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Santa Monica Means Business: New SM Fitness Center Takes on the Battle of the Bulge:

The good news is that Thanksgiving launches the holiday season – for most of us a wonderful annual bash of friends, family, and feasts that extends from Turkey Day to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Years to the BCS and Super Bowl championships. Whew! That’s a lot of chips, dip, and libation. The bad news is that just as the original Battle of the Bulge was fought in Europe in December, 1945, for many of us each December marks our own personal battle of the bulge.

There are choices. You can fast while others feast. Ugh! Or you can feast and work out. Help has arrived for the latter option. State-of-the-art Core Performance fitness center opened earlier this year at 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard. The facility is the brainchild of Mark Verstegen, a nationally recognized fitness expert. Verstegen’s clientele heretofore has been mostly professional athletes.

Do Core Performance’s techniques work?

You may want ask Dustin Pedroia. At 5’9”, Pedroia checked into a Verstegen facility in 2006 and immediately trimmed down from 180 pounds to 155 pounds. He then worked his way back to an ideal fitness weight, a sinewy 165 pounds which he maintains to this day.

You can read about Pedroia’s fitness journey at coreperfromancecenter.com. The name may sound familiar. Pedroia plays infield for the Boston Red Sox and just last week was voted the American League Most Valuable Player after a stellar season at the plate and in the field.

Your personal goal admittedly may not be making the team in time for opening day at Fenway, but all of us – professional athletes and flat-screen-watching wannabe athletes – can benefit from fitness training and maintaining our ideal weight.

A number of partners support Core Performance Center, including Gatorade and Adidas. More details are available at coreperformancecenter.com or by calling 310.573.8866.

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