Welcome to Core Performance, the leader in proactive wellness. Core Performance delivers measurable results through personalized and integrated programs for employees and corporations worldwide. To learn more about our corporate wellness programs, click here.
In addition to corporate wellness, the Core Performance brand includes five books by Mark Verstegen—an international leader and innovator in human performance—and online training and nutrition programs here at CorePerformance.com.
Thousands of elite athletes and everyday folks use the Core Performance system to improve their health, fitness, nutrition, and performance.
The Core Performance System
To optimize health and performance for every individual, we developed a proven system that focuses on four key areas: Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, and Recovery. These elements don’t operate independently. Nutrition and exercise alone aren’t enough. But together, and incorporated into daily habits, these four fundamentals will help you succeed now—and for life.
Mindset is about walking into a situation or working toward a goal with a full understanding of what it requires and how to accomplish it. Many diet and exercise programs assume that formulating good eating habits and getting in better shape are all you need. But that only works for the short term. For long-term success, it’s important to create a game plan that will help guide you through the process and keep you motivated toward a big-picture lifestyle change. Developing the proper mindset will prepare you for everything that comes your way.
Eating right can go a long way toward protecting your health, and understanding the importance of nutrition will help you maintain good eating habits. The path to success isn’t about deprivation, but instead it’s focused on being proactive with your health by combining nutrition and exercise for maximum results. Instead of living to eat, we’re eating to live. Food is seen as a way to fuel your body for optimal energy and production, not as a way of dealing with stress or curbing emotions.
The term exercise often coincides with activities like going to the gym or taking a run. While structured exercise is an important part of the concept of movement, it doesn’t explain movement in its entirety. Bringing more movement into your life can be as simple as getting up from your chair at work to walk around or stretch. By realizing that there are opportunities throughout your day to be more active, you can view your entire life as a potential workout. And no fitness program can compete with the results you’ll see from moving more—and moving better—every day.
Necessary to overall health, recovery applies to movement, nutrition and mindset. Lengthy workouts six days a week put your body at risk for injury. By mixing hard days with easier “regeneration” days, you allow for recovery time. There are two types of recovery: active and passive. Active recovery refers to low-intensity activity (such as golfing), while passive recovery involves things like massage that require little to no effort. The same idea applies to nutrition when you can take a break each week and eat what you want, and with mindset by taking time to step away from your daily tasks. The end result: You come back stronger and stay fresh. [more…]