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What to do When Exercise Hurts

Crunches, Creaks and Rice Krispie Crackles One of my personal training clients will tell me that she brought her symphony with her to a workout when she hears the noises her joints make when she exercises! We laugh at her joke and commiserate about our slightly older bodies. But we do not let the humor […]

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Move With Better Balance

Why Care About Balance? Working on balance is a top priority of many of our Strand Fitness clients. They want to maintain or improve their balance as a way to prevent falls and avoid injuries. They also want to work on their balance so they can perform well in their physical activities and active lifestyles […]

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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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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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Who needs a personal trainer? Not me!

Thanks to Gail O’Connell for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Gail is a fitness enthusiast and a role model for healthy and fit living. It’s hard to keep up with Gail. She’s always on the go – hiking, meeting up with friends, hosting book clubs, traveling here and abroad. She attributes her […]

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Here is What I Have Learned in the Last 15 Years of My Fitness Journey

Aging Up I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my […]

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One of our trainers, Bob, has helped clients be fit and strong again after back injuries, rotator cuff surgeries, and hip replacements.

5 Steps to Be Smart About Your Comeback Fitness

Being injured can test the patience of even the most patient person but especially those people who are used to an active and/or athletic life. Impatience, frustration, confusion, caution, defeat, and indecision are common feelings post injury. What do I do now? And how do I do it? My personal training credentials don’t qualify me […]

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How to get great sleep

A great night of sleep is just that – GREAT! And yet, so often, we experience everything but a great night of sleep. Stress, food, drink, socializing, staying up late because we like to stay up late can all negatively impact sleep. One night of inadequate sleep can reduce mental efficiency by 40%. Two nights […]

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