Blog

3WaysImproveBalance_ScreenGrab

3 Ways to Improve Your Balance

Since many of our clients’ goals include improving balance, I wanted to share with you three exercises that you can do at home without any gym equipment. Leave any questions in the “reply” section below! Get rid of the stiffness that makes you feel so old! Call Pam (630-653-8152 or email pstrand@strandfitnessllc.com) to schedule your complimentary, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
4ExercisesStretchesNeckPain_ScreenGrab

4 Stretches/Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

Everyday Stiffness If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness (the basic every day kind), watch this video. Poor posture and sedentary lifestyles can cause our chest muscles to become tight and our back muscles to become weak. The four stretches and exercises in this video will help strengthen the back muscles and open up […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
IMG_0954_edit_RGB

Our Vision – A Place To Make Meaningful Change

Strand Fitness was borne out of a vision to create an inspiring place for people who want to make meaningful change in their health and fitness. Whether it is to lose weight, be strong, have more energy, or feel better about themselves, Strand Fitness is a special place where people can focus on the task at hand, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
img_3869

Keep Colds & Flus At Bay With Inversions

As we approach cold and flu season, including inversions in your self-care practice is an excellent way to boost immunity. Inversions are yoga poses that bring your head below your heart. And don’t be scared, even though handstands and headstands are considered inversions, there are plenty of other options that keep your feet on the […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
pamlynnewlogo

Interview with Lynne, Strand Client For 12 Years

Lauren: When you started working with Pam in 2004, did you ever imagine you would work together for this long? Lynne: I was so happy with the variety and challenge of my workouts with Pam, that the passing of time never crossed my mind. The birthdays and holidays passed on an annual basis and here we are now… […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
IMG_1074

What Trainer & Nutritional Coach, Kecia Eats In One Day

Breakfast This is my typical breakfast. I cannot start the day without two cups of coffee with half and half. I workout in the morning, so I don’t want a lot in my stomach but skipping breakfast is not an option!  I’m trying to eat more protein these days so I tend to choose high protein yogurts and […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Q&A with Expert Trainer, Monica Dzarnowski

I interviewed one of Strand Fitness’s trainers, Monica Dzarnowski on healthy habits, exercise, nutrition, and how she motivates her clients to success. My favorite comment from Monica is: Lauren // What are your own personal motives for exercising, eating well, and general self-care? Monica // My motive for exercising is simple, I love the way I feel during and after […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
Longsitting-Calf-Stretch-300x235

5 Free and Easy Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

The following post was written by Dave Heidloff from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had pain in […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Coaching Method

Coaching Method One reason why Strand Fitness stands apart from other fitness facilities and fitness programs is our coaching method. Instead of providing strict and rigid nutrition plans and workouts, we coach our clients to discover the skills, methods, and habits that will specifically work for their bodies and their lifestyles Because we all have […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Trading in Expectations for Trust

My yoga practice has taught me that something awesome and kinda magical happens when you show up with all you got, accept where you are at, and make choices out of honor and respect. When I step on my yoga mat, I let go of any expectations and any judgments. There are no goals in […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →