Labor Day Schedules

posted on August 20th, 2014
ldIn observance of Labor Day, The Cornerstone Clubs will be running on special schedules on Monday, September 1st. We hope you and your families enjoy a great holiday and wish you all the best as you start the new school year....

4th of July Schedules

posted on June 24th, 2014
jul-4-featIn Celebration of our nation’s Independence Day, Cornerstone will be running on holiday hours this July 4th. All clubs will be open from 7am – 1pm; the playrooms will be open from 8:30am – 12pm. Special class schedules will be running at each location, so please refer to the schedules listed below or inquire at the service desk of your club should you have any questions....

Cornerstone 5K 2014 Recap

posted on May 1st, 2014
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Congrats to all our runners, walkers, and participants – the Cornerstone 5K was a huge success!

Thank you to all who came out to our annual Cornerstone 5K in Warrington, Bucks County. The event was a great success! We were lucky to have a beautiful, sunny, 50-degree, spring day – perfect running weather....

Clubs Closed for Easter

posted on April 17th, 2014
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Happy Easter, Cornerstone!

In recognition of Easter on Sunday, April 20th, all Cornerstone Club locations will be CLOSED.  All scheduled classes and operation hours will resume on Monday, April 21st – we can’t wait to see you back in the club!...

Acupuncture for Allergies

posted on April 11th, 2014
acupunctureFor those who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can feel like a never-ending, agonizing blur of symptoms: sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, coughing, fatigue, difficulty breathing and headaches.  Allergic rhinitis, an inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages, may lead to sinus infections or sinusitis....

Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry

posted on April 1st, 2014
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Chinese take-out made healthy…

Warm rice, flavorful sauces, an outstanding combo of spicy, sour and sweet all in the same dish. This has become the hallmark of Americanized Asian cuisine and there’s a reason so many people love it: it’s delicious....

TreeHouse named Best Yoga in Bucks

posted on March 28th, 2014
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Thank you for being a part of the Best Yoga Studio in Bucks County!

BucksHappening is a local online magazine featuring all the latest and greatest events, stories, and local hot spots in our community. Every year BucksHappening opens their HappeningList to voters all over the region who are able to select their favorite shops, locations, services and people in a variety of categories....

Brightening Skin for Spring – BucksHappening

posted on March 18th, 2014
spa-buckshappBucksHappening recently took to their online magazine to discuss how to brighten and revitalize your skin for spring. Their article focused on peel treatments from The Spa at Cornerstone, and how peels can help to treat a variety of skin conditions, as well as improve texture, refinement and overall quality of all skin types....

Preparing for Spring at The Spa

posted on February 27th, 2014
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There may still be snow on the ground, but with March right around the corner we can’t help but get excited for spring!

Because you’ve been bundled up all season, it’s easy to become neglectful of your skin (and your toes & feet too!) during the winter months....

Group X Room Closure – Warrington

posted on February 25th, 2014
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Attention Warrington Members!

The Group Exercise room in Warrington will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 15th for instructor training. Consequently, all Group Exercise classes will be CANCELLED on this day. The cancellation only affects classes in the Group Exercise room – all Yoga & Spinning & Aquatics classes will continue as scheduled; only classes regularly scheduled in the Group Exercise studio are cancelled....

28 Day Leg Challenge

posted on February 12th, 2014
adrianna-parsonsIn the month of January one of my clients asked me to do a 30 day challenge with her. I posted it on my Facebook page and a few others joined in with us. It was definitely a challenge – the sheer volume of repetitions on certain exercises seemed crazy some days but we did it, and I think we had fun while we were at it!...

Team Training in 2014

posted on February 4th, 2014
ann-krisherGrab a partner and try Team Training at Cornerstone. Not only does this strategy increase motivation, but it also allows you to enjoy the added element of fun that comes from training with a pal.

AMP’ed with our AWESOME Members!

posted on January 31st, 2014
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Thank you to all of our AWESOME members who came out to the AMP’ed Party!

Hundreds of our members came to The Health & Wellness Center to celebrate our 19th birthday with us. We enjoyed food & drinks, games, a photobooth and great conversation with friends....

And the Winners Are…

posted on January 28th, 2014
8-weeks-to-wellness-doylestownThe first month of 2014 has been a fun and exciting one for Cornerstone! We celebrated our 19th birthday with a huge bash, our Awesome Member Party. At the AMP’ed party members entered raffles to win some great Cornerstone giveaways. We also debuted our newest program, 8 Weeks to Wellness....

Jump Rope Champion to Hold Workshops in Doylestown

posted on January 17th, 2014
jump-rope-girl-bucksAdrienn Banhegyi, an international rope skipping sensation boasting numerous championships and awards in her sport, is set to visit Cornerstone Clubs in Doylestown and Kutz Elementary School for classes and community workshops.

Jump Rope Classes to Save Kids’ Castle

posted on January 17th, 2014
jump-rope-featThe Save Kids’ Castle Team took to their blog on Patch.com to promote jump rope classes taught by international skipping rope sensation, Adrienn Banhegyi. All proceeds from the classes and community workshops will benefit the Phase II renovations of Kids’ Castle. This article was originally published on the Save Kids’ Castle Blog at Patch.com, you can read the original article here....

Group BLAST® – Not Your Momma’s Step Class

posted on January 14th, 2014
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No Legwarmers, no sweatbands, no spandex leotards, no choreography…Group BLAST® delivers intense cardio and high energy to 21st century steppers.

Group BLAST® is an athletic workout, combining strength, fitness, agility and coordination. During this 60 minute class your heart will pound and you will pour sweat as you get moving to fun, energizing music....

What I’ve Learned From My Zumba Teachers

posted on January 8th, 2014
zumbaCornerstone member LisaBeth Weber is a creative businesswoman and well-known writer in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond. She recently took to her blog on her website, CreativeBizHub.com to share her experience taking Zumba classes at Cornerstone with some of our great instructors!...

3 Ways to Make 2014 Your Year

posted on January 7th, 2014
spa-new-yearMake yourself a priority in 2014! Commit to regular Spa services to keep yourself feeling fresh, relaxed and fabulous all year long…you deserve it!

The Doylestown Food Co-op Store Opening!

posted on January 3rd, 2014
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Cornerstone is happy to announce that our friends at The Doylestown Food Co-Op will be opening their first store on January 16th!

Located in the heart of Doylestown Borough, the Co-Op store will be open for business to both members and non-members, serving as your go-to spot for fresh, seasonal, locally sourced foods!...

“Jump Rope Girl”, International Sensation visits Bucks County

posted on December 31st, 2013
jump-rope-featIf you thought jump rope was meant for little girls in the school yard, think again. International skipping rope sensation, Adrienn Banhegyi makes this gym class favorite an activity of epic (Olympic) proportions. Adrienn's next visit is Bucks County, Pa & Cornerstone!

Holiday Hours & Schedules 2013

posted on December 9th, 2013
holidays-2013Happy Holidays to you and yours from your friends & family at Cornerstone.

Tuesday, December 24th

CLUB HOURS: 7am – 1pm PLAYROOM HOURS: 8:30am – 12:00pm All classes that start between 7am and 11:00am (including classes that start at 11:00am) will run according to the normal schedule....

Holiday Nail Art

posted on December 9th, 2013
holiday-nailsNail art is a trend that has been sweeping salons, spas and Pinterest boards over the past year. Going above and beyond your standard shades of polish have become a way for women to extend their self-expression right to the tips of their fingers....

Roasted Spiced Apple and Pear Sauce

posted on December 6th, 2013
dfc-recipe-applesOur friends at the Doylestown Food Co-op submitted this recipe that is sure to delight at any holiday gathering. Warm, comforting spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice balance the sweetness of the sugar, apples and pears. These wintertime flavors are rounded out by a little melted butter to give the sauce some richness....

What’s New at The Doylestown Food Co-Op

posted on December 3rd, 2013
DFC-LogoAddress-CSblogIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! …Especially for our friends at the Doylestown Food Co-Op. Much like Cornerstone, the DFC aims to be a resource for Bucks County residents to live healthy – and they have a number of exciting things happening this holiday season....

Massage for Stress Relief & Pain Management

posted on November 15th, 2013
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While the holiday season is enjoyable, preparing for it can certainly contribute to the level of stress in our lives.

Often times our physical pains – our aches, our muscle tension, our creaky joints – are manifestation of our emotional troubles, our fears and our endless stresses. Finding ways to manage stress and cope with the pain that it causes is a necessity to optimal health – not a luxury....

Bucks County’s Movers & Shakers Awards Ceremony 2013

posted on November 8th, 2013
On Thursday, October 24th eleven of Bucks County’s Biggest Movers & Shakers were honored at Caleb’s American Kitchen, a contemporary eatery in Lahaska recently opened by the acclaimed former Executive Chef of Marsha Brown, Caleb Lentchner. The event was designed and hosted by BucksHappening. Inspired by each other’s amazing achievements, the theme of the evening was all about community. Check out photos of Jim from the evening’s festivities!...

NEW BioActive Peel by Dermalogica®

posted on November 7th, 2013
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Introducing the latest, most state-of-the-art treatment from Dermalogica®, the BioActive Peel.

As with all Dermalogica® products, you can trust that the ingredients in the BioActive Peel are safe, effective, and of the utmost quality. Leading skincare experts at Dermalogica® explain what makes the BioActive Peel different from other peels you’ve had in the past: “We believe a chemical peel should work with the skin, not against it....

Bokwa® Fitness…Join the Movement!

posted on November 6th, 2013
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Bokwa® Fitness is rapidly sweeping the globe from the UK to Australia to Taiwan and beyond…and has now finally hit the United States!

So what is Bokwa® Fitness? Bokwa® is a new and exciting fitness program that is a completely different approach to cardio-based group exercise....

Working Out Harder, Not Longer

posted on October 30th, 2013
ellen-cornerstone-tabata-fe“Working out harder not longer” is the premise of Tabata training and Metabolic Conditioning. Ellen Book-O’Neill teaches Tabata Training classes and offers a Metabolic Conditioning workshop at Cornerstone’s Doylestown location – she gives her insight on this fun and effective way to train.

Healthy Halloween

posted on October 24th, 2013
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Trick or Treat!

…If you’re one of many Americans who is trying to lose weight or just clean up your diet in general – you might opt for the trick in lieu of the treat during the sugar-bomb holiday that is Halloween....

Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Broccoli

posted on October 17th, 2013
dfc-pork-featIf you enjoy eating red meat, but are trying to cut back - try this recipe. This pork paired with roasted broccoli packs lots of flavor and the big bites that you've missed from your old, favorite steak dinners. This recipe is a great way to change up your protein choice and still stay healthy!

Spa Staff Feature – Trang Tong

posted on October 17th, 2013
trang-tMy name is Trang Tong and I have been a practicing esthetician for over 14 years. I have worked in many skin care lines and I am certified in several facial and body treatments/ therapies. Starting in the skin care field in my teen years, I developed great report with many of my peers - especially since we were suffering from the same type of acne disorder but different in forms of acne. In treating my own severe acne, knowing the effects and results of product usage and a proper regimen, I knew I would be able help treat what these teens were experiencing.

