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5 Reasons SFG-style Kettle Bells Are Good for Your Back

1. SFG Kettlebell work strengthens your glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD from Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit “gluteal amnesia.” An improper recruitment pattern leads to increasing back problems as the back has to take over the lifting task of the glutes. The glutes are strongly emphasized in SFG

Oct 06, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Sick of Feeling Like a Failure?

The latest data says that a third of all adults in the United States are obese, and another third are overweight–and thus on the path to chronic illness. How could this happen? I assure you, it’s NOT a lack of willpower, or about laziness, or genes. Nor is it because you lack one thing: one special

Sep 02, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Kettlebells?

Used correctly, kettlebell training is the most efficient and effective way to change your body. If you see people using them in the gym like dumbbells, that’s not how it’s done. A Kettlebell practice can fix backs, shoulders, knees, cardio-vascular efficiency–they are literally a hand-held gym.  SFG style Kettlebell practice teaches your body…Click Title to Continue

Jul 29, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

That was the heading in a NY Times article on July 1.  It actually says, “Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life.” Athletes were anyone who trains for a sport, so runners, swimmers, triathletes, cyclists, folks playing soccer and lacrosse–all amateurs, none were professionals. That means if you work

Jul 29, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

True or false?

(Click the photo to continue reading…) A pound of fat weighs more than a pound of muscle. Over the years, I’ve seen this statement many times and each time it was meant to justify a claim. But it’s absolutely-no-doubt-about-it FALSE. One pound of anything (feathers?) weighs exactly the same as one pound of something else

Jun 29, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Knowing Isn’t Doing!

People are always changing. But often, even though we WANT to change something about ourselves, we get stuck. Why is that?  Because of habits.  As Samuel Johnson once wrote back in the 1700s, “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Think of habits, whether

Jun 10, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Be Kind to Yourself!

When I do an intake on a client, he or she often tells me they want to be like they were in their 20s. They want the energy, yes, but mostly, they want the body they once had. I hear that all the time. The problem with this thinking is you’ve set yourself up for

Jun 05, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

101 Reasons to Exercise

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   Research overwhelmingly supports that regular exercise lowers the risk for many diseases, and improves psychological well-being. I’m sure we can come up with more reasons, but to get started, here’s 101 reasons to exercise regularly: Regular Exercise will… 1.  Help you to more effectively manage stress. 2.  Help you

Jun 05, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Running Without Your Legs?…

Running and walking are both great additions to your health and fitness program. They don’t require any special equipment or memberships or scheduling.  You can usually pack your walking or running shoes in a suitcase, and get in a session anywhere you travel. Many people think running and walking requires strong legs. So if they

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What Exactly is a Sports Massage specialist?

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   We asked Greg Eisenberg, LMT, CNMT, to tell us. According to Eisenberg, “Sports massage is a special type of massage that is particularly helpful to athletes, whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional. It is used before, during and after sporting events. There is a variety

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments