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Core strength: essential movements

The musculature of the core is incredibly important to provide the body with both strength and stability. Throughout our series on the core, we’ve learned that that having a strong trunk is essential for injury prevention, posture, and athletic performance. To finish out our series, we’ll review the three categories of movement that we want to make sure to include in a core training program, and also discuss specific exercises you can try in each one. […]

By |2019-03-06T09:27:06-07:00March 4th, 2019|Fitness, News|

What’s the best time of day to strength train?

The morning? Maybe. The afternoon? Maybe. Like everything in health in fitness, it depends. Many things, such as your goals (fat loss, muscle gain, general health), your schedule (it doesn’t matter what time is optimal if only one time is available), and personal preference will all impact what time of day is best for you to workout. Check out this guest post by personal trainer Maya Wright to learn more! […]

By |2019-02-19T13:01:29-07:00February 19th, 2019|Fitness, News|

3 Plans of motion and The Core

Now that we have a better understanding of the musculature of the core from the core anatomy post by Molly, and why a strong core is important to begin with, let’s discuss the core in relation to the planes of motion and a functional training program. Functional training is training for movements that we do in everyday life – carrying heavy grocery bags, going up and down stairs, getting up and down off of the floor, etc. […]

By |2019-01-23T10:31:11-07:00January 21st, 2019|Fitness, News|

Prebiotic foods 101

Prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics, oh my! Take a peek at this guest post by nutritionist and personal trainer Dustin Millhollen to shed some insight and answer our questions about prebiotic foods, why they’re important and how best to incorporate them easily into your diet. […]

By |2018-10-08T09:22:28-07:00October 4th, 2018|Holistic health, News, Nutrition|

Core anatomy

Second in our series all about the core, let’s take a look at the anatomy of the core, which is far more complex than the anterior abdominals (that 6-pack Erin referenced in our series lead-off post). […]

By |2018-09-25T12:34:43-07:00September 25th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Aging Adults & Exercise: Science says yes!

America’s baby-boomers are aging. By the middle of the century, an estimated 87 million Americans will be 65 years of age or older, causing us to think more seriously about longevity and quality of life. While degeneration and loss of functional mobility are often associated with aging, the two are not necessarily synonymous. Some physiologic changes are considered normal for aging adults, but physical activity and proper nutrition can have a significant impact on one’s independence as they age. […]

By |2018-09-07T06:35:51-07:00September 5th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Why build a strong core? (Hint: It’s not about having a six-pack!)

Why build a strong core? You’ve inevitably heard a personal trainer or someone in the fitness industry harp on the importance of building strong abdominal muscles. In fact, if you currently work with a trainer, you probably hear cues like, “engage your core” and “keep your core tight” a handful of times every time you workout. Check out this guest post from personal trainer Erin Moussallem to get the nitty gritty on WHY building a strong core is essential to a healthy body. It’s the first post in a series all about the core! […]

By |2018-07-19T15:07:11-07:00July 18th, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Antioxidants for Athletes

Look up any nutrition blog for sports performance or body composition and no doubt it will talk about protein, and carbohydrates, and protein, and fat, and protein, and calories, and protein, and fiber, and pro…well, you get the picture. And it’s true that these things are important, but really they are just part of a larger picture. […]

By |2018-02-14T10:55:44-07:00February 14th, 2018|News, Nutrition|

Healthier holiday eats: Savory green beans

Realization of the season: there are actually a TON of very normal holiday dishes that can easily be made healthfully. Oh sure there’s holiday sweet breads, desserts galore, and pre-made appetizers at the front of every grocery store. But there are a lot of options for making a dish that is “commonly accepted” as a holiday food that is also nutrient dense and delicious. […]

By |2017-11-09T14:07:14-07:00November 9th, 2017|News, Nutrition|

Healthy cooking oils

One of the biggest questions we hear from our clients is about which oils are best for cooking with. The mainstream media has been awash with all sorts of snippets on this topic. We turned to nutritionist Barb Skinner to write an informative guest post and full run-down on the best oils for cooking, eating raw, and avoiding. […]

By |2017-03-14T06:37:41-07:00March 10th, 2017|News, Nutrition|

Rest and digest

Research supports what we all know to be true: we live in a stressed out society. According to the American Psychological Association, 24% of adult Americans categorized their average stress levels as “extreme stress” in 2015. As the pace of life, work, and even leisure speeds up, it is more important than ever to understand how this chronic stress impacts our wellbeing, and in particular digestion and nutrient absorption. Check out this guest post from nutritionist Barb Skinner to learn how exactly stress impacts digestion and for simple, straightforward ideas on how you can impact your health. […]

By |2018-02-06T12:32:18-07:00January 12th, 2017|Holistic health, News, Nutrition|

Bike prep tips: Plan ahead for a sweet ride summer

Cycling is the perfect cross training for all your fitness endeavors. The low-impact activity is a fantastic way to build core strength, get your heart rate up and make your legs and lungs strong. Plus, riding on the open road is a lovely way to explore some of the most serene areas of the region. Take the plunge: Make this your biking summer and feel the power. […]

By |2016-06-28T05:43:57-07:00March 11th, 2016|Fitness, News|

Hike east!

With the final days of summer and glorious weather of fall approaching, I want to share a few of my favorite day hikes at Mount Hood (like McNeil Point, pictured above) and headed east towards The Gorge. As many of you know, I’m an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. All the trainers at Hyatt Training believe in helping clients (and ourselves) work hard inside the studio so that we can go outdoors and enjoy all that the awesome Pacific Northwest has to offer. […]

By |2017-08-11T10:14:24-07:00August 10th, 2015|Fitness, News|

Different types of bodywork

In my last guest post, I talked about what bodywork entails and why it is important. In this post I’ll explore the different options that we typically refer to as “bodywork” in the health and wellness field. Most of us know the benefits of a relaxing massage. The standard 60-minute massage is a fantastic way to relax, reduce tension, and rehabilitate injuries. Here are some different types of traditional massage and generally what they entail: […]

By |2017-08-11T10:14:33-07:00February 23rd, 2015|Fitness, Holistic health, News|