Nov 03, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Once we reach a certain age, whatever that number might be, a few things come into focus. Our priorities and goals shift. And our lives change.

For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important when I hit 60. Suddenly, I could see the end of my life. The clarity was startling. I think about it EVERY day. Meanwhile, people around me were breaking down. Friends and family were diagnosed with chronic conditions. My own father lost his will to live because he could no longer DO anything. When he had a stroke, he wasn’t interested in getting better. He saw no purpose in returning to his less than active state. That opened my eyes.

It was no longer a question of what I looked like. The question became, and still is, what can I DO? How healthy and active can I be? Can I keep “playing” with my kids? My future grandkids? Can I still travel? Learn new things? Contribute to the world?

I quickly realized I would need more than a strong desire. I would need to BE strong, as strong as possible, as soon as possible!

But when you begin your quest during middle age, what is the best path? What is the safest, most efficient way to become strong? At CoreMatters, we work to answer that question every single day. Often, our clients are completely out of shape when they start working with us, but they want to be better and they are willing to try new things. That’s a perfect fit because our services are unlike any other. We have carefully taken the best of all programs and crafted a system that works no matter where you start, from beginner to elite.

From the past 8 years of exploring programs, StrongFirst Girya Kettle bells, THE best core workout on the planet, has emerged as my favorite. It’s just one of the many strategies we use at CoreMatters.

The SFG method embodies the best of all worlds. It’s safe, effective, and efficient. It teaches us that intensity and kindness to our bodies go together. It gives us the freedom of setting aesthetic goals aside, and improving performance above all else. It makes EVERYTHING we do better. It teaches us a mind/body practice with a goal to polish form rather than chase reps or increase weight lifted. Our bodies change as a side effect. I am stronger (not bulkier) and leaner. More flexible and balanced. It really is the “gentler side of strength.”

SFG Practitioners believe that strength has a greater purpose: to be able to volunteer and be useful during an emergency, to age without becoming a burden, to be the absolute best version of yourself. CoreMatters is extremely proud to be Roswell’s only SFG studio.
For more information about SFG or our other programs, please schedule your free consultation by calling (404) 435-6367. But space is limited, so call today!