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High Intensity Interval Training

Posted On February 20th, 2017

It is very true that one can carry out High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at a very comfortable intensity when starting. But the aim should be to work as hard as you can to maximal your heart rate to 100%. Ideally not only working out but holding on the intensity for a longer span of […]

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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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Is Cardio great for Weight Loss?

Posted On September 19th, 2016

  Is cardio great for weight loss? The better question to ask, is what type of exercise or fitness routine is best for weight loss, and is a nutrition program combined with exercise going to get you to your goal? There are a lot of great fitness routines and programming out there that can help with weight […]

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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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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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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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HIIT and Tabata | Interval Training | Intensity Training

Posted On January 13th, 2015

HIIT and Tabata There are lots of different types of workouts that fall under the HIIT umbrella.  The Tabata workout is one of them.  Fundamentally, the Tabata workout is classic HIIT – high intensity intervals with little rest – but it differs from other types of HIIT in a few key ways. The main difference […]

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Tabata | High Intensity Cardio Workouts | Portland, Oregon

Posted On December 31st, 2014

The Tabata Workout No, this isn’t a new and invigorating branch of yoga that involves putting your ear under your foot.  Tabata workouts are incredibly high-intensity cardiovascular workouts that were pioneered in the 1990s by Izumi Tabata.  Essentially, a Tabata workout is a short, high-intensity workout that will help you increase your VO2 max and […]

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