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Personal Training VS Small Group Training: Which One is For You Portland, Oregon?

Posted On April 21st, 2015

It all comes down to your goals—and what motivates you to get moving! Looking to find some renewed workout motivation? You’re not alone. When morning dog jogs around the neighborhood or hour-long treadmill sessions aren’t generating the desired results, many turn to a trainer for support. Not long ago, folks looking to get fit needed […]

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Eating A Paleo Diet

Posted On April 11th, 2015

As the owner of The Art of Personal Training, I have eaten pretty decent most of my life. I have eaten low fat and pretty clean diets in the past, but when visiting my sister in India recently, she has been eating a Paleo diet at the recommendation of her personal trainer. So I told […]

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Category : Food Plan, Paleo Diet

Portland Personal Trainer |Are You Slowing Your Metabolism Down?

Posted On April 3rd, 2015

When it comes to health, nutrition, weight loss, getting toned, losing body fat, etc., there are a few simple rules that one can follow to keep the body burning calories, losing inches, losing body fat and actually feeling hungry for the first time. If you are working with a health professional, physician or Portland personal […]

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HIIT Workout Challenge | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On March 13th, 2015

Here is an article that we wrote for Active.com called HIIT Workout Challenge, which involves 12 moves to get that body moving and burning tons of calories. Check it out and enjoy! So you made your New Year’s resolution. Now comes the hard part: sticking with it. If you’re like many go-getters during this time […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | Why To Add Variation with Workouts |2015

Posted On March 7th, 2015

Here is the latest article that we wrote for Active.com this month. It is all about why we need to add variation to our workouts and why it is important. I hope you enjoy it. Why You Should Add Variation to Your Fitness Plan Your daily workout routine might be hurting you. Exercise isn’t bad. […]

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Core Exercises for Seniors | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On February 16th, 2015

Core strengthening exercises for seniors are somewhat the same as they are for most people, but are generally somewhat modified to make them easier.  For example, things like planks, side planks, sit ups and Russian twists are to be avoided because of the amount of stress they put on the body.  Instead, the focus is […]

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Lower Body Strength in Seniors | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On February 12th, 2015

Lower body strength is important for elderly people, as it will help maintain balance and provide a stable base from which the rest of the body can operate.  However, it’s trickier for seniors to strengthen their bodies, as strength and bone density decline.  That means that it’s not feasible for senior men and women to […]

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Category : Food Plan

Exercising while Pregnant | What can you do?

Posted On February 10th, 2015

Unsurprisingly, exercise is important to do when pregnant.  Not only can it help to prepare the body for labor, but it can help keep muscles toned and in balance while your body puts on weight.  But you need to know that there are certain protocols that you must follow during your trimesters. When you enter […]

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Hip Strengthening Exercises for Seniors | Muscle Imbalances

Posted On February 9th, 2015

Much of a person’s balance and strength comes from the hip.  If a person has unstable hips, riddled with muscle imbalances and weakness, they are more prone to fall, to have biomechanical or structural abnormalities, and be susceptible to injury.  This is true for everyone, but is particularly relevant for seniors, who must do more […]

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Balance Improvement for the Elderly | Senior Fitness

Posted On February 8th, 2015

As we get older, our bodies begin to break down.  Bone density decreases, as does muscular strength, and things that were once easy to bounce back from, such as falls, suddenly become dangerous and life-threatening.  That’s why it’s so important for elderly people to maintain good balance.  Balance naturally deteriorates, or at least stagnates, with […]

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