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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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Improving Your Health and Life Through Rest

I just finished reading a great book. The title alone caught my eye – “Rest: Why you Get More Done When you Work Less” (written by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang). The concept is a personal one for me as I move through what I have labelled a recovery period for myself. Coming off three tremendously exhausting and […]

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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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Kitchen Makeover for the New Year

Fact: Whatever food is around you, you will eat it sooner or later. Inspired by Precision Nutrition, here are two checklists we created to give your pantry and fridge a healthy, New Year makeover.  Download your free copies here.   Want to receive tips and information in the convenience your inbox to help you reach your […]

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Keep Colds & Flus At Bay With Inversions

As we approach cold and flu season, including inversions in your self-care practice is an excellent way to boost immunity. Inversions are yoga poses that bring your head below your heart. And don’t be scared, even though handstands and headstands are considered inversions, there are plenty of other options that keep your feet on 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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The Road to Unconditional Self-Love

In college, I started a terrible relationship with my body and food. Looking back, there were several factors that contributed to it: My body changed since I wasn’t as active as I was in high school; I lived on my own since my roommate moved in with her boyfriend; And, I lived in the same […]

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