Fitness Archives - Core Matters

My Doctor Says I’m Just Getting Old…

Has your doctor ever said that to you?  It makes my blood boil. Someone tells me nearly every month that their doctor said their knee/shoulder/joints/etc. are achy or hurt because they are just getting old.  Even worse, they’re told to get used to it. What?? Wait–I’m older than your doctor! Getting older is a fact, but it’s

May 03, 2019 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

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

How I trained for my 30-mile bike ride: NOT!

By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner and CEO CoreMatters I knew about this trip for months. I planned it myself, with my daughter and son-in-law. I knew she wanted to rent bikes and ride “around” on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland. “Thirty-miles” was never a part of the conversation…but honestly, I should have known these Pacific NW

Sep 26, 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

Feel the Joy. Ask it To Expand

Do you feel trapped?  Anywhere.  In your body?  Your job?  Your life? Perhaps that’s because all too often, we focus on what is wrong.  Our thighs are too thick, our eyelashes too short, our boss too demanding, our house too small. If this is what we fill our minds with, where will we be in

May 09, 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