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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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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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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!

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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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