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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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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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Here is how to find the energy to lose weight and be healthy

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could close your eyes, make a wish to be 20 pounds lighter, and then open your eyes and find that your muffin top is gone or that your belt needs to be tighten a notch or two.  Me too!  But it doesn’t work that way!  There is no magical […]

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3 Ways to Improve Your Balance

Since many of our clients’ goals include improving balance, I wanted to share with you three exercises that you can do at home without any gym equipment. Leave any questions in the “reply” section below! Get rid of the stiffness that makes you feel so old! Call Pam (630-653-8152 or email to schedule your complimentary, […]

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4 Stretches/Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

If you are experiencing neck pain or stiffness (the basic every day kind), watch this video. Poor posture and sedentary lifestyles can cause our chest muscles to become tight and our back muscles to become weak. These four stretches and exercises will help strengthen the back muscles and open up the front side of the […]

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Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

The following post was written by Dan Czajkowski a Physical Therapist from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. It can be easy to accept that getting older comes […]

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7 Essential Mental Skills for Fitness

Every once in awhile, I play a game with myself. I try to identify the ONE limiting factor for clients in their quest for fitness. While I am never able to land on one constraint, I do usually end up with a relatively short list. And my list typically includes the key aspects of the […]

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