Dana Bender

Dana Bender
Dana Bender, MS, NBC-HWC, ACSM, E-RYT. Dana Bender works as a Wellness Strategy Manager with Vitality and has 15+ years experience in onsite fitness and wellness management. Dana is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, an Adjunct Professor with Rowan University, an E-RYT 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, ACSM Exercise Physiologist, and ACE Personal Trainer. Learn more about Dana at www.danabenderwellness.com.

Recent Posts

Nutrition

6 Tips for Avoiding and Responding to Food Cravings

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
“Why do I have no self-control with unhealthy foods?” is a common question a person might ask themselves after he or she makes the impulsive choice to eat junk food. This is especially true if there is an established goal related to eating healthier, ...
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wellness

Importance of a Fitness Routine for Emotional Wellbeing

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There is a multitude of reasons why individuals commit to a regular exercise routine. Engaging in a regular exercise routine is not only a tool used to improve the physical dimension of wellness but also its emotional one. Often the choice to engage in a ...
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Fitness

6 Fitness Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Adaptation was a key theme while navigating the impacts of the pandemic. This adaptation was a necessity related to various aspects of daily life such as how we grocery shopped, spent time with family and friends, and even worked out to stay fit and ...
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wellness

The Physical and Happiness-Boosting Benefits of Working Out

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The benefits of exercise are extensive. Not only does regular exercise help our bodies physiologically, but it also provides an array of mental and emotional health benefits. Exercise is a resilience tool that can be leveraged to improve positive ...
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wellness spotlight

Learn How to Use The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) as a Coach

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
As a wellness coach, it can be helpful to consider incorporating tools into your coaching practice that can accentuate your work with a client. Overall, coaching tools can be helpful to add in if they bring value to the coaching experience and help a ...
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wellness spotlight

Incorporating Mindfulness into a Wellness Coaching Practice

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
In recent years the wellness coaching field has evolved. In fact, you can now become certified in wellness with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The professional appetite for self-care is increasingly available for all fitness professionals. 
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Nutrition spotlight

Attract More Clients as a Nutrition Coach in 8 Steps

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Whether you are a NASM Nutrition Certified Coach or a nutrition professional looking to expand your coaching business, it is important to know how to attract more clients and build a successful coaching business.
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wellness

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Consistently exercising over time has an array of health benefits. It’s easy for individuals to emphasize the physical benefits of exercise more, but there are a variety of mental health benefits that are just as important to note.
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wellness Behavior Change

8 Tips to Reduce Imposter Syndrome

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Imposter syndrome is a common internal experience that can occur to anyone even in the fitness world. The good news is that individuals who might experience Imposter Syndrome can work on these tendencies and slowly chip away and overcome these thoughts ...
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Workout Plans

5-Week Workout Plan for Beginners – Getting Your Feet Wet with Fitness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
With the multitude of workouts available on the internet, it can feel overwhelming to get started. Also, beginner exercisers, or those just getting back into it after a break, might not know the best place to start.
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