Category Archive » Agility and Speed

Developing Great Habits | Fitness Tips

Posted On December 28th, 2016

There are so many fitness magazines, fitpros, blogs, Instagram and twitter posts on health and fitness and what you should and should not do, that it gets daunting. Whom are you to listen too or what is valid and what is false? One way of going through all the information is to read  it and […]

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Women and Weight Lifting | 2017 Trends

Posted On December 12th, 2016

Just read a great article in the Wall Street Journal (link below) yesterday about Women and weight lifting and how this movement is starting to take off. Weight lifting was huge in the 1980’s, but so was the aerobic movement. It was exciting times, especially if you were able to participate or go to the […]

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Exercise the Entire Body | Strong Legs & Core

Posted On December 4th, 2016

When a person starts working out, especially when they are young, they just want to exercise their specific body parts. This is typical, especially with males who just want to do their chest and women who just want to work their legs and triceps. It is great that they are exercising, but it does not […]

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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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Kettlebell Training | Start out light and then progress

Posted On June 26th, 2016

When it comes to any kind of training, you always want to start off slow or light, and then progress. This same principle applies when you start lifting weights. Yes, I know some of you probably did a lot of resistance training in the past, but you should always give yourself a grace period to […]

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Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone | Hitting Your Max

Posted On May 4th, 2015

If you are one that will run a 5k a few times per week, or go to the gym and do your circuit with some intervals in-between on the bike or treadmill, you probably have not made remarkable gains. The first question to ask yourself is; are you getting the results you want with your […]

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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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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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What is an Obstacle Race | Portland Personal Trainer | Part 1

Posted On January 26th, 2015

Obstacle Race Obstacles races are exactly what they sound like: a race that includes obstacles.  However, these are not your average obstacles that you remember from obstacle courses you ran as a kid.  For one, they are a lot longer, ranging anywhere from three miles to marathon length, and the obstacles tend to be a […]

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Interval Training | Circuit Training | What is the Difference?

Posted On January 7th, 2015

Interval vs. Circuit training Interval and circuit training are easily confused, and understandably so.  They are both methods of working out that are slightly different from the norm, and it’s easy to get the intention of the two confused.  But there are key differences between the two types of workouts, and it’s important to understand […]

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