by Cord Prettyman
Master Personal Trainer

Address:

1231 Charwest Drive
Woodland Park, CO 80863

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Hours:

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed: Friday-Sunday

Address:

1231 Charwest Drive
Woodland Park, CO 80863

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Hours:

Mon - Thurs 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Friday-Sunday

Articles

Over the years, Cord has written extensively for newspapers and magazines on a wide variety of health and fitness topics. Since May of 1998, he has written a weekly column entitled “Fit and Healthy” for the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper located in Woodland Park, Colorado. The selection of articles below is a small sampling of over 1,000 columns that Cord has written for the Courier. To view his latest column, go to http://pikespeakcourier.net/e-edition/.

Special Note: All rights are reserved for all articles written by Cord Prettyman. Feel free to reproduce the below articles as long as the following byline is included in reproduction:

Cord Prettyman is a certified Master Personal Trainer and owner of Absolute Workout Fitness and Post-Re-hab Studio in Woodland Park. He can be reached at 719-687-7437 or by email at cord@cordprettyman.com.

TEXTING AND YOUR BODY By Cord Prettyman, MPT

We just got back from Southern California visiting our son, his fiancé and meeting her folks for the first time (the wedding is in March and it’s about time!). Besides the stunning destruction of a beautiful area of our country by the mere presence of far too many...

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SARCOPENIA – LOSS OF MUSCLE MASS By Cord Prettyman, MPT

I’m guessing if I said the word osteopenia, most of you would know what I’m talking about. It is, of course, the loss of bone mass that can lead to osteoporosis resulting in skeletal fractures. However, I wonder if you know about sarcopenia, which is the loss of...

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EXERCISE AND RECOVERY By Cord Prettyman, MPT

She was a drop-dead gorgeous California beauty. A Nike model, frequent music video persona and an aspiring actress under tremendous pressure to maintain the unrealistic and unhealthy American female "body beautiful". A typical day of exercise consisted of a...

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CHOCOLATE IS BRAIN FOOD By Cord Prettyman, MPT

Any smart shopper knows that the healthy thing to do in a grocery store is to shop the perimeter and stay away from the center aisles, especially the frozen food section. However, while my wife is recovering from back surgery, I find that grocery shopping has fallen...

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CELLPHONES – SAFE OR DANGEROUS By Cord Prettyman, MPT

And, the debate goes on. Are cellphones the safest product to hit the market since seatbelts – as the Cellular Industry contents – or are millions of Americans going to have brain tumors in the next ten to twenty years. The contentious issue was thrust back into the...

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TRAVEL FITNESS By Cord Prettyman, MPT

"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again" – yes folks, it's Willie Nelson time. Over the next few months, just about everybody will be driving or flying somewhere. Whether you're headed to Yellowstone on a camping trip, on a jaunt across the...

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SETTING FITNESS GOALS By Cord Prettyman, MPT

Whew! The Christmas party circuit insanity is finally over and now only New Year’s Day lies between you and the moment of truth as you step on the scale. Shocked by what you see, you’re likely to be promising yourself, you’re never going do this again and brain...

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MUSIC THERAPY By Cord Prettyman, MPT

A tiny infant lies in a neonatal ward. An incubator substitutes for the warmth of her mother’s arms. Tubes filled with nutrients replace her mother’s milk and every breath is a struggle. She is surrounded by other infants in distress – their monitors beeping in time...

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