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15 Years of Personal Training

Well, it’s official. Exactly 15 years ago yesterday, I went down the secretary of state’s office to file the paperwork to make Core Fitness and Nutrition a legal entity practicing business in Colorado. What a ride it’s been. When I was in high school, my chosen career path was to be a sports journalist. So…

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The Fitness Benefits of Walking

fitness benefits of walking

The fitness benefits of walking are numerous. Walking is something we do everyday but usually not for a very long time. We have short bursts here and there when we are at home or at work. However, because of our busy lifestyles, we usually don’t walk to the grocery store or over to our kid’s…

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Change Your Mindset

Change your mindset

Do you wish you could change your mindset? Do you wish you were different? Better at things in your life that you struggle with? More successful? Or would you like to lose weight? Have better health and nutrition habits? How about feeling more positive about life? You may think that the path to change your…

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Ways To Improve Posture With Exercise

Exercise helps improve posture by strengthening core and stabilizer muscles.

Do you want to avoid having spinal curvatures due to your bad posture? Or are you having low self-esteem because you have poor posture? There can possibly be some major problems that you will encounter later on if you continue to have bad posture. But don’t fret because there are ways to improve posture. If…

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Brain Health: Did Albert Einstein do Burpees?

I often wondered if Albert Einstein did any other type of exercise besides riding a bike around. I bet he would have loved burpees! And, just like Albert Einstein, your brain health is important to act fast. Whether you’re fiddling with the multi-purpose remote, playing one of the fast-paced video games with your kid, or…

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What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a standardized way of determining a person’s fat levels by comparing their height and weight. It is commonly thought to measure the percentage of body fat, however, this is not the case. The index was created in the mid 1800’s by Adolphe Quetelet and was originally designed for measuring…

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The Male Ego and Male Personal Trainer

male ego

Years ago, I wrote a blog about how women have a distorted view of their body. In that blog, I told everyone that 85% of all the clients I have trained in my career have been women: 85%? Why is it so high, you may ask yourself? Why haven’t I had more male clients? Let me…

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Quick Fitness Tips For Your 40s


As you creep past 40 the waistline wants to expand regardless of how much exercise you do and seemingly nothing wants to get tone. While it may appear difficult it is not hopeless. There is no magic formula that will work for everyone, however, there are plenty of fitness tips that you can apply to…

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How Antioxidants Keep Us Healthy

Antioxidants are known for preventing certain diseases and are widely regarded as being beneficial for daily life. In essence, they protect cells in our bodies from molecules called ‘free radicals.’ It is these free radicals that cause damage to our cells which can cause serious diseases such as cancer to start taking hold in our…

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The Different Types of Muscle Tissue

different types of muscle tissue

It’s time to revisit your high-school anatomy class. Today’s class is about the different types of muscle tissue. Muscles are made up of soft tissues that form together in patterns to create different types of muscles. Muscles are either voluntary or involuntary and perform different functions depending on the muscle tissue type. The exception to…

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