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How to be more confident about exercising

The one-on-one approach builds confidence and trust Working with a personal trainer is an excellent way to find your confidence for exercise.  Whether you are concerned if your body can handle exercise or have a pre-existing condition that makes you hesitant, an experienced personal trainer will know how to fit your exercise program to your […]

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Here is how to reframe the weight loss discussion

The weight loss journey is tough!  For anyone struggling with their weight knows what I mean.   Think about losing weight and the first thing that comes to people’s minds is all of their favorite foods they have to give up.   Those feelings are real.  And they are uncomfortable.  Comfort foods get us through tough times.  […]

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How to develop a fitness mindset

Your body can stand almost anything; it’s your mind that you have to convince (unknown author) A person’s mindset predicts the quality and essence of their fitness journey.  No matter what their goals, it is their mind that paves the way for the type of success they will or will not achieve.  In my work […]

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The Best Things Some Times Come in the Smallest Packages

When I was little, I remember my parents telling me that the best things sometimes come in the smallest packages.  A partner to that lesson was the one about how as you get older, your gifts will come in smaller boxes.  How true that is today, especially as you consider your fitness routine.   I know […]

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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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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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