Personal Training: What’s It Worth?

I’ve heard that personal training costs “too much.” In some cases, I agree. If a “trainer” is only telling you which machine to get on next between texts and how many reps to do, you should not pay a penny more than you absolutely have to.  Assume that trainer doesn’t have a nationally recognized certification

Mar 12, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 3

Figuring it out:  Ten Things to Look for in a Fitness Program We all want to make changes but often we don’t know where to start.  If you are considering a new gym or a work-out program, here are a few things to ponder: 1.  What is your goal?  Are you looking to change your body?

Mar 06, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit In a Year? FIY week 2

In the spirit of new year assessments, we turn to the more spiritual areas of life — the philosophy and force that drives you.  It’s time to take stock. The question to ask yourself this week is who am I?  As a person, who have I become this past year? Take stock of the past

Feb 25, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You be Fit in a Year ? FIY Week 1

One of my favorite writers, Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Theo Le Sieg and Dr. Seuss) once wrote: “Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.” Let’s take that thought into 2013.  Let’s unleash a collective grin because we’re all still here.  And we’ve all been given another chance to get it right. Speaking of getting

Feb 20, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

13 For 2013

Your 13 Health Improvement Tips for 2013 Think of this as Resolution Rescue: 1. Set your goals! Make sure you have a clear reason for making the changes you’ll need to make. It cannot be to lose weight. Weight is the wrong number to watch. (Read more about weight here.) A better goal would be

Feb 05, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

UNC Study reports Chi Running Reduces Impact!

We are so excited to announce the publication of a 1-year study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showing the Chi Running technique was found to produce less impact and higher efficiency, when compared with 3 other common styles of running! The study, A Comparison of Lower Extremity Joint Work and

Jan 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Weight-Loss: The Biggest Lie

I can barely stand the month of January.  Everywhere I turn, or everything I turn on, is blaring at me about losing weight.  Sensa, Jenny, Nutri-Systems, SlimFast, and worst of all, Weight-Watchers, are all yelling at us to lose weight.  Even our doctors are saying it. I guess we really can’t call it a lie

Jan 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Inflammation: What is it? Why do We Care?

It’s become pretty clear to scientists that low level chronic inflammation is at the root of several chronic diseases.  In fact, these diseases are the major epidemics of the 21st century. What’s a chronic disease?  It’s a diagnosis for something you live with and try to manage—until it kills you.  You don’t cure it.  You’

Aug 29, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

Losing Weight is Not a Goal!

I hear this from people all the time:  “I want to lose __ pounds.” My response is always the same:  “And then what?” Why?  Because losing weight is not a goal.  It’s a temporary and finite experience. And it’s integral to the yo-yo experience.  Sure you feel good for the accomplishment.  But how long does

Jul 03, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

How Are Your Roots?

Check this out:   a species of Chinese Bamboo that begins growing the  minute you plant it.   It continues to grow–underground.  It takes years before it breaks through the surface of the soil.  But once it does, it can grow up to 18 feet the first year!  What a root system! That’s exactly how we

Apr 24, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments