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Be Strong, Be Inspired, Be Confident

Need some inspiration to be strong?  Take a listen to this video and hear how inspiring and empowering being strong is! I love listening to this video as it speaks to how important being strong is to people.  You can hear it in their voices and see it in their faces.  Being strong is inspiring […]

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Fitness Takes Courage, Conviction and Faith

We are aging.  We can’t change that fact.  But we do have a choice: we can take responsibility for the condition of our bodies, or we can let time whittle away at our strength, mobility and stamina. Almost every one of our clients here at our personal training studio have chosen to take responsibility.  They […]

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Fitness Journal

How to Increase Your Accountability for Weight Loss

If you are a reader of our Strand Fitness blog, you know of my struggles with weight loss.  I can get the weight off, but it always finds a way back on.  It may take a decade to regain the weight, but it eventually comes back.  Recently I turned to journaling as a means to […]

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Boost Your Confidence and Succeed at Fitness

“Motivation is the desire to achieve and the confidence to do so. “ –Lavery & Associates Motivation is a tricky thing in life, particularly on the fitness journey.  A lack of motivation can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to accomplishing fitness goals, whether that be to build strength, lose weight, or look and feel better.  […]

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Ready for More Fitness in the New Year?

Ready, get set, GO! It’s the New Year, so let’s head to the gym, hire a personal trainer, and throw away all of the junk food. Whoa! Not so quickly if you are really interested in long term success. I am sure you know the statistics.  About 92% of New Years’ resolutions fail (most of […]

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Thoughts on Discipline

We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.   Jim Rohn I happened upon this quote quite randomly one day.  But when I saw it, I knew it was what I needed to see on that day.  I was reflecting upon one of my fitness challenges – […]

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Full Body Fitness is the Complete Approach

Our personal training clients are like many of us.  They are busy people, leading demanding lives.  Fitness is important to them, yet they are looking for an extra push to stay accountable and disciplined to reach their goals.  Typical goals for these clients are to: Build strength Tone their body Keep the weight off as […]

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Read This Post!

This past year, I took a wild turn in my weight loss journey. I started the year committed to resolving my biggest fitness challenge: keeping weight off!  If you have followed my blog, you know that weight gain is my most significant struggle.  Lasting changes in this area elude me.  I don’t know why.  But […]

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Joint Friendly Fitness

I was recently reminded of the importance of a personal trainer who truly listens to you and is able to create an injury-free fitness program that works with (not against) the areas of your body in need of a little extra care.  There is nothing more frustrating and disappointing to feel that your personal trainer […]

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Ways to be Kind to Your Body

Over the last week, I spent six days learning and practicing how to be kind to my body and to create more health and wellness.  I attended a 6-day yoga immersion training.  I loved it!  The course taught us about the structure and importance of the soft tissues (fascia) in the body.  And we learned […]

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