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Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

The following post was written by Dan Czajkowski a Physical Therapist from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. It can be easy to accept that getting older comes […]

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The Road to Unconditional Self-Love

In college, I started a terrible relationship with my body and food. Looking back, there were several factors that contributed to it: My body changed since I wasn’t as active as I was in high school. I lived on my own since my roommate moved in with her boyfriend. I lived in the same dormitory […]

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Struggling to Eat Well? How Engaged Are You?

For some people, improving eating habits is one of the most difficult aspects of a fitness journey. And don’t even talk about keeping the changes intact – IMPOSSIBLE!!! Why is that? The Challenges of Eating Well Knowing what to change can be a huge obstacle. Having enough time to plan meals can also be a […]

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Loving Your Goals Past January

Yes, setting resolutions or goals is awesome. It drives us to evolve and lights the fire. But sometimes, we get so caught up in the destination, that we forget to fully engage in the present. We can get frustrated when we are here, but want to be over there. If we keep focusing on what […]

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7 Essential Mental Skills for Fitness

Every once in awhile, I play a game with myself. I try to identify the ONE limiting factor for clients in their quest for fitness. While I am never able to land on one constraint, I do usually end up with a relatively short list. And my list typically includes the key aspects of the […]

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A Rant on Fitness at 56 years old

The Fitness Stereotype I am a 56 year old personal trainer and believe that my industry and the fitness media do such a disservice to those of us who are “slightly older.” The images suggest that you have to be young and ripped to participate in fitness. The marketers tell us we must get in […]

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How to get great sleep

A great night of sleep is just that – GREAT! And yet, so often, we experience everything but a great night of sleep. Stress, food, drink, socializing, staying up late because we like to stay up late can all negatively impact sleep. One night of inadequate sleep can reduce mental efficiency by 40%. Two nights […]

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Anchor your eating habits

As we enter the season of cookies, pies, and gravy, anchoring your eating habits will help you move through the holiday season with less stress and fewer extra pounds.   HABIT #1 EAT TILL YOU ARE 80% FULL. Did you know that if you eat till you are 100% full, you are actually overeating? Your […]

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Two Ways to Make Holiday Fitness Happen

Just because we have entered the holiday season doesn’t mean we have to boot exercise off our schedule. Let’s anchor our exercise so we can continue to feel strong, confident, and healthy all the way till January! BE CONSISTENT Plan your holiday schedule around your workouts; don’t plan your workouts around your schedule. For example, […]

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I Belong

Everyone has the right to better his or her body, and to feel strong, capable and confident regardless of where they are in their fitness journey. So why, when I walk in to the gym, the mecca of people seeking to become better versions of themselves, don’t I feel like there is a place for […]

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