Choose Health!

In the hustle and bustle of getting workouts in, checking whether we lost weight, and looking for changes in how our body looks and feels; it is easy to lose site of a main benefit of regular exercise and a nutritious diet.  That main benefit is health.

Getting active and eating healthy improves our health.  Sometimes significantly!

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that eliminating 3 risk factors – poor diet, inactivity, and smoking – would prevent:

  • 80% of heart disease
  • 80% of Type 2 Diabetes
  • 40% of certain cancers – e.g. breast, colorectal, prostate.

Additionally, regular exercise and a healthy diet have been shown to help manage or prevent cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, certain cancers, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and mental health.

So while we focus on the external benefits of fitness, it is also important to be mindful of the positive changes that are happening inside of our body.  Fitness creates health!

Want to be healthier but unsure where to start? See why Strand Fitness is for you! Contact Pam to schedule your complimentary, obligation-free fitness consultation. (630-653-8152;

Gail O”Connell, Strand Fitness client, enjoys her healthy lifestyle!

Health becomes a more significant fitness priority as we age.

Getting healthier becomes a higher priority for many people as they head into their 50’s and 60’s.  Not only do health issues tend to begin to appear in these years, but people begin to experience lower energy and diminishing stamina as their bodies change. Fitness is a way to address these challenges. 

When you work out and eat healthy, you will have more energy!  And you will be taking action to keep health issues at bay! 

Get the guidance and support to create a healthier lifestyle! Click here to learn how we can help you accomplish your goals.

Choosing health promotes a more positive mindset.

Mindset is a powerful indicator of whether we will be successful or not in our fitness journey (in life too!).  Our intentions play a big role in how we perceive our journey and pursue our goals. When we are “choosing,” we find ourselves more engaged with and more accountable to our goals. This lays the foundation for our success.

The “choice” of health reduces stress and triggers our creativity. When we are no longer “battling the bulge,” we will see more opportunity to set aside time for consistent workouts and to make better food choices. There is more ease in our journey as a result.

Strand Fitness client, Tim (L), trains so he can enjoy doing things he loves – like hiking and biking. That’s his trainer, Bob Peterson, cheering him on.

If you don’t know what to do or are afraid to start, consider hiring a personal trainer.

Seek an experts’ guidance if you are unsure about what to do.  If you haven’t been exercising and focusing on your nutrition, certainly check in with your doctor or medical professional before you start your fitness journey.  You may also want to consider hiring a personal trainer.

A personal trainer will give you a highly personalized fitness program that addresses any health issue or concern that you have. You will also have the guidance and support to be success. No need to struggle on your own!

Ready to choose health?  See why Strand Fitness is for you. Contact Pam to schedule your complimentary; obligation-free consultation. (630-653-8152;

Strand Fitness is a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, IL.  We specialize in highly personalized fitness programming for the “slightly” older body.  We also serve Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Carol Stream and Chicago Western Suburbs.

Learn more about how we can help you be healthy and lose weight by visiting our website:

About Pam Strand

Pam Strand is the owner of Strand Fitness, a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630 653 8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation. You can also learn more about our fitness solutions here:

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