Dermalogica Face Mapping

posted on October 17th, 2013
Face-MappingEver wonder if you are using the right products for your type of skin? Or hope that your skin therapist didn't just give you samples at aren't even pertaining to your skin’s needs? Dermalogica's Face Mapping is a revolutionary approach to skin analysis that will give you the correct diagnosis to caring for your skin based on your skin type.

Specialized Mastectomy Massage

posted on October 11th, 2013
bca-logo2Each October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is used as an opportunity to educate people about a disease that has had a profound effect on millions of women and families. Prevention, screening, coping, and treatment are all important topics in the national conversation about Breast Cancer Awareness....

Seasonal Skincare

posted on October 10th, 2013
When fall rolls around, the leaves aren't the only things changing. Another thing that should be changing this autumn is your skin care routine. The ways your skin responds to summer environments and fall environments are very different from one another – so keep these tips in mind to have your skin looking flawless as fall finally starts to set in.

The Doylestown Food Co-op’s Apple, Cheese & Walnut Salad

posted on October 9th, 2013
DFC-blog-1Modified from a recipe taken from the Washington State Apple Commission This seasonal salad combines the last taste of summer produce while introducing fall’s fun flavors. Cherry tomatoes from Delaware Valley College and sliced cucumber give us that refreshing reminder of hotter months, as Fuji apples and walnuts hint at tastes of the upcoming season....

The Doylestown Food Co-op: Making a Local Food Co-op a Reality

posted on October 4th, 2013
DFC-LogoAddress-CSblogThe Doylestown Food Co-op is dedicated to making health and nutrition an easily accessible resource for our community.  At Cornerstone, our mission is very similar, and we are happy to support the DFC on their way to making Bucks County a healthier place to live!...

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

posted on October 4th, 2013
candy corn parfait webAll the fun of candy corn without the sugary guilt! The month of October is filled with fall treats and Halloween sweets…and this play on a favorite seasonal candy is a snack that you can use as a healthy alternative.  Make this dessert with your kids to show them how much fun healthy cooking and eating can be....

Supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

posted on October 2nd, 2013
bc-awareness-monthBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, only after skin cancer. Despite the gravity of this statistic, women from all over the world have rallied together to create a source for support, volunteerism, donations, and togetherness, in an effort to combat this violent disease. You can get involved this October, by supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Health and Fitness For All – Best of Bucks 2013

posted on September 30th, 2013
kristin-panacio-best-of-bucCornerstone Clubs is no stranger to Best of Bucks Mont status. “We have been named Best of Bucks (Mont) for 14 years,” said Whitney Proud, marketing director. Cornerstone Clubs has three clubs in Bucks County: Doylestown; New Hope; and Warrington. Additionally, it has a yoga/pilates center in New Hope and a spa in Warrington. “We offer the most exercise classes in Bucks County with 300 classes a week throughout all locations,” said Proud. Most of the exercise classes offered are free with membership, she added. Popular fitness classes include zumba, yoga and aquatics.

Mover & Shaker: Jim Bishop

posted on September 23rd, 2013
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BucksHappening names Jim Bishop one of Bucks County’s “Movers & Shakers” 2013!

“Doylestown native Jim Bishop (CB West High School ’75) is the mastermind behind one of the most recognizable health & wellness brands in Bucks County, the Cornerstone Clubs. Since 1995, his commitment to creating a health & fitness experience has spread like wildfire across the community, now with three locations in Warrington, Doylestown, and New Hope....

Top 5 Reasons to Try Zone

posted on September 19th, 2013
kristin-blog-featThis week is Zone Appreciation Week! Until September 23rd, our Zone veterans and newbies alike will get to experience our Zone classes for FREE. If you’re new to our Zone program or not sure if Zone is for you, Personal Trainer and Zone instructor, Kristin Panacio, is here to give you her Top 5 Reasons to Try Zone!

Class Cancellations – Friday, September 20th – Warrington

posted on September 5th, 2013
group-x-logo-webHeads up! Our 9:30 Total Body Blast and 10:30 Chair Fit classes in Warrington will be cancelled on Friday, September 20th. The Group Exercise room will be used for fitness instructor training during that time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this one-day cancellation might cause – but we invite you to try the classes at our New Hope & Doylestown locations as an alternative....

“Gruffles” – Granola Energy Balls

posted on August 22nd, 2013
gruffles-recipewebEveryone has had those mornings…we wake up late, we rush to get ourselves (and our kids) ready so we can make it to work & school on time. Although it is the most important meal of the day, on mornings like these breakfast can fall by the wayside.  Having healthy, homemade grab-and-go options can save you and your family from those 9:30am hunger pangs at the desk, or resorting to unhealthy breakfast alternatives....

Working Out for Real Life Functions – Functional Fitness

posted on August 22nd, 2013
amy-featFunctional Fitness and functional exercises focus on building a body capable of doing real life activities in a safe and effective manner. Functional fitness is about being able to lift and pour a gallon of milk, carry a bag of groceries up the steps, and reaching something on a top shelf.  It is about control and balance.  Functional training teaches muscles how to work together to preform the functions of daily life....

Grilled Swordfish

posted on August 6th, 2013
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Grilled Swordfish with Lemon-Basil Butter

Take advantage of the remaining weeks of summer to enjoy some fresh (and healthy) seafood! This recipe for Grilled Swordfish came highly recommended from a Cornerstone Member. We hope you enjoy it! The light, fresh flavors of lemon and basil make a delicious butter to serve on grilled swordfish....

Bokwa fitness, easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3

posted on July 2nd, 2013
bokwa-7-13Cornerstone is proud to bring the best in health & fitness to our Bucks County community. Of the many classes we offer each week (over 300!), Bokwa is definitely one of our most unique. Available at Doylestown & Warrington – this class jam packs high energy, fun music, and a great workout all into one class session! Philly.com discusses this new hit class in an article “Bokwa fitness, easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3” by Terri Akman, For the Inquirer.

Annual Maintenance Pool Closing

posted on July 2nd, 2013
Closed-for-Maintenance-PoolThe pool at Cornerstone Warrington will be closed for annual maintenance from August 19th - September 1, 2013. Thank you for your patience as we work to create the best environment possible for you! We look forward to seeing YOU on September 2nd :) So get those goggles ready for another great year at Cornerstone Fitness & Spa! Questions? Call us at 215.918.5900 or email Nicole Storer, Aquatics Director, at nstorer@cornerstoneclubs.com.

Hydration Trio Gift Set

posted on July 1st, 2013
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Your summer glow will make a splash at your next event after using this hydration trio gift set by Dermalogica! Get it free with your purchase of $75 in Dermalogica products at The Spa at Cornerstone.

What it is:

A pure, intensely moisturizing fluid, and two FREE gifts!...

New Hope Group Exercise Studio Temporarily Closed

posted on June 27th, 2013
construction-webATTENTION CORNERSTONE MEMBERS: New Hope Group Exercise Studio CLOSED 7/3 - 7/6 for Maintenance. In order to keep our Group Exercise Studio floor in the best possible condition for our members, we must periodically refinish it. Consequently, we'll be closing the Studio on Wednesday, July 3 @ 10:30am. All classes scheduled in the GX Studio from 10:30am on are cancelled except for Tai Chi which will be held at 12noon at The TreeHouse.

Homemade Granola

posted on June 25th, 2013
homemadegranolaHomemade Granola by Kate Steck. This recipe is revised from Joy of Baking. This recipe can be adapted to your tastes! Any kind of nuts, seeds, or spices can be substituted or added. I usually measure the oats and the syrup, but the rest is just an estimated measurement. You can add some citrus zest (lemon or orange) to the mixture, before it is baked. Then dried fruits (like cranberries, cherries, pineapple, currants, raisins, dates, figs, and apricots) or even chocolate chips can be stirred into the baked and cooled granola. Also, try adding toasted coconut to the baked mix!

Weightlifting 101 for Women

posted on June 6th, 2013
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Looking to change up your workout to improve results? New to fitness and not sure where to begin? Need a new challenge?

Join our small women-only group and learn proper from, intensity and exercise selection to build lean muscle and reach your fitness goals....

Happening in Health: National Cancer Survivor Day

posted on June 3rd, 2013
medical-massageSadly, we all know someone who’s life has been changed due to cancer. But today, June 2nd, we get to do something we rarely do when it comes to this deadly disease- celebrate! Today is National Cancer Survivor Day. Fighting cancer takes an immense amount of strength, perseverance, and assistance. While survivors have much to celebrate, they also face extreme challenges brought on by their cancer treatments- both physically and mentally.

Cornerstone at the Doylestown 5K

posted on June 3rd, 2013
Gathered at the race start are (front row, from left) Brian, John and Samantha Fellin and ( back row, from left) Kevin Green, Roe Orlando, and Phil Norsworthy.

Thank you to all of the Cornerstone members who chose to test their fitness by participating in the annual Doylestown 5K Race May 25th, 2013. It was a great way to support our community!

The race begins at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and ends on State Street in the heart of the borough....

Taking It Up A Notch: Training Games

posted on May 28th, 2013
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Taking It Up A Notch: Training Games (May 16, 2013)

At the gym this morning, I was lassoed to another Cornerstone gym member by a thick Superband around my hips…feet on the ground…arms pumping…leaning forward…trying to sprint but more like inching across that ever-so-far 15 yards to the other side of the parking lot....

Grilled Caesar Salad

posted on May 28th, 2013
saladGrilled Caesar Salad: A twist on a delicious classic, this Grilled Caesar Salad is a perfect starter for any summer cook-out. Top it with your grilled protein and you've got a tasty entree! Recipe by Mary Kroszner.

Orange Roughy Oreganata Recipe

posted on May 24th, 2013
set-table-featCornerstone visited member Chef Pasquale in his restaurant, Villaggio of Lahaska, to get a special healthy recipe tutorial this week. This very simple recipe is light and fresh, perfect for the summer, and so easy you’ll have dinner prepared in less than 20 minutes!

Texas Caviar

posted on May 23rd, 2013
texas-caviaTexas Caviar: A sweet and spicy salad topper or chip dip perfect for the summer. Make a day or two ahead to save yourself time on cookout day. Great leftover, too! Recipe by Kim Starkey.

Midlife Fitness for Women: Part 2

posted on May 23rd, 2013
midlife-fitness-women-2In my last blog about Midlife Fitness for Women, I talked about the ‘pooch’, a slowing metabolism, and tips on how to boost your routine. Almost all of the research on menopause and exercise shows that staying active or starting an exercise program is a great way to combat most of the typical symptoms such as...

“On the Pier” Fish Tacos with Cilantro & Lime Sauce

posted on May 22nd, 2013
ftacoThe warm weather recently had me in the mood for something light and fresh for dinner. I've been meaning to make fish tacos for some time now but never found a recipe that grabbed me - until this one. Wow! Talk about quick, easy, and satisfying! From the slight kick in the fish rub to the crisp lime flavoring and cool cream sauce... this recipe combo immediately transports you to a San Diego pier.

