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.

MAKING TIME FOR EXERCISE By Cord Prettyman, MPT

The kids are back in school. Vacations and summer company are out of the way and, yet, you’re still not finding the time to get back into your exercise routine like you had promised you would once summer was over. It seems there is always something that gets between...

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LIGHTNING SURVIVAL INFO By Cord Prettyman, MPT

Old timers say there are three seasons in Colorado – winter, still-winter and lightning season. Unfortunately, lightning season got off to a dramatic and tragic start one Sunday, when 37-year-old Laura Miller and her award-winning horse were struck dead on a community...

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FUNCTIONAL FITNESS By Cord Prettyman, MPT

I’ve often wondered what the actual body count was for the fitness industry back in the 1980’s. How many people were injured and/or turned off to exercise for life from the moronic “no pain, no gain” mentality that was pervasive during the industry’s infancy? When I...

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EYES GET SUNBURNED TOO By Cord Prettyman, MPT

One of the great wonders of the human body is its ability to repair or replace damaged cells. Red blood cells, for instance, live for about 120 days. Every day, approximately one-percent of your red blood cells are replaced by a fresh generation. The lens of the human...

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DANGERS OF SITTING By Cord Prettyman, MPT

The embryonic science of “Inactivity Physiology” is back in the news. In a recently released study, Australian scientists collected data on employment history, lifestyle and physical activity from 918 colon cancer patients and 1,021 apparently healthy others in a...

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DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING By Cord Prettyman, MPT

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body,” said renown American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. Bob Hope said it a different way, “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” Children learn...

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CROSS TRAINING By Cord Prettyman, MPT

In case you haven’t noticed, exercise junkies are an obsessive lot. Those that love going for the burn and pushing themselves to their physical limit, are not only possessed by the need to move but are usually devoted to a single sport or activity. If you...

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