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Understanding the Role of Nutrition and Maximizing Its Benefits

We have all heard that proper nutrition is important for our health and well-being, but what exactly is it? While nutrition is defined as the sum of all food consumed by a person, that doesn’t tell us much. Adding further definition to the word nutrition, we all know that nutrition plays a major role in […]

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Elevate your life and be a better you with fitness

Fitness to me is a means to elevate our lives and to be a better version of ourselves.  When we are fit, we are stronger, have more stamina, and are energized.  When we work to be fit, we are also training our minds to be more focused and to concentrate better. We feel more centered. […]

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Here are 7 sensible tips for how to lose weight

From Personal Experience to Personal Trainer When you walk into Strand Fitness, you see fit, healthy trainers. However, that was not always the case. Did you know that Pam Strand, owner of Strand Fitness, and Bob Peterson, personal trainer, have lost a combined total of 110 pounds on their journey to fitness? Inspiring, yes! Hard […]

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How to get rid of that stiffness that makes you feel so old

There are many things that make me feel old.   When I look in the mirror and see my mother’s face and wonder when did that happen. (My mother was beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  It is just surprising when you see that you looked like she did when she was 60). When I go […]

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How to lift weights when you are older – Part 2

In a recent blog post, I began a conversation about “how to lift weights when you are older.”  Today, I want to add to that conversation with two additional points that will help keep you injury- and pain-free as you progress in your strength training program.    Personalization is key; older bodies have their idiosyncrasies. […]

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How to lift weights when you get older

One of the most intimidating factors in the weight room is the potential of injuring yourself, especially if you have never lifted weights before.   Add in the “high intensity” mantra – go hard and heavy – that seems to be prevalent in our fitness culture, and I can see why many people avoid the […]

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Here’s how to create peace of mind and life

Like many busy people, my mind races all day.   As an owner of a personal training studio, my mind is always “on” as I work with my clients and grow my business.  I am coordinating, planning, strategizing, and analyzing most of the day.  The hours can be long, which means I sometimes short-change taking […]

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Here’s how to make losing weight easier

Changing nutrition habits in order to lose weight seems to be one of the most difficult things to do on a fitness journey. The most common phrase I hear when I consult with someone about losing weight is this – “ We all know what to do, but why is it so hard to make […]

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Feeling lost in fitness and not sure what to do?

I will keep it short and sweet – if you are feeling lost in your fitness and not sure what to do or how to “mix it up” when you go to the gym, then, hands down, the best investment you can make is to hire a personal trainer.   I am thrilled when I […]

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Six exercises for strong knees

  As personal trainers, one of the most common “ailment” we work with at Strand Fitness is sore knees.  If you have prolonged and/or acute pain in your knees, our advice is to go get it checked out to make sure there is not an injury or a condition like arthritis that needs to be […]

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