Current Spotlight – Be Your Own Supermodel

Summer brings us long, sunny days meant for enjoying the outdoors. It is also a time in which we are often made to feel we don’t measure up to a standard of health and beauty portrayed in magazines that line the supermarket checkout line. Those magazines tell us that if our bodies are not “summer-ready” we can’t enjoy all the fantastic physical activity that summer has to offer. Maybe we should just cover-up instead.

The World Health Organization suggests a more inclusive definition of fitness: “Being healthy simply means having the energy to do the things we care about on an everyday basis”. In other words, we fuel ourselves with real food, water, adequate sleep, and keep our bodies active and strong to enjoy all that we can. Run. Splash. Walk. Stretch in the warmth of the sun. We don’t need to look a certain way to put on a bathing suit.

This summer, put on your shorts, pull on your swimsuit, and define beauty and health for yourself! Make the most of the long, sunny days and get out and get active!


Previous Spotlights

Kate Wartko – Kate’s motto is, “I want to be like a sunflower, so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.”

Bridgett Rinalli – Her long road to recovery reminds us to give our bodies the gift of time to heal and strengthen. “Never lose sight of sight of your goal, even when its really, really hard! Stay the course.”

Donna – Donna is 60 years old and enjoying life after she adopted a lifestyle of fitness, nutrition, and healthy living. Donna’s favorite color is yellow, which is “bright and warm” like the sun and the warmth and inspiration her story offers others.

Carol Cain – Carol offers the following advice to others with similar goals of improving their fitness: “Every journey up a mountain runs into rainy days or even landslides. But one keeps climbing by alternate routes to the summit”.

Connie Bradley – Connie Bradley exemplifies perseverance along her path towards health and fitness. Connie began her remarkable journey six years ago, and along the way lost 140 pounds, completed two half marathons, and one ultra marathon.

Judy Moore – Judy Moore is mother to three children and a volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital for over twenty years. She has been a client at Get 2 The Core Fitness for the past 2 ½ years where she has worked to achieve improved balance, strength, and stamina.

Beth Brinkley – Beth Brinkley began working out at Get 2 the Core Fitness two years ago, and is proud that she feels more comfortable in her clothes, she makes better choices with eating and exercise, and most importantly, she feels healthy.

Alisa Shepard – Alisa Shepherd is a cancer survivor, a new grandmother, and in the past year of working with Sonia, Alisa has been meeting her goals of improving her health, losing weight, gaining strength and improving back and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis.

Don Eagon – With dogged determination, Don Eagon, an avid cyclist and cancer survivor, persevered along many difficult roads on his health journey.

Pep the Elf – Those holidays are just hard to get through without getting off track. Pep the Elf has found some tricks to try to help you get through them with him.