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How to keep weight off as you age!

We don’t talk a lot about keeping weight off as you age.  At least in the fitness industry we don’t.  Maybe because “how to lose weight” is more attention grabbing.  I don’t know the answer, but I do know that keeping the weight off requires a strategy.   Get in shape Exercise does work, especially to […]

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Stress – can’t live with it and can’t live without it!

I have been pondering stress over the last several weeks, especially the kind that leaves us either feeling frantic and running scared or the kind that tempts us to give in and give up.  As an owner of a small “mom & pop” fitness studio, I experience my share of stress.  It is quite a […]

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Here is how to move younger!

I may not like the wrinkles, the age spots, or changing eyesight that comes as I get older, but feeling limited in my movement really makes me feel old.  And I don’t like it one bit!  I know that the changes in an aging body make it more difficult to remain spry. But even with […]

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10 things to make you stronger

This is my checklist for making sure I am doing the things I need to do to get and keep my body strong and healthy. #1: Have a vision Yep!  Pulling one from the business manuals!  If you are heading into a strength building endeavor, have a vision for what you want to accomplish and […]

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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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