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Fit Friday: Building Core Strength


UNDATED, WI (WXOW) - Staying in shape as you age can be a challenge.

Which is why a local Martial Arts instructor came up with the "core exercise training" class.

It focuses on building core strength.

Diane Silha had lower back trouble so her chiropractor suggested she start the core strengthening.

But it's a story that often ends in disappointment.

Someone like Diane enrolls in an exercise program only to give it up.

But 5 months later, she's still here.

She says her back doesn't bother her anymore.

The same can be said of Rob Sturgis.

"My wife and I enrolled in it, we just wanted to get healthier. We started in January. It was a little difficult at first but we're at the point now where we're really looking forward to it" said Sturgis. 

The class is specifically for 40 to 60 year olds.

The man at the helm of the core exercise training class is Fred Nicklaus.

A martial arts instructor who started doing this on the side seven years ago.

The program improves strength, cardio and flexibility.

"It's good to be in a situation where you have a group you get to like, get to know, that supports you" explained Sturgis.

And there's also accountability.

When you're not there, they'll ask you next time.

Each class lasts two months.

But Fred says some people enjoy it so much they keep signing up again and again.

The next two month core exercise training class starts May 6th. 

You can register online at core


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