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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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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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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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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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Elevate your life and be a better you with fitness

Fitness to me is a means to elevate our lives and to be a better version of ourselves.  When we are fit, we are stronger, have more stamina, and are energized.  When we work to be fit, we are also training our minds to be more focused and to concentrate better. We feel more centered. […]

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How to get rid of that stiffness that makes you feel so old

There are many things that make me feel old.   When I look in the mirror and see my mother’s face and wonder when did that happen. (My mother was beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  It is just surprising when you see that you looked like she did when she was 60). When I go […]

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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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Morning Stretching & Breathing

Starting Off the Morning Like many people, my first thought in the morning is, “I can’t wait to get to my cup of coffee.” But I do try to stop myself on most mornings and do a little stretching and breathing to wake up my mind, wake up my body and get myself focused for […]

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