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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Spinal Mobility Exercises Video

Relieve neck and back tension with these simple spinal mobility exercises

In this video, I’m going to show you 2 things our clients absolutely love to do. We save this for the end of the workout, and it is  like the equivalent of Shavasana in yoga. You have time to just be quiet on the floor and to let your body process the changes that happened […]

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Time Magazine article on strength training

Time Magazine recently published an article on the benefits of weight training.  There are three things that I absolutely LOVE about this article. The first reason: It’s title “Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You” How fun is that title?  Pretty passionate as well!  I think I am going to start to use that phrase […]

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Downsizing vs. Rightsizing

I have just completed my third downsizing project in the last thirteen years.  And I think I finally got it right this time!  At least for me. My first two downsizing efforts came about because I was following my dreams.  I had always wanted to live in a city.  So when I became a personal […]

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Wheaton Wine Walk 2017

Mark your calendar – August 10, 2017! One of the best events of the year – the Wheaton Wine Walk.   Hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association, the Wheaton Wine Walk is a great way to taste wine, hang out with your friends, and meet the owners of the Downtown Wheaton businesses.  Most important, you […]

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A simple yoga series that will relieve tightness in your hips and lower back

Relieve tightness in your hips and lower back with this simple yoga series

If you are like me, one of the first places that I noticed that I was “slightly older” was in my hips. And when my hips are tight, my lower back gets over worked. And then it gets tight. Such a vicious cycle! Well here is a very simple yoga sequence that can help keep […]

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Four fitness tips that will have you feeling less old

Most of us, over the years, have become pretty set in our movement patterns.   We simply move the way we do out of habit.  We lean forward most of the day as we sit at our desks and at our computer screens.  Our heads are looking down for hours at a time as we […]

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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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Strand Fitness is your path to a strong, healthy, and able body!

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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