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.

Recent Posts

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Self-Care: 5 Tips for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

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Self-care is a word that keeps emerging in news articles and company-wide employee emails during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the unprecedented stress many individuals face, some companies are re-establishing their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ...
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6 Ways to Overcome Burnout from Exercising at Home

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Overcoming exercise burnout is more important than ever for online personal trainers, fitness professionals and exercise enthusiasists alike!  When fitness centers closed mid-March in response to COVID-19, many regular gym goers were tasked with ...
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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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American Fitness Magazine American Fitness Magazine Winter 2020

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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