Celebrating 7 Years in Business
Celebrating 7 Years in Business!
We want to thank all members and staff for their support and loyalty to Core Club & 24/7 Gym
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April Member of the Month
Meet our member, Felicia Zimmerman. She says, "For the past 40 years, exercise has been a constant in my life. In the 1970s, I ran. In the 80s, I did aerobics. In the 90s and subsequently, I’ve walked quickly and done yoga. Along the way, I’ve taken a practical approach to my diet, usually eating chicken and fish and consuming vegetables and fruits daily. But I don’t feel guilty about the occasional dessert.
In late 2016, my doctor expressed concern about my bone density. In turn, I found a trainer who I hoped would help me strengthen my core. Unfortunately, after a few months, I could see that my trainer was ill-equipped to advise a woman who knew what she wanted and needed.
After some research, I found Core Club. For the past five months, I have had twice-weekly sessions with Dave, whom I call my core surgeon. He ensures that our sessions achieve my objectives. Unlike my first trainer’s approach, Dave’s sessions are never boring and always challenge me to raise the bar on my own performance.
Bottom line, if you know what you want to accomplish and stay with it, you can have the body you want—even at 67!
Meet our December Employee of the Month
Meet William “Willpower” Roggi, one of our experienced and committed fitness trainer/instructors. Will has has over 12 years experience in the fitness industry with a background in many areas such as strength and conditioning, sports specific training, mixed martial arts and self defense. While Will works full time for the State of Connecticut, health and fitness is his true passion. Will truly enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. His time at core club has allowed him to do just that. Since joining the team a few years ago, Will has taught multiple group classes, provided 1:1 and group training and taught seminars in MMA, Olympic lifting and self-defense.He has even hosted several speaking events on this topic for state of CT employees.
Will’s own fitness journey began playing sports as a teenager. Throughout high school and college he continued to progress in both sports and strength training. In his early 20’s he began training at Gracie MMA school and also became a certified cross fit trainer. Later, he participated in Olympic and power lifting competitions as well as multiple races and MMA matches. When it comes to health and fitness Will believes that high effort, consistency and determination leads to success.
We are glad to have you as a part of our team!
Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa and Lentil Soup
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth + 1 cup reserved
1.2 Tbsp. organic grapeseed/canola oil
1 organic tomato paste
1 can organic pizza sauce
¾ cup diced roasted red peppers
½ cup chopped fresh spinach
½ large yellow onion, diced
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup french cut green beans
1 1/2 cups cooked green lentils
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. chipotle powder
1 Tbsp. liquid aminos
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
1 Tbsp. dried basil
1 tsp. thyme
½ – 1 tsp. granulated garlic
Pink Himalayan salt to taste
1. In a large pot, simmer on medium/high heat, the oil, prepared onion, roasted red peppers, garlic and spinach. Cook until onion is translucent.
2. Add in 4 cups of low sodium vegetable broth, thawed green peas and green beans and bring to a slight boil.
3. Add in tomato paste and whisk until thoroughly combined, then add in pizza sauce, hot sauce, liquid aminos, liquid smoke, granulated garlic, dried basil and thyme.
4. Let mixture simmer on low for about 10 minutes, then remove pot from heat.
5. Add in 1.5 cups each of cooked green lentils and cooked quinoa, then season to taste with pink Himalayan salt.
6. Add in additional cup of broth if soup is too thick.
Importance of Proper Form
It is important to keep a close eye on proper form when working out. If you do not know what is the "right" way, then ASK. It is not worth the injury! Core staff members and trainers are here to help.
➡When in squat position, whether you are using your own body weight or additional weight, it is important to..
1. Keep your feet shoulder width apart and weight in your heels and never on your toes.
2. Be sure that your knees do not go over your toes when squating.
3. Keep your hips and glutes pushed backwards and chest out.
4. Bend your hips and knees at the same time and move your hips back and down while pushing your knees out.
5. Keep your back and posture straight with no rounding or excess arching.
6. Grip the bar firmly, if you are holding weight.