Are You Making These Mistakes?

Does the thought of getting back in shape give you a headache? You’ve probably tried a couple of things already.  And now, you just can’t seem to get started again, even if you know it’s the right thing to do. Why is that?  Because your emotional memory is a memory of  failure.  And that part

Jul 03, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 13

Does Your Back Hurt? by Ann-Marie Giglio This is one of the few specific exercises I’ll recommend this year:  Plank. If you only have time to do one exercise, do this.  Plank is great for your back! Lie on your stomach on a hard surface.  Slide your hands under your shoulders, fingers spread.  Make sure

May 24, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 11

Tone, Balance and Strengthen with Pilates By Ann-Marie Giglio If you haven’t already begun adding activity to your schedule, consider adding a pilates class.  Exactly what is Pilates?  Pilates with a capital P is a core-based exercise developed 100 years ago by a man named Joseph Pilates.  Anyone certified by a company associated with his

Apr 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 7

Time to Get Moving! So it’s six weeks since we began this series.  And the first thing you did was to assess your cardio fitness by stair-climbing.  Since then, have you added any movement to your life? If you have, it’s time to reassess your cardio fitness by doing the same thing.  Get out your

Apr 01, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit In a Year? FIY Week 4

What’s in Your Pantry?                   Now that you’ve taken a physical and spiritual assessment of yourself, it’s time to check on your pantry. First, we’ll recap.  After you did your aerobic test, you added some aerobic activity to your day.  Remember that our bodies have evolved for

Mar 15, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Personal Training: What’s It Worth?

I’ve heard that personal training costs “too much.” In some cases, I agree. If a “trainer” is only telling you which machine to get on next between texts and how many reps to do, you should not pay a penny more than you absolutely have to.  Assume that trainer doesn’t have a nationally recognized certification

Mar 12, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Will You Be Fit in a Year? Week 3

Figuring it out:  Ten Things to Look for in a Fitness Program We all want to make changes but often we don’t know where to start.  If you are considering a new gym or a work-out program, here are a few things to ponder: 1.  What is your goal?  Are you looking to change your body?

Mar 06, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

UNC Study reports Chi Running Reduces Impact!

We are so excited to announce the publication of a 1-year study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showing the Chi Running technique was found to produce less impact and higher efficiency, when compared with 3 other common styles of running! The study, A Comparison of Lower Extremity Joint Work and

Jan 29, 2013 / by corematters / No Comments

Take a Walk!

Did you know 50% of the kids who started school after the year 2000 will develop Type 2 Diabetes–which used to be called Adult-Onset until so many young people and kids started being diagnosed with it. And did you know that 2/3 of the US population over the age of 45 has been diagnosed with

Mar 19, 2012 / by corematters / No Comments

Jack LaLanne’s message

Watch the videos on YouTube.  Here’s a good one: He’s done lots of interviews,  not to mention a few incredible stunts made even more incredible by his age at the time…but the message that comes through loud and clear is:   Use It — or  Lose It. And It’s NEVER Too late

Jan 24, 2011 / by corematters / No Comments