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Health & Fitness: Dump the Sugar


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer I am truly and utterly shocked at the amount of soda pop and junk/processed food products I see not only in people’s shopping carts, but also in their cars and in their kids’ school lunch bags.  I know I have written article after article about these “foods,” but I am going to ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: You Can Stay Fit After 50


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer I have so many clients who are over 50, and some just over 40, who feel that they no longer can get in great shape and need to settle for the status quo. To those clients, I say, if you have a green light from your doctor to exercise, then let’s go! ... Read More »

Health & Fitness- Q&A: Should I Feel Sore?


  By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer I get asked a lot of great questions in my line of work, some of which I thought I would share with my readers in an effort to answer them for more than just my clients. Since I promote strength training, (which can often create muscle soreness) I am often asked: ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: New Weight Loss Program Offered at Core Performance

  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer At Core Performance Fitness and Training, we strive to meet all of our clients needs.  And, typically, after the holidays have come and gone, our clients are looking for ways to lose the unwanted pounds they have been putting off losing. Exercise, as we all know, is a great way to burn ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: A Holiday Fitness Guide Part 1 of 2


  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer With the holidays upon us, exercise is literally the last thing most of us are thinking about, let alone making extra time for. Instead of focusing on one strength training exercise, I’m going to show you how exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Skip the Soft Drinks


  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Recently, I wrote an article on the many benefits of drinking water. I was pleasantly surprised by the response from people around the community.  Therefore, I would like to follow that article with one about soft drinks. Soft drinks were once used as occasional treats, as sports performance boosting drinks or as ... Read More »

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 »

Cancer-Free, Gursky Joins Core Performance


  By Kim Duke, Owner, Core Performance Fitness & Training Core Performance Fitness and Training is so proud to welcome and announce that Shawna Gursky will be joining our team of fitness instructors. Shawna is not only a certified pilates and kick boxing instructor, she is also a cancer survivor.  As a matter of fact, Shawna just received a clean ... 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 »

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