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Weight Loss After The Quarantine

It is understandable if you gained some weight during the Stay-at-Home order. We were stressed and there wasn’t much to do. This caused many of us to binge on TV and food. Now that we are getting some sense of normalcy back, many of us are motivated to shed the quarantine-layer.  First and foremost, don’t…

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Strengthening Your Heart and Lungs

I’m going to give you a little Exercise Physiology lesson today…all about strengthening your heart and lungs! The cardio-respiratory system or the heart and lungs is responsible for the distribution of oxygen throughout the body. Oxygen, the gas that makes up 21% of the air we breathe, is critical to life. In fact, tissues will start…

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Is Working Out Making You Hungrier?!

Some fitness enthusiasts complain that the more they workout, the hungrier they are and the more they eat counteracting the calories burned during their exercise sessions! A 30 minute workout will burn approximately 300 calories. The bad news is it can take just a few minutes to consume 300 calories.  Some people make the mistake of…

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Crazy Fitness Things To Be Thankful For…

It’s the season of Thanksgiving and Holidays when we often take time to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for.  I thought I’d take this from a different perspective, a fitness perspective. You may not know this but here are 10 crazy fitness things to be thankful for: The fact that energy creates energy so that…

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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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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 4

Our annual 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 because it’s colder, darker and days are shorter. Each of our trainers have teams and we all compete against each other to see who can…

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 3

There are a lot of different ways to achieve the same results.  That’s why during our annual Spring Makeover Challenge, our trainers and their teams compete against each other to see who can shed the greatest amount of body fat in 6 weeks using different approaches. So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 2…

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 2

Last week, I shared with you Derrick DeLay’s “Interval Diet” approach to maximizing fat loss during our Spring Makeover challenge.  It basically requires you consume a super healthy, low calorie diet Monday through Friday and then eat whatever you want on the weekends in combination with some cardio and weight training. If that approach doesn’t work for…

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 1

In the colder climates, it is common over the winter months to gain a little weight. The days are shorter, it’s cold outside and we just don’t get as much activity and access to local healthy fruits and vegetables.  It’s one of the reasons that every spring we launch our annual Spring Makeover Challenge to help our…

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