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Improving Your Health and Life Through Rest

I just finished reading a great book. The title alone caught my eye – “Rest: Why you Get More Done When you Work Less” (written by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang). The concept is a personal one for me as I move through what I have labelled a recovery period for myself. Coming off three tremendously exhausting and […]

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Stretches for the Office

Calling all desk warriors! This video will walk you through basic stretches to do at your desk to help refresh the body and mind after sitting for a long period of time. We recommend taking a 5 minute stretch break every 60 minutes of sitting to help prevent stiffness and/or minor aches. Utilizing your chair […]

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Kitchen Makeover for the New Year

Fact: Whatever food is around you, you will eat it sooner or later. Inspired by Precision Nutrition, here are two checklists we created to give your pantry and fridge a healthy, New Year makeover.  Download your free copies here.   Want to receive tips and information in the convenience your inbox to help you reach your […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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… […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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