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Who needs a personal trainer? Not me!

Or so I thought. Let me introduce myself. My name is Gail and believe me, I never imagined that I would work out with a trainer. I didn’t need to. I knew how to be fit, I knew what to do! First, a little about me. I have been active and fit my entire life. […]

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Feeling lost in fitness and not sure what to do?

I will keep it short and sweet – if you are feeling lost in your fitness and not sure what to do or how to “mix it up” when you go to the gym, then, hands down, the best investment you can make is to hire a personal trainer.   I am thrilled when I […]

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Six exercises for strong knees

Six exercises for strong knees

  As personal trainers, one of the most common “ailment” we work with at Strand Fitness is sore knees.  If you have prolonged and/or acute pain in your knees, our advice is to go get it checked out to make sure there is not an injury or a condition like arthritis that needs to be […]

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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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Love your body a little more

It’s time, yes it is time, we gotta love our bodies a little more as we become slightly older.   Pay attention to what your body is telling you and then heed its advice.  Take a little better care of your body.  Not only is it the only one you got, but how it functions […]

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Morning Stretching & Breathing

  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 the day. I […]

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Time Magazine article on strength training

Time Magazine recently published an article on the benefits of weight training.  There are three things that I absolutely LOVE about this article. The first reason: It’s title “Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You” How fun is that title?  Pretty passionate as well!  I think I am going to start to use that phrase […]

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Wheaton Wine Walk 2017

Mark your calendar – August 10, 2017! One of the best events of the year – the Wheaton Wine Walk.   Hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association, the Wheaton Wine Walk is a great way to taste wine, hang out with your friends, and meet the owners of the Downtown Wheaton businesses.  Most important, you […]

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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

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! Well here is a very simple yoga sequence that can help keep […]

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Strand Fitness is your path to a strong, healthy, and able body!

Here’s how to help your mind help you lose weight

Strand Fitness provides a path for our clients to have a strong, healthy, and able body as they age.  For a number of clients, that includes helping them find their way to losing weight.  And that path is unique to each individual and it can change as an individual’s life and circumstances change.   No […]

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