Midlife Fitness for Women

posted on May 10th, 2013
midlife-women-webIn your late 30s, you noticed that you couldn’t always eat whatever you wanted and burn it off with a good workout. By your late 40s, you were thinking twice before you splurged on goodies. At some point in your 50s you realized (or will realize) that normal eating and exercise habits just aren’t cutting it anymore, leaving you feeling like “now what do I do?” The average age of menopause, which is the actual cessation of the monthly menstrual cycle, is 51....

Proceeds from Race Benefit Friends of The Heart Institute

posted on May 9th, 2013
Cornerstone5K-check-webDOYLESTOWN – Representatives from the Cornerstone Clubs recently presented a check for $15,416.23 to The Friends of The Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital to help further enhance the high-quality cardiac care that is provided to our community. Funds were raised during the recent 5K race hosted by Cornerstone Clubs. With 494 runners and more than 50 walkers participating, it was a record turn out for Cornerstone. More than 60 volunteers helped with the event, the fourth race in the Bucks 5K Series. Organizers wish to thank the race title sponsors, including the Ted Lindeman Foundation, MRops and Spring Dance Hot Tubs, for helping to make the event a success.

TRX Basics: Core Workout

posted on May 9th, 2013
Side-Ab-2-featOne of the best benefits of a TRX workout is that you’ll always be working more than one part of your body; more specifically, you’ll always be using your core. Additionally, TRX workouts allow you to adjust the difficultly not by putting more plates on or getting another set of dumbbells, but by adjusting your starting position of feet or hands so that your body is moving on different angles....

Cornerstone Members Run Broad Street

posted on May 7th, 2013
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How do you get to hang out with friends, listen to great music and be a part of something bigger than yourself along with 40,000 other people …oh, and get an amazing adrenaline pumping workout as part of all that? …by going with the Cornerstone crew to the Philadelphia Broad Street Run!

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St. Luke’s Half Marathon

posted on May 3rd, 2013
photo2The race didn’t start in the usual way. We stood hand-in-hand and observed a moment of silence. I didn’t know the runner to my right or my left and may never see them again, but we connected during that time. We were running the race to honor of the victims of Boston, keeping their spirit in our hearts with each stride....

Gourley and Women Rock at Cornerstone

posted on May 1st, 2013
bucks5kseriesGourley and Women Rock at Cornerstone: Steve Gourley won his 4th consecutive Advanced Sports Chiropractic Bucks 5K Series race. As a result, he clinched the Series Championship, with three races still remaining on the schedule. In an amazing display of talent, eight women broke age group course records. One of the eight was Caitlin Dorgan who won the women’s 5K race.

Stretch & Release: Part 3

posted on April 29th, 2013
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Feeling stiffness in your lower back despite doing all the right stretches and strengthening exercises? Are you a runner with poor balance or tight hamstrings? The root of your problem could be in your glutes.

The gluteus maximus is one of the strongest muscles in the human body....

Massage Helps Relieve Allergies

posted on April 25th, 2013
allergiesDid You Know? Massage Can Help to Relieve Allergies... If you are one of 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor/outdoor allergies, you are already aware that the season is among us. It’s time to break out the Benadryl, tissues and eye drops but who knew that making an appointment for a massage was among allergy relief treatments?

TRX Basics: Lower Body

posted on April 23rd, 2013
Squat-2-feat-newSuspended lunge: Adjust handles to 6-8 inches from ground. Intertwine handles together. Take a step forward from handles and reach one foot back and put in handles. Lower yourself, pushing foot in handles away from you until your standing leg is at a 90 degree angle. Keep heel down and knee behind toe. Engage glutes and standing quad and pull foot back towards body. Read on...

Preventing Running Injuries

posted on April 22nd, 2013
running-webRunning is a great way to increase you stamina, lose weight, and be healthier overall. But, if you are training for a marathon, a 5K, or just going for a jog, the last thing you want to have to deal with is an injury!...

Core Workout: April 15

posted on April 15th, 2013
L-Sit-FeatL-Sits: Set your hands on the edge of the chair, keeping arms straight. Walk your legs out, resting your weight on your hands and your heels, until your back is perpendicular to the floor. Lift your right leg up until it forms an “L” shape with your body (or as high as it will go), keeping your foot flexed. Hold your leg in position for 30 seconds and lower back to the floor. Immediately lift your left leg, performing the same movement and holding for 30 seconds. Challenge: The further your body is from the chair, the more challenging this exercise becomes.

TRX Basics: Upper Body

posted on April 9th, 2013
bi-featThe TRX Suspension Trainer is a workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance....

April Showers at the Pool

posted on April 8th, 2013
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The Importance of Showering

Showering is important for your sake & our pool! Here are a few reminders about the importance of showering before and after your swim. PLEASE rinse before entering the pool.   The requirement to shower isn’t because we think you’re dirty!...

New Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum

posted on April 4th, 2013
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Finally, powerful anti-aging care for sensitive eyes!

The eye area is not only the “window to the soul,” but also one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging in the form of fine lines, sagging and dryness....

Non-profits Helping Non-profits

posted on April 3rd, 2013
Lindeman-BW-LogowebLooking to support two great causes at once while spending time with your family and friends? Come out for a day of fun as the Ted Lindeman Outreach Foundation supports Doylestown Hospital’s Friends of the Heart Institute on Saturday, April 27th at the Cornerstone 5K run/walk!...

Hot Tub Your Way to Better Sleep

posted on April 1st, 2013
spring-dance-hot-tub-blog-wAbout 30-40% of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year. If you struggle with falling to sleep- you are not alone! Did you know that a hot tub can help put your body and mind in a state that is ready to fall asleep?...

Stretch & Release: Part 2

posted on March 29th, 2013
calf-stretch-webThere's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night because of a painful charlie horse, smack dab in the middle of your calf. You can avoid this by a simple stretching routine after you workout and right before bed. Most physical activity is going to involve your legs, so it is important to take 10 minutes to stretch out these very important muscles in your body. And try to do it as often as you can to stay limber. Whether you've been doing lunges, running miles, or climbing stairs, it's important to involve these stretches into your post-workout routine to avoid injuries. Here are a few simple stretches you can squeeze in at the end of your workout. Remember to hold each for 15-30 seconds.

Skinperfect Primer Review

posted on March 25th, 2013
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Looking for a great product to help enhance your makeup? Dermalogica’s Skinperfect primer is all you need.

This ultra lightweight tinted cream helps to smooth fine lines, brighten and prime. Leaving you with a result of flawless skin. It even has SPF 30 to keep you protected in the sun.  Here are some ways that you can use Skinperfect primer in your daily routine....

Voted 2013 Best Gym Winner

posted on March 25th, 2013
best-gym-bucks-happ-webTHANK YOU!!! Thank you to all who voted us BEST GYM on the BucksHappening 2013 Happening List! And - we are so proud to say that our very own Sabrina Willard has won BEST TRAINER!! Here are all of the categories that you contributed to.

“Hello” from Cornerstone’s New Mom

posted on March 25th, 2013
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Hello from home, Cornerstone! I miss everyone!

Motherhood is awesome, and a much more natural transition than I ever thought it was going to be. As someone who has worked since she was 15, and babysat regularly for three years before that, I had a hard time imagining taking 8 weeks off from work....

Stretch & Release: Part 1

posted on March 15th, 2013
chest-stretch-featStretching is sort of like eating your vegetables. Everyone knows you should do it, that it’s good for you, but most people can rattle off several reasons why they don’t. Some say stretching takes too long, they need to get in and get out. Some will say they don’t know exactly what to do, while others will say they don’t feel it’s as necessary as cardio and strength training. What most people don’t realize is that skipping stretching could lead to long-term injuries. Taking a few extra minutes at the end of your workout to stretch helps your body recover more quickly. That means less soreness the next day. Here are a few simple stretches you can squeeze in at the end of your workout.

Diminish Signs of Aging with the Complete Eye Kit

posted on March 14th, 2013
complete-eye-renewalAre you looking to reduce the signs of aging around your eye area? SkinCeuticals has recently launched the Complete Eye Renewal Kit featuring their popular AOX+ Eye Gel and Eye Balm together in a new kit for a great price. Aox+ Eye Gel: This triple antioxidant treatment is formulated to combat photoaging and signs of fatigue around the eyes. Read more...

Upper Body Workout: March 4

posted on March 4th, 2013
2H-KB-Feat2-Hand Kettlebell Swing - Works your hips and upper body. Recommended: 3 sets of 8 repetitions; What You Need: 12kg (25lb) Kettlebell...

BH TV: Jump Into Fitness with Cornerstone

posted on February 26th, 2013
bh-video-thumbnailJanuary is a time for new beginnings, and for many, that means embracing a healthier lifestyle in the New Year.  In this episode of “What’s Happening Bucks County?” BH TV’s Lauren Rooney visits the state-of-the-art facilities at Cornerstone Fitness and Spa in Warrington where she spoke to the experts including Fitness Coordinator Bryan Whiteside and Group Exercise Director Heather Wauls about the best ways to get in shape in 2013....

New at Cornerstone – Aqua Zumba!

posted on February 19th, 2013
aqua-zumbaKnown as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief....

Group Exercise Etiquette

posted on February 15th, 2013
gx-webGroup fitness classes are popular in any fitness center and Cornerstone is no exception.  Whether you are looking to make friends, need face time with friends or just need someone to motivate you, group classes fit the bill. Our classes range from high intensity intervals to spinning, yoga, and aquatic fitness- so there truly is something for everyone....

3 Steps to Reaching Your Goals

posted on February 14th, 2013
kristin-s-blogIts time to check in! It has been six weeks since New Year's and now we have begun Lent as well. Have you thought about your fitness goals? Have you been following the same plan for more than 6 weeks? A proper plan should be tailored to challenge you in new ways as you progress. If you have not set a goal yet, now is a great time to do it. Whatever your goal, it is important to both have a plan and support.

What is Lash and Brow Tinting?

posted on February 12th, 2013
eyelashesTinting for eye lashes is becoming increasingly popular. Especially for anyone who has lighter colored lashes and fair skin. However, any shade of lashes can be tinted. With tinted lashes, you no longer need to worry about applying mascara or dealing with smudges under your eyes.

Lower Body Workout: February 6

posted on February 6th, 2013
Dead-Lift-FeatThe Perfect Deadlift: Works the back & glutes. Remember to keep your buns tight as you lift to make sure you work those glutes! Recommended: 3 sets of 8 repetitions, What You Need: Two 15 – 25lb dumbbells. Read on...

DIY Body Treatments

posted on February 5th, 2013
diy-spaHere are a few super easy at-home body treatments that you can easily whip up with ingredients right from your own kitchen! Moisturizing Body Treatment: Ingredients... 1/2 cup finely ground almonds, 1 cup of oatmeal, 1 avocado (mashed)... Read on.

