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Health & Fitness – Fredrickson Becomes Certified Personal Trainer

Core Performance is excited to announce that our friend and fitness inspiration, Debbie Golley Fredrickson, has completed her certification as a personal trainer.  Core Performance prides itself on offering top-notch classes and training to all fitness levels, and Debbie has been a rising star in this arena from the beginning of Core’s inception. Way back in 2009, Core Performance was ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Why Weight Loss is More Than Fitness and Food

When it comes to rebelling, you probably think of 16-year- olds or people covered in lots of tattoos who like to swear a lot. But over the last few years, I’ve learned that most of us don’t rebel against others as much as we rebel against ourselves. Think about it. How many times have you set out to accomplish a goal ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Spring Into Fitness

Oh, heck yes! It’s been one doozy of a winter, but spring is finally here — and it’s time to get outside and get active again. But let’s be realistic here. The season may technically be spring, but there’s a good chance we’ve still got some cold days and melted snow ahead of us. That’s not going to keep us ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Isometrics

With so much to do in your daily routine, it can be hard to even think about fitting in exercise, much less strength training. But what if you could do a little something in the midst of your regular rushing that could help you maintain your strength? You can! That “something”  is called isometric exercise, or isometrics. Isometrics is a ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Roll Away Pain

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer If you are new to strength training, or anything that pushes your body to perform numerous unfamiliar repetitions, your body will respond with sore and achy muscles.  One of the best ways I have found to relieve those sore muscles is through foam rolling. Foam rolling is an awesome stand-in for a massage.  ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – How to Breathe Properly While Weight Lifting

The following is an article I wrote a while back, but thought it was timely since my last article was about engaging your core. Basically, I tell my clients to engage their core and breathe on a daily basis.  Why? Because you cannot effectively do one thing without the other. Breathing effectively and efficiently during any physical activity will enable ... Read More »

Health & Fitness – Exercising Bad Knees

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Recently, a friend of mine asked me to put together a list of leg exercises that he could do with bad knees.  This friend is an avid skier and cyclist and is only in his 30s, but as he says, “has the knees of an 80 year old.” So, I put together ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: How to Properly Do a Push-Up

The push-up is an amazing exercise that offers a ton of great benefits including: 1. Perform push-ups anywhere. You can do push ups anywhere because they only require your body weight. No fancy or expensive equipment required. 2. Increase pushing strength. Push-ups engage your chest, shoulders, triceps, and core for a complete pushing exercise. If you are benching, you won’t ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Get the Most from Weight Training

“Fit is not a destination. It’s a way of life.” We have all seen that quote before. And, if you are in any fitness industry, you better believe it. As a trainer, my job is to keep up with the ever-evolving fitness trends and tricks. And since I have been a part of this industry since 1983 (yikes), I have ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Slow Down and Enjoy Your Workout

Everywhere you turn, people are screaming at you to get up, get active and get in shape. Of course, the media does not relent, bombarding up with books, self-help programs, fitness gadgets and infomercials. Ugh. It’s enough to make you want to not work out. Meanwhile, the masses continue to struggle to prevent weight gain, often wondering how to squeeze ... Read More »

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