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Your 2020 Fitness Forecast

If you live 2020 exactly how you lived 2019, what kind of future are you creating for yourself? What a great question, right?  When you think about this question as it relates to the state of your body, what will your body be like at the end of 2020?  Will you like the answer? Many […]

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Bob Strand Fitness Personal Trainer

Why not change your life one workout at a time?

Regular exercise is so important as we age.  We lose muscle mass as we get older.  Coordination and balance begin to wane.  Our bodies get stiffer and less limber.  And in our older years, risk of illness and disease increase.  Doesn’t sound like the most pleasant future, does it?   The good news is that regular […]

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7 Tips for Preventing Weight Gain

#1: Move more Set your day up so there is a foundation of movement, which helps control weight.  With a “move more” mindset, you will naturally see more opportunities for moving your body – walking at lunch time, a flight of stairs, parking at the edges of a parking lot, and even house and garden […]

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It’s never to late to be stronger and more fit

It’s never too late to begin to exercise! Getting stronger and more fit is important as we age.  And it is good to know that it is never too late to start.  I think about my mom. She always led an active life, but she started a regular exercise program in her 50’s.  At first […]

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My suggestions for those struggling to exercise regularly

We all know the benefits of regular exercise.  It keeps our bodies and minds healthy. Exercise helps us regulate our weight and keep our outlook on life positive.  We sleep better when we exercise regularly.  When we exercise regularly, we gain confidence, we move better, and we prevent illness and disease. We look better and have […]

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Stress – can’t live with it and can’t live without it!

I have been pondering stress over the last several weeks, especially the kind that leaves us either feeling frantic and running scared or the kind that tempts us to give in and give up.  As an owner of a small “mom & pop” fitness studio, I experience my share of stress.  It is quite a […]

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Pam Strand

Read this if you are struggling with fitness

I am struggling with this blog post.  My chosen theme this week is about how fitness helps us stave off the physical effects of aging.  I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said before.  Many clients enroll in our personal training program because they want to tone their bodies, get a good workout, […]

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Bob Strand Fitness personal trainer

If you want to be strong, read this!

Strength is about being alive and enjoying life!  I love being strong!  It makes me feel capable, especially as I get older.  And I know it is one of the best ways to keep my body young.  And I love speaking with our clients here at Strand Fitness (my personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, […]

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Getting more out of your workouts

Bringing your “A” game to your workouts.  Being more consistent.  Going harder. Lifting heavier.  These are all strategies for getting more results out of your workouts.  But there are other strategies for improving results too.  These aren’t as “jazzy,” but they are equally important.  In fact, you might say that they are more important because […]

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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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