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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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Here is how to win at nutrition

Winning at nutrition depends upon more than just what you eat and drink.  It also depends upon the habits and decisions that lead up to each meal, snack, or eating extravaganza. Many roads lead to long term success with nutrition, especially when your goal is to lose weight, but there are key building blocks of […]

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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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Pam Strand

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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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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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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