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Why Kettlebells?

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 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

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

Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 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

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!

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 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

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

Be Kind to Yourself!

(Click the photo to continue reading…) 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

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?…

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   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

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

Are You Expecting to Grow Old…or to LIVE Longer?

(Click the photo to continue reading…)   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 29 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury. Falls are the leading

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

“Health Washing” – What it is and why you need to be aware of it.

(Click the photo to continue reading…) Pop quiz… What is 8.5 ounces (251 ml), 82.5 calories, contains 23.8 grams of sugar and is recommended by health experts? Well some health experts.  Definitely not all…just the health experts who are being paid to recommend it. Give up? It’s a mini-can of Coke (available for consumption since

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