kettle bells Archives - Core Matters

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

Are you over 45?

Once we reach a certain age, whatever that number might be, a few things come newly into focus. Our priorities and goals shift. And our lives change. For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important when I hit 60. People around me were breaking down. My own father lost his will to live

Aug 24, 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

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

Why Kettle Bells at 60?

This past May, my daughter graduated from college which whipped my attention around to the future–hers, and my place in it.  As I saw the years unfold before me, I noticed that at age 59, I couldn’t see ahead indefinitely.  I saw the pavement end, and I saw it very clearly.  This was even more stark than

Jul 18, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments