My Fitness Blogs

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

My Fitness Blogs

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

3 Exercises to Replace Running

Running is an amazing form of cardio. Running is fun, easy, and doesn't cost a lot to get into. Running can also have its downsides. Running, especially on pavement can beat down on your knees, hips, back, and cause muscles to tighten. It’s common for runners to hit a...

Exercising After an Injury

For most people who exercise regularly, injuries are inevitable. We can do everything in our power to try and reduce and eliminate injury, but for most people, it’s going to happen. I am a personal trainer and I see it all the time. Sometimes injuries are completely...

Stretching- 4 Problematic Areas to Address

For a lot of people, getting into a solid stretching routine is difficult, even for people who have no problem consistently working out. If you've had a hard time getting into stretching and feel the consequences creeping up on you in the form of tight muscles and...

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...