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Health & Fitness : Mental Health Resolutions


By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer I don’t know about you, but for me, 2017 was a stressful year.  I am not a fan of the “new normal” of political incorrectness or the strange way we have been forced to accept one person’s ridiculous rhetoric while condemning anyone else that speaks out against this nonsense.   How can ... Read More »

HoliMont to Host Olympic Hopeful Event Dec. 28

By Deb Everts In celebration of HoliMont’s “2018 Olympic Hopefuls,” the resort will host an exciting event 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Main Chalet. The casual cocktail reception is to support HoliMont’s own world-class athletes who have graduated from its competitive programs. This year, six of HoliMont’s athletes are among the best in their respective ... Read More »

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 »

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