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Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 11

Tone, Balance and Strengthen with Pilates By Ann-Marie Giglio If you haven’t already begun adding activity to your schedule, consider adding a pilates class.  Exactly what is Pilates?  Pilates with a capital P is a core-based exercise developed 100 years ago by a man named Joseph Pilates.  Anyone certified by a company associated with his

Apr 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 10

“Whispering words of wisdom….” By: Ann-Marie Giglio Are you having trouble quieting your mind during your running or walking practice–or any time? Regarding meditation, an old Chinese Zen Master once said, “Some of you are taking me literally when I say, ‘Don’t think,’ and you are making your minds like a rock. This is a

Apr 22, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 9

Please–Don’t Watch Your Weight! By: Ann-Marie Giglio You hear it all the time.  Your doctor wants you to lose weight.  Your friends are worried about losing weight (maybe because their doctors told them to).  Marie Osmond, Jennifer Hudson, and so many others are in your face about lost weight.  (How much you wanna bet they hired

Apr 22, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 8

De-Stress – Get a Massage! Get one. The end. Really, it’s that simple.  Massage should be part of your regular body maintenance program.  How often?  Monthly is a good start.  Problem is, our upside-down health care system is designed for repair, not prevention, so massage is usually not covered by insurance.  But it should be.

Apr 10, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 7

Time to Get Moving! So it’s six weeks since we began this series.  And the first thing you did was to assess your cardio fitness by stair-climbing.  Since then, have you added any movement to your life? If you have, it’s time to reassess your cardio fitness by doing the same thing.  Get out your

Apr 01, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 6

Small Changes This week we’re thinking about small changes to our diets. Diet = the food you eat.  Look it up.  That’s what the definition is. Has anyone taken soft drinks out of their diets yet?  How about just removing one or two that you currently drink during the day and replacing with water?  If

Mar 25, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You be Fit in a Year? FIY Week 5

Take Stock of Your Eating Habits By: Ann-Marie Giglio The next step — keep track of what you eat. Write it down. Every bite. These things that you eat are your diet.  Not Marie Osmond’s or Atkins’.  Your diet is simply the food you consume.  Look it up in the dictionary.  Diet = what you

Mar 18, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit In a Year? FIY Week 4

What’s in Your Pantry?                   Now that you’ve taken a physical and spiritual assessment of yourself, it’s time to check on your pantry. First, we’ll recap.  After you did your aerobic test, you added some aerobic activity to your day.  Remember that our bodies have evolved for

Mar 15, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Personal Training: What’s It Worth?

I’ve heard that personal training costs “too much.” In some cases, I agree. If a “trainer” is only telling you which machine to get on next between texts and how many reps to do, you should not pay a penny more than you absolutely have to.  Assume that trainer doesn’t have a nationally recognized certification

Mar 12, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 3

Figuring it out:  Ten Things to Look for in a Fitness Program We all want to make changes but often we don’t know where to start.  If you are considering a new gym or a work-out program, here are a few things to ponder: 1.  What is your goal?  Are you looking to change your body?

Mar 06, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments