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AHFC was founded by Janine Galati in 1990. The studio was created to accommodate the needs of those looking outside the traditional realms of fitness and for those looking for a more integrated approach to mind-body training.
AHFC has been the leader in Philadelphia in introducing new and innovative approaches to fitness training, as well as providing educational, integrated, fun mind-body programs. AHFC has hosted well known guest lecturers such as: Beryl Bender Birch, Bikram Choudhury, David Swenson, and hosted Philly's first Alternative Health Expo in 1997.
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Winner of "Best of Philly 1999" Fitness Trainer - Philadelphia Magazine
Janine is an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Health Consultant who specializes in Mind-Body training. She has devoted the last 15 years to studying alternative healing therapies for the mind-body. After receiving her degree in 1990 from Temple University, she focused her attention on alternatives to traditional health & fitness training. Her studies include: Ashtanga Yoga (Pattabbi Jois, Mysore India, 1998), Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska (1991), Vini Yoga with Gary Kraftsow (1996), Mind-Body Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (1998), Upledger Cranio-Sacral training (1993, 94, 95) and various other therapeutic body techniques. She resides in Philadelphia and travels to promote her highly effective, unique style of mind-body training she calls "Body IQ". In 1999, the Alternative Fitness Body IQ Video was released and is now available internationally. Please click here for information and to order.
To contact Alternative Health & Fitness Concepts® call 1-877-9PILATES.
ABOUT TRAINING METHODS
Pilates is frequently used at the studio. This technique is versatile, fun and gives immediate results to your body-mind. Some major tenants are abdominal stabilization, to protect the back and make the torso strong, spinal sequencing--being able to move your spine in sequence--bone by bone(for alignment strength) and breathing. Being able to coordinate the breathing with the movements is a crucial universal and uniting principle for creating fluid and balanced motion.
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