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4 Exercises to Improve Hip Mobility

Our joints are typically the first areas of our bodies where we begin to feel our age, especially our hips. By the time we are “slightly older,” our hips have spent a lot time sitting at a desk, in a car, or on an airplane. They can become tight and the supporting muscles weakened due […]

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You Really Don’t Have to Feel Old!

Strength training is one of the most important age-defying and age-reversing action one can take. I hear it and see it every day at the studio. As women and men build strength, their step gets lighter, their outlook on life turns more positive, their energy levels soar, and they inevitably tell me that they feel […]

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How to Fit Fitness into Your Life

My fitness career actually began because I was having a miserable time fitting me and my fitness into my life. I had a very demanding professional life that had me traveling 70-80% of the time coupled with long hours. I shudder at the memories. I was 70 pounds overweight and completely frustrated that I had […]

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Improve Your Fitness Results with a Personal Trainer

Personal training clients may all have different goals, but the number one reason someone hires a personal trainer is because there is something they can’t do, won’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do on their own. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise regularly, reach a sport’s goal, or workout […]

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My Top 5 Weight Loss Tips

Here’s my list of the most important things to know in order to lose weight. #1: Nutrition is 80% of the game If you want to lose weight and change the way you look and feel, modifying your nutrition ranks up at the top of the list of things to do. I would put it […]

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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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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!

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4 Stretches/Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

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. These four stretches and exercises will help strengthen the back muscles and open up the front side of 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 […]

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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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