Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques, such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a 12-class pass to any fitness class at K.O.R.E. Wellness on Rosewood Drive (a $40 value). At K.O.R.E. Wellness, certified personal trainers work with body owners of every age and fitness level to help sculpt healthy physiques and lifestyles. To determine ability levels and assess individual needs, newly joined anatomies first run through an initial screening to review their health and develop personal goals. Then fitness-seekers can test their torsos with a choice of classes: kettlebell fitness, plyometric boot camp, mobility and recovery training, body-weight coaching, yoga (foundation or power flow), and mud-run conditioning, where high-intensity indoor and outdoor exercises focus on strength, cardiovascular endurance, and the use of wet dirt as a fashion statement. K.O.R.E.'s professors of pumping-up have crafted a class schedule to please the pickiest calendars and most irate itineraries.
Owner Elise Matthews started K.O.R.E. Wellness when she was 25, hoping to use her background as a semipro goalie to help people to live fitter, pain-free lives. With the belief that impersonal machines can never match the overall core-strengthening benefits of resistance exercises, she trains clients to become aware of how their bodies move. She draws on a litany of certifications, a master's degree in exercise physiology from USC, and recognition from Dragon Door as a level 2 Russian-kettlebell instructor, or the second in a series of nesting Russian-kettlebell instructors.
Each week, the sporty scientist leads many of the more than 30 classes held at her facility. She takes a break from wringing sweat from her clients to provide postural assessments and nutritional counseling, enlisting the help of massage therapist Micheal Burkett and yoga instructor Jenny Prather to ply their relaxing and healing trades at the gym.
1311B Rosewood Dr.
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