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We’re all resistant to change

Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair. You got yourself going on a great fitness and nutrition regime that is working for you and then CHANGE happens! Darn it! What you are doing doesn’t seem to work anymore. Or maybe you hired a personal trainer to design a fitness program for you. But in your first […]

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Here’s how to help your mind help you lose weight

Strand Fitness provides a path for our clients to have a strong, healthy, and able body as they age.  For a number of clients, that includes helping them find their way to losing weight.  And that path is unique to each individual and it can change as an individual’s life and circumstances change.   No […]

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Here is how to find the energy to lose weight and be healthy

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could close your eyes, make a wish to be 20 pounds lighter, and then open your eyes and find that your muffin top is gone or that your belt needs to be tighten a notch or two.  Me too!  But it doesn’t work that way!  There is no magical […]

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Yoga – what a wonderful way to enhance your life!

I fully intended to write a blog post about the benefits of yoga for the slightly older body.  And more specifically, I wanted to write about how yoga can help alleviate every day aches and pains.  And I wanted to share how it helps eliminate much of the stiffness we feel as our bodies age. […]

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Why I Love Strength Training

I love to exercise and to move my body; I swim, I practice yoga, I ride my bike, I walk and hike, I like to dance.  And I love to lift weights. All of these activities hold a special meaning for me above and beyond the physical results.  But there is something extra special to […]

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Four Ways to Make Fitness Motivating and Engaging

The most engaging and satisfying workouts are full or total body workouts.  At least that is what I have discovered in my 14+ years as a personal trainer.  And since an engaging and satisfying workout is one that will keep you coming back; a total body workout means SUCCESS!!!   For me a full body […]

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Frustrated that you have lost control of your weight?

As you get older, do you feel like you are having an out-of-body experience when it comes to weight gain? Me too! It seems I get caught off guard about every 5-7 years, when suddenly I have 25 to 30 extra pounds hanging out on my body. How in the heck did it get there? […]

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4 Exercises to Improve Hip Mobility

Our joints are typically the first areas of our bodies where we begin to feel our age, especially our hips. By the time we are “slightly older,” our hips have spent a lot time sitting at a desk, in a car, or on an airplane. They can become tight and the supporting muscles weakened due […]

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One of our trainers, Bob, has helped clients be fit and strong again after back injuries, rotator cuff surgeries, and hip replacements.

5 Steps to Be Smart About Your Comeback Fitness

Being injured can test the patience of even the most patient person but especially those people who are used to an active and/or athletic life. Impatience, frustration, confusion, caution, defeat, and indecision are common feelings post injury. What do I do now? And how do I do it? My personal training credentials don’t qualify me […]

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You Really Don’t Have to Feel Old!

Strength training is one of the most important age-defying and age-reversing action one can take. I hear it and see it every day at the studio. As women and men build strength, their step gets lighter, their outlook on life turns more positive, their energy levels soar, and they inevitably tell me that they feel […]

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