February: American Heart Month

posted on January 30th, 2013
Symptoms-of-a-Heart-Attack-The leading cause of death for men and women in the United States is heart disease, including stroke. American Heart Month is to educate Americans on what we can all do to live heart-healthy lives and battle cardiovascular disease. You have a higher risk of heart disease if you are: a woman 55+, a man 45+, or you have a family history of early heart disease....

Herbal Remedies to Help Fight the Flu

posted on January 11th, 2013
thymeThe New Year brought many family gatherings and good times with friends. Unfortunately, it also brought in a nasty flu virus that seems to have everyone home and in bed for weeks on end.  If you are starting to show signs of a cold, or you just want to help avoid getting sick altogether, try some of these DIY home remedies and other tips listed below....

Team Ox – Spinning Group

posted on January 9th, 2013
team-ox-webIt was Cornerstone Spinning members that invited me to join Team Ox... Since joining the team, and continuing my training with spinning I've become extremely passionate about the spinning program at Cornerstone. Part of my motivation to become a spinning instructor was to encourage outdoor riders (members of my team), and those who are not interested in spinning to experience a class. The spinning program has changed my life, introduced me to amazing people, and inspired me to become a better rider and motivator.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

posted on January 7th, 2013
quinoa-stuffed-peppersServes 8: This dish freezes well for future meals. Quinoa provides whole-grain goodness and a serving of protein. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping ¾-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.

Secret Benefits of Olive Oil

posted on January 4th, 2013
olive-oilThere are many people throughout the country who suffer from food allergies. This sometimes makes it hard to enjoy or even have spa services. Olive oil has been around for thousands of years. While it is commonly used for cooking, the benefits of olive oil for the body are endless....

Winterize Your Skin

posted on December 28th, 2012
winterize-your-skinPreparing your skin for the winter months ahead because the holidays may be over but the winter is just getting started. These next few months ahead could bring some pretty harsh weather and even a few snow falls. All of that cold air can be damaging to your skin because it contains less moisture than warm air, causing skin to dry out....

New Year’s Eve 2012-13

posted on December 27th, 2012
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Thank you to all of our members, staff, friends & the Bucks County community for a wonderful and healthy 2012. We’re looking forward to continuing our fitness journey with you in 2013. Please have a safe and happy new year’s eve… see you next year!

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Rookie Runner Success

posted on December 20th, 2012
rookie-runners-featIn the Fall of 2012, seven women registered for Tracey’s Rookie Runner program. This 8-week beginner running training program takes participants from walking around the block to running their first 5K through specialized training provided by expert marathon runner, Tracey Kling. And they did at the Washington Crossing 5K in November 2012!...

Holiday Schedules 2012

posted on December 10th, 2012
xmas-schedulesHappy holidays from your friends at Cornerstone! Here are December's holiday hours & schedules.

Winter Workshops Sale

posted on December 7th, 2012
winter-workshopsTackle 2013 with a specialized fitness program! If you have the will, we have the way… all Winter Workshops are 10% off on Monday, December 17th ONLY for our 12 Days of Fitness Sale. Check out our wide variety of workshops for all fitness levels and ages....

Community Bikes Drive

posted on November 14th, 2012
bike-drive-featureThe drive was a huge success: 36 bikes were donated in Doylestown on Saturday, and believe it or not, 36 were donated in New Hope on Sunday for a total of 72 bikes. That was well over our original goal of 50 bikes, most of which are in phenomenal condition. Community Bikes will pick them up in a week or so to move them to their storage facility in NY. These bikes will be cleaned and re-furbished if necessary and then shipped overseas via the US Airforce.

Soak & Relax

posted on November 14th, 2012
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Soak down this season with a relaxing bath…

Mother nature is just getting started this season with the cool air and thunderstorms. Pretty soon we will be bundled up in our coats and boots. What a better way to warm up then soaking in a relaxing bath at night!...

Healthy Eating Tips

posted on November 14th, 2012
kristin-baldinoThe fall season is always bittersweet: the warm weather and vacations are fading into memories, but the crisp, cool air and thought of the holiday season help keep us smiling. We have about 8 weeks to get back to the gym, get into our routine, and feel good about shedding those couple of “BBQ” pounds until… BAM! – the holidays are upon us.

A Stress-Free Holiday Season

posted on November 14th, 2012
The holiday season is a time of giving, family reunions, re-connecting with old friends, baking, shopping, and of course, celebrating; it’s no surprise, then, that “me” time usually doesn’t make the schedule. However, failing to take time for yourself can lead to a stressful holiday season for yourself and, ultimately, those around you. The American Psychological Association reports that up to 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time”, 69% are stressed by perceiving a “lack of money”, and 51% feel stressed out over the “pressure to give or get gifts”.

Fitness Gets Personal

posted on November 14th, 2012
Personal training is a popular offering in many gyms, and it's where members can often obtain the best results for their specific goals. Not only do participants get more personalized attention, they also have their own cheering section. "You develop a relationship with that trainer, and the accountability goes both ways," said Whitney Proud, marketing director at The Cornerstone Clubs in Furlong, Pa. Sessions can be tailored to fit not only the client's goals, but also their energy level on that particular day, as well as any sore spots or areas of concern.

Our Top 5 Skincare Products

posted on November 7th, 2012
health-skin-webThe skin is the body’s largest organ, and it serves as a protective barrier. Its health and surface appearance are determined by environmental factors as well as the function of the components that comprise the layers below. (Click here for an interactive skin anatomy and physiology demo by SkinCeuticals.) Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a time-intensive process – pamper yourself with the basics....

Mastectomy Massage

posted on November 6th, 2012
I have just completed a long awaited continuing education course in Mastectomy Massage. OMG!!! (As they say in texting world.) I was once again reminded of the reason I became a massage therapist…Touch! Having just received my certification in this specialty, I am humbled to be a part of this healing modality....

A Day Spent Racing with Runner’s World Magazine

posted on November 1st, 2012
featured-photoRunner’s World Magazine put on its inaugural RW Half & Festival this past weekend in its hometown of Bethlehem, PA (who knew that Runner’s World magazine was so close to us here at Cornerstone, right?!). The staff of Runner’s World, including top editors, and athletes like Shalane Flanagan, three-time Olympian and American record holder (3,000, 5,000 & 10,000 meters), were there to present seminars, meet runners, and hit the streets of Bethlehem for the event.

Nail Trends: Fall 2012

posted on October 16th, 2012
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This fall is all about creating unique nail designs. Nail trends have been popping up everywhere this season, from caviar to velvet and everything in between.

Nails have become the new accessory to your favorite outfit. Gone are the days where you were limited to simple shades of reds and pinks....

The New Normal

posted on September 28th, 2012
adrianna-parsonsSo most of you probably know by now that it is not a steady diet of beer and pizza that has caused parts of me to expand recently. Just in case you didn’t know, I’m 19 weeks pregnant as I write this....

Cardiac Rehab Saves Lifes – Doylestown Hosptial Heart Institute

posted on September 11th, 2012
cardiac-connectionIf you have ever exercised regularly, you know the hardest part can be sticking with a program. For patients with heart disease, "sticking with it" can make all the difference in a health recovery. That's why The Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital offers a cardiac Rehabilitation program that helps patients incorporate exercise into their lives - from their first day in the hospital to all the days after.

Summer Skin Care

posted on September 7th, 2012
Having some skin issues? Feeling like the summer sun and sweat is causing you to break out? Jasmin is here to answer your questions! Q. What is the best way to control breakouts and treat blemishes? A. It is very important to wash your face twice a day using products with...

Labor Day Schedules 2012

posted on August 28th, 2012

We are open on Labor Day during these hours, offering the following classes. Have a great holiday!

Fitness Center: 7:00am – 1:00pm Playroom: 8:30am – Noon (New Hope Playroom opens at 8:00am) Cornerstone, Doylestown 7:45am Zone with Nick 8:00am Pilates Mat Express with Suzanne B....

The Blue Tortilla

posted on August 23rd, 2012
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There’s no better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a bowl of fresh guacamole and chips on the porch of New Hope’s favorite authentic Mexican restaurant, The Blue Tortilla!

Cornerstone visited with the family-owned business and Cornerstone Member, Olivia Patino, to get the inside scoop on how to make their delicious guacamole....

Gearing Up For Fall

posted on August 8th, 2012
kristin-iron-manIt’s that time of year again… everyone is getting in their last vacations and trying to soak up every ounce of summer before school starts and we are back into our “regular” schedules.  So, as you’re planning your schedule for the fall, why not add team training in there for one hour a week?...

Maintain Your Regimen While We Maintain the Pool!

posted on August 7th, 2012
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Attention Cornerstone Aquatics Participants!

The pool may be closed for our annual, scheduled maintenance (August 25—September 2), but that doesn’t mean you should stay home! We have several options to offer you during our annual shutdown including: land-based classes, a workout program review, and use of the Warrington Swim Club....

Training for Peak Performance

posted on July 6th, 2012
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Training for Peak Performance

Performance in a Spinning® class is about combining training and trust to achieve your goals. Your students should feel as challenged physically as they are engaged emotionally and mentally in the class experience. Therefore, I have found a unique way to teach a Spinning class called “Train-to-Trust.” I differentiate between a “training mindset” and a “trusting mindset” within the class and I take the class through an imaginary criterium....

Summer Skin Care

posted on July 5th, 2012
trang-tGot Sunburn? Ouch! Here are a few tips to salvage your skin. Start by using products with calming attributes, such as cucumber extract, oatmeal honey, aloe, etc....

Friday Night Yoga Series

posted on July 5th, 2012
Friday-Night-Series-Summer-A series of free yoga classes offered to the public at the beautiful and serene TreeHouse, voted One of the Best Yoga Studios in Bucks County 2012. Sign-ups are required, call to register.

Gift of Empowerment

posted on July 2nd, 2012
gift-of-empowermentCornerstone's own, Marianne Impal, hit the front page of the Life section in the Intelligencer for her upcoming yoga workshop at The TreeHouse! Read this inspiring article here...

Fourth of July 2012 Schedules

posted on June 22nd, 2012
flagThe Clubs will be open from 7am – 1pm on Wednesday, July 4th. The Spa will be closed. Please see our Playroom hours and class schedules below and in the clubs. Regular hours apply for Tuesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 5th....

Chair Fit at Cornerstone Warrington

posted on June 8th, 2012
featuredChair Fit is a low impact, chair-based cardio class with strength work for seniors looking to exercise. The physical benefits of senior fitness are many. When we age, it gets harder to lose or maintain our weight as our metabolism slows down....

Central Bucks Karate Club Tournament 2012

posted on June 8th, 2012
Cornerstone Clubs is proud to announce the results of the 2nd Annual Junior William Hodgkiss Memorial Shotokan Karate Tournament held Saturday, April 14th at Pennwood Middle School. Central Bucks Karate Club students Beth Whittaker, Alex Man, Nick Caronclement, Julia Wu, Shelly Shen, Lydia Shen, Sonia Simpson, Bob Rathgeber, Tejal Patel, Vita Shavalova, David Harrison, Michael Wu, Naiya Patel, Rachel Cherny, David F....

