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Training Harder and Why it Matters!

Posted On March 8th, 2017

You probably go to the gym, spin or even a barre type of class and notice that the effort is good, but not out of your comfort zone good. This is probably why a lot of individuals gravitated towards crossfit when it started out back in the early 2000’s. One of the big reasons is that […]

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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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Gopher Performance Nucleus Omnibell | Hybrid Kettlebell & Dummbell

Posted On January 29th, 2017

The Nucleus Omnibell by Gopher Performance If you were to take a novice fitness person and ask them to pick up a 15lb kettlebell or a dumbbell and then press it over their head, curl it, row it, etc.,  which one do you think they could do with ease? I would be more than confident […]

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Measuring Your Fitness | Fitness Trackers

Posted On December 7th, 2016

I have been using a Fitbit for quite some time, because I was part of that era when the small pedometers came on the market, and they were super popular. The one drawback of the old technology was that it wasn’t accurate and of course, it could not be linked to your android of IOS […]

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How Exercise Equipment is Placed | Working Harder in the Gym

Posted On October 19th, 2016

There was in an interesting article that was posted in the Wall Street Journal (link to online article) about the placement of cardio exercise equipment and how people determine which pieces of equipment we will use, and how hard we will exercise (intensity).  You would think that if you placed fitness equipment facing the windows so we can see […]

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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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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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The 5 x 5 workout program

Posted On August 23rd, 2016

What is the 5 x 5 workout program? When I first started working with weights, I was pretty young. A lot of the research was not out there of when you should or should not lift weights, so I just wanted to be like my brother and do what he was doing.  So my mom […]

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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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