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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Find Your Motivation to Workout and Be Fit!

Fitness is a journey While the weather may variably suggest otherwise, spring is here! And this is usually the time of year when the motivation to get your workouts in begins to fade. The crowds at the gyms are now becoming more and more sparse as individuals begin to put their resolutions on hold. Work […]

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5 Benefits of Adding Running to Your Strength Routine

Running? No Way! Okay… As someone who was primarily focused on strength training, running was the last thing on my mind. In fact, this was something I would avoid at all costs. The idea of going out and pounding the pavement was about as appealing to me as a root canal. It was not going […]

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Want Injury-Free Fitness? Read This Now!

Injury-Free Fitness One of the top 5 reasons that someone hires a personal trainer is to avoid injury. Personal Training clients want to make sure they are lifting and exercising with the proper technique. Fitness clients also want to make sure they are doing exercises appropriate for their body and age. Both proper technique and […]

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Strength Training Tips for Runners

(Disclaimer: Be sure to always seek medical advice before starting a fitness program. Be sure to only perform exercises that align with your fitness and skill level.) Strength Training for Runners Winter can be a hard time for runners. Cold temperatures, ice and snow make it hard for runners to hit the pavement safely. With […]

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A Healthy Body – The Best Outfit You’ll Ever Wear

The Influence of Society & the Media “Get six pack abs by doing these exercises…” “Bikini body in 3 weeks…” “Build those biceps…”  Observing various magazine covers in the supermarket checkout line, it’s apparent that these headlines bombard me on a regular basis. On the covers, I always see amazing, smiling, “healthy” models looking as thought […]

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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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The Best Way to Deal with Fitness Injuries is to Prevent Them in the First Place

When it comes to fitness injuries, the best medicine is prevention. In this area of your life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! “Preventing injuries” and “staying injury-free” are at the top of the list of concerns for most personal training clients. It is one of the major reasons one hires […]

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Strand Fitness Announces: New Mobility and Movement Solutions

As we get older, doesn’t it feel like we wake up one day and suddenly our bodies are creaky and our joints don’t move like they used to? If you are like me, this seems to happens overnight. But in reality, that is the aging process. As we get older the saying – “use it […]

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I Want to Age Less This Year – How About You?

“I want to work on being fit so I can age less as I age!” This studio visitor nailed it! Those words are what many of our clients tell me. They want to work with our personal trainers not because they want to be younger. But because they want to age less as they get […]

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