A Heart for Exercise

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By Elisabeth Halfpapp, executive vice president of mind body programming, exhale February isn’t just about candy hearts and romance. It’s American Heart Month, a topic very near and dear to my heart. Christa Halfpapp, my loving mother and best friend, opened my eyes to heart disease in women, and sparked a heartfelt passion for dedicating … Read More

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Meet Madison Wright!

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Hometown: Orlando, Florida What I do at exhale: Core Fusion teacher, Flatiron Studio manager, Nutritionist My background: Food, Health and Fitness My certifications: Bachelors in Dietetics in Nutrition, Masters of Science: Nutrition, Core Fusion Teacher Certified, Personal Training Certification Favorite neighborhood spot: Joe’s coffee in the west village. Their atmosphere, vibe and sort of nonchalant … Read More

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Is there an equation for happiness?

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By Nataly Kogan, CEO, Happier.com   As reported in The Atlantic, a team of British researchers came up with an equation that can accurately predict your short-term happiness: Wow. Even for a former math nerd like me that’s a lot of variables. At the core of this equation — and this study — is the … Read More

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It never gets easier, you just get better.

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By Core Fusion Co-Founder, Fred DeVito When my wife, Lis, and I developed Core Fusion, our goal was to create transformational classes that combined the mindfulness of a yoga practice with strength, toning, and flexibility for a full body workout. To guide our vision, we adopted mantras for the Core Fusion program that serve as … Read More

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How teacher training changed my practice and my life

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By Richie Altmanshofer, exhale’s Marketing Coordinator I’m a fitness junkie who is lucky enough to work for a national wellbeing brand that offers the highest quality workouts in the industry, created by some of the most respected professionals in the business (I’m looking at you Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp). On any day of the … Read More

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How to Keep Stress from Stealing Your Glow

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Stress has numerous adverse affects on the body. It increases your body’s cortisol levels. It makes you crave sugary or fatty food. It can disrupt your sleep. Stress affects every aspect of your life, including your skin. I see many guests who need solutions for chronic breakouts, dark circles, and lackluster skin. And often, all … Read More

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Welcome to the Science of Happiness — Self-Coached Positive Psychology

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by Kayleigh Pleas, Core Fusion teacher   The number of self-help books topping the New York Times Best Seller List every week is a testament to society’s desperation for wellbeing. Flourishing is the term psychologists use to describe individuals who function at extraordinarily high levels psychologically and socially. These individuals experience a strong sense of … Read More

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Prepare for namasDAY: 4 Tips to Fueling for Yoga

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By Elizabeth Jarrard   With namasDAY right around the corner, and National Yoga Month in full swing it’s no surprise that Yoga is on the top of our minds right now. An amazing workout, spiritual practice, and way to stretch out the stress of everyday life, this tradition carried over from India is now a … Read More

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