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Hyatt Family Eats: Simple Chia Pudding

These days, in the heart of Stay Home Stay Safe I think we’re all finding comfort in the simple, little things. Here’s something that we’re loving nearly as much as our morning coffee! If you know us, you know that’s really saying something! […]

2020-03-27T12:32:24-07:00March 27, 2020|

Our favorite picks for your home equipment

Exercise equipment is one of those things we tend to accumulate and not use a lot (the Treadmill Coat Rack, for example). However, in times like these, the infamous Portland Snow Days, or times when you just can’t make it to the studio, having some basic equipment can be really helpful. We’re building a lot of bodyweight workouts into the app, and I’m writing a lot of bodyweight workouts for clients that don’t have home equipment, but we thought we’d shoot out a list of equipment we’d recommend you have … you know, just in case! […]

2020-03-20T11:50:47-07:00March 20, 2020|

COVID-19 precautions updated 3/16

We’ve currently suspended operations until 4/1. […]

2020-03-20T12:01:21-07:00March 12, 2020|

Run injury free video presentation + follow up

On March 1, Dr. Colleen McGinnis presented at Hyatt Training, sharing key information about how strength training can help us run injury free. Included in this post you’ll find a video presentation, slide copy and additional Hyatt Training resources for runners and walkers! […]

2020-03-02T12:49:19-07:00March 2, 2020|

Exercise and hormones

Let’s talk hormones. We all have them and we’re all influenced by them throughout our lives. For men, hormone levels stay fairly steady after adolescence. For women, hormones fluctuate cyclically, causing a constant shifting that affects everyone differently. If you add up all the menstrual cycles throughout the average woman’s life, it adds up to more than 9 years! That is a very long time for women who suffer premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and approximately 75 percent of women do! […]

2020-02-26T10:20:04-07:00February 26, 2020|

2020 edition: Some of our favorite things!

We’re wild about our clients, and we love being part of some of their biggest dreams and goals. For sure, passion is something that is in ample supply on our #DreamTeam of personal trainers. Just for fun, check out some of the things we’re loving right now, outside of our jobs! This post is an annual tradition here at the studio, check out what’s new! […]

2020-02-11T07:48:34-07:00February 11, 2020|

Energy systems & exercise

As 7th grade science class taught us, energy is neither created nor destroyed, only transferred. All energy in our bodies is derived from the sun and the food we consume, which the body harnesses and transfers for various demands through different pathways. […]

2020-02-07T12:45:20-07:00February 7, 2020|

What’s the best way to warm up for your training session?

You’ve likely heard it’s important to warm up before a workout—and it is—but why? What exactly should your warm up look like? How long should a warm up last? What are the best movements to do? Should you run, sweat, get your heart rate up? Should you walk, stretch, or work on joint mobility? […]

2020-02-04T15:39:55-07:00February 4, 2020|

Dumbbells vs. resistance bands

You step in the gym and are confronted with a myriad of weights, bells, bands, straps, bars, balls, and all sorts of machines that may double as torture contraptions. […]

2020-02-07T12:27:05-07:00February 4, 2020|

Should you workout when you’re sick?

With winter in full swing many will ask “should I exercise while sick?” […]

2020-01-29T14:51:47-07:00January 28, 2020|

We sweat the small stuff

It’s true that no detail is too small for us when it comes to member and trainer comfort at the studio. In our member survey last fall, one of the requests was for a more “full service” shower option that included shampoo and conditioner. We were happy to oblige, and hope you are enjoying the upgraded experience! […]

2020-01-24T10:19:42-07:00January 24, 2020|

2020 Speaker Series

Each winter at the studio we host educational events to complement our members’ custom strength and conditioning workouts. We’re excited about our 2020 line up! Additional details and sign up information is below. Our speaker series is always complimentary for Hyatt Training members. […]

2020-01-09T12:33:33-07:00January 9, 2020|

POSTPONED – Food as medicine

Just like the strength and conditioning plan with your trainer is customized to your specific needs, come and learn how nutrition can be tailored to your unique biochemistry. The session will be especially beneficial for members facing chronic disease, cancer or those who haven’t been able to reach their goals despite hours in the gym and careful attention to nutrition. […]

2020-03-12T18:55:34-07:00January 8, 2020|

March 1 – Running injury free

Are you a runner who’s experienced any kind of pain or injury? More than 75% of runners get injured every year. Whether you’re recovering from an old injury or looking to prevent a new one, understanding how to prepare your body for running is important for every runner. […]

2020-02-25T13:28:50-07:00January 8, 2020|

February 2 – Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is an evidence-based, mind-body approach to health, designed to get us back to our roots. It’s a personal process, focused on listening to our bodies’ messages in order to meet our physical and psychological needs. […]

2020-01-09T12:34:49-07:00January 8, 2020|