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What are Beliefs and Why Do We Care About Them?

Beliefs are not facts. They are only interpretations or value judgments you make about yourself, your experiences, and the world around you. They are the meaning we assign to things. For example: If you weighed yourself and your weight did not change this week, it is a verifiable fact. But you may conclude that your

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Healing Touch of the Dove

My clients often hear me talk about their myofascia tissue and how it’s actually in charge of the body. If you’ve ever had a situation that doesn’t quite get fixed despite massage and/or chiropractic adjustments, this may be what’s…Click Title to Continue behind the problem. Iris Mack, owner of Healing Touch of the Dove, is

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Her Doctor’s Jaw Dropped!

Our first TakeDown Challenge was a huge success. Our 12 challengers lost 110 lbs of FAT in 28 days by eating “normal” food that you can buy at Publix. People reported“more energy, sleeping better, wedding ring is looser, clothing is too big, skin is brighter,and more.” But the change we’re most proud of is the

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Training for Vacation. What ??

I just returned from a mini-vacation in Oregon. My daughter had invited me to come hang out with her. Turns out that by “hang out,” she meant hike on Cougar Mountain near Seattle (3 hours), walk around her neighborhood the next day for 3 hours, cross-country ski 4 miles on Mt. Hood the dayafter in

May 11, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

How’s Your Willpower Holding Up?

It’s that time of year…How about we take one more swing at our soon-to-be-forgotten resolutions? It might help to know this about willpower, stress, and your brain: Dr. Kelly McGonigal of Stanford University tells us that “will power is like a muscle. The more you work on developing it, the more you can incorporate it

Feb 05, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What You Think About, You Bring About…

…and you think 60,000-70,00 thoughts per day.  WHAT? The number isn’t written in stone, but The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California says,“This is still an open question (how many thoughts does the average human brain process in 1 day). But SOCAL faculty have done some very preliminary studies using undergraduate

Oct 21, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

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