Dana Bender

Dana Bender
Dana Bender, MS, NBC-HWC, ACSM, E-RYT. Dana 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

Fitness wellness spotlight

The Kinetic Chain and How to Apply It

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The human body is not made up of isolated segments of muscles, bones, connective tissue, and ligaments. Rather, the body is a series of interconnected parts that all impact each other. This impact can either be positive or negative. Ideally, when the ...
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CES Sports Performance

Tips for Hip Mobility: Exercises for Flexibility & Performance

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
Are you prioritizing mobility enhancement in your current fitness and performance goals?
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wellness

Happy vs. Well: Considering Emotions in Our Wellness Journeys

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There are a wide variety of emotions that we can feel moment to moment based on what is happening around us. For example, happy, sad, excited, and angry are all emotional states that we can feel in any given passing moment or even all at the same time ...
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wellness

Helping Clients Create Long-Lasting Sustainable Change

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There is a reason why personal trainers highlight tips and tricks to help their clients successfully reach their health and fitness goals. This is because the behavior change process can be challenging even amongst the highly motivated clientele. ...
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Weight Loss

Resistance Training for Weight Loss

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
It is important to tailor personal exercise programs towards specific performance or health outcome goals. That said, if your goal for exercising is weight reduction, then it will be important to prioritize the metabolic impact of those exercise sessions ...
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CES

Top 5 Posture Tips to Keep in Mind this winter

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
When poor posture is talked about, often the image that appears in people’s minds is misalignment while in an office work environment—a person slumped in their chair and chin jutting forward while working at a computer. However, good postural alignment ...
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wellness

5 Strategies for Post-Partum Wellness

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
The postpartum time period is most often associated with the physical recovery from fatigue and the strain of labor and delivery. It is typically defined as the first six weeks after a vaginal delivery or eight weeks after a cesarean one. In addition to ...
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wellness

Consider a Wellness Retreat for Your 2022 Vacation

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
There has been a rise in wellness vacations in recent years because of a strong need to rejuvenate, especially after the last couple of years of stress. This need stems from burnouts tied to the longevity of the pandemic and/or simply a need to take a ...
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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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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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