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Pam Running

Have Strength and Hope for the Future

In reflecting upon my 14 years as a personal trainer, the most significant memories are those about people sharing their stories with me.  I am always humbled when people invite me into the most vulnerable areas of their lives. And I am always amazed at their courage to do so.  The stories of others can […]

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My Favorite Activities to Keep My Body (and Mind) Moving

The Quieter Side of Fitness While I love my workouts – challenging my muscles and cardiovascular system- lately I have spent a great deal of time exploring the quieter side of fitness and wellness. This quieter side takes me on a path to discover the benefits of massage, deep relaxation, stretching, and soft tissue work. […]

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The Times They Are a Changing and So Are Our Bodies!

Thanks to Grace Schwanda for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Grace Schwanda has her personal trainer certificate from W.I.T.S (World Instructors Training Schools). She is actively exercising and working on her own fitness level at this ‘slightly older’ time of life. Grace is the soccer referee trainer for the  Wheaton Park District and […]

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Feel Energized by Learning to do Nothing

Nothing but Shavasana! One of my favorite ways of improving my mobility and reducing my everyday aches and pains is to do nothing! Yep, nothing, nada! Well, actually, I am doing something – I am laying on the floor relaxing my body and my mind. It’s a perfect way to release pent up tension and […]

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Plank Away!

Move Better with More Core Strength! I love the plank! Every time I do one, I am challenged. Even if my body is shaking at the end, boy do I feel strong! The plank is one of those exercises that you hate in the moment, but when it is over, it is very gratifying! The […]

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Move it, Or Lose it!

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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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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Pam_Yoga

I Want to Age Less This Year – How About You?

“I want to work on being fit so I can age less as I age!” This studio visitor nailed it! Those words are what many of our clients tell me. They want to work with our personal trainers not because they want to be younger. But because they want to age less as they get […]

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Help, I Can’t Get Out of the Car!

Riding in a car is tough on your body.   But I bet you already know that!  Especially if you spend a great deal of time in your car. You may find it more difficult to “unfold” your body after taking a ride in the car.  Read on and learn what you can do about […]

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A simple yoga series that will relieve tightness in your hips and lower back

Relieve Tightness in Your Hips and Lower Back with this Simple Yoga Series

Feeling tense? If you are like me, one of the first places that I noticed that I was “slightly older” was in my hips. And when my hips are tight, my lower back gets over worked. And then it gets tight. Such a vicious cycle! This video demonstrates a very simple yoga sequence that can […]

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