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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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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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How to Fit Fitness into Your Life

My fitness career actually began because I was having a miserable time fitting me and my fitness into my life. I had a very demanding professional life that had me traveling 70-80% of the time coupled with long hours. I shudder at the memories. I was 70 pounds overweight and completely frustrated that I had […]

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Improve Your Fitness Results with a Personal Trainer

Personal training clients may all have different goals, but the number one reason someone hires a personal trainer is because there is something they can’t do, won’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do on their own. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise regularly, reach a sport’s goal, or workout […]

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My Top 5 Weight Loss Tips

Here’s my list of the most important things to know in order to lose weight. 1. Nutrition is 80% of the game If you want to lose weight and change the way you look and feel, modifying your nutrition ranks up at the top of the list of things to do. I would put it […]

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