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  • Farewell, old friend

    “How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard” - AA Milne This past Sunday I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my constant companion for over 13 years. While it was hard to say goodbye knowing that I would never again have my pre dawn and 4pm alarm clock, my sous chef / dishwasher, my reason we could never kill a fly in the house, and my best cuddle buddy... I just can’t help feeling so lucky to have had the privilege of his friendship. Many of you knew and loved Jack and will share in mourning his loss as well, so my hope is that this note will be a bittersweet send off to one of the greatest dogs I will ever have the pleasure of ....

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  • No time?  It's all about your priorities

    No time? It's all about your priorities

    “Lack of time is lack of priorities” - Tim Ferris We live in a world where everyone is rushing around frantically trying to get all of the things done and constantly complaining about being too busy or not having enough time. Time is the great equalizer, it is one of the only things that every single person on this earth has the exact same amount of: 168 hours in a week, no more, no less. If that’s the case, why are some people running around like chickens with their heads cut off and never have enough time and other people seem to have everything effectively managed and time to spare? It comes down to two very basic things:
    Knowing your priorities
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  • With a commitment to health and fitness that supersedes any excuse, this is Rebecca’s Member of the Month story

    With a commitment to health and fitness that supersedes any excuse, this is Rebecca’s Member of the Month story What the staff has to say about Rebecca: There are a lot of women out there who use pregnancy as an excuse to stop exercising and eat everything they want for 9 months. Most people use any variety of added stress to take some time off from a commitment to moving forward on their personal health journey. Rebecca has been amazingly dedicated to her health journey since joining the KORE family after having her second child. She’s put in the work and achieved a level of health and fitness that she could be happy about after having two babies. Over the ....

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  • Why (and How) do we warm up before exercise?

    At KORE, we have a fairly unique warm-up routine, with exercises that take the body through a very wide variety of movements. It is not unusual for some people starting an exercise program to experience some soreness after their first time doing our warm-up. The biggest reason that we have a mandatory dynamic warm-up at our facility is to prime the body for movement. As our world becomes more and more modernized, most of the movement related tasks once required have been eliminated which means that we spend most of our day moving from one seated position to another. This in turn leads to cold, stiff, and shortened muscles in the body that will be in high demand once you start your ....

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  • After you’ve completed your functional strength test, how do you work to improve it?

    After you’ve completed your functional strength test, how do you work to improve it? The answer: Grease the Groove. Well what in the heck does that mean? Greasing the groove means that you pick your weakest link of the four exercises and you commit to frequent perfect practice of that exercise. The success grease the groove is:
    Perfect practice makes perfect: You cut back your reps of that exercise to a number that you can execute flawless high tension repetitions (the number of reps you do is determined by quality, you should stop before your technique starts to falter)
    The more you do something, the better you get: Without going to fatigue or overtraining, do ....

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  • The top five reasons hard style Kettlebell training is great for your back

    There are a lot of opinions of weight training out there, don't do this, never do this, always do this. Kettlebell training has a lot of those opinions as well, the main opinion being, I have a bad back...I shouldn't use kettlebells. Well, this article in Pavel's 2006 Enter the Kettlebell speaks to the opposite. Obviously, there are many variables we want to ensure before starting a strength training routine with kettlebells (which is why we FMS screen all incoming clients) but once your body is ready to use kettlebells, they might just be the best thing you ever do for your back! The Top Five Extremely Boring Reasons RKC Kettlebell Training is Great for Your Back - Pavel
    1. Kettlebell ....

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  • What is the functional strength test?

    While the functional movement screen is a wonderful tool and helps us make sure that you stay safe and avoid risk of injury, it doesn’t take our members beyond moving well into improving functional performance. We want to create a roadmap to help each member improve every aspect of health. Our areas of focus will center around functional movement, functional strength, and this fall we’ll introduce a fundamental capacity screen too! The functional strength test is a way for you to test your current strength. For this test, we weren’t interested in any amount of weight you could lift but your ability to move your body with the amount of strength needed to live without ....

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  • Fighting Back with a Smile, Dave's Member of the Month Story

    Fighting back with a smile, Dave’s Member of the Month Story Dave came to us to learn more about the Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) for Parkinson's Program as soon as he heard that we had started one. As the head of the speaker’s bureau for the local Parkinson’s Support group he has a great passion for bringing awareness of all aspects of the disease to the local community. As a PD patient himself, he was interested in how the program would be of a benefit to himself. Since Dave’s first day in the program, we all noticed not only how hard he works, but also how great he is at supporting his fellow classmates. Dave always has a great attitude, is enthusiastic ....

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  • Exercise while traveling?

    Written by Kristen Simon Exercise is at the heart of what we do at KORE. While it’s totally fine to take a break from working out - recovery is a part of a healthy life - maybe you want to stick to your exercise routine while on vacation. Now, sure, it’s easy enough to google travel workouts, or for us to provide you with some (we already have some on the YouTube page!), but actually making those workouts happen...that’s another story. We want to get at the heart of what makes exercising while traveling so difficult for some folks, and what we can do to change that. So take a minute and reflect on your last vacation (or business trip, or weekend). How did you spend your ....

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  • Travel well eating strategies

    When traveling or on vacation, most people struggle with sticking with choices that will help keep them on track towards their overall goals in the face of so many options that are quite the opposite. I can distinctly remember my frustration being in the Caribbean on vacation and struggling to find a vegetable to eat instead of what seemed to be an endless supply of french fries. In the majority of destinations, the resorts and restaurants know very well that the trend on vacation is to abandon all self-discipline and restraint and eat in the same fashion because after all, you’re on vacation! Correspondingly, you’ll find that the ....

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