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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

First Step Can Be The Hardest

Everyone wants to change their health and fitness habits. So why is taking the first step so hard? What stops us? Mostly our brains.  One problem is a law of physics: simple inertia.  Overcoming inertia takes energy.  But brains hoard energy.  They need a whack from an outside force like a mean dog bearing down

Feb 28, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

There Are 2 Kinds of People

by Ann-Marie Giglio Those that are aging…and those that are decaying. That’s what I’ve learned in 10 years of education in the health and fitness field. When I read this rabbi’s prayer, I knew I had found my mantra: “Let me not die while I’m still alive.” Indeed, how can we be alive in the

Jan 19, 2018 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Stronger Muscles Make Stronger Brains

People who exercise probably know they are doing something good for their brain. After exercise, they feel good or happier or calmer. They think more clearly. Runners talk about the “runner’s high”.  Most of those brain results come from cardiovascular exercise—raising your heart rate and keeping it raised for some length of time. Working your

Mar 29, 2017 / 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

How To Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

(Click the photo to continue reading…) What’s the most important factor when it comes to being successful at life? Your I.Q.? How good-looking you are? Your social skills? Your physical health? According to Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and author Charles Duhigg, the most important factor in determining your success is willpower.  We know this trait by

Apr 01, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments