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What to do When Exercise Hurts

Crunches, Creaks and Rice Krispie Crackles One of my personal training clients will tell me that she brought her symphony with her to a workout when she hears the noises her joints make when she exercises! We laugh at her joke and commiserate about our slightly older bodies. But we do not let the humor […]

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Feel Energized by Learning to do Nothing

Nothing but Shavasana! One of my favorite ways of improving my mobility and reducing my everyday aches and pains is to do nothing! Yep, nothing, nada! Well, actually, I am doing something – I am laying on the floor relaxing my body and my mind. It’s a perfect way to release pent up tension and […]

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Creating More Energy for Fitness and Life

Over the years of working as a personal trainer, I have learned that success during the fitness journey has almost nothing to do with physical ability, and everything to do with your mental game. It’s what goes on inside our heads that keeps us in the game – regardless of what is happening with our […]

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Move With Better Balance

Why Care About Balance? Working on balance is a top priority of many of our Strand Fitness clients. They want to maintain or improve their balance as a way to prevent falls and avoid injuries. They also want to work on their balance so they can perform well in their physical activities and active lifestyles […]

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Plank Away!

Move Better with More Core Strength! I love the plank! Every time I do one, I am challenged. Even if my body is shaking at the end, boy do I feel strong! The plank is one of those exercises that you hate in the moment, but when it is over, it is very gratifying! The […]

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You Can Benefit from Strength Training at Any Age!

Why I like strength training About a year ago, I wrote about why I like strength training. These were my reasons: Helps me stay young and in control It enhances my overall health It translates to more ease and stability in my life Builds my confidence, resilience, and determination Creates satisfaction and gratitude It’s fun […]

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Here is How to Accomplish More of What is Most Important to You

My story today is pretty simple. Lately, I have been feeling wilted and stymied in my efforts to grow my business and to accomplish some life goals. Ever have that feeling? What do successful people do? Since it felt like a “management” issue, I turned to books and articles about entrepreneurship. I was looking for […]

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Want Injury-Free Fitness? Read This Now!

Injury-Free Fitness One of the top 5 reasons that someone hires a personal trainer is to avoid injury. Personal Training clients want to make sure they are lifting and exercising with the proper technique. Fitness clients also want to make sure they are doing exercises appropriate for their body and age. Both proper technique and […]

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Our Nutrition & Lifestyle Program is Changing Lives (and Bodies!)

We all have one – an Achilles Heel – in our fitness journey. For most people, there is at least one area that trips them up and causes them not to reach their fitness goals. That one vulnerability where it is so easy to fall off track. Nutrition is one of the biggest challenges for […]

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The Best Way to Deal with Fitness Injuries is to Prevent Them in the First Place

When it comes to fitness injuries, the best medicine is prevention. In this area of your life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! “Preventing injuries” and “staying injury-free” are at the top of the list of concerns for most personal training clients. It is one of the major reasons one hires […]

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