My Fitness Blogs

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

My Fitness Blogs

Topics on all things health and fitness related.

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...

A Common Cause of Knee Pain

Knee pain is very common, especially among more active individuals. As a personal trainer, it is something I see often. If you've been lifting for any length of time there is a good chance you've experienced some sort of knee pain. If you have you know how...

Mount Tabor Stair Circuit

Running stairs is something I do often in my own fitness and as a personal trainer with my clients. This stair circuit is the first of many outdoor workouts that I'll be putting out on my blog. If you're looking for some fun fitness ideas that you can do outside,...

Why is Kombucha good for you?

It has been proven Kombucha is good for your health for several reasons, but many people are not sure why. I once wondered, is this trendy drink really as beneficial as people say? Not too long ago I was pushed to find out more about kombucha. I had been experiencing...

Kayaking the Mckenzie River

In my last 10 or so blogs, I've focused solely on health and fitness. I've tried in my own experience and opinions in most topics and they have been your more typical health and exercise-related writings.  This weekend on a camping trip I had an idea. It's the...

Cycling or Running?

Both cycling and running are excellent forms of exercise. But both come with differences which could sway you toward one exercise over the other. As a personal trainer, I have had my years of running and my years of cycling. I was a runner from the age of 16-22. I...

Success in Cardio

Something I come across often as a personal trainer is people having a hard sticking to a cardio routine. Mostly because they mainly do machines at the gym which for a lot of people can be pretty miserable. I have a good road bicycle that I ride quite often. When I go...

Vitamin C for Stress

In my last blog, I talked about Leaky gut and inflammation. I talked about my experience going through it and the benefit of having a healthy gut. Back in September of 2015 when I was trying to cure my gut I was also experimenting with vitamin C to help with acne. I...