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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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help, I can’t get out of the car!

Riding in a car is tough on your body.   But I bet you already know that!  Especially if you spend a great deal of time in your car. You may find it more difficult to “unfold” your body after taking a ride in the car.  Read on and learn what you can do about […]

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Love your body a little more

It’s time, yes it is time, we gotta love our bodies a little more as we become slightly older.   Pay attention to what your body is telling you and then heed its advice.  Take a little better care of your body.  Not only is it the only one you got, but how it functions […]

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Learning how to get your hands dirty and enjoy life

I recently told someone that I have not been working from a place of inspiration in a long time.   She was surprised, and I was too.  She wondered how I could do the personal training work that I do, helping people create change in their lives in order to achieve fitness and health goals, […]

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