My Fitness Blogs

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

My Fitness Blogs 

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

Gear Prep to Continue Running Through The Cold

If you are a year-round dedicated runner and living in Portland, you’re probably mentally preparing yourself for running in the rain! For some, going from running in warm dry weather, too cold and wet, can take a kind of metal “psych up!”. But with the right gear, the...

The Benefits of Yoga in Your Fitness Routine

To go along with any exercise program, having an in-depth stretching routine is so important. Whether you are hitting the weights at your local gym, or enjoy the occasional jog, working in stretches to combat tightening muscles, and to correct imbalances in strength...

Fitness Goals to Keep You Motivated in The Gym

For some, motivation in their fitness routine is just there. They don’t have to have something they're working towards to drive them, it just comes naturally. For others, having an event to work to prepare for, brings life and enthusiasm to their fitness routine. In...

Picking the Right Athletic Shoes- Function Over Fashion

Buying a pair of athletic shoes based on looks alone should only be ok if you're buying them for looks alone. If you're looking for shoes just to wear around town go with fashion. If you plan on using them for a specific purpose, I would choose a  quality pair of...

Portland Fall Fitness Ideas- Staying Active Through the Rainy Season

For me, fall in Portland Oregon has always been a time of rejuvenation and change. Focusing on work and setting new goals for the upcoming months. Redecorating my apartment while catching up on Tv shows I missed over the summer. Buying candles! I stay pretty busy...

Climbing Mount Rainier – A New Calling

I can't believe it hasn't even been two months since I climbed Mount Adams. Being the first mountain I climbed, it was the beginning of a new calling. Climbing has taken up so much mental energy since it seems like it's been a year. I believe that experience will...

Transcendental Meditation Worked for Me

Stress has always been an issue for me. With age, I've gotten better at managing it but its constant work, through training. When I was younger I always tried to think my way out of being stressed. I would try to see what was stressing me out from a different...

Benefits of Foam Rolling

Being a Portland personal trainer and someone who's learned through years of trial and error in my own fitness routine I can say that foam rolling works and is important! If you exercise regularly but still haven't worked foam rolling into your routine you are not...

Climbing Mount Adams – The First Mountain of Many

Something really great happened this last weekend. A friend Nick and I climbed Mount Adams. I wasn't expecting it to impact me the way it did. I've done my fair share of hikes but nothing like this. Climbing Mount Adams was possibly the most physically challenging...