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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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The Graphic Designer | Their Movement During The Day

Posted On March 8th, 2016

We all know that we need to move more, especially when we are at work! So many of us who work at place of employment sit at a desk and if you are lucky, it is a standing desk. But not everyone has awesome employers who know the benefit of having a healthy workforce and […]

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Meal Preparation | Gluten Free | Planning

Posted On December 14th, 2015

It is all about, Planning the Work and Working the Plan. The same goes for a successful health and fitness program. Even though you have the fitness side taken care of, you still need to pay attention to what you put inside of your mouths. Food intake is a huge part of a successful program […]

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Portland Personal Trainer |Are You Slowing Your Metabolism Down?

Posted On April 3rd, 2015

When it comes to health, nutrition, weight loss, getting toned, losing body fat, etc., there are a few simple rules that one can follow to keep the body burning calories, losing inches, losing body fat and actually feeling hungry for the first time. If you are working with a health professional, physician or Portland personal […]

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Core Exercises for Seniors | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On February 16th, 2015

Core strengthening exercises for seniors are somewhat the same as they are for most people, but are generally somewhat modified to make them easier.  For example, things like planks, side planks, sit ups and Russian twists are to be avoided because of the amount of stress they put on the body.  Instead, the focus is […]

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Crossfit is Getting Old | Full Movement Fitness Training is in

Posted On February 1st, 2015

So what is out? Crossfit still has a following, and it has its purpose, but it has limiting factors when it comes to being fully fit in all the planes of motion. Doing an amazing squat is awesome, but the trend, according to Men’s Fitness is now moving to be able to withstand certain loads […]

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What is an Obstacle Race | Portland Personal Trainer | Part 1

Posted On January 26th, 2015

Obstacle Race Obstacles races are exactly what they sound like: a race that includes obstacles.  However, these are not your average obstacles that you remember from obstacle courses you ran as a kid.  For one, they are a lot longer, ranging anywhere from three miles to marathon length, and the obstacles tend to be a […]

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What is CORE Strength? | Keeping The CORE Tight

Posted On October 19th, 2014

Let’s get this out of the way first: what exactly is the CORE?  We always hear about people improving core strength and are constantly cued to keep our cores tight while performing exercises, but what does that actually mean?  Essentially, the “core” is a general name for the muscles around your abdomen and pelvis.  They […]

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Importance of Vitamin D | Portland, Oregon

Posted On October 17th, 2014

It’s fall, and in Portland, Oregon, particularly the western half, that means that it’s about to get gloomy and rainy for the next few months.  While this can impact a number of things, the things that we will focus on are fitness and health related.  People do abandon their cardiovascular regimens in the fall and […]

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The Skinny on Stretching | Why is Stretching Important?

Posted On October 16th, 2014

One aspect of fitness that people most often overlook is flexibility.  With exercise comes tight muscles and those tight muscles can occasionally lead to problems.  No, it’s not that big a deal if you can’t pick up your keys off the floor without bending your knees, but it is a big deal if your hamstrings […]

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