Background Information on 12 Week Core Stix Challenge:

The Black n Gold Girls/Core Stix Challenge presented by Full Body Fitness began on Monday, December 10, 2012 with a group of 7 participants- 5 women and 2 men.  4 of the participants worked out an average of 4 days per week and the remaining 3 worked out an average of 3 days per week. All workout sessions were one hour in length.

The general workouts consisted of a 5-10 minute dynamic warm up and stretch with light cardio (jumping jacks, split jumping jacks, crickets, etc). From there, circuits were set up on the Core Stix boards to do two—three on board exercises and rotate with one off board cardio set.  Every single workout was different.  No session was ever a repeat of a previous session. The participants in consultation with the trainer made decisions “graduate” to the next heavier Stix based on their gaining strength and comfort level.



The 12 Week Core Stix Challenge allowed us to see the long term possibilities for individual use and success on the system.  Each participant has a story to tell that’s much like Cassandra’s in terms of their accomplishments.  We are proud that each participant was motivated to complete all 12 weeks of the Challenge. Because they were able to see results rather quickly, we believe that added to the motivation to stay with the program and continue to add more challenges into their workouts.  With the exciting feedback the results of this Challenge group, we look forward to introducing and delivering Core Stix to others who are looking to transform their lives.


12 Week Challenge Testimonials


Core Stix was a wonderful twelve week workout for me. It raised my self confidence in everything that I do now.  At first I didn’t think I could complete the program, it seemed way too hard for me. After just a few weeks I no longer felt sore after sessions and noticed my body changing and becoming more toned. By the end of the twelve weeks I had only lost a couple inches in my waistline but it didn’t matter because now I feel great and way stronger all over. I’m so glad that I was giving the opportunity to use the boards. The thing now is that I miss the workouts. If given the chance I’d definitely do it all again!

Matt Alessi

Having been an actor, singer and dancer for my whole life, I had always been relatively fit. That was true until I had a fall in a dance class when I was 21. This fall forced me to change directions with my career and nine years later I found myself out of shape and unmotivated to make a change for the better.

I joined the Core Stix 12 week challenge simply because I had a ton of free time on my hands. Day 1 was the most intense workout that I had felt in years. After class I could barely walk down a flight of stairs, fearing that my legs wouldn’t support me—over the next 48 hours, the soreness of my legs was overwhelming, to the point that my coworkers noticed.

This soreness is what motivated me to go back, if I could feel that much after one class, imagine what 12 weeks could do! Now that I’ve completed the challenge I feel like I’m in better shape than when I was dancing every day. It has actually motivated me to sign up for a couple of auditions—to possibly continue with the dreams I once had of being on stage. Without Core Stix, I don’t think this would have ever happened.

Susan Coe

I started using Core Stix 3 months ago and was not sure what to expect as I had never seen anything quite like it. I was truly amazed at the results. I have tried numerous workout regimens and have achieved my greatest results with the use of Core Stix. I have to say that my core has never been so strong and I have been working out consistently for years. Overall, I lost 5 inches with my most noticeable results in my arms. I highly recommend Core Stix to everyone. It is user friendly and accommodates all levels of fitness from beginner to professional. I intend to continue working out with Core Stix. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cassandra Buncie, 41

I was able to lose 17 inches and 5 lbs. in 12 weeks while using Core Stix. Areas where I lost were my

Arms: 1″
Chest: 4″
Waist: 5″
Hips: 4″
Thighs: 3″

When we began the challenge I started on all white or light stix. Even squats where a challenge! By our final week, I was able to do 50 squats using blue or heavy stix. Through progressive movements, I was able to build a solid muscle foundation.

Also when we began the challenge, I was barely able to complete 8 burpees. Now, I can perform 50 in under 4 minutes! Additionally, as a casual jogger, I was able to shave 7 minutes off of my 5k time in only 3 weeks.

Everything has improved.. my balance, stability, flexibility, mental clarity but most of all my confidence! Additionally, I have more overall energy, sleep soundly though the night and wake up refreshed no longer with aches and pains! Core Stix kept me in a ‘challenge and support’ state. Once you get a feel for the Stix and trust them, you can really start to go deeper into each workout!

Deborah Babridge

Fullbody Fitness Club

This program is amazing. I could not participate in the last week; however, the effects on my body have been nothing but beneficial.

That musculoskeletal pain between my rib cage and back has completely disappeared. I loss a total of 5lbs and 2″ from my waist. I can tell by appearance that I have much more muscle mass. My flexibility has improved. I can twist my upper body in places I’ve never been before. Jen Hoffman is the best. She was very dedicated to providing us with energetic daily programs and would not let us give up on ourselves.  I do intend to continue using the Stix.  A tremendous Thank you.