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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 Tips to Stay Fit During the 2016 Holiday Season

Posted On November 17th, 2016

The 2016 Holiday season is just around the corner. We have Thanksgiving and black Friday next week and the craziness is on for shopping, eating, holiday parties and of course, weight gain! This is a time when people just give up, let it all hang out and decide that they are going to just wait […]

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Living with a Seal | A Must Read | 2016

Posted On November 14th, 2016

Last week, the UPS guy came in and delivered a Barnes & Noble package to our Portland personal trainer studio. Luckily I was not training anyone at the time, so I was there to give the ol’ John Hancock. Any who, I opened up the book and I did not recognize it. I contacted some […]

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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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