can! That “something”  is called isometric exercise, or isometrics. Isometrics is a ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Roll Away Pain

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer If you are new to strength training, or anything that pushes your body to perform numerous unfamiliar repetitions, your body will respond with sore and achy muscles.  One of the best ways I have found to relieve those sore muscles is through foam rolling. Foam rolling is an awesome stand-in for a massage.  ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Avoiding Overuse Injuries

Recently, a 30-day squat challenge came across one of my emails. It was a challenge so unrealistic and dangerous that the group sponsoring it appalled me. Basically, you start on Day 1 with 50 squats. Each day you add 5 more with periodic rest days and ultimately you end your challenge with 250 squats! Of course, all you get is ... 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 »

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