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Yoga at Strand Fitness

Here is how to move younger!

I may not like the wrinkles, the age spots, or changing eyesight that comes as I get older, but feeling limited in my movement really makes me feel old.  And I don’t like it one bit!  I know that the changes in an aging body make it more difficult to remain spry. But even with […]

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Here is how to keep up with the aging process

Getting older is not for the weary!  It takes effort to keep up with the aging process.  It takes a little humor too! Aging is inevitable.  Suffering is optional! Aging is a natural process.  But our attitude sets the stage for how we age. We can complain and focus on all of the things that […]

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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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Ways to be Kind to Your Body

Over the last week, I spent six days learning and practicing how to be kind to my body and to create more health and wellness.  I attended a 6-day yoga immersion training.  I loved it!  The course taught us about the structure and importance of the soft tissues (fascia) in the body.  And we learned […]

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You Really Can Feel Less Old! It’s Simple!

Our interest in mobility has a positive correlation to our lack of it!  In other words, we become interested in how our joints and body move when we begin to feel stiff and old. Fortunately, it is not too late to regain our mobility.  It just takes making it a priority and then spending some […]

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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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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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