Blog

Kitchen Makeover for the New Year

Fact: Whatever food is around you, you will eat it sooner or later. Inspired by Precision Nutrition, here are two checklists we created to give your pantry and fridge a healthy, New Year makeover.  Download your free copies here.   Want to receive tips and information in the convenience your inbox to help you reach your […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Improve Your Balance

Since many of our clients’ goals include improving balance, I wanted to share with you three exercises that you can do at home without any gym equipment. Leave any questions in the “reply” section below!

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

4 Stretches/Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness (the basic every day kind), watch this video. Poor posture and sedentary lifestyles can cause our chest muscles to become tight and our back muscles to become weak. These four stretches and exercises will help strengthen the back muscles and open up the front side of the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Our Vision – A Place To Make Meaningful Change

Strand Fitness was borne out of a vision to create an inspiring place for people who want to make meaningful change in their health and fitness. Whether it is to lose weight, be strong, have more energy, or feel better about themselves, Strand Fitness is a special place where people can focus on the task at hand, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Keep Colds & Flus At Bay With Inversions

As we approach cold and flu season, including inversions in your self-care practice is an excellent way to boost immunity. Inversions are yoga poses that bring your head below your heart. And don’t be scared, even though handstands and headstands are considered inversions, there are plenty of other options that keep your feet on the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

What Personal Trainer, Kim Russell, Eats In One Day

I start everyday with a tall glass of water followed by two cups of coffee with a teaspoon of creamer. I ditched the sugar over a year ago, and I don’t even miss it! I am a creature of habit and every morning I eat the same thing, 2 eggs over medium with a side […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Interview with Lynne, Strand Client For 12 Years

Lauren // When you started working with Pam in 2004, did you ever imagine you would work together for this long? Lynne // I was so happy with the variety and challenge of my workouts with Pam, that the passing of time never crossed my mind. The birthdays and holidays passed on an annual basis and here we […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

What Trainer & Nutritional Coach, Kecia Eats In One Day

This is my typical breakfast. I cannot start the day without two cups of coffee with half and half. I workout in the morning so I don’t want a lot in my stomach but skipping breakfast is not an option! I’m trying to eat more protein these days so I tend to choose high protein yogurts and also make […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Q&A with Expert Trainer, Monica Dzarnowski

I interviewed one of Strand Fitness’s trainers, Monica Dzarnowski on healthy habits, exercise, nutrition, and how she motivates her clients to success. My favorite comment from Monica is: Lauren // What are your own personal motives for exercising, eating well, and general self-care? Monica // My motive for exercising is simple, I love the way I feel during and after […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

5 Free and Easy Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

The following post was written by Dave Heidloff from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had pain in […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →