7-12-13-Kim-Watt-imageKim Watt has been in the health industry for over two decades and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes at Core Performance Fitness & Training at 33 Bristol Lane in the Ellicottville Square building.

Watt’s credentials are impressive. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Biotechnology, and is a NETA certified personal trainer, licensed Zumba® and Zumba Toning® instructor, registered nurse and EMT for the Ellicottville/Great Valley Ambulance. She is the school nurse at Ellicottville Central School and also co-owns The Barn restaurant in Ellicottville.

“Being in the science, health and fitness field for over 20 years combined — I have come to realize that preventative health is what we need to focus on,” she said.

According to Watt, through focusing on our health and fitness, we find we can alleviate or help to control many of the health issues out there today. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure — all are diseases we can help to change for ourselves if we focus on a healthy diet and exercise.

“I’ve seen many people, just in my own Zumba® classes, who state how they have been able to decrease or go off their high blood pressure meds, can control their diabetes with diet and exercise, have significantly improved their balance after a stroke, feel so much happier, and lastly — their rheumatoid arthritis is much less painful and they have a greater range of motion — all from finding the time to move and adding exercise to their lives,” said Watt.

One of the biggest reasons she is in the fitness field is that she wants to be a positive role model for her three children, along with all of her students and their parents as a school nurse.  If she can do it with her busy schedule — so can you!

“With the help and support and years of knowledge of Kim Duke of Core Performance and Fitness, I am happy to announce that I am now certified to help you with your health and fitness goals as a NETA Certified Personal Trainer,” said Watt. “I will have Saturday openings available starting Aug. 3. I also will be instructing a new ‘Saturday Morning Burn’ group fitness class from 8–8:45 a.m. starting Aug. 3 for $10 per class.”

The class will be modeled after Duke’s style of conditioning and training using weights and compound movements to achieve your full potential and get the most bang for your buck. Watt is also restarting her Zumba® classes on Aug. 6. This class will be on Tuesday nights from 6–7 p.m. for only $5 a class.

What are you waiting for? Join these classes today and start on that wonderful journey of great health and fitness.

“Stop by the studio to see a listing of all the great classes and trainings we have available for you to help you to reach your health and fitness goals,” encouraged Watt. “Don’t waste another day thinking about starting your fitness journey, or going that next step in your fitness journey you’re already on — do it today!