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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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When Your Workout Is… Meh

Last week, I walked into the gym ready to rock. It was leg day and I had myself all psyched up. See, it’s not that I like squats. In fact, I’m usually cursing my way through them, but I love the way they make me feel when I’m done. I feel strong, and I feel […]

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A Rant on Fitness at 56 years old

I am a 56 year old personal trainer and believe that my industry and the fitness media do such a disservice to those of us who are “slightly older.” The images suggest that you have to be young and ripped to participate in fitness. The marketers tell us we must get in touch with our […]

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Two Ways to Make Holiday Fitness Happen

Just because we have entered the holiday season doesn’t mean we have to boot exercise off our schedule. Let’s anchor our exercise so we can continue to feel strong, confident, and healthy all the way till January! BE CONSISTENT Plan your holiday schedule around your workouts; don’t plan your workouts around your schedule. For example, […]

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Read this before you skip your next workout

Even the most dedicated experience a slump and don’t want to do their workouts. It is a normal part of the fitness journey.  But the next time you feel like skipping your workout, read this first.  I hope one of my “Ten Questions” to ask yourself before you skip a workout will speak to you and […]

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The Case for Strength and Conditioning

Scientific evidence continues to tell us that strength and conditioning are keys for staying young, healthy, and fit.  When a person is strong and in shape, their brain and body function more optimally, they get sick less often, they reduce their risk of serious illness, they stave off the affects of aging, and they look […]

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How we lost (and are keeping off) 110 pounds!

Many personal trainers have their own story of body (and life) transformation. This is true at Strand Fitness.  Pam Strand, owner, and Bob Peterson, personal trainer, have lost a combined total of 110 pounds in their journey.  (Pam lost 70 pounds; Bob lost 40 pounds) Asked to look back and share their secrets of success, […]

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