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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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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Healthy lifestyle reminder with beads

Someone gave me the following idea from their church bulletin to remind them to be healthier in their choices. I loved the idea and modified it to what I think would be a great reminder for us all to have! All you need is some colored beads and string to make  a keychain, bracelet or […]

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Quick re-boot…

If you need a quick reboot to your life…here are five steps to start that change. Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for the first month. State using your name, Joe Fit will exercise three times a week. Committing out loud helps; saying it someone for accountability, even better! […]

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Thirsty and it’s not Thursday?

Ever hear any of these phrases, or said it yourself? “I don’t feel so good.” Answer, “Why don’t you have some soup and crackers or 7-up?” “I am stressed out!” Answer, “Where is the chocolate?” Or, “I am soooo tired!” Answer, “I think if I eat I will wake up.” “I feel depressed and fat.” […]

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Buff summer bod…want one?

In the summer people tend to slack off on their weights because they don’t want to be in the gym…I get that. So get yourself a few sets of free weights and keep working on that lean muscle tissue even in the summer. Take the program you have at the gym and do it on […]

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How to get started with changing your movement and food habits?

I get asked how do I change where I am with my diet and exercise? How do I get started? What should I do and focus on? Here’s a quick five step way to start the change process.  Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for your first month. Set it […]

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How to Have a Healthy Back

Over 80 percent of people have had a back injury sometime in life. That is a huge amount of people who can suffer from the pain that hurting your back brings on, if you have not had an injury I am sure you know of someone who has. Most people will say, oh I was […]

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Making exercise fun!

We all need more fun and smiles in life…it takes less muscles in the face to smile, and we all know laughter is great medicine…it does the soul good.  As adults, we can take the fun out of things…why do we do that?  Kids look forward to a bike ride, playgrounds and activity…well unless you […]

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