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The Motivation to Workout | Tackling those Fitness Excuses | 2017

Posted On December 22nd, 2016

In a lot of places her in the United States, going outside is a challenge. Why? The weather is super cold, it is wet, there is a ton of snow, etc. BUT, those are just excuses. Yes, those are just excuses. We can understand if your are sick, you are ordered to stay indoors until […]

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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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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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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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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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