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3 Exercises for Sculpted Summer Shoulders

  • by Michelle
  • July 30, 2017
As summer continues to roll on, it’s not time to give up on your dream of amazing sculpted arms because you still have time!  This is time to start working on your beautiful sculpted shoulders now to enjoy for the rest of the summer!  This nice weather is going to roll through to the end [...]Read More >>
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5 Tips To Avoid Vacation Weight Gain

  • by Michelle
  • April 20, 2017
  With winter on it’s way out many people are starting to plan summer vacations, but how do we make sure we don’t have to deal with the dreaded vacation weight gain?  It’s funny, most people work so hard in the gym and eat so healthy prior to a vacation to ensure they look amazing [...]Read More >>
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Improve Upper Body Posture With These 3 Exercises

  • by Michelle
  • January 28, 2017
Growing up as a kid I remember my mom always telling me to “sit up straight” and “don’t slouch”; however,  until I began to learn about how important proper posture is in living a pain-free, injury-free, and more comfortable life, I never really paid much attention to my posture.   Now that I have seen severe [...]Read More >>
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CORE Strength Defined – What Is It Anyway?

  • by Michelle
  • January 16, 2017
“Core: the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything”  — www.Dictionary.com   A popular buzz word in the fitness industry these days is “core”; however, this word is very commonly misunderstood.  Many people think of the abdominal region of the body or the well known “6-pack” when they hear the word core; however, this [...]Read More >>
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The Truth About the Sauna and Weight Loss

  • by Michelle
  • December 20, 2016
More Sweat = More Weight Loss? Does It? More Heat = Increased Calorie Burn & More Weight Loss? Does It? It’s Time to Settle the Score   With all the new “hot” yoga and other “hot” group fitness classes popping up, I thought it was time to put the truth out there about the sauna and [...]Read More >>
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Are you Bridging? An Explanation of the Glute Bridge & Why you Should Be Doing it Regularly

  • by Michelle
  • December 12, 2016
Any fitness professional has an exercise that they claim to be the BEST for firming and strengthening the glutes; however, when these claims are made, do they provide you with reasons behind why their exercise is so great? Not only is the glute bridge great for strengthening the backside, but is has many other great [...]Read More >>
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Flat Tummy Tricks – Simple Stability Ball Ab Workout

  • by Michelle
  • November 21, 2016
We all seem to be be looking for ways to get a flat tummy, build a stronger core, or just switch it up from regular abdominal training routine.  There are so many different exercises that have be claimed “the best ever” or “only one you should be doing”, but let’s be honest there are always [...]Read More >>
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Low-Calorie Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe

  • by Michelle
As the winter kicks in and cold dark days are among us, we all crave hearty foods for comfort. Well this low calorie sweet potato lasagna recipe gives you the the warm, hearty, and comforting feeling without all the extra carbs and calories of traditional comfort foods. There seems to be a common understanding that [...]Read More >>
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Improve Workout Motivation with These 5 Tips

  • by Michelle
  • October 31, 2016
  We all go through phases where motivation is high and we are super eager to workout and eat clean so we can look and feel amazing. That phase lasts for a few weeks to a few months, then motivation tends to decrease and decrease as time goes on. Why does this decrease in motivation [...]Read More >>
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12 Minute Treadmill Sprint Challenge

  • by Michelle
  • October 2, 2016
Are you bored of doing steady state cardio on the treadmill? Want to burn around approximately 200 calories In just 12 minutes? Want to experience how I do “cardio”?? The treadmill workout below is considered a “Hiit” workout.  Hiit workouts are known to more effectively burn body fat without compromising our muscle mass due to [...]Read More >>
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Awesome Ab Workout For A Flatter Stomach

  • by Michelle
  • July 27, 2016
It’s summer time and everyone seems to be seeking out that perfect ab workout that will flatten and tone some beautiful abs.  Am I right?  Closer to summer the majority of my clients begin asking for their workouts to be more “ab focused” and that they love ab workouts!   One Quick Thought Pertaining to [...]Read More >>
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2 New Exercises For CORE Strength at Home – No Equipment Required!

  • by Michelle
  • March 17, 2016
There is an on-going debate going on between trainers, fitness professionals, doctor’s, fitness fanatics, and those who just think they know everything about everything about which ab exercises are the best to build 6-pack abs.  I am not even going to attempt making a statement about what the absolute best exercise is, frankly because their [...]Read More >>
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Healthy Snack Idea – Raw Brownie Bites – Ready in 10 Minutes

  • by Michelle
  • March 16, 2016
Do you ever get the mid-afternoon snack attack?? That time of the day when you begin to feel tired and feel like you need a sugary treat to keep you going for the rest of the day? This is the time when we are vulnerable to destroying a whole morning of healthy eating.  We are [...]Read More >>
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One of the Best Ways to Build a 6 Pack at Home – No Equipment Required!

