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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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How Fitness Studios are becoming more appealing in 2016

Posted On August 5th, 2016

Being in the fitness industry for 20 years, I can still remember when going to a big box gym was super cool. Back in the day, Holiday Health Spa which became Bally’s in the late 80’s was a super cool place to workout at. They had everything, indoor running track, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, swimming […]

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What is Eating Healthy

Posted On July 28th, 2016

Health practitioners are always saying, eat healthier, but what does that actually mean. Us Portland personal trainers here at The Art of Personal Training are going to give you three basic rules you can follow when you want to eat healthier, cleaner improve your overall food intake. You want to be able to identify the foods […]

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Going to Physical Therapy

Posted On July 21st, 2016

Recently I have encountered some elbow pain and it warranted a visit to see a Physical Therapist here in Portland, Oregon (Therapydia). Since I have been in the personal training industry for so long, it was just a matter of time when you start encountering some repetitive motion issues that come with this type of […]

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Getting Sick from Over Training | Recover Days Are a Must

Posted On July 20th, 2016

Can you get sick from training too much, or not paying attention to the signs that your body needs to rest? Yes, you can! We even see it sometimes in the studio when our Portland personal training clients are training extremely hard for big race or event and they are under the wire in regards […]

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Walking is Amazing For You | Portland Fitness

Posted On July 19th, 2016

There is just some days when you are slammed with just life. We totally understand that some days you are scheduled with your Portland personal trainer and you cannot make it. What’s even more challenging is that you are supposed to go for a great hike with friends, but you just cannot fit in those […]

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