Dana Bender

Dana Bender
Dana Bender, MS, ACSM, CWWS, E-RYT. Dana Bender works as a fitness and wellness Program Manager for Health Fitness Corporation in downtown Chicago. Dana is also a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, an adjunct professor with Rowan University, and an E-RYT 200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher.

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Break Through Fitness Plateaus with These 4 Tips

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It is important to change up our personal fitness program when we experience a plateau.. Similarly, it is essential to adjust our fitness program when we notice boredom or disinterest in our exercise program. Lastly, if we no longer feel challenged or ...
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Creative Interim Programming Solutions

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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Are you planning to renovate the flooring in your group fitness classroom? Or perhaps you need to complete a construction project at your yoga studio in the near future? If so, ...
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Keys to Keeping Clients Excited as Resolutions Fade

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Options for an Active Vacation

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I love to travel to new destinations and experience new cities, cultures, and cuisines. If you are similar to me and exercise is an ingrained daily habit, the question becomes, “how do I stay active and exercise while still enjoying myself on vacation?”
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Learning to Accept and Let Go

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Feelings of stress can manifest in different ways for different people. In some cases, internal tension emerges because situations in our lives do not match our internal expectations, or because things do not go as per our plan. Over the years, I have ...
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Why You Should Avoid Using the Words “I Should” When Planning to Exercise

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Exercise adherence and commitment vary from individual to individual. Some people have an easy time making exercise a regular habit, while others struggle to stay consistent and need a behavioral change. Some struggle due to barriers in their life ...
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Incorporating Resilience Based Thinking in Daily Life

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Resiliency is a highly prevalent topic in today’s culture, as there is an increased understanding that mindset impacts wellbeing. Additionally, as work and life demands have increased in our fast paced society, resiliency has become an important part of ...
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Tips to Incorporate Mindful Breaks from Technology

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With the growing utilization of technology in both personal and professional life, there seems to be less time to “just be” without a plethora of stimuli around us. Between computer use at work, smartphone use in our personal life, and the popularity of ...
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How to Rewire Athlete Self-Talk to Improve Sports Performance

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Self-Talk in Athletes and Exercisers: 4 Steps to Rewire Your Thoughts There is a lot to think about during exercise such as maintaining proper body mechanics and posture, controlling effort and force, and breathing properly.  These efforts all occur at ...
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Caloric Burn and Beyond: Yoga Benefits Unearthed

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People start practicing yoga for many different reasons. For some, it’s a desire to deepen their awareness of self and their physical body. For others, the reason is to
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