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Health & Fitness: The Three Must-Dos of Strength Training

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer All too often, people will choose a cardio workout over strength training, when in reality, strength training workouts, if done properly, will be more beneficial to your body’s muscles, bones, metabolism and energy levels.  Often times, this is because taking a walk or going on a hike does not take much prep or ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Well, it’s that time again – the holidays!  Time to eat, drink and be merry.  I am certainly not going to preach to my readers about what to eat or how much to drink.  But, what I will do is share some tips I have been trying to follow to avoid the inevitable ... Read More »

Health & Fitness- Exercising When Sick: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer You have been so great about your new exercise routine, rarely missing a day since you started up again. Then, all of a sudden, you are waylaid by a cold or flu. What should you do? Should you skip the treadmill or forsake that Pilates class for a late afternoon nap? Will it ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Water and the Body

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA 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—they do not like the taste, they just don’t think about it, and, the most bizarre, it makes them need to use the bathroom. ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: BOSU Brilliance

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Have you seen them and wondered what they were? They look like a Swiss ball cut in half with a solid base.  The BOSU ball (which stands for both sides up), is a great way to increase both balance and core strength while conditioning the entire body. When you focus on multiple elements ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Bouncing Back After a Break

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer We’ve all taken a week (OK, maybe a month) off our workout routines every now and then. Life happens. But will your fitness hiatus completely sideline your progress or just be a little hiccup in an otherwise healthy body? Find out how long it takes for your fitness to go kaput — and ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Being Gratuitous is Contagious

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer There is not a day that goes by that I do not feel inundated by negativity.  This year’s election has saturated our social media and daily conversations.  I dread turning on the morning news and typically end up turning it off as soon as it turns to politics. All this negativity can literally ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Skin Elasticity After Weight Loss

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Recently, one of my clients, who has lost a lot of weight, wondered if she would ever regain elasticity of her skin to match her weight loss.  As much as I wanted to tell her that strength training alone will be the answer to all of her prayers, I know better.  I’ve been ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: New Pilates Class at Core Performance

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By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Core Performance Fitness and Training is thrilled to announce our newest instructor, Monica Castillo Mengotti from Madrid, Spain.  Monica and her husband Javier ,along with their son, moved here two years ago.  Monica owned her own Pilates studio in Spain and is excited to share her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for Pilates ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: 8 Reasons You Are Struggling To Lose Weight

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By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer 1. You skip breakfast.  After a seven to eight hour fast, you need energy.  Food is fuel and by eating breakfast, your focus will improve and so will your metabolism. Make sure to include protein in your meal to keep you satisfied longer. 2. You eat healthy, but too much.  Choosing healthy, ... Read More »

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