Dana Bender

Dana Bender
Dana Bender, MS, NBC-HWC, ACSM, E-RYT. Dana Bender works as a fitness and wellness Program Manager for HealthFitness in Chicago. 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

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Gluteus Medius Exercises for Safe Outdoor Exercise

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It's officially summertime which means more opportunities for outdoor exercise. During this time of year, outdoor exercise enthusiasts enjoy more frequent runs and walks to maximize the time spent enjoying the warmer weather.
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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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Weight Loss Nutrition

How to Be Healthy Without Restricting Foods: 8 Tips for Success

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I have often heard clients, fitness center members, and friends share their weight loss journey through improved nutritional habits over my fifteen years as a fitness and behavioral change professional. Most of these examples and stories are positive and ...
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7 Ways to Reduce Stress Through Mindfulness

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As we navigate work and personal life, there will be moments when thoughts of an unknown situation and its related outcomes will weigh heavily on one's mind resulting in feelings of stress and rumination. This blog will talk about 7 ways you can ...
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Strength Training Principles: How to Educate New Clients Effectively

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As trainers and fitness professionals, it is essential to remember that every client and member we work with starts their strength training journey with a different baseline and understanding of strength training principles and best practices. Many ...
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5 Tips for Setting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions Despite the Pandemic

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As we consider setting personal resolutions for 2021, it is crucial to recognize that the goal-setting process and the behaviors are chosen to achieve those goals might look different this year due to the pandemic.
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8 Tips for Transitioning Back to At-Home Workouts During the Pandemic

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Dana Bender
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With COVID-19 numbers rising exponentially across the country, many avid fitness center enthusiasts might be concerned that their local fitness center will close again due to safety precautions and local regulatory guidelines.
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The Benefits of Personal Training With Multiple Revenue Streams

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There is a wide range of benefits of having multiple streams of income regardless of your field. In the fitness industry, taking advantage of various streams of income can include numerous options. Over the years, I have implemented this strategy in my ...
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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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