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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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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June is Safety Month: Ergonomics

June is safety month. When we’re at work, we tend to think about safety more than at home. Safety isn’t just about wearing helmets, protective eyewear of staying away from slippery floors; it’s about using your body each day in a safe way to protect it from cumulative trauma or injury. Here are a few [...]

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Osteoporosis awareness

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. People with low bone density stand a greater chance of fracturing their bones. The elderly and frail are at greater risk from falls, which can lead to bone fracture. Osteopenia is the start of bone loss or the start of the condition called osteoporosis. Osteopenia unlike [...]

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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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Cardio options for weight loss

The key to weight loss is reducing the number of calories in (not below what is needed) and increasing the calories out.  Second, is consistency with workouts.  Making it a daily habit to move.  Third, drinking adequate water to replenish the body on a daily basis and not live in a state of dehydration.  Being [...]

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Healthy tips for Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day all! I hope many of you were able to do the Turkey trot…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! A few of these before you eat sure can limit the “extra [...]

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Want better abs?

Here’s my quick top 10 ways to get better abs. Do more cardio Great abs start in the kitchen Great abs end by getting more rest Increase water intake Increase fruits and veggies Count calories Move every day! Stop bad habits! Don’t quit! Be disciplined! What? Where’s the ab exercises? Well…that is a great myth…there [...]

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Gratitude Practice To Refresh Your Soul

During the business of the holiday season coming…please take time, each day to write down 3 things you are grateful and or thankful for each day.  Focus on what you are doing right, good choices and positive things to fuel you for the next month.  This is a good practice to improve your mood and [...]

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