Category Archive » Portland Fitness

Why Don’t Some Workout | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On April 6th, 2017

Why Don’t You Work Out? It’s a pondering question, but a serious health risk too. It’s ponders the fitness community It seems that motivation and even the initial spark to even start a fitness program is super challenging for some individuals. The crazy part is that even though the biggest excuse people make is time, […]

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Developing Great Habits | Fitness Tips

Posted On December 28th, 2016

There are so many fitness magazines, fitpros, blogs, Instagram and twitter posts on health and fitness and what you should and should not do, that it gets daunting. Whom are you to listen too or what is valid and what is false? One way of going through all the information is to read  it and […]

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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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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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What is Muscular Soreness | How Long will it Last?

Posted On November 27th, 2016

I have often other blog posts on delayed onset muscular soreness or DOMS and what that is. We have all been sore, but there are times when you start getting sore or stiff not that many hours after an exercise. A perfect example is if you love to run on the treadmill or other cardio […]

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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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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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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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Getting Sick from Over Training | Recover Days Are a Must

Posted On July 20th, 2016

Can you get sick from training too much, or not paying attention to the signs that your body needs to rest? Yes, you can! We even see it sometimes in the studio when our Portland personal training clients are training extremely hard for big race or event and they are under the wire in regards […]

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What is healthy weight loss | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On June 20th, 2016

So what is healthy weight loss? Is it like the biggest loser and reducing your weight each week by a massive amount? I think we all know the answer, but social media, television, reality shows, etc., have been mesmerizing us that we need results quick, fast and easy. When it comes down to it, you […]

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