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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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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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5 Free and Easy Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis

The following post was written by Dave Heidloff from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had pain in […]

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The Beauty of Movement

Swimmer’s Reflections I love to swim. I was reminded of that when I recently ventured back into the pool after a 3-year hiatus. I’ve swam pretty much all my life. My earliest memory of swimming is in the baby pool when I decided to mimic the “big people” and swim across the baby pool moving […]

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