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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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What You Need to Know About Total Body Fitness

Total Body Fitness means what it implies – getting the total body fit. Here are the five most essential elements of a total body fitness plan. Learn more about how to achieve optimal fitness at any age – click here to download our eBook, I am Older, Now What? Strength Building In strength training, “Total […]

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A Few Words on Exercise and Injury

Here at Strand Fitness, one of our most important objectives is providing an injury-free environment. It is one of the most compelling reasons why we work the way we do with our clients.  Our one-on-one approach to fitness programming enables us to select the most appropriate exercise for each client.  This reduces the risk of […]

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You Really Can Feel Less Old! It’s Simple!

Our interest in mobility has a positive correlation to our lack of it!  In other words, we become interested in how our joints and body move when we begin to feel stiff and old. Fortunately, it is not too late to regain our mobility.  It just takes making it a priority and then spending some […]

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How to Get Results From Your Strength Training Program

If I’m being honest with myself, I feel a little lost in my fitness. Those who know me and see me work out at Strand Fitness may be surprised to read that statement. My personal trainers may also be surprised to see these words, as I work out with them four days a week like […]

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Here is How to Predict Your Ability to Change

I love change.  My entire life has centered around it. But that doesn’t mean I believe it is easy! Over the years, I have become a student of change. I love the process of change. And I am curious what makes change successful. My corporate and consulting careers focused on creating change – either improving […]

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Here is My Best Advice for Weight Loss!

Straight from my heart to you! Accept that losing weight and keeping it off is a permanent change in lifestyle, in how you think about yourself and how you relate to food.  Create an environment for yourself where you can thrive nutritionally.  Create an environment where your body and mind can thrive.  Be bold. Stake […]

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Keep on Striving

Thanks to Grace Schwanda for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Grace Schwanda has her personal trainer certificate from W.I.T.S (World Instructors Training Schools). She is actively exercising and working on her own fitness level at this ‘slightly older’ time of life. Grace is the soccer referee trainer for the  Wheaton Park District and […]

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Get Your Life Back After an Injury

Recovering from an injury and getting back to normal can be complicated.  Not to mention, it can be filled with uncertainty. When it comes to working out, you may wonder how to incorporate limitations and modifications going forward. You may be concerned about pushing yourself too hard and re-injuring yourself. And your mind may be […]

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