Gardening and Fitness – Picket Fences 2012

posted on June 4th, 2012
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Tips from a Local Gardener and Certified Personal Trainer

Gardening is more than just a hobby for many Bucks County residents; it is a wonderful way to exercise, get fresh air while absorbing the sun’s great source of Vitamin D, and it is a powerful way to unwind and meditate....

Tween Training with Matt Herman

posted on June 4th, 2012
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Cornerstone, New Hope’s Matt Herman hosts a energetic group of tweens in the Training Room for his Tween Training Workshop this Spring!

This workshop is perfect for kids looking for an after school activity to stay fit and healthy. The class is set up to teach basic weight lifting techniques, using many body weight exercises and mixing in cardio....

Win an Evening with AEROSMITH!

posted on May 31st, 2012
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Meet Aerosmith in Philadelphia this July!

Enter this raffle available June 4th to June 17th at all Cornerstone Health and Fitness locations and online at www.animalalliancenj.org! All funds will benefit the Emily Ayre Fund for Big Dog Rescue, sponsored by Animal Alliance of New Jersey....

The Cornerstone Clubs Support the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

posted on May 23rd, 2012
irun4lifeAs the Spring weather brings runners back outdoors, The Cornerstone Clubs have been doing their part to combine that inspiration with the spirit of giving back. They recently hosted two events that promoted fitness and also gave families and individuals the opportunity to be part of the fight against childhood obesity. Now that’s what we call happening!

Memorial Day Schedules 2012

posted on May 21st, 2012
Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th. The Clubs will be open from 7:00am - 1:00pm, the playroom will be open 8:30am - 12:00pm. Have a wonderful & safe weekend!!

Gluten-Related Disorders: CeliacCentral.org

posted on May 4th, 2012
kathryn_c_wilderDr. K.C. Wilder explains the unique challenges facing athletes with gluten-related disorders - and how to overcome them. Dr. K.C. Wilder is a Sports Performance Coach who has worked with athletes who have celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. We grabbed her for a few questions about her practice and the advice she offers gluten-free athletes. Learn more about Dr. Wilder on her website...

Bucks Happening: Cornerstone Community Gives Back

posted on April 27th, 2012
john-kocisIf you have lived in Bucks County for any amount of time, you may know that we have a number of great resources available to help us make healthy choices and stay fit. One such resource, The Cornerstone Clubs, recently saw an opportunity to give back and proved that great things can be done with the help of a supportive community. The Clubs have grown from one small gym (established in 1995) to a vibrant group of members and professionals committed to health and fitness in 4 different locations across Bucks County. They have a strong focus on building a true member-centered community and when they recently called on that community to help others in need, the response was overwhelming...

Getting In Shape – Suburban Life April 2012

posted on April 23rd, 2012
drew-barlowEvery Thursday at 5 a.m., Drew Barlow awakens to the buzz of the alarm clock, rolls out of bed and heads to the gym. By 6 a.m., he’s at the front of the Spinning® room at the Cornerstone Fitness Club in Doylestown, where he teaches an indoor-cycling class to fitness enthusiasts devoted to improving themselves, one rotation at a time… Barlow, a certified Spinning instructor for the past eight years, has long been a devotee of indoor cycling—not only for his own physical health but also because he loves to lead and teach others...

Hot Tub Health

posted on April 18th, 2012
spring dance hot tubs (285x146)You may not think of a hot tub as a place to keep fit & in shape, but there are plenty of hydro-therapeutic exercises you can do to get in shape for this summer's bathing suit season! Here is a quick overview of the benefits of exercising in a hot tub: Relax muscles and increase flexibility: To help decrease muscle tightness and increase flexibility, perform standing calf raises, neck circles and shoulder shrugs for 10 seconds. Repeat each exercise three times...

Our First Duathlon

posted on April 17th, 2012
From left to right: Darci Clausen, Jenn Cahalin, Julie Stein, Adrianna Parsons, Ann Krisher. Tracey Kling not pictured.Saturday April 7th, I, along with an amazing group of co-workers, participated in my first duathlon. The event involved a 5k run (3.1 miles), a 25k bike ride (15.5 miles) and finished with another 5k run. I have to say it was a completely exhilarating and incredible experience. I had a timeframe in my mind that I wanted to finish within, and I must say that much like the Jake Dareff race, I totally surprised myself. Yes, that last mile became extremely challenging on every level, but the rush upon crossing...

Voted Winner on Bucks Happening List!

posted on April 2nd, 2012
bucks-happeningThe TreeHouse was recently voted Best Yoga on the Bucks Happening List by BucksHappening.com! Thanks to Bob Lonsdale (Yoga Director), Erin Hearty (TreeHouse Coordinator), and all of the staff & members at The Cornerstone Clubs. The TreeHouse, a lifestyle center by Cornerstone, is a dedication to re-discovering the passion that each of us has for living. It is certainly a special place. With focus on yoga, Pilates, and meditative arts...

Arthritis & Weather

posted on March 5th, 2012
hot-rock-backThe most common pain complaint I have heard this past winter is from my arthritis clients. Almost all of my clients with arthritis have told me that they have had to in increase their pain medication this winter due to increased joint pain and stiffness. The problem is that no one seems to know why? This has become such a common phenomenon in our geographical area this year that it was recently addressed on a news segment. Here’s the deal…

Be A Hero

posted on March 1st, 2012
be-a-hero-web(Bucks County, PA) – On Saturday, April 28, The Cornerstone Clubs will join thousands of ‘HEROES’ taking to their bicycles during cycle classes across the country to participate in Wish Upon a Hero’s ‘Be a Hero 4.28.12’ nationwide cycling event. Each Cornerstone Club (Doylestown, New Hope, and Warrington) will host 1 cycling class beginning at 11:30am. Robin N. will host Warrington’s spin, Kristin P. will host Doylestown’s spin, and Gina R. will host New Hope’s spin...

Get 5K Ready!

posted on February 24th, 2012
woman-fitness-ccThe Cornerstone 5K will be held on May 5th 2012, which is approximately 10 weeks away. So it is time for you to get outside, get moving, and get 5K ready. Running your first 5K may seem like a daunting task if you're starting at a beginner's level. But don't let your mental fears hold you back from physical accomplishment. "Mental hurdles can be more overwhelming than physical ones...

Cornerstone Quizzo Night

posted on February 20th, 2012
quizzoJoin us at T.J. Smith’s Restaurant & Bar for quizzo night especially dedicated to Cornerstone members & staff! Test your trivia knowledge while enjoying some of the best food & drink in Bucks County! Win Cornerstone & T.J. Smith prizes for you and your team....

Myo-what?

posted on February 15th, 2012
Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial release is not a facial, as many have questioned. MFR, short for myofascial release, is a form of massage that releases collagen from under the skin through safe, sustained pressure to the connective tissue in your body called fascia. Fascia is an interwoven web of collagen, elastic and a gel like material we are all made of. When the muscles get worn out and overworked from repetitive motion...

Heart to Heart: Love Yourself and Others this Month and Always

posted on February 6th, 2012
Woman MeditatingOver time chronic stress contributes to hardening of the arteries and hypertension. In a study done by Michael Crichton while a medical student at Harvard, he found that when asking patients why they had a heart attack the answer rarely had to do with a medical condition such as high blood pressure, cholesterol or lack of exercise. Most answers were very personal...

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

posted on February 2nd, 2012
baby tiramisuValentine’s Day is a time to show your loved ones how much you care, but don’t forget to show your New Year’s Resolution the love too! Boxes of chocolates, candy hearts, and sweet snacks – while delicious – become easy go-to snacks during the day, which can pack on empty calories in an instant....

OMG Tabata!

posted on January 26th, 2012
joanna-abbottI have decided to switch up my routine in training and thought, “well why not a form of tabata spin?” After all, Dr. Tabata designed this workout for cyclist and skaters for the Olympics to improve their VO2 max (read more). The rate of increase is the highest ever reported. This protocol, (5 minutes of warm-up, 8 intervals of 20 seconds all-out intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, 2 minutes cool-down) was used for highly-trained endurance athletes...

New Year’s Contest!

posted on January 3rd, 2012
fbook-contest-jan-12Enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card and mug to Planet Smoothie, a one hour nutrition consultation from the Diva Dietitian, and an All Inclusive 1 month membership to The Cornerstone Clubs!...

Holiday Class Schedules

posted on December 15th, 2011
happy holidaysThe Cornerstone Clubs have special holiday class schedules and hours. Please click on your club of choice for a class listing and information. From all of us here at Cornerstone, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!...

Yoga Tips for Holiday Sanity

posted on December 9th, 2011
yogaThe holiday season can herald in a lot of anxiety and stress, even if you don’t get caught up in the consumer frenzy. So a connection to your source – your inner calm and peace – may be the best gift you can give yourself… a connection with the Light and Love that is the essence of the true spirit of the holidays....

Coming Soon!

posted on December 6th, 2011
warrington-training-room-coComing Soon: Warrington Training Room. Cornerstone, Warrington is currently renovating their brand new Functional Training room! Look for it in the coming weeks, as our staff (yes - our very own staff!) works to bring you this exciting new feature...

Please don’t use me in Sprinkle and Spray, I am just for play!

posted on November 30th, 2011
gogglesHi Moms and Dads! Did you know that allowing your children to ALWAYS use goggles during their swim lessons and/or recreational swim can hinder their swimming progress and actually create a safety issue? Why, you ask? One of the essential skills for a child to learn while being introduced into the water is comfort with submersion. Little swimmers do not always enjoy getting their eyes wet when first being introduced to the water...

Congratulations Shotokan Karate!

posted on November 21st, 2011
Shotokan-Karate-TournamentThe Cornerstone Clubs are proud to announce the results of the 2011 Junior Annual Invitational Shotokan Karate Tournament held Saturday, November 5th at Newtown Junior High School. Team members Matt Bortolottti, Ryan Bortolotti, Dario Cabal, Nathan Cherney, Rachel Cherney, Luke Cimakasky, Ethan Daubenspeck, Ethan Green...

The Littlest Droplets Make A Big Splash At The Cornerstone Club in Warrington!

posted on November 7th, 2011
Matt and Morgan Coller with Heather & Jake CostiganNo wake zone? No way! Toddlers (and the adults with them) make waves, get soaked, sing songs, play games, and learn crucial water adjustment and safety skills all in a thirty minute class! The Droplet swim class makes this happen for kids from eighteen months to age three. We work on using verbal and non-verbal cues to introduce beginning swimming skills to these curious little ones and they soak it up!...

Are You Too Busy?

posted on November 2nd, 2011
commit-to-letting-goFor most of us, life is a blur at the best of times. Time speeds along. We have too much to do. Things get missed. The next two months, more so. When it comes to yoga, there are three commitments we don’t always remember to remember. They can create generative changes in our lives when we apply them over time...

