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How to be more confident about exercising

The one-on-one approach builds confidence and trust Working with a personal trainer is an excellent way to find your confidence for exercise.  Whether you are concerned if your body can handle exercise or have a pre-existing condition that makes you hesitant, an experienced personal trainer will know how to fit your exercise program to your […]

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The Best Things Sometimes Come in the Smallest Packages

When I was little, I remember my parents telling me that the best things sometimes come in the smallest packages.  A partner to that lesson was the one about how as you get older, your gifts will come in smaller boxes.  How true that is today, especially as you consider your fitness routine.   I know […]

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Joint Friendly Fitness

I was recently reminded of the importance of a personal trainer who truly listens to you and is able to create an injury-free fitness program that works with (not against) the areas of your body in need of a little extra care.  There is nothing more frustrating and disappointing to feel that your personal trainer […]

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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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Get Your Life Back After an Injury

Recovering from an injury and getting back to normal can be complicated.  Not to mention, it can be filled with uncertainty. When it comes to working out, you may wonder how to incorporate limitations and modifications going forward. You may be concerned about pushing yourself too hard and re-injuring yourself. And your mind may be […]

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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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