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  • We feel you. But hold on. Large or small, setbacks are a part of life. And you can’t beat yourself up. Not only is it a waste of time, but chastising yourself can derail you even further. Whether the setback is out-of-control eating, or a scale that won’t budge, even though you’ve been incredibly disciplined, […]

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  • Friends don’t let friends…blow off their healthy habits and feel miserable. In fact, partnering up can make it much more likely that you stick to your goals. But more than that, it can make it much more fun. Here are a few ways to bring a friend along for the wellness ride. Join the same […]

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  • What do you do when you care about a friend, you’re worried about her health, and her habits aren’t helping her out? No one likes a nag. But there’s a lot at stake. Heart health, for example. Fitness can play a key role. And while we think of it as a man’s issue, it’s the […]

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  • H2 over it? 7 ways to make hydrating more scintillating!

    By thecoreconnection | In Blog Posts, News | on July 18, 2017

    As the summer heats up, it becomes even more essential than ever to hydrate. If you’re taking care of yourself by working out, forgetting to drink water can undo your good work.

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  • “Stand up straight, honey!”

    By thecoreconnection | In Blog Posts, News | on July 11, 2017

    Have you ever looked at a candid picture of your unaware self or caught an
    unexpected glimpse in the mirror and been shocked, even on a good day, to see …
    the Hunchback of Notre Dame?

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  • Planning to Grill and Chill? Here’s a plan…

    By thecoreconnection | In Blog Posts, News | on July 1, 2017

    The holidays are different, right? You get a day off work. You’re exposed to a whole bunch of different foods. And so you allow yourself a little leeway. It’s special. It’s a holiday. […]

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  • Take it…inside? Reasons to workout indoors this summer!

    By thecoreconnection | In Blog Posts, News | on June 6, 2017

    The sun feels a-may-zing. And we Mass-dwellers wait for it all year long. But don’t put your gym membership on hold just yet. Here’s why:

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  • The Core Connection/Yoga Loft takes part in Yoga Reaches Out 2017

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on May 7, 2017

    On April 30th, The Core Connection/Yoga Loft participated in Yoga Reaches Out New England at Gillette Stadium. The New England chapter of YRO has raised over one million dollars for children’s […]

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  • Core Cycle Grand Opening!

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on April 25, 2017

    The Core Connection is hosting a Grand Opening celebration for our new Core Cycle spin studio on Saturday, April 29th, from noon to 4 pm. The new studio is located in the Times Square Plaza at 299 West Main Street. Join us for demos, bike fittings, refreshments and more! Sign up online to reserve your bike in one […]

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  • Core Cycle is Now Open!

    By Rita Matraia | In News | on January 30, 2017

    Have you heard the news? Core Cycle, a division of The Core Connection, is now open at 299 West Main Street in the Romaines Plaza (relocated from 276 West Main Street)! With 7 instructors and 17 classes already on the schedule, you’re sure to find one or two to fit your schedule! Questions? Email us at […]

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  • The Northborough Turkey Trot began nine years ago in the driveway of founder, Rita Matraia, where 20 of her closest friends gathered to exercise before getting together with their families to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. In the beginning, Rita asked everyone to bring canned goods that she would later load into the back of her car […]

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  • Got Gifts?

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on December 22, 2016

    Need the perfect gift this holiday? Why not give the gift of health with a gift certificate to The Core Connection and Yoga Loft! It’s easy! Just click on the Gift Certificates link at the top of our web page. You can purchase any custom amount and print out your certificate at home. Your recipient […]

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  • 9th Annual Northborough Turkey Trot 2016!

    By Rita Matraia | In News | on October 21, 2016

    On Thanksgiving Day, the 9th annual Northborough Turkey Trot 5K run/3K walk will kick off from the Zeh School at 33 Howard Street at 8 a.m. to raise money for the Northborough Food Pantry. When the event began in 2008, Rita Matraia of The Core Connection hosted the race starting in her front yard and collecting […]

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  • “Rita’s Core Crunch” Raises Money for Food Pantry

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on September 12, 2016

    It all began at a spring community fundraiser for the Northborough Education Foundation. Rita’s winning bid gave her the opportunity to create a new sushi roll at the amazing Yama Zakura restaurant. After meeting with Anna as well as the sushi expert at Yama, Rita’s Core Crunch was born! Devising another way to give back, Rita planned to donate $1 to the Northborough Food […]

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  • YogaFit Level 1 Training Recently Held

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on September 10, 2016

    The Core Connection’s Yoga Loft was the site of a recent YogaFit Level 1 Training. The training was at capacity with 22 participants. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, participants must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, bringing the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would […]

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  • The Yoga Loft to Host YogaFit® Instructor Training

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on July 24, 2016

    Have you ever considered becoming a yoga instructor? The Core Connection Yoga Loft will be hosting a YogaFit® Level 1 Instructor Training on August 27th and 28th. […]

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  • NEW! Community Yoga Class for July & August

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on July 16, 2016

    The Core Connection Yoga Loft will be hosting a weekly Community Yoga Class on Wednesdays at 7 pm for the months of July and August 2016. […]

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  • “Rita’s Core Crunch” is at Yama Zakura

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on July 6, 2016

    At a recent community fundraiser, Rita’s winning bid gave her the opportunity to create a new sushi roll at the amazing Yama Zakura restaurant which is located just down the street from The Core Connection.

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  • The Core Connection/Yoga Loft Participates in YRO 2016

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on May 22, 2016

    On May 1st, The Core Connection/Yoga Loft participated in Yoga Reaches Out New England at Gillette Stadium. The New England chapter of YRO has raised over one million dollars for children’s charities.

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  • Move Your DNA Weekend Held Recently

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on March 31, 2016

    The Core Connection/Yoga Loft recently hosted a Move Your DNA weekend workshop. A Move Your DNA Workshop is a two-day intensive designed […]

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  • Yoga Reaches Out 2016

    By thecoreconnection | In News | on March 8, 2016

    Once again, The Core Connection/Yoga Loft will take part in Yoga Reaches Out New England. This year’s event will take place on May 1st at Gillette Stadium. To date, the New England chapter of YRO has raised over one million dollars for children’s charities. Last year’s event brought together close to one thousand yogis and raised over $300,000 to support pediatric brain cancer research at Boston Children’s Hospital and the work of Ben Speaks.

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