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Health & Fitness: Prevent Shoulder Injury

By Kim Duke In everyday life, your shoulder gets a real workout.  It moves just about every time you do. You use it for lifting, reaching, or even throwing a ball. You can grab something high or pick something off the ground. You can do all these things because a healthy shoulder has a great range of motion, and that’s ... Read More »

Eat Healthy and Stay On Budget

By Kim Duke Do you feel like as an adult, life seems like an endless array of bills?  That we continuously move forward so that we can keep up with the arrival of the endless amount of mail/bills that need to be paid? AND, on top of bills, it feels like the price of everything you need in life continuously ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Boot Camp at Core Performance

By Kim Duke BOOT CAMP.  Words to describe how our military train.  There are no better role models for strong bodies than our men and women in the military.  Boot camp is comprised of four key principles: fortitude, endurance, agility and power. The goal is to improve mobility, speed and stamina to outwork and outlast the opposition. Every summer, Core ... 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 »

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 »

Health & Fitness: Four Health Rules You Should Be Breaking

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Old Rule: Drink eight glasses of water a day. New Rule: Eat your water. The recommendation to chug all that H2O was likely based on guidelines published in 1945. However, says Howard Murad, MD, author of The Water Secret, much of your daily requirement is contained in foods: fruits, vegetables, beans, and ... Read More »

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