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How to be “actively” older

Our clients at Strand Fitness see building strength and stamina as a means for living an active life as they get older.  “Actively older” is how a friend of mine recently put it.  But resistance training and aerobic conditioning aren’t enough.  If you want to be “actively older” as you age, be sure to put […]

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10 things to make you stronger

This is my checklist for making sure I am doing the things I need to do to get and keep my body strong and healthy. #1: Have a vision Yep!  Pulling one from the business manuals!  If you are heading into a strength building endeavor, have a vision for what you want to accomplish and […]

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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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The Best Things Some Times 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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What you need to know to keep your shoulders healthy

Our shoulders are the most mobile joint in our bodies and because of that, they are also the most unstable. This combination leads to shoulder issues for many people. In fact, I read recently that 67% of the adult population has some sort of shoulder injury.  Strengthening and stretching our shoulders is important to their […]

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Your Ankles Are Important, Too! Who Knew?

When you think about stretching, how often to you think about stretching your ankles? If you’re like me, probably, um… never! Occasionally, I will stretch my calves. But even when I stretch that part of my leg, I am thinking about my calf muscle and not what’s going on in my ankle. I am not […]

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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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Strand Fitness Announces: New Mobility and Movement Solutions

As we get older, doesn’t it feel like we wake up one day and suddenly our bodies are creaky and our joints don’t move like they used to? If you are like me, this seems to happens overnight. But in reality, that is the aging process. As we get older the saying – “use it […]

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