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Stairmonsters | Stairclimbers | Awesome Cardio Workout

Posted On November 24th, 2016

There was an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal this week about the Step Mill cardio machines that are manufactured by Life Fitness. It is sort of funny that these pieces of equipment are now becoming the favorites, when the last 15 years, nobody would even attempt them. It was a secret cardio machine that people […]

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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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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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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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Pokémon Go | Getting People Moving

Posted On July 14th, 2016

We have been hearing for many years that obesity has been linked to multimedia activities in both adults and kids. With the popularity of at home units and multiplayer online games, a lot of gamers will not leave their homes or even go outside. For one, we know this is not healthy for the body, […]

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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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Portland Personal Trainer | Breathing Technique | Lifting Weights

Posted On March 30th, 2016

If you are working with a health, fitness or Portland personal trainer, ask them about this topic! It is super important to make sure that you have this basic component down before moving on to more advanced moves! When it comes to resistance training, one of the most important components that an individual needs to […]

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What is our Secret Sauce?

Posted On February 18th, 2016

Our Secret Sauces is based on two percentage ingredients: 50% Personal Relationship & 50%Professional Fitness Training We would say most training places focus solely on training and forget the other part: That is why you see so many trainers texting while training clients, not paying attention to their form, or just not giving them the […]

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Leg and Butt Exercise | Portland Personal Training

Posted On January 16th, 2016

When it comes to a great lower body exercise, the wall squat sit is an excellent method to target those leg and butt muscles. As shown in this picture, if your body-weight is getting too easy, you can always hold on to some external resistance, such as a plate weight or medicine ball. You will want […]

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