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What You Can Do NOW to Lose Weight

Awareness is a vital tool if you want to lose weight Being self-aware connects us to what is happening in our bodies, how we feel when we eat certain foods, and what triggers our overeating. Awareness leads to objective data on what is and isn’t working for us. It also provides clues on where we […]

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Being Overweight – The Roller Coaster Ride & What To Do About It

Weight Gain Woes The other night I was ricocheting between the intense feelings of frustration and defeat over having gained 40 pounds over the last 3 – 4 years. I was so mad at myself and frustrated that I was, once again, significantly overweight. I didn’t know whether to throw something or just sit down […]

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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Diet-A Dreaded Four Letter Word

Diet? Dreadful. Diet is a dreaded four-letter word that triggers up all kinds of anxiety. The “D” in the word diet has always seemed synonymous to “deprived”, “depressing” and just downright “dreadful”! I hate the thought of ever being on a diet, yet I can’t escape the dreaded “D” word no matter what I’m doing. […]

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Our Nutrition & Lifestyle Program is Changing Lives (and Bodies!)

We all have one – an Achilles Heel – in our fitness journey. For most people, there is at least one area that trips them up and causes them not to reach their fitness goals. That one vulnerability where it is so easy to fall off track. Nutrition is one of the biggest challenges for […]

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Here are 7 sensible tips for how to lose weight

From Personal Experience to Personal Trainer When you walk into Strand Fitness, you see fit, healthy trainers. However, that was not always the case. Did you know that Pam Strand, owner of Strand Fitness, and Bob Peterson, personal trainer, have lost a combined total of 110 pounds on their journey to fitness? Inspiring, yes! Hard […]

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I can’t believe I forgot one of the most important lessons

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey. And I cannot believe I forgot one of the most important lessons, especially for weight loss! You cannot ignore nutrition and lose weight! It’s true.  You are fooling yourself if you think you can exercise […]

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We’re all resistant to change

Routine… Changes Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair. You got yourself going on a great fitness and nutrition regime that is working for you and then change happens. Darn it! What you are doing doesn’t seem to work anymore. Or maybe you hired a personal trainer to design a fitness program for you. But in […]

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Here’s How to Help Your Mind Help You Lose Weight

Try Strand Fitness for a Customized Weight Loss Plan 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 […]

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Frustrated That You Have Lost Control of Your Weight?

Where did this extra weight come from? As you get older, do you feel like you are having an out-of-body experience when it comes to weight gain? Me too! It seems I get caught off guard about every 5-7 years, when suddenly I have 25 to 30 extra pounds hanging out on my body. How […]

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