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Core Exercises For Runners

Posted On February 16th, 2017

‘I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done’ is the attitude every runner should possess. Each man has a dream to be Usain Bolt. Always remember, the feeling which you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from just sitting around thinking and wishing you were […]

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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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The best core exercises for men | Portland, Oregon

Posted On April 22nd, 2016

We recently were asked by the Manual.com  to provide instruction on fitness topics. During this video, our Lead Portland Personal Trainer, Peter Fuller, describes the squat and how it is also a great core exercise. Check out the video and watch how Pete explains the reasons why the Squat is not only a great lower […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | How Important Your Core Muscles Are

Posted On January 26th, 2016

When it comes to building a great foundation for fitness, there are two rules: Make sure you have a strong base: great lower body strength and endurance Make sure you have a strong core: for great balance, stabilization and injury prevention We are going to focus on the latter one, the CORE Muscles. To sum […]

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Weak Core to a Strong Core | Portland, Oregon

Posted On January 11th, 2016

If you are someone who is looking to strengthen your core muscles, but are not consistent with an exercise plan or have not exercised in many years, then you will want to start out with a progression plan. What we mean, is that you will want to work your way up to be holding a […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | Mixing Up The Routine!

Posted On April 27th, 2015

So many of us get stagnant with our workout routines, so every now and then, it is great to just mix it up! So many of us who love resitance training seem to get caught up in doing pyramid sets or the overload principle in order to create an increase in our lean muscle and […]

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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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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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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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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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