Category Archive » Core Strength

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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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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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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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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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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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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