Category: consistency

Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 6

Our annual 6 week Spring Makeover Challenge allows our clients to participate in a fun, friendly team competition to help them shed that extra winter layer that most of us put in during the cold, dark rainy days.  Each of our trainers recruit team members and we all compete against each other to see who can…

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 5

When it comes to your health and fitness goals, there are a lot of different ways to achieve the same results.  At Northwest Personal Training, we host an annual Spring Makeover Challenge when our clients and trainers compete against each other using different approaches to maximize fat loss in a 6 week period. So far in this…

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Use It Or Lose It

The old adage “use it or lose it” appears to ring true in almost all areas of your general health and fitness. You just can’t store the benefits associated with a healthy lifestyle. Here are some areas that may be affected by neglect: Cardio-Respiratory Fitness: If you don’t challenge your heart, your aerobic capacity will…

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Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Six

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Six Surround Yourself with Amazing People We have so far discussed 5 critical steps to achieving your goals and dream life.  If you’ve missed the series, it would be helpful to go back and review what we’ve covered so far. Step 1: Lay out your goals Step 2: Get…

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Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Two

Achieving your Goals and Dream Life – Step Two Last week we discussed the importance of creating a map for all realms of your life so that every initiative and action you take points you towards your goals and your dream life. Do not underestimate the power of Step #1 – that’s why it’s number one! Today, we move…

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Exercises for soccer players

Soccer players are amazing athletes possessing exceptional speed, agility and kicking, jumping and throwing power. The following drills will enhance performance in all components of the game.  Click on the link below for photos and descriptions of all exercises. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/may/07/exercises-to-help-soccer-players-enhance-their-ski/    …

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Exercises for baseball players

Baseball, a favorite American summer activity for kids and adults, requires speed, throwing power and batting strength. Click on the link below to learn exercises to enhance performance and minimize injury. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/apr/30/baseball-conditioning-aids-game-cuts-aches/ Yours in health and fitness, Sherri…

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Join me at the pool?

Heading down to your local community pool for a relaxing swim is an activity that many look forward to. But if want to swim with more strength and greater efficiency and avoid feeling like you’re about to drown, click on the link below for some exercises to improve your swimming performance. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/apr/23/eager-to-hit-the-pool-these-exercises-are-good-pre/ Yours in health…

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Are you inline?

Many people are nervous initially to in-line skate because of a fear of falling. But if you spend some time working on your balance, you can feel confident strapping on a pair of skates and cruising to an awesome workout for your hips and thighs. Get your leg and buttock muscles conditioned beforehand, and you’ll…

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Take a Hike!

There’s nothing like fresh mountain air and beautiful terrain. But hiking can be hard on your body and knees if you’re not conditioned — especially with the challenging inclines around the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. So try some of the following exercises to get you in tip-top hiking shape. Click…

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