Halloween at Cornerstone

posted on November 1st, 2011
Chair-Fit-ClassCornerstone, Warrington always enjoys getting festive for Halloween. Flip through our gallery to see St. Paul’s Preschool trick or treat parade, a decorative Chair Fit class, and the Annual Pumpkin Carving contest! Thank you to everyone for coming out and enjoying the holiday with us....

Zumba Party Raises $2,000+ for Breast Cancer

posted on October 20th, 2011
zumba-fundraiserOn Friday, October 14th, Cornerstone Zumba Instructors hosted a 90 minute Zumba Party at Cornerstone, Doylestown to raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that supports young women fighting breast cancer.  Cornerstone members, friends, and family came out in droves to support the cause that evening, in a two and a half hour long Zumba event at the Doylestown facility on 740 Edison Furlong Road, Furlong PA....

Gazette Dec. 2008: Ditch Those Same Old Resolutions

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Adrianna Scott

Ditch those same old resolutions

Raise your hand if you are resolving to lose weight this new year… again. It baffles me just a little, seeing people every January with the same good resolution, but going about it the same way they did last year and the year before and the year before that!...

Gazette Dec. 2008: Being “Fit” Must Include Your Mind

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Jon Satin and Chris Pattay

Being “Fit” Must Include Your Mind

There are numerous ways to create a fit, healthy body. There are “proven” workout techniques and sound nutritional programs. But what about our mind? How do we get it to be healthy and fit?...

Gazette Sept. 2008: Shopping for Fitness?

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Kristin Harris

Shopping for Fitness? Beware of gadgets galore!

My boyfriend is a gadget man. He loves gizmos and gadgets that are supposed to make our lives easier or assist us in something that we want to do. If it dices faster, cleans better or stores easier, he is itching to get it....

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

posted on September 26th, 2011

Adding to the Quality of Life

At The Cornerstone Clubs, it’s not about how much you can bench press, or how far you can run. It’s about how you feel, how your body is “working” for you, and whether you are getting the most from your life physically – today, and in the years to come....

Bucks County Woman Magazine: Tai Chi

posted on September 26th, 2011
Originating in China, the oldest type of tai chi, Chen style, dates back to the 1500s. Historical accounts vary, but one story holds that a Taoist monk developed a series of 13 exercises that imitated the movements of animals. He also emphasized meditation and the concept of internal force, as opposed to the external force exerted with other martial arts....

USA Today: Exercising Gets More Important with Age

posted on September 26th, 2011
By Janice Lloyd Sooner or later, it is going to happen. Everyone else starts to look so young. Their walk still has a bounce to it. Their legs still slide into sexy jeans. Their bums are still firm. So when you find yourself wanting to skip the workout and dash off for a pedicure or hair touch-up instead, don’t go there, dearie....

Bucks Local News: Dancing with the Stars

posted on September 26th, 2011
David Topel and Stephanie Masceri, representing Cornerstone Health and Fitness of Doylestown and New Hope, took home the coveted Philadora Trophy after successfully out-dancing nine other couples in last night’s “Dancing With the Stars” benefit held at the Eagle Fire Company....

Gazette Jan. 2009: Gift to Yourself

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Robert Racek

The Best Gift to Give Yourself

There are times in everyone’s life when you are faced with obstacles that seem overwhelming. When this happens for me, I try to recall moments when I was distressed and emerged as a winner....

Gazette Oct. 2008: Racing Mom Exhales

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Ann Krisher

Racing Mom EXHALES!

Call me the racer. Not as in running or in driving, but in “being”. A typical day for me starts with feeding the kids breakfast, battling traffic, powering through a class, struggling to wedge the football pads into my son’s uniform pants, and volunteering for the snack stand (complete with toilet cleaning at the end of the shift)....

Gazette Oct. 2008: New Tricks

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Ellen Book-O’Neill

Teaching an Older Dog New Tricks

Can you be too old to start an exercise and nutrition program to change your life, the way you feel and the way you look? Absolutely not! I was turning 40, all of my clothes were getting bigger, the scale was getting close to 170 and I just wasn’t feeling right about myself....

Gazette Oct. 2008: Love Your Workout

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Mary Kroszner

Love Your Workout – Take a Ride!

If you’ve ever watched the Spinning® studio a few minutes before a class, you surely have noticed a rush of people, clad in black bike shorts, moving with practiced precision and completely focused on getting into the room and setting up their bikes....

Gazette Nov. 2008: Lessons from a 6 Year Old

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Marie Stryjek

Lessons from a 6 year old

My 6 year old granddaughter is smarter about eating than most people I know. She will look at food in a skeptical way – touching it with her fork, smelling it, tentatively tasting a little before she decides if it’s worth the trouble to eat....

Gazette Nov. 2008: Are You Kidding Me?

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Joanna Abbott

Are you kidding me?

Researching new fitness trends Part of my job is to research and test out new exercise techniques and trends. When I heard about Kettlebells, which basically look like little black cannonballs with handles, I couldn’t imagine something like this would make any sense in the real fitness world....

Gazette Nov. 2008: Give to Yourself

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Jim Bishop

To really give to others, you must first give to yourself

It’s that time of year to think about why we are thankful. It’s also a time when we can enjoy the spirit of the season with family, friends and passing acquaintances....

Gazette: Nov. 2008: Giving Thanks

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Jen Lambert

Giving Thanks

There’s a line from a Sheryl Crow song that I’ve always liked – it suggests that the key to happiness and life in general is not getting what you want, but wanting what you’ve got. Let’s face it – we all are guilty of taking what we’ve got for granted....

Gazette Oct. 2008: Health from the Inside Out

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Chris Pattay and Jon Satin

Getting Health from the Inside Out

Being healthy is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. But being healthy just does not apply to what’s happening on the outside. It matters as much, if not more, as to what’s happening on the inside....

Gazette Sept. 2008: Getting ‘Unstuck’

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Caren Kalish

Get Unstuck… A New Kid of Yoga Pracitce

Imagine the benefits of a breathing, centering and relaxing yoga class. Combine that with the therapeutic touch and tension release of an advanced massage therapist. Sounds heavenly… This blend of techniques has been unofficially called “Yoga-Myo” and the results that students are experiencing range from complete stress relief to dramatic pain reduction....

Gazette Sept. 2008: Pilates

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Sue Long

From bedsprings and beer keg rings to the Pilates Science of today…

Fitness trends come and go. Those that go the distance are always the forms of exercise that offer the greatest benefits for your time, your health, and your lifestyle....

Gazette Sept. 2008: FACT Walk

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Jen Lambert

Go For a Walk! Good For Your Health, Your Heart and, on October 5th, a Great Cause!

Walking…. anyone can do it. It’s one of the best exercises for your health. Just putting one foot in front of the other (over and over) for 30 minutes a day can strengthen your heart, bones and muscles....

Gazette Oct. 2008: “Reformed” Gym Junkie

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Dawn Greenly

Confessions of a “Reformed” Gym Junkie

Before I share my journey, or actually, my total transformation (mind, body, and spirit), I have to confess! I used to be a bona fide gym bag, weight training, glove carrying, gym rat....

Gazette Sept. 2008: Bokwa

posted on September 26th, 2011

By Brian Mavi

BOKWA…. The West Coast Fitness Party has come to town!

When we are enjoying ourselves, everything seems easier to do. For some people, exercise can seem difficult because they’re not having a good time. The resolution to this problem is not to give up – but to find that one thing (or things) that really is fun for you and keeps you coming back for more....

Serenity Over Strength: The TreeHouse

posted on September 26th, 2011
The luminaries behind Cornerstone Health and Fitness have put some extra muscle into their vision. But The TreeHouse, which blossomed in September, is a place where reps and weights make way for stretching and rejuvenation. A lifestyle counterpart to the upscale gym, it offers a serene venue for meditation, movement arts and self-enrichment services set amid the gardens and nature paths behind the fitness center’s New Hope location....

Zumba instructors Stephanie and David take 1st Place in Dancing with the Stars, New Hope January 2010

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Summer Cookout Salsa

posted on July 25th, 2011
As part of our Open House Summer Happy Hour Series, Cornerstone Warrington hosted Summer Cookout Happy Hour on July 20th, where Janelle Coller and Kathryn O’Hara provided our members and guests with some delicious summer salsas. They were such a hit (both the salsas and our gals!) that we wanted to share with you the recipes for your own summer cookouts....

Get a Taste of Tastebuds

posted on June 30th, 2011
Cornerstone recently visited New Hope member John Barbacane at his restaurant, Tastebuds, in New Hope, PA. He shared with us a delicious, simple, summertime recipe – soon to be your guests’ favorite appetizer! Grab some fresh mangoes and you’re on your way to a treat....

Congratulations! It’s the Health & Wellness Center’s 10 Year Anniversary!

posted on June 20th, 2011
Hey Cornerstone Members!   Did you know that this month marks the 10 year anniversary of the Health and Wellness Center?  It’s true! It’s hard to believe that we have been swimming, strength training, spinning, sweating and smiling together for an entire decade!...

Build a Better Body with Joe Franco

posted on June 9th, 2011
Join I.F.P.A. Professional Natural Bodybuilder Joe Franco Thursday June 16th at 7:00pm at Cornerstone, Doylestown for a FREE one-hour Q&A session designed to answer YOUR exercise and fitness questions! Topics of discussion will include: Basic weight training and nutrition in support of exercise Proper exercise programming for gaining lean body mass Proper nutrient timing Joe has dedicated his life to health and fitness for the past 20 years, and has been involved in competitive bodybuilding since the 1980’s. During this time, Jo received his Bachelor Degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University, and personal training certification through ACE.  Joe’s personal training business, F.I.T....

Women’s Health at Cornerstone

posted on May 10th, 2011
This Sunday starts our clubs wide promotion to bring a female buddy to work out for only Megan Steckbeck and Howard Butowsky accpeting donations for Susan G. Komen $1 donation to the Susan G. Komen 3 day for the Cure walk in October.  What a great way to tell mom, or any other important lady in your life, that you care about her then to bring her into Cornerstone for an amazing workout!  We have a couple of incredible Cornerstone moms who are doing exactly that....

Pilates Reformer @ The TreeHouse

posted on April 14th, 2011
For more information about this workshop, call us! 215-862-2200 Click here to visit The TreeHouse!...

ActivTrax in April

posted on April 1st, 2011
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April Calendar

posted on March 31st, 2011
The Cornerstone Clubs have a great line up of amazing new classes, community events, and contests where you can win big! Click to preview Awesome April at Cornerstone! April Calendar...

Get Your PUMP On!!

posted on March 30th, 2011
Are you ready to get your PUMP On?!   Even though it hasn’t felt like it thus far, according to the calander - Spring is here! If you are like many of the common gym goers out there, then you are probably trying to get back into your fitness routine in order to get that body in tip-top shape for the Summer!...