  • by Michelle
  • March 13, 2016
Have you ever wished you could clean your floors and work your abs at the same time?? NO? Well you should, because what an amazing way to muli-task! LOL JK Only weird people like me probably think of these things….. Many people think that in order to get results from a workout you have to [...]Read More >>
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Clean Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing – Better Than Store Bought Alternatives

  • by Michelle
  • March 8, 2016
Are you getting sick of eating your regular balsamic salad dressing, but you continue to eat it because you have been told that a creamy salad dressing = high in calories?  This is true in most cases, especially in store bought salad dressings.  We all love creamy salad dressings, let’s be honest they just make [...]Read More >>
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2 Exercises to Target Your Lower Abs

  • by Michelle
  • March 3, 2016
Let’s keep it real, everyone would love to have a flat stomach and ripped up washboard abs….right? What if I told you that this dream can be a reality for everyone!  With the right nutrition and exercising the correct way the dream of a flat and toned stomach is attainable. I’m going to give you [...]Read More >>
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Healthy Breakfast On-The-Go – Individual Egg & Spinach Bowl

  • by Michelle
  • March 2, 2016
When clients sit down with me for either a personal training initial consultation or a nutrition consultation, a common thing I hear is “I’m way to busy in the morning to eat breakfast”, or “I’m never hungry in the morning so I don’t like to eat breakfast”.  These all sound like excuses to me? I’m [...]Read More >>
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21 Day Reboot your Resolutions Challenge – Is Now Open For Registration!

  • by Michelle
  • February 29, 2016
  Did you set a few resolutions to make 2016 your healthiest year? to lose some weight? improve your fitness level? make more of a commitment to yourself?   How is it going so far?  We are now two months into 2016 and this is a great time to reflect on how things are going.  [...]Read More >>
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The BEST Dynamic Stretch You Should Be doing Regularly

  • by Michelle
  • February 18, 2016
Do you sit at a desk all day? Do you sit down and text or scroll through the internet on you smartphone? Do you workout hard and never stretch or warm-up properly?  If you are guilty of any of these (or all three?) you could be suffering from tight hips, rounded shoulders, and/or tight neck [...]Read More >>
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Beat Afternoon Cravings With These Healthy Snack Ideas & Increase Weight Loss

  • by Michelle
  • February 17, 2016
We all feel it on either a daily basis or just once and a while, that mid-afternoon “slump”.  That time of day where you start to feel tired, hungry (possibly “hangry”), and you begin to crave sugary carbohydrates food     If you are getting this feeling on a daily basis, there are a few [...]Read More >>
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One of the Best Exercises for Firmer Glutes & Toned Thighs: The Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

  • by Michelle
  • January 27, 2016
Over the years I have trained a lot of females and almost every single one of them has asked me which exercise I think is the best for tightening their bum or toning the back of their thighs.  It seems the newest craze is women wanting more curves, meaning adding a little more “junk in [...]Read More >>
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Healthy Snack Idea: Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Chips

  • by Michelle
  • January 26, 2016
Some people have a sweet tooth and some prefer salty snacks to fulfill a craving; however, either way the processed options to fulfill both of these cravings are normally higher in calories, trans fats, additives, sugar, and sodium.  Even though I believe that everything is allowed in a balanced diet in moderation, it’s always better [...]Read More >>
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Vegetarian For a Day? Try This Easy Quinoa & Greens Bowl

  • by Michelle
  • January 19, 2016
It seems more and more people are leaning towards becoming vegan or vegetarian these days, but if you aren’t against eating meat it doesn’t mean you can’t go vegetarian for a day or two.  If done properly their are many ways to get all the nutrients you get from eating meat regularly through other vegan/vegetarian [...]Read More >>
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Maximize Fat Burn By Adding a Metabolic Finisher to your Workout

  • by Michelle
  • January 12, 2016
People are always asking me about the best ways to maximize time in the gym and how to get the best calorie burn in the least amount of time.  There are many ways to get in a good workout with minimal time commitment, but I always stress that a shortened workout schedule should never mean [...]Read More >>
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How to Reduce Muscle Aches after a Day on the Slopes

  • by Michelle
  • January 6, 2016
It is very common to wake up with stiff muscles the morning after a long day of skiing or snowboarding, especially early in the ski season because your body is not yet adapted to the demands placed on it during these popular winter sports.  Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, it is [...]Read More >>
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Michelle’s Top 10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss

  • by Michelle
  • January 4, 2016
Happy New Year Everyone!  It’s a new year, which means many of us are setting resolutions and goals to make this the best year yet.  A common January goal is to lose weight, this is a great goal; however, it is important to have a plan on how you are going to get to this [...]Read More >>
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It’s Challenge Time! CORE Conditioning Present: New Year – New You – 21 Day Challenge

  • by Michelle
  • December 29, 2015
  IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!   NEW YEAR – NEW YOU   21 Day CHALLENGE   Only 3 Weeks to a flatter stomach and feeling great!   ONLY OPEN TO 30 PEOPLE SO……     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!     OUR LAST 6 CHALLENGES HAVE SOLD OUT QUICKLY, SO DON’T WAIT! ONCE IT’S [...]Read More >>
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Healthy Banana Pumpkin Protein Bread Recipe

