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  • All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

    Andy Puddicombe Ted-X: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes For those of you who have risen up to the Take 5 April Challenge, you may be frustrated or struggling to shut your brain off for those five minutes during your mind body scan. Andy Puddicombe does a wonderful job in this 10 minute Ted talk of explaining the transformative power of doing just nothing. He uses the suggestion of 10 minutes, but baby steps! You can graduate do that later! Click the link below to watch this quick video explaining how to go about refreshing your mind daily, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. There's no need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions! Click the ....

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  • April's Take 5 Challenge

    April’s Wellness Challenge: TAKE-5 During the month of April, we’re asking you to carve out 5 minutes from your day to develop and practice some mindful habits with the hopes of increasing your tolerance to stress. In my daily conversations with clients, stress seems to be the biggest complaint and while we might not be able to reduce our stress load, there certainly are strategies to help you cope with stress better. Before we get to those strategies, let’s find out what your current baseline is. How tolerant are you to stress? Take this quiz to find out:
    My family seems to be:
    Stress resistant
    Historically, I have:
    Practice at ....

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  • The Benefits of Mindfulness

    Written by Jared Kauffman At KORE, we focus a lot on the fact that we’re not called KORE fitness but KORE Wellness. We like to stress that there are more sides to wellness than just good nutrition and exercise. Fitness and nutrition are important components of well-rounded health, but what about mindfulness? This month we’re challenging our members to take 5 everyday and practice mindfulness. Most people are immediately think about about meditation when they hear a word like mindfulness. Yes, meditation could one way that you obtain mindfulness, but there is a much more broad definition to mindfulness. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s ....

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  • Your Nutrition Questions Answered

    My mom directed me towards this article written by Mark Bittman, author of multiple cookbooks including, How to Cook Everything, and David Katz founding director of Yale Univiersity’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. The authors do a very good job to address most of the myths of nutrition and is very up to date with current research. It’s definitely worth a read and a good template for most people to use when thinking about nutrition! I will say that if you have food sensitivities or specific anti-inflammatory issues, these answers are for the general healthy person, and you may have to continue with ....

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  • The importance of sharpening the saw

    In Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, habit number 7 involves what he calls Sharpening the Saw. Simply put, it is the habit of self-renewal, the that allows you to keep doing all of the other hard work that demands most of your life. There are four dimensions that you want to focus on physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual, and you want to put equal attention towards each. During our annual inter-gym March Madness competition, we challenged our members to take time to sharpen the saw and take some time for themselves. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Investing in yourself is the single most powerful investment you can make in ....

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  • From ‘the land of mediocrity’ to beast mode, this is Kathryn J’s inspirational journey.

    Member of the Month: Kathryn Johnson From ‘the land of mediocrity’ to beast mode, this is Kathryn J’s inspirational journey. What the staff at KORE has to say about Kathryn: Elise: When I think of Kathryn, I think of the quote by Lysa TerKurst “Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.” To say that I have been impressed by Kathryn would be an understatement. This is a young lady who made a decision to make a change in her health, and has been unstoppable ever since. A lot of people I work with are impatient when it comes to change. ....

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  • The ins and outs of hydration plus 13 tips on how to drink more water!

    Written by Jared Kauffman One of the biggest trends in health and fitness lately has focused on hydration and water consumption. This is no surprise since the human body is anywhere from 50-60 percent water. Water forms the base of almost every cell in the human body. It is essential for everything that takes place in the body. Water is especially crucial in metabolism and energy production which is potentially one of the reasons the health and fitness world has pushed it so hard. Not drinking enough water can have serious health consequences. Mild dehydration can cause headaches, muscles cramps, dizziness, among others. Severe dehydration can cause rapid heartbeat, low blood ....

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  • Let the Madness begin!

    Let the Madness begin! March is almost here and it is time to sign up and get ready for our 5th annual March Madness team challenge! We’ve made some updates to the curriculum and have and made it even better than ever!!! Is this your first time to March Madness? Well here’s a little about the challenge:
    You and your teammates will participate in Mini Challenges that span the month of March. We have tried as hard as possible to make this a challenge that ALL KORE Members can participate in so some challenges reward the tortoise (slow and steady win the race) and some reward the hare.
    We’ve tried to incorporate challenges that push you in different ....

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  • 7 things that we use often that might be compromising our overall quality of health.

    7 things that we use often that might be compromising our overall quality of health. Our gut challenge participants got a much more detailed, scary lesson in all the things available to us for common consumption that are in fact doing more harm than good. For a much more detailed breakdown of this, check out Dr. Stephen Gundry’s Plant Paradox. Here’s a quick breakdown of the scary truth:
    Broad Spectrum Antibiotics - Those antibiotics have done an amazing job saving lives, we have taken a medical miracle and made it a medical nightmare. Improper use of broad-spectrum antibiotics because “I don’t have time to go to the doctor and I need to get rid of this ....

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  • The surprise secret to success? Building up and supporting those around you. Member of the Month, Tony Clyburn’s Story

    The surprise secret to success? Building up and supporting those around you. Member of the Month, Tony Clyburn’s Story Tony supporting one of his gym buddies in her first Murph! What the staff has to say about Tony: Jared:
    Tony elevates everyone around him. We don’t just look for hard work, consistency, or things like that. Yes, Tony has those qualities, but what he does best is making those around him better. He has helped develop community within our classes and motivates others to be better, which in the process makes him better. Tony is super consistent not only with attendance, but attitude, work ethic, etc. So the past few months haven’t ....

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