Category: stretching

Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Eight

 “Personal success is never static.  It usually comes in small steps leading to other small steps that lead to broader achievement”  W. Roberts Past blogs in this series Cardiovascular Conditioning This week incorporate a cardio-split workout once or twice.  This means that you workout twice in one day.  So you could, say, get up and…

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Six

We’ve been getting some nice signs that summer is on the way!  It’s a good time to reassess your goals, monitor your progress and determine if you’re on track.  If you are, great job.  If not, don’t stress about it – just recommit today. Previous Blogs in This Series Cardiovascular Conditioning This week we incorporate…

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Five

Lack of time is the number one reason people report they don’t exercise.  Well, have you ever heard the saying “People who can’t find the time to exercise will one day be forced to find the time for illness and disease!” So start today and make the commitment to yourself!  You can go online to access the first…

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Two

Have you implemented some or all of the tips from last week’s column and started to develop some good healthy habits? Continue doing everything you learned last week and add on today’s tips. The goal is to get you into incredible shape just in time for summer and we’ve got a few months to make that happen. Give us…

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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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Running Program Week 10

Foam Rolling to Release Muscle Aches and Pains Over the last two months, I’ve focused this column on running programs. Well, the running community is probably a little stiff right now with thousands completing the Portland Full and Half Marathon on October 5th and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure on October 12th as well as many other local runs. …

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Running Program Week 9

During the last 2 months, we’ve discussed general running guidelines to help you design a running program to prepare you for the local, popular runs including the Girlfriends Run for a Cure that will have thousands of runners and walkers participating from around the Northwest in the next few weeks. Last week, we reviewed the importance of running technique and discussed how…

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