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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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Full Body Fitness is the Complete Approach

Our personal training clients are like many of us.  They are busy people, leading demanding lives.  Fitness is important to them, yet they are looking for an extra push to stay accountable and disciplined to reach their goals.  Typical goals for these clients are to: Build strength Tone their body Keep the weight off as […]

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What’s the Fitness Journey About Anyway?

An interesting question, isn’t it?  Why do we put ourselves through the discomfort of working out?  Why do we stress about how to eat healthier?  What are we trying to achieve?  Be Healthier “Being healthier” is a very common fitness goal.  Losing weight and maintaining healthy blood pressure + cholesterol are important components of this […]

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What You Need to Know About Total Body Fitness

Total Body Fitness means what it implies – getting the total body fit. Here are the five most essential elements of a total body fitness plan. Learn more about how to achieve optimal fitness at any age – click here to download our eBook, I am Older, Now What? Strength Building In strength training, “Total […]

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A Few Words on Exercise and Injury

Here at Strand Fitness, one of our most important objectives is providing an injury-free environment. It is one of the most compelling reasons why we work the way we do with our clients.  Our one-on-one approach to fitness programming enables us to select the most appropriate exercise for each client.  This reduces the risk of […]

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Here is How to Predict Your Ability to Change

I love change.  My entire life has centered around it. But that doesn’t mean I believe it is easy! Over the years, I have become a student of change. I love the process of change. And I am curious what makes change successful. My corporate and consulting careers focused on creating change – either improving […]

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How to do Cardio as You Age

As we get older, “cardio” becomes less about “fat and calorie” burn and more about overall health and fitness.  If I had to explain this shift, I would say that the benefits of cardio become more real and more practical when we get older. Worry about cardiac function and preventing cardiovascular disease in our youth? […]

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Simplify Your Life

Over the 4th of July holiday, I dug out my copy of the book, Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter (by Elaine St. James).  While I chuckled my way through the comments about “planners” and “yuppies” (the book was written in 1994), the book’s message remains […]

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