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What’s your strength and stamina worth?

Strong muscles and bones keep you moving with confidence.  And aerobic conditioning (stamina) enables an active life.  Strength and stamina together can change your world.  I truly believe this.  And I watch it happen everyday in our personal training studio.  The first time clients get a sense of their strength, their eyes light up.  And […]

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It’s never to late to be stronger and more fit

It’s never too late to begin to exercise! Getting stronger and more fit is important as we age.  And it is good to know that it is never too late to start.  I think about my mom. She always led an active life, but she started a regular exercise program in her 50’s.  At first […]

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Stress – can’t live with it and can’t live without it!

I have been pondering stress over the last several weeks, especially the kind that leaves us either feeling frantic and running scared or the kind that tempts us to give in and give up.  As an owner of a small “mom & pop” fitness studio, I experience my share of stress.  It is quite a […]

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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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Bob Strand Fitness personal trainer

If you want to be strong, read this!

Strength is about being alive and enjoying life!  I love being strong!  It makes me feel capable, especially as I get older.  And I know it is one of the best ways to keep my body young.  And I love speaking with our clients here at Strand Fitness (my personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, […]

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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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Be Strong, Be Inspired, Be Confident

Need some inspiration to be strong?  Take a listen to this video and hear how inspiring and empowering being strong is! I love listening to this video as it speaks to how important being strong is to people.  You can hear it in their voices and see it in their faces.  Being strong is inspiring […]

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Fitness Takes Courage, Conviction and Faith

We are aging.  We can’t change that fact.  But we do have a choice: we can take responsibility for the condition of our bodies, or we can let time whittle away at our strength, mobility and stamina. Almost every one of our clients here at our personal training studio have chosen to take responsibility.  They […]

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Boost Your Confidence and Succeed at Fitness

“Motivation is the desire to achieve and the confidence to do so. “ –Lavery & Associates Motivation is a tricky thing in life, particularly on the fitness journey.  A lack of motivation can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to accomplishing fitness goals, whether that be to build strength, lose weight, or look and feel better.  […]

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Ready for More Fitness in the New Year?

Ready, get set, GO! It’s the New Year, so let’s head to the gym, hire a personal trainer, and throw away all of the junk food. Whoa! Not so quickly if you are really interested in long term success. I am sure you know the statistics.  About 92% of New Years’ resolutions fail (most of […]

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