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5 Tips to Stay Fit During the 2016 Holiday Season

Posted On November 17th, 2016

The 2016 Holiday season is just around the corner. We have Thanksgiving and black Friday next week and the craziness is on for shopping, eating, holiday parties and of course, weight gain! This is a time when people just give up, let it all hang out and decide that they are going to just wait […]

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Living with a Seal | A Must Read | 2016

Posted On November 14th, 2016

Last week, the UPS guy came in and delivered a Barnes & Noble package to our Portland personal trainer studio. Luckily I was not training anyone at the time, so I was there to give the ol’ John Hancock. Any who, I opened up the book and I did not recognize it. I contacted some […]

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How Exercise Equipment is Placed | Working Harder in the Gym

Posted On October 19th, 2016

There was in an interesting article that was posted in the Wall Street Journal (link to online article) about the placement of cardio exercise equipment and how people determine which pieces of equipment we will use, and how hard we will exercise (intensity).  You would think that if you placed fitness equipment facing the windows so we can see […]

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Weighing in on BMI | Is it a good measurement for athletes

Posted On October 3rd, 2016

BMI, which stands for Body Mass Index is a very popular metric used by the medical community and the Insurance Industry. I just read a very good baseball article on a study that looked at baseball players over a 100 years and noticed something amazing that happened in the 1990’s. The BMI of baseball players […]

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Is Cardio great for Weight Loss?

Posted On September 19th, 2016

  Is cardio great for weight loss? The better question to ask, is what type of exercise or fitness routine is best for weight loss, and is a nutrition program combined with exercise going to get you to your goal? There are a lot of great fitness routines and programming out there that can help with weight […]

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Zucchini Spiralizer | Healthy Dinner Options

Posted On August 29th, 2016

If you are looking for ways to make your dinners healthier, then I would suggest substituting the breads, pastas and other starchy types of foods with vegetables. One of the best items we purchased was called a spiralizer and it is used to create noodles from vegetables. Here is a quick picture of what it […]

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The 5 x 5 workout program

Posted On August 23rd, 2016

What is the 5 x 5 workout program? When I first started working with weights, I was pretty young. A lot of the research was not out there of when you should or should not lift weights, so I just wanted to be like my brother and do what he was doing.  So my mom […]

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Assault Air Bike | Assault Fitness Products

Posted On August 22nd, 2016

There were a lot of requests on getting a new type of cardio type of equipment  all of last year, but I really did not want to get something that was going to take up a lot of real estate in our Portland personal training studio, here in PDX. I was looking for something that […]

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Weight Lifting is the Fountain of Youth

Posted On August 21st, 2016

What are some positive aspects of weight lifting? If you were to even look back into the early 1990’s, weightlifting was still a male dominated hobby. It wasn’t until the medical community really started to let individuals know what the significance it has on helping maintain bone density, especially with osteoporosis and osteopenia sufferers. This […]

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What we can control | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On August 18th, 2016

Even though you are working out and crushing in the personal training studio, everyone needs to be accountable for what they are putting in their mouth. It is the small changes that everyone needs to make in order to create those lasting results. When someone sees a person completely leaned out or is super ripped, they […]

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