Thoughts on Well-Being

posted on March 29th, 2011
I want to say a few words about being thankful for the bodies we have been given. I want to remind everyone that your workouts should be to make yourself healthier; in an effort to take care of yourself. We shouldn’t be punishing ourselves because we have a poor self image or because we went nuts on a tub of ice cream the night before....

Recipes of the Month – March

posted on March 25th, 2011

A little veggies go a long way… enjoy these favorites:

Roasted Kale Chips Serves 8 – 10

3 Bunches of kale, such as dinosaur kale, curly kale, or a mixture Extra virgin olive oil Sea sale and freshly ground pepper Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper....

Grocery Shopping Cheat Sheet

posted on March 11th, 2011
You don't need to buy everything organic to stay pesticide-free. Print out this handy-dandy guide for your next shopping trip!

Small World

posted on March 8th, 2011

The Official Publication of the Philadelphia Bike Club Founded 1979 Volume 34, No. 3 – March 2011 Wheeling with the President by Howard Hochheiser & Linda McGrane Small World

The third annual Wellness Retreat (at Cornerstone Fitness and the Tree House in New Hope) on Saturday, February 12 was a resounding success....

Let’s Talk Touch 4

posted on March 7th, 2011
Is your massage therapist educating you? Is your massage therapist educating you?  Education is an important but often overlooked part of your massage session.  The session is still in progress even though you are off the table and have re-robed.  This is the time your massage therapist should share his/her findings during the massage with you....

Spring Workshops are Here!

posted on February 27th, 2011

Check out the Workshops at The Cornerstone Clubs!

There’s still a little chill in the air, but things are heating up here at The Cornerstone Clubs, your favorite health & fitness club of Bucks County! We have a great line up of early spring programs designed to get your spring training started… Check out… Yoga for Men, Weightlifting 101, Kidz in Motion, Belly Dancing, Women’s Bootcamp, and more!...

Group Kick is Coming!

posted on February 18th, 2011
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7 Yogi Tips for 2011

posted on February 10th, 2011
New choices, new priorities and a new life can be supported by open-hearted posture. Our posture is a good indicator of the relationship between our inner and outer realities. A fear-based, apprehensive inner reality protects itself by closing our heart. The more confident we are and the more we courageously embrace life, the easier it is to reflect this inner reality with upright, self-assured posture....

Let’s Talk Touch III

posted on February 9th, 2011
I have recently been told by one of my clients that receiving a gift certificate for massage is among her top five favorite gifts.  No argument there from yours truly, the massage therapist.  So as I always do while commuting to and from work…I listen to audio books or I think.  Last night while commuting home I was in the “think” mode....

Recipe of the Month (Special Edition!)

posted on February 7th, 2011
We’ve got an extra special Recipe of the Month for you in February! Why so great? Because it’s been given by a Cornerstone Member, who happens to be an excellent chef! We followed Diana out of Cornerstone New Hope, across the bridge, and around the corner to her beautiful restaurant, DeAnna’s, in Lambertville to see if her moves in the kitchen were as good as her moves on the fitness floor....

Barefoot Training?

posted on February 4th, 2011
Nike Free There’s a lot of talk out there about barefoot running, barefoot training, etc. You have probably at some point seen someone in or tried for yourself a pair of Vibram Five Fingers or Nike Free shoes, or maybe have even seen someone actually running barefoot....

Tour de You, by K.C. Wilder

posted on January 31st, 2011

Tour de You: Swirling Circles of Freedom by K.C. Wilder – Now Available!

Book Review

Tour de You is an engaging, entertaining book with the ebb, and flow of a competitive cycling event. The intangibles of competition are the many variables that have little or nothing to do with individual talent....

Finally Fit

posted on January 27th, 2011
One way to make your resolutions a reality – get FINALLY FIT. Leah’s intense, goal-oriented, small group training program in New Hope really delivers results – participants in the last few sessions of Finally Fit have lost a combined weight of almost 100 pounds  (I myself have lost 14 of those pounds!), and became stronger and faster while doing it!  Even better – they’ve made “training buddies” that help keep them motivated and ready to take on any training challenge....

Quick Winter Links

posted on January 26th, 2011
In honor of the snow  - we’re posting some fun, quick reads & tips by Fitness Magazine: Warm Up to Winter Workouts Bowled Over: 7 Healthy Soup and Stew Recipes Take Five: 7 Five-Ingredient Suppers The Resolution Solution: 7 Goals You Can Meet This Year Walk This Way: 4 Ways to Prevent Aches & Pains  Be safe in the snow today!...

New Year – New Routine?

posted on January 24th, 2011
The beginning of the New Year is a great time to evaluate your fitness program and tweak it a little. If you’ve been doing the same program for more than 6 months, you need a serious update! It’ll make your trip to Cornerstone more enjoyable ;) and will work your body in new ways....

EFC Wintry Madness

posted on January 12th, 2011
Extending the holiday cheer… our dedicated members hit the pavement 12/26/10 for EFC Wintry Madness with Felipe. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3NZvJt01JM]...

“The Next Step” with Tracey Kling

posted on January 10th, 2011
What is “The Next Step”? “The Next Step” is a six week workshop held for those who are ready for a new challenge and want to run beyond the 5K.  Many of the participants continue on from one of my other workshops: “5k workshop”.  Classes are held three times a week for one hour at Central Park in Doylestown.  What’s involved with the workshop?...

“What I Saw” January 2011

posted on January 5th, 2011
Jen Lambert, CHF Program Coordinator, checking out some of the many toys our members donated in 2010 to Toys for Tots Tom Kirsteier hitting the treadmill Blake Ament, We are… a great place to lift! Howard Butowsky, Personal Trainer helping members and fellow trainers incorporate ActivTrax, this month!!...

New Year, New You – No Way?

posted on January 3rd, 2011
January is here again… is it back to new year, new you? Or is that pressure just too much? New Year, New You? Nice Try. Recent surveys show that Americans are making fewer resolutions this year – more so than ever before....

Happy Holidays & Healthy Winter Tips

posted on December 21st, 2010

Happy Holidays Cornerstone!

What a pleasure it has been watching our members hustle and bustle around the clubs over the past few weeks, sharing holiday stories and memories, wishing each other good luck in the new year, and of course – burning off those last lbs before the holiday feast begins!...

Setting (and Reaching) Goals in 2011

posted on December 13th, 2010
2011 is right around the corner… and that means one thing – resolutions! Here are some tips to ensure that you get on the right path for setting (and reaching!) your goals. Goal setting is an important method to build momentum, motivation and confidence as your students strive to make their new year’s resolutions a reality....

Let’s Talk Touch II

posted on November 29th, 2010
I’d like to talk about massage and cancer care.  Years ago, it was thought by western medicine practitioners that the combination of these two was similar to that of oil and water.  They just didn’t mix.  Long gone are those days and that belief.  Thank God!!!  Working in the field of Integrative Medicine as a massage therapist, I am thrilled that massage and cancer care now go together like peas and carrots.  It seems that just about every other week someone is sending me a newspaper article about the importance of massage during cancer treatments.  And not just the importance, but doctors are now recommending massage (as well as numerous other complimentary modalities) for their patients.  I recently read an article about a local surgeon that gives a gift certificate to her patients for a complimentary modality of their choice after surgery.  As always, it is up to each physician as to which, if any, complimentary therapy is appropriate for their patient....

A Slimmer Thanksgiving Meal

posted on November 23rd, 2010
Yes, it is the holidays and you can eat things you don’t normally eat, but you still do not want to go overboard. A typical Thanksgiving meal can easily go over 3,000 calories!!! All you have to do is make some simple swaps so you can enjoy more of the holiday food you love....

5 Fit Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

posted on November 22nd, 2010
Can you believe it’s that time of year again?! In addition to all of our daily responsibilities, now we have goodies to make, gifts to buy and wrap, parties to host / attend and all of the other ‘fun’ stuff that comes along with the holidays....

“What I Saw” – November

posted on November 19th, 2010
Kim Starkey & Tony Parisi- Trainer on the Floor and Manager of the Day for Member Services! Clark Simons & Jody Carafa-Recent rejoined member Jody Carafa “working hard” catching up with personal trainer, Clark Simons CornerKids-Happy, Healthy Kids Everyday!!! Linda Hodgdon – Enjoying her free cup of coffee!...

Crustless Apple Pie

posted on November 18th, 2010
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Lengthy turkey and sides recipes have you feeling like you’ll have no time to make dessert? Try out this quick and easy (and delicious!) pie recipe sure to please… provided by Cornerstone’s own Kathryn O’Hara....

5 Good Reasons to Kickbox!

posted on November 10th, 2010
Cornerstone’s cardio kickboxing classes are a great way to relieve stress, burn major calories, and kick and punch your way into shape. Believe me – I know! I’ve been teaching fitness and kickboxing classes for over 20 years… A workout for the entire body, kickboxing borrows movements from traditional and mixed martial arts, boxing, and sports-conditioning drills to tone your body in a fun and safe class environment....

Shotokan Karate Association – Junior Invitational Tournament!

posted on November 8th, 2010
On Saturday, October 30th at Newtown Jr. High School, the Central Bucks Karate Club competed at the Shotokan Junior Invitational Tournament! The Cornerstone Clubs are proud to announce the results of the 42nd annual tourney: Central Bucks Karate Club students Rachel, Carly, Michael, Dario, David, Ben, Tejal, Conner, Luke, Ethan, and Gerald – ALL won a combined 23 medals!!...

Pumpkin Contest at Cornerstone, Warrington

posted on November 1st, 2010
This past Friday, Cornerstone – Warrington hosted a Trick or Treat Parade, members and staff enjoyed the day in their Halloween costumes, and everyone voted for their favorite pumpkin. As always, we had a great time! And the winner of this year’s Pumpkin Contest is… 1st Place goes to Aquatics!...

Clark’s Bootcamp @ Cornerstone, Doylestown

posted on October 27th, 2010
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For more on Cornerstone’s upcoming workshops, click on your club of choice!

Doylestown         New Hope        Warrington...

Tricks, or Treats?

posted on October 26th, 2010

It is that time of year again, the holiday season. And to kick it off – Halloween is right around the corner… meaning only one thing… Candy!!!!! We all know that we collect way too much candy over Halloween weekend, but can you actually afford to eat all of those pesty snacks?

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“What I Saw” – October

posted on October 25th, 2010
Provided by Mary Kroszner Lanie Sjostedt doing a Strive class. Jill Richter keeping her feet warm on her way to her spinning class!   A holiday black spider, 'hanging around in CornerKids'. Danielle Steinbach, (age 2 months), and her Mom, Renee, checking into CornerKids Carol Gwynn, a new member who joined at the GO Party!...

Holiday Workshops Are Here!

posted on October 21st, 2010

It’s time for Holiday workshops! There’s no better way to beat stress and stay in shape during the busy holiday season than our awesome programs and workshops. From hard core fitness to yoga and Pilates, we’ve got something for everyone!

For the Early Bird…

Peak Performance Series – Hard Core Holiday Join Clark at 6:00am on Tuesday mornings at our Doylestown club for this high-intensity training program that takes it to the next level....

