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Boost Your Confidence and Succeed at Fitness

“Motivation is the desire to achieve and the confidence to do so. “ –Lavery & Associates Motivation is a tricky thing in life, particularly on the fitness journey.  A lack of motivation can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to accomplishing fitness goals, whether that be to build strength, lose weight, or look and feel better.  […]

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Ready for More Fitness in the New Year?

Ready, get set, GO! It’s the New Year, so let’s head to the gym, hire a personal trainer, and throw away all of the junk food. Whoa! Not so quickly if you are really interested in long term success. I am sure you know the statistics.  About 92% of New Years’ resolutions fail (most of […]

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Thoughts on Discipline

We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.   Jim Rohn I happened upon this quote quite randomly one day.  But when I saw it, I knew it was what I needed to see on that day.  I was reflecting upon one of my fitness challenges – […]

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Full Body Fitness is the Complete Approach

Our personal training clients are like many of us.  They are busy people, leading demanding lives.  Fitness is important to them, yet they are looking for an extra push to stay accountable and disciplined to reach their goals.  Typical goals for these clients are to: Build strength Tone their body Keep the weight off as […]

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Read This Post!

This past year, I took a wild turn in my weight loss journey. I started the year committed to resolving my biggest fitness challenge: keeping weight off!  If you have followed my blog, you know that weight gain is my most significant struggle.  Lasting changes in this area elude me.  I don’t know why.  But […]

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Joint Friendly Fitness

I was recently reminded of the importance of a personal trainer who truly listens to you and is able to create an injury-free fitness program that works with (not against) the areas of your body in need of a little extra care.  There is nothing more frustrating and disappointing to feel that your personal trainer […]

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Ways to be Kind to Your Body

Over the last week, I spent six days learning and practicing how to be kind to my body and to create more health and wellness.  I attended a 6-day yoga immersion training.  I loved it!  The course taught us about the structure and importance of the soft tissues (fascia) in the body.  And we learned […]

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Strong the Strand Way!

Strong muscles and bones keep you moving with confidence! By far, keeping their body strong, injury-free, and moving as they age is the number one goal of our personal training clients.  Taking off a few pounds is also important, but strength is most important.  While they might not use these words, I believe they are […]

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What’s the Fitness Journey About Anyway?

An interesting question, isn’t it?  Why do we put ourselves through the discomfort of working out?  Why do we stress about how to eat healthier?  What are we trying to achieve?  Be Healthier “Being healthier” is a very common fitness goal.  Losing weight and maintaining healthy blood pressure + cholesterol are important components of this […]

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Weight Watchers Changed Their Name!

The world of weight loss is changing.  Even the iconic company, Weight Watchers, is changing.  With their new name, WW, they are leaving “weight” behind and encouraging healthier habits instead.   Today’s generation is more preventative; they want to live healthy This was a headline in one of the articles I read about the new WW.  […]

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