Core Matters SLC, LLC

Lya Wodraska

C.H.E.K Practioner and Hollistic Lifestyle Coach

Tel: (801) 631-0995

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Meet Lya



Athletic conditioning

Food allergies and intolerance

Spinal and posture correction

Customized rehabilitation

Digestive wellness

My Story


I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and I moved to Salt Lake City in 1996 and immediately fell in love with the environment in Utah.  A cross country skiiing accident a few years later prompted me to take up spinning classes as part of my physical therapy.  About the same time, a new perspective on health discovered through the C.H.E.K Institute helped me lose almost 30 pounds and acheive a level of health and vitality previously unknown to me.


I have continued my training with the C.H.E.K Institute and am certified as the following:


  • C.H.E.K Practitioner, Level II

  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Level III

  • C.H.E.K Golf Biomechanic Coach


I am also a Certified Olympic Lifting Coach and a Certified Spinning Instructor, Level II.


Now I am an avid mountain biker who enjoys endurance racing (which is really just an excuse to ride my bike for a long time) as well as other outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.



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Mission Statement


I view health and wellness much the same way as the rings emanating from a tree's core that are created during its growth.  Like a tree, you need strong layers, built one upon the other, to make a strong pillar that can withstand and thrive through all the tests and challenges modern life supplies.


Your rings are your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, and emotions all integrated to make your tree.  If your roots are deep and you have a strong core, you will have the strength to make it through anything!  Think about a tree:  The deeper the roots are planted, the more solid its foundation and the better its extremities survive storms, diseases and injured or broken limbs.  The analogy is the same whether you are facing a lifestyle challenge or an athletic event.


It is my desire to help my clients become just like that solid tree, whether they are athletes or desk jockeys who want to survive the rigors of the day and have plenty of energy for their hobbies and families.  I do this by using whole-minded philosophies and advances methods in assessment, scientific research and holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching, an approach based on the six foundation principles of the C.H.E.K Institute.  These principles changed my life and made me a stronger athlete.  They can do the same for you!

Core Matters SLC

(801) 631-0995