About Janelle Baldwin

Janelle Baldwin is a physical therapist assistant (PTA) and lead fitness trainer for Agnesian HealthCare’s on-site fitness center, called the ZONE. She is a certified weight trainer (CWT), a strength and conditioning specialist (STS) and a certified strength and conditioning instructor (CSCI). Her 15 years of professional experience ranges from home care and work hardening/conditioning with the Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center for many years to her role as a certified personal trainer; teaching fitness classes for which she is trained and certified for and maintaining the on-site fitness facility.
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Setting up a split routine training program

While total body training is great, there are drawbacks to keeping the same routine over time. When you’re working all of your muscle groups at once, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on each muscle group as closely as you would if you split your workout. Split routines allow you to do […]

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Sticky notes to self…

I love sticky notes…I use them and put them in my path to remind me to do something; get something or simply write on is a pick up phrase or Bible verse that I need to hear over and over again. Use the mental image of a sticky note or the real deal to motivate […]

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Mindfulness through relaxation and stretching

If I asked you if you are aware of your body when you are resting, relaxing or stretching, you’d probably think I was a bit nuts. Why should I be doing something when I am trying to relax and not do anything?  The issue is when many of us “relax,” we are actually filling our […]

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How to stay motivated

Most days I have someone ask me… “How do I stay motivated,” or “How do you stay motivated?” There are many philosophies and approaches on this question…ultimately you need to find that reason or reasons that you started…why do you want to have better fitness and health? Is it that you want to keep up […]

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Test Your Fitness

When was the last time you tested your fitness?  Well here’s a couple of quick test for you to do.  No equipment needed.  They are easy to do, and the beauty of them is, if you keep working on them your scores will improve and so will your function! Lower body – wall squat – […]

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Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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Healthy tips for Thanksgiving

I hope many of you will be able to do the Turkey Trot this year…but if you’re stuck at home cooking or on the road like I am…you might need a substitute! See below for a few exercises you can do anywhere! Doing a few of these before you eat can limit the “extra helpings!” […]

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Gratitude Practice

Practicing an attitude of gratitude is a way of living for Christians and is becoming a more popular attitude to live by in many faiths. Studies have been done which prove the value of being grateful as a way to reduce stress and lead a more positive life in general. This attitude is one of […]

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Targeting High Blood Pressure with exercise

Exercise is a drug free approach to lowering blood pressure. Regular aerobic or dynamic (moving) exercise depend mainly on the energy derived from consuming oxygen or your increased oxygen consumption helps your heart/cardiovascular system become stronger and more efficient at pumping blood, thus lower/control blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure (the top number) will rise with […]

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I know I need to eat better, but where do I start?

First of all, I am not a dietitian, so this article in not about the right number of grams of each food source you should eat, or what you should eat for your specific diseases, issues…it is a general guide to helping you eat better. Life is full of good, better best choices. You can […]

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