  • by Michelle
  • December 1, 2015
It’s that time a year again….everywhere you go tasty baked goods and candy seems to be everywhere! This time a year is a true test of willpower, even though I think it’s allowed to splurge a little bit, it’s important to not let “a little bit” turn into “a lot bit”!.  I wanted to share [...]Read More >>

Minute With Michelle -Episode 3: 5 Tips To Stay Hydrated This Winter

  • by Michelle
  5 Tips for Staying Hydrated This Winter Hydration is just as important during the winter months as it is in the summer months, if not more important. Once the temperature drops during the winter months it becomes harder to focus on drinking water, well because it’s cold and most people reach for a warm [...]Read More >>
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Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bites: Healthy Snack Idea For the Holidays

  • by Michelle
  • November 25, 2015
Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the TV on a night and get that “snacky” feeling?  You feel like you want a little something to snack on, but know that you shouldn’t be eating anything that could be detrimental to your fitness/weight loss goals.  Well there are many things that are actually [...]Read More >>
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GYM HYGIENE ETIQUETTE 101 – A MUST READ!

  • by Michelle
  • November 19, 2015
  As winter approaches us there are some basic rules you should follow as a gym member to avoid being “that stinky person” at your gym or in your group fitness classes. During the summer months most gym’s are able to have fans blowing and doors open to let fresh air and a nice breeze [...]Read More >>
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double chocolate cookies

  • by Michelle
  • November 18, 2015
Sounds to good to be true right??? Well I have good news…..It’s Not!!!! When I ask a lot of clients what is keeping them from hitting their weight loss and fitness goals, they say “my sweet tooth”.  I crave chocolate and all kinds of goodies, especially late at night.  My response is always “well guess [...]Read More >>
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Late Night Snacking Done Healthy – 1 Minute Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

  • by Michelle
  • November 11, 2015
Late at night is when most people get the urge to snack on something, and making the wrong choices at this point in the day could be detrimental to your entire day of clean eating!  What if I told you I had an amazing chocolate cake recipe that can be whipped up in less than [...]Read More >>
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Why You’re Not Getting the Results You Want – Guest Post by Mike Whitfield

  • by Michelle
  • November 8, 2015
I got this in an email from Mike Whitfield (www.trainwithfinishers.com) and had to share with my audience also. At CORE Conditioning, my soldiers know how I feel about “fad diets” and “trendy workouts” — meaning we are not about it. It’s all about finding something you can stick to long term, something you enjoy, and [...]Read More >>
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It’s Soup Season! Check Out This Tuscan Bean & Kale Soup Recipe

  • by Michelle
  • November 4, 2015
Guest Post From One of our Amazing CORE Conditioning Trainers – Sarah Mcfadyen CLICK HERE to find out more about Sarah and her expertise!   Tuscan Bean and Kale Soup – Nutrient-packed and easy to make A hot bowl of soup is one of the best comfort foods that hits the spot during the winter [...]Read More >>
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Regular Plank Getting Boring? Let’s Make It Interesting By Adding a Pike!

  • by Michelle
  • October 31, 2015
Are you looking to get a flatter stomach? Have you been told that planks are much better than sit-ups at achieving this goal? (you are on the right track!) The plank is a great exercise to strengthen not only your abdominal muscles, but your entire core! But, have you been doing planks for a long [...]Read More >>

Bored Of Oatmeal? Try This Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Recipe!

  • by Michelle
  • October 27, 2015
Are you not able to eat oats due to allergies? or just bored of eating oatmeal in the morning? Perhaps you are looking for a way to get more protein in your breakfast? This recipe is definitely worth a try!     Ingredients: (Makes 4 Servings) 2 cups soy or almond milk (use unsweetened version [...]Read More >>
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Are You Up For the Challenge? Register Now for the November Healthy For The Holidays 21 Day Challenge

  • by Michelle
  • October 26, 2015
CORE CONDITIONING PRESENTS THE RETURN OF: November Healthy For The Holidays 21 Day CHALLENGE   Only 3 Weeks to a flatter stomach and feeling great!   ONLY OPEN TO 30 PEOPLE SO…… CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!   OUR LAST 5 CHALLENGES HAVE SOLD OUT QUICKLY, SO DON’T WAIT! ONCE IT’S FULL IT’S FULL!   [...]Read More >>
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One of The Best Butt Exercise You Are Not Doing… And My Thoughts On Big Bums

  • by Michelle
  • October 25, 2015
Lately with the craze of the Kardashian’s and all of these celebrities getting surgeries to increase the size of their “booty”, I am finding a lot of female clients are coming in asking for the same.  “I want to build up my butt”, “how do I get a butt like Kim?”, “Is there a way [...]Read More >>
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Delicious Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe – Even the Family Will Love It!

  • by Michelle
  • October 21, 2015
Do you have some turkey left over from Thanksgiving that you don’t know what to do with? Have an extra turkey in the freezer that you didn’t cook? Here is a great way to use up that extra turkey, as you can cook up a big pot and freeze individual size portions to last you [...]Read More >>