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Health & Fitness: Giving up Sugar for Lent

By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Lent — a Christian season of preparation before Easter. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: The Mood – Exercise Connection

By Kim Duke neta & afaa Certified Trainer It’s about that time of year when the sight of wool makes your skin crawl — literally. We’ve been insulated by layers of clothing (and the occasional comfort food) and it’s finally time to peel it all away. With spring in sight, the longer days and better weather mean a renewed energy ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Use Muscle Science to Create ‘Cuts’


By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer No matter how much some people exercise, visible muscle definition escapes them, and they simply cannot get the kind of defined “cuts” that they seek, nor shed that layer of subcutaneous water beneath their skin. So what gives? Unfortunately, those elusive cuts spring up only after a variety of factors are in place, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Belly Fat 101


By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer A new year is always an excellent time to make a fresh start. It’s during this time that we seem to stop and reflect on what was good about the past year and what was not so good. Typically, we make resolutions with very good intentions to change behaviors, diets and direction. It’s ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Metabolism 101


By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Google the word “metabolism” and you will discover that you need to be a biology major to clearly understand the chemical transformation that takes place within the cell of living organisms. The process, like so many other processes that take place within us, is nothing short of a miracle. So, to break this ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: CrossFit Part 2 – Distance Movements


  By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Last week, I talked about the CrossFit fitness craze that is extremely popular in the industry right now, even though it came on the scene in 2000. CrossFit, a trademark of CrossFit Inc., is strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. ... Read More »

Core Performance Fitness & Training Open House


  On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, 4–6 p.m., Core Performance Fitness and Training will be hosting an Open House. Core Performance offers not only personal training, but also the best group fitness. Yoga, Pilates, Core Lab, and Power and Strength classes are all on the December schedule. All instructors have extensive training and mentoring, and will be available for questions ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: The Cleanse Experience

By Kim Duke As a professional in the fitness industry, I am always looking for more ways to keep my clients and myself looking great. I have a clear understanding of how strength training and cardio training will rev up your metabolism and help you to build a strong body and heart, but as a personal trainer, I have had ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Your Body is Your Best Investment


by Kim Logel, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Your body is your most important investment in life, and fortunately, it is something you have control over. So often, an injury or health scare is what will get you thinking of a better health and fitness regime. Why wait for that injury/health crisis to occur? Start now and minimize the risk of ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Building the Female Workout Program


One of the many reasons I decided to become a personal trainer was because one of my first trainers was a man — a man who trained ALL of his clients like they were men. Now, you know I advocate training hard — following many of the rules men follow to get great results. However, the mistake that some fitness ... Read More »

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