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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

Running Without Your Legs?…

Running and walking are both great additions to your health and fitness program. They don’t require any special equipment or memberships or scheduling.  You can usually pack your walking or running shoes in a suitcase, and get in a session anywhere you travel. Many people think running and walking requires strong legs. So if they

May 15, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Noisy Thoughts in Troubling Times?

Are you having trouble quieting your mind during your ChiRunning or ChiWalking practice? 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 cause of insentiency and an obstruction to the Way.

Oct 17, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Mind/Body Connection…?

I have  a plane ticket that claims I will land at 7:12pm.  Not 7 or 7:30pm, not even the perfectly respectable 7:15pm–no–exactly 7:12pm. That got me wondering…what’s the science behind this fake precision?  I mean, we all know I’m not landing at 7:12pm. I guess it’s like me telling a client that today’s cardio will

Sep 23, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Running from Your Center

Are you aligned with what you’re doing? Consider for a moment how important that is. To move from point A to point B, we first need get everything about us pointed in that direction.  If our move is business-oriented, that means our plan must align with our direction.  Our employees.  Our finances.  Our advertising.  Our

Sep 10, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

There’s more to life than just running…

Seems I’m stuck on a running theme. This morning, I went with my daughter to a new trail and ran 3 times the distance I usually go, strictly on ChiRunning technique. I am quite thrilled and pleased with myself. But what if you don’t run? Well, tonight, I played ping pong with my other daughter.

Sep 07, 2008 / by corematters / No Comments

Running Toward Me

In my ChiRunning practice, I’m learning to put one foot in front of the other. For me, this is my constant lesson. My allergies and asthma have been bad this past year. I am allergic to pollens, and most months, I run through swarms of it. So I haven’t run very much and am now

Aug 22, 2008 / by corematters / 4 Comments

37 Seconds, Well-used, Is a Lifetime…

That title comes from a movie I watched with my daughter last week, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. (If you have kids, rent it and watch it with them!) While waiting for a clock-store prank to unfold, his co-hort says, “Ok, now we wait–exactly 37 seconds…” To which Magorium replies incredulously, “Wait???  NOOOO!!!–We breathe. We pulse.

Jun 26, 2008 / by corematters / 1 Comment