Happy Hour @ Cornerstone, Warrington

posted on October 14th, 2010
Phillies Phun! – Happy Hour – Warrington   We love our Phillies!!! Let’s get another championship, boys!!!   Gab & Kathryn prepare the table! Erika talks Phillies Phun with members Spin the Prize Wheel! Cracker Jack, Phillies Gear, and Rauuuul! Just like being at the game......

Happy Hour @ Cornerstone, Doylestown!

posted on October 14th, 2010
It’s Back to the ’80s! – Happy Hour – Doylestown Adrianna & Sandy in their best '80s gear! Ivy, Pamela, and Darci Ivy, Pamela, and Kristin S. Ellen in great '80s attire Pamela hosting a Diet to Go tasting! Darci enjoying the evening...

You Never Know Until You Try

posted on October 11th, 2010

By Adrianna Scott – Cornerstone, Doylestown

I ran my first 5k this Saturday at the Jake Dareff Legacy Run. I surprised myself with how hard I ran, the time I was capable of and how much I enjoyed it. Sam Kemps, Rev Rhodes, and Adrianna Scott I have thought many times about running races and have always talked myself out of it....

Warrington Triathlon 2010

posted on September 28th, 2010
What a beatufiul day on September 11 when Cornerstone was out to sponsor the first ever, Warrington Triathlon! Congratulations to the 120+ participants who were able to compete, participate, and enjoy this day.  ...

Mayo-less Tuna Salad

posted on September 27th, 2010
Prepared for you by Jamie Hollander 8 oz good quality canned tuna in water (I like Wild Planet Tuna Sold here at our store) 1/2   cup tomatoes diced fine 1/4   1 minced jalapeno 1/4   cup celery diced fine 1/4   cup red onion diced fine 1/4   cup capers 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 Tablespoon dried oregano 1/4   cup extra virgin olive oil Drain tuna Mix all ingredients together Serve over a bed of Blue Moon acres mixed greens, diced fresh avocado and sour cream....

Guess Who I Saw at Cornerstone?

posted on September 23rd, 2010
Provided by Mary Kroszner The Myers Family: Cindy, Liam & Wes - heading home Friday morning after a workout and time in CornerKids! Suzanne Bullotta -In my Spinning class, new to PA & a new Cornerstone member! Elizabeth Bolivar - Returning member to Cornerstone, her children love CornerKids and she’s happy to be back too!...

Capoeira Morro Verde, Professora Gata Brava

posted on September 21st, 2010
Greetings everyone, I am pleased to share with you a short video about Capoeira Morro Verde and the group we are cultivating here in New Hope, PA. Thank you all so so much! Obrigada, Gata Brava [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttk3BuHiiH8] PS- If you do not speak portuguese, the song that I am singing in the beginning is about growing “cabacas” (the gourds used to make the “berimbau” – the instrument that accompanies capoeira) on my mother’s farm, Greenhill Farm (Morro Verde, in portuguese)....

You’re Never Too Old to Be a Kid Again!

posted on September 20th, 2010
By Howard Butowsky – Cornerstone, New Hope Like many of you, I was heavily involved in organized sports as a kid. All the way up to college, if there was a game to be played, I was there! It really didn’t matter the sport or how good I was at it....

Latronica Health and Wellness Fair

posted on September 13th, 2010
Jim Bishop and Al Latronica enjoying the day.   Pamela (Member Services, Doylestown) and Erika (Membership Director) hosting Cornerstone's table. Mmm... Diet To Go! Erika flexes with Nutrishop of Warrington Jim discovers the Cornerstone Moonbounce!       ...

SummerKids Celebration of Fitness Day!

posted on September 13th, 2010
All photos courtesy of Ann Krisher What fun! Thanks SummerKids for a great Summer, and best of luck at school this Fall! See you next year                                     ...

Is Work Getting in the Way of Your Workout?

posted on August 30th, 2010
Let’s face it – it happens to the best of us!  We work so much, we can barely find the time to workout.  Seriously – I even work at the club and often find myself struggling to find the time to fit in my own exercise!  So, what’s the solution?  Give us an hour, and we’ll get you started – yes,  just one hour....

Please Let Me Exercise!!

posted on August 18th, 2010

By Donna Mazeika – Cornerstone, Doylestown

“What am I going to do? I desperately need to exercise and my child will not stay in the playroom. He will not let me leave him anywhere! I just can’t take it anymore!” As the director of children’s programs in a fitness center, these are words I hear on a regular basis....

The Key to it All: Motivation

posted on August 11th, 2010

By Adrianna Scott – Cornerstone, Doylestown

Every one of us feeds off of different forms of motivation. Whether it’s positive energy or stress that needs to be worked out, we all need something to fuel our fire. I believe strongly in positive goal setting, and tend to shy away from too much time on the scale or measurements....

Black-Bean and Tomato Quinoa

posted on August 10th, 2010
Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Steamed, it makes a perfect partner for lime-spiked black beans and fresh tomato. Simply DELISH! Provided by Epicurious.com yield: Makes 4 (side dish) servings active time: 20 minutes total time: 45 minutes Ingredients 2 teaspoons grated lime zest 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup quinoa 1 (14- to 15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 2 medium tomatoes, diced 4 scallions, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Preparation Whisk together lime zest and juice, butter, oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4teaspoon pepper in a large bowl....

Why should I care about the number 3,500?

posted on August 8th, 2010
By Howard Butowsky – Cornerstone, New Hope When I consult with you as a member about your fitness and weight loss goals, I make sure that you know a very important number – 3,500.  So, what’s so special about the number 3,500?  Well, it represents the number of calories equal to one pound of weight loss.  So in order to lose one to two pounds a week, you need to create a 500 to 1,000 calorie deficit per day (3,500 to 7,000 per week) by exercising or adjusting dietary habits to reduce caloric intake....

Let’s Talk Touch

posted on August 3rd, 2010

By Melissa Faith-Baun – Cornerstone, Warrington

Let’s Talk Touch… therapeutic touch to be exact.  This is the type of touch that is delivered through the hands of a competent massage therapist.  We all know that massage just plain feels good, but I would like to explore the many other benefits of receiving therapeutic massage....

Imagine…

posted on July 30th, 2010

By Drew Barlow – Cornerstone, Doylestown

As the senior partner of a wealth management group in Doylestown PA, I spend time coaching and counseling people. Sometimes it is staff members or clients or maybe peers or other associates. As a Spinning® instructor at Cornerstone Health and Fitness, Doylestown, I often utilize similar communication techniques to help people create a platform for personal growth in my Spin class....

The Years of Magical Weight Maintenance

posted on July 28th, 2010

By Dore’ Vorum – Cornerstone, Doylestown – Member since 2003

I have always had a weight problem. I would shed the pounds on the latest fad diet and then gain them back, with a few extra for good measure. The years of yo-yo dieting resulted in me weighing 225 pounds at my heaviest.  During Cornerstone’s “2007 I Lost It” program, I lost 40 pounds, 6 sizes and was able to achieve normal cholesterol levels....

Flex Cam

posted on July 27th, 2010

By Kristin Baldino – Cornerstone, New Hope

On Sunday, July 25th some of the Member Services department from the Cornerstone, New Hope Club enjoyed a day at the ballpark. This trip was months in the making… most of them are Phillies fans and would talk about the “Flex Cam” that would appear on the jumbo screen at Citizens Bank Park (asking fans to “flex their muscles”). They decided that they should go in a group and try to get on the “Flex Cam” since they felt working at a health club made them deserving of this.  Well, mother nature had another idea as they only made it 5 innings before a horrible storm came and forced them to leave their seats. They still had a lot of enthusiasm, and although they weren’t on the big screen showing off their stuff, they sure did entertain those sitting around them! It was the talk of New Hope that day and with their infamous sign hanging in the office, they will be sure to remember their hot, wet day for months to come. Now time to plan next year’s trip!...

Teen Training with KC!

posted on July 26th, 2010

Provided by KC Wilder - Cornerstone, New Hope

Jul 13, 2010 through Aug 12, 2010 on Tuesdays, Thursdays - 1 hr. 15 min. These girls are up to the challenge this summer!! This workshop for teen athletes age 13-18, 2 days per week combines the cardio benefits of Spinning© with a proven, no-nonsense approach to total athletic conditioning and performance....

Myth Busters!

posted on July 23rd, 2010

By Matt Coller – Cornerstone, Warrington

BUSTED MYTH #1: ABS

Are you one of the thousands of people who wish they had a flatter stomach? One of the most common areas of the body that people are unhappy with is their abs!...

That’s a Wrap!

posted on July 21st, 2010
  Summer is the perfect opportunity to eat healthy… fresh food is everywhere! Check out this easy and quick recipe provided by fitness.com  Asian Chicken and Beef Lettuce Wraps These homemade lettuce wraps tend to be a favorite. Unlike most wraps that tend to be high in calories and fat due to the excess oil and fatty beef – these wraps are leaner, healthier, and taste great!  Preparation Time 10 min | Cooking Time 0 min | 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped onion 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or substitute chicken for 12 oz extra-lean ground beef) 1 – 8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup purchased Hoisin sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar 1/2 cup diced carrots 12 large leaf lettuce leaves

Steps

Put a wok or a 12-inch heavy skillet on high heat until almost smoking, then add oil....

Capoeira is the New Awesome

posted on July 19th, 2010

By Audrey Chen – Cornerstone, New Hope – Member since 2005

Professora Gata Brava is an extremely talented individual who has been working very hard to help us to surpass what we perceive to be our full potential.  Whether or not you can do a cartwheel, handstand, or high kicks, Capoeira is without a doubt one of the fastest ways to get in shape.  Capoeira is also so multi-faceted, in that in addition to the martial arts, we are learning music, samba, Portuguese, and the culture of Brazil.  Never did I think at my age, at this phase of my life, would I be able to do half of the things that I have been able to do in the last year.  Capoeira has given so much to me and I can only hope to give that much back....

Exercising in Hot Weather

posted on July 13th, 2010

By Sue Griffin – Cornerstone, Doylestown

Outdoor exercise can be challenging when the temperature soars. Stay safe during hot-weather exercise by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing and timing your workouts to avoid extreme heat. Here are some pointers to help you use caution and common sense to prevent heat-related illnesses....

Counting Calories with Your SmartPhone

posted on July 7th, 2010

By Howard Butowsky – Cornerstone, New Hope 

Losing Weight

As a personal trainer, I share with members that there really is a “magic bullet” when it comes to losing weight.  That “magic bullet” is proper nutrition (aka diet) and exercise!  Simply put, you can lose weight by either consuming less calories or by burning calories via exercise....

Let fitness be your cor·ner·stone

posted on July 6th, 2010

cor·ner·stone

[kawr-ner-stohn] –noun ♦ a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building ♦ something that is essential, indispensable, or basic ♦ the chief foundation on which something is constructed or developed Our mission is simply to be the place, with the most passionate people, committed to making your health & fitness experience the best part of your day....