Category: Core Conditioning

Fifty & Fit

Having recently turned 50 years old, it reminded me how important it is for all menopausal women to understand what’s going on in our bodies and do what we can to prevent, reverse or minimize any negative symptoms. It’s also important to note that the entire process can take up to 20 years for some…

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Bridge Your Way To Strong Hips

If your hips aren’t strong enough to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports, your knees and back will suffer. Strong Hips = Strong Knees.  Weak Hips = Weak Knees. Bridging is an exercise often used by physical therapists to help strengthen hips and it can be done anywhere with no equipment. Here’s…

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Changes in Fitness Over The Last 18 Years

We are celebrating our 18th Anniversary at Northwest Personal Training and Drew Carney from the KGW Early Morning Show recently did a segment with us to discuss what has changed over the last 18 years since we opened our doors. Here’s the highlights from that segment: Dynamic Warm-up It used to be common practice to perform static stretching before…

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Spring Training Camp

Spring is officially here and as we start to experience the longer, warmer and dryer days it gives many of us a boost of energy. Plus it often reminds us that summer is on its way including hiking, golfing, swimming, tennis, cycling, baseball, water sports and other summer activities! So along with the spring cleaning…

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Core Conditioning – To Crunch or Not Crunch?

Abdominal crunches and sit-ups still seem to be the go-to exercise when someone wants to strengthen their core but they may not be doing as much as we think to develop the strong torso we need to play sports, walk, lift or perform other daily activities. So the question becomes Core Conditioning – To Crunch or Not Crunch? The problem…

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