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Are you feeling burned out?

Better question:  Who ISN’T burned out? It’s a pretty common theme as the responsibility of work and life pile up. Especially as we age and find ourselves carrying the weight of children and our parents on top of our jobs. Companies are getting leaner (which means more work for us), our schedules are jammed as

Mar 06, 2019 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Our Champions!

As 2018 wraps up, I want to take the time to tell you a couple of our best success stories.  These are about clients who kept coming back whenever LIFE knocked them off the track or who made small changes with large impacts. When M started with us, she couldn’t get up and down from the floor,

Dec 27, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Do So Many People Have Sore backs?

“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler.” ~Albert Einstein Quite simply, it’s a matter of alignment. Or really, mis-alignment. Form always follows function in our bodies. If a body is misaligned, it will change to accommodate what it needs to do. Bones and tissue ALWAYS remodel along lines of chronic stress. Think

Dec 14, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

We Earn the Body We Have

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters What does that mean? It means that we are a product of our injuries, our training, our compensations, and our accumulated thoughts and movements over our lifetime. It’s a basic law of bio-mechanics, the Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand principle (SAID). When we sit more than an hour

Nov 02, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Is it Time For You?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters Autumn is fast approaching.  It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn away from summer fun and back to business… We make fourth quarter plans.  We take stock. Did your health go off the rails a bit this summer?  Worried about the approaching holiday parties? If you’re feeling a

Aug 16, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are you over 50?

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters “If only I could fit in my clothes—or  just feel like myself again!“ Sound like you? I know exactly how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me:  Let me not

Aug 16, 2018 / 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

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

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