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Pam Strand

Read this if you are struggling with fitness

I am struggling with this blog post.  My chosen theme this week is about how fitness helps us stave off the physical effects of aging.  I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before.  Many clients enroll in our personal training program because they want to tone their bodies, get a good workout, […]

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Here is how to win at nutrition

Winning at nutrition depends upon more than just what you eat and drink.  It also depends upon the habits and decisions that lead up to each meal, snack, or eating extravaganza. Many roads lead to long term success with nutrition, especially when your goal is to lose weight, but there are key building blocks of […]

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Choose Health!

In the hustle and bustle of getting workouts in, checking whether we lost weight, and looking for changes in how our body looks and feels; it is easy to lose site of a main benefit of regular exercise and a nutritious diet.  That main benefit is health. Getting active and eating healthy improves our health.  […]

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If you want to be strong, read this!

Strength is about being alive and enjoying life!  I love being strong!  It makes me feel capable, especially as I get older.  And I know it is one of the best ways to keep my body young.  And I love speaking with our clients here at Strand Fitness (my personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, […]

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Getting more out of your workouts

Bringing your “A” game to your workouts.  Being more consistent.  Going harder. Lifting heavier.  These are all strategies for getting more results out of your workouts.  But there are other strategies for improving results too.  These aren’t as “jazzy,” but they are equally important.  In fact, you might say that they are more important because […]

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Here is how to keep up with the aging process

Getting older is not for the weary!  It takes effort to keep up with the aging process.  It takes a little humor too! Aging is inevitable.  Suffering is optional! Aging is a natural process.  But our attitude sets the stage for how we age. We can complain and focus on all of the things that […]

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How to be more confident about exercising

The one-on-one approach builds confidence and trust Working with a personal trainer is an excellent way to find your confidence for exercise.  Whether you are concerned if your body can handle exercise or have a pre-existing condition that makes you hesitant, an experienced personal trainer will know how to fit your exercise program to your […]

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Here is how to reframe the weight loss discussion

The weight loss journey is tough!  For anyone struggling with their weight knows what I mean.   Think about losing weight and the first thing that comes to people’s minds is all of their favorite foods they have to give up.   Those feelings are real.  And they are uncomfortable.  Comfort foods get us through tough times.  […]

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How to develop a fitness mindset

Your body can stand almost anything; it’s your mind that you have to convince (unknown author) A person’s mindset predicts the quality and essence of their fitness journey.  No matter what their goals, it is their mind that paves the way for the type of success they will or will not achieve.  In my work […]

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The Best Things Some Times Come in the Smallest Packages

When I was little, I remember my parents telling me that the best things sometimes come in the smallest packages.  A partner to that lesson was the one about how as you get older, your gifts will come in smaller boxes.  How true that is today, especially as you consider your fitness routine.   I know […]

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