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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Intermediate plank challenge

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reasons. In my last article I gave you reasons and an easy plank challenge to get you started. Here are some progressed moves to try… or just to add something new to your existing program. These are not beginner moves so please don’t try […]

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Mistakes to avoid on the journey to well-being

Sometimes when we decide to change our lives, we have grandiose dreams and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I often hear this when someone wants to set up an exercise program. They may say, “I used to be a size (x) and I want that again.” We delve deeper into that, and they were a size […]

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Working out and gaining weight? HELP!

I get this cry every week…someone starts working out three days a week for about 30 minutes, starts eating larger portions than before, and is then frustrated with me for gaining weight. Hold the phone here…let’s go back. If you intended to eat – say 1,500 calories – and you ate 2,000 before you started […]

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Five benefits of doing planks

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? A Toned Belly Planking will help build your deep inner core muscles that […]

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Bust that plateau

Have you been trying to lose weight but seem stuck on a plateau?  This happens to everyone who tries to lose weight at some point.  You feel stuck, and despite doing everything right or just as you have been, the weight isn’t coming off – this can last for days or even weeks. What causes […]

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Prepping for post race

I have people ask me to train them for an event, whether it’s a marathon or 5K, a 20-mile bike ride or mudder event. They’re all fun activities that are great goals to strive for, and great ways to be active and have fun in the process! They are all equally exciting and present their […]

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Be on FIRE every day!

Do you ever feel behind your day before it even starts – too busy, too exhausted, too stressed?  Or that your life is a toxic mix of the above making you impatient, irritable or unfocused? I think many of you probably could answer yes to those feelings at some time in life…our society of constant distraction […]

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Choices, choices and more choices

Various Internet sources estimate that an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. While this is a crazy big number of choices, you see how fast they can add up to a very large number if you break down all the types of choices. Each day we make 226.7 decisions on just food […]

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How do you lose a size?

I get questions every day about what exercise individuals can do to shrink their waistline. They tell me they want to take off a few pounds…and then there’s the rest that feel too overwhelmed by the 80 to 100 pounds they need to lose to even ask. We all know the stats; Agnesian HealthCare is […]

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Cravings or hunger?

Are you having a hard time kicking your cravings to the curb? Does your desire for a fatty, salty or empty calorie food sabotage your workouts and activity level? Well, you’re not alone! Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, gives some great advice using what she calls, […]

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