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Food labels, explained

Our food system here in the United States is a complex topic, and even more so given that the cost of goods is increasing. What differentiates between an organic product and a conventional one? Or a “grass fed” piece of meat versus “grain fed?” And what’s this “pasture raised” stuff? […]

2022-08-03T12:38:37-07:00August 3, 2022|

Strength training for men

Men can benefit greatly from properly designed strength and conditioning work. It is worth discussing some of the specific strength training recommendations for men, and how those recommendations can apply to women as well. However, these recommendations can change based on variable circumstances and training goals. Every individual is unique and different, so knowing as much as we can about how to take advantage of our strengths to overcome our weaknesses is critical. […]

2022-07-22T06:38:03-07:00July 22, 2022|

Acupuncture for maintenance and prevention

Oftentimes individuals will not think to seek out an acupuncturist until they are actively injured or in pain. While this is a great place to start, we’re missing out on all the other benefits acupuncture has to offer outside of pain management. […]

2022-07-22T06:33:12-07:00July 13, 2022|

June is for Justice: Juneteenth PDX 2022

From June 17th-19th we will donate a percentage of sales to support the Black Resilience Fund and Juneteenth PDX 2022. […]

2022-06-15T06:57:51-07:00June 15, 2022|

June is for Justice: APANO

Since May 1990 the U.S. government has designated the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. The month of May was chosen because it commemorates the migration of the first immigrants from Japan to the United States on May 7, 1843 and to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad by over 20,0000 Asian immigrants on May 10, 1869. […]

2022-06-10T11:20:02-07:00June 8, 2022|

June is for Justice: Pride

June 1 marks the start of Pride Month celebrating the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan which marked the tipping point in the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Collectively we get to shine a light on this important turning point in history by re-affirming our support of equal rights and nondiscrimination for all. […]

2022-06-03T09:34:28-07:00June 1, 2022|

Student Summer Strength Special

Inspired by the great benefits kids can get out of professional strength and conditioning coaching and the importance of setting the right tone for our kids around exercise, we’re taking the opportunity to give back and offer a special session structure to kids ages 17 and under over the summer months. […]

2022-05-27T06:34:00-07:00May 25, 2022|

Acupuncture for shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a fairly common shoulder disorder that can be dramatically improved with acupuncture and corrective exercise. Shoulder impingement is usually the result of repetitive overhead or pressing movements, especially when there is internal rotation of the arm. […]

2022-05-25T10:51:32-07:00May 25, 2022|

Starting Early: Kids and strength training

I wrote a recent post about why and how to get your kids to start moving and exercise more. Focusing on kids and strength training specifically, what should be the primary focus? And what are they getting out of doing something like lifting weights in the first place? We already know the basic benefits of lifting weights: heart health, bone density, blood pressure, and the other general health markers. This post focuses on the benefits of increasing muscle mass and how that muscle leads to fewer injuries, better balance, improved coordination, foundational core strength and confidence.  […]

2022-05-27T11:27:12-07:00May 24, 2022|

A listen to inspire intentionality

I bounce back and forth between books and podcasts when I drive. I’ve previously talked about the Libby app and how it helped me devour more books than I ever have in a single year. But after a while, the books began to overlap. So I’ve switched back to podcasts for the most part, and am enjoying listening to amazing people tell amazing stories. […]

2022-05-19T06:46:06-07:00May 19, 2022|

Holiday Hours

As we lean into the summer months, you can find all modified studio hours information for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Get the details! […]

2022-08-22T07:44:53-07:00May 15, 2022|

Starting early: What’s the best way to get kids interested in exercise?

When should kids start exercising? And what’s the best way to get kids interested in exercise? This is a common question parents have when they understand all the benefits of exercise in general. Strength training is a key part to an exercise plan for any age but sometimes there are concerns about whether or not lifting weights can stunt growth. […]

2022-05-11T10:33:28-07:00May 11, 2022|

Healthy meal-prep recipes

As a nutritionist and personal trainer, this post shares some of my favorite healthy meal-prep recipes. One of the most common questions I receive from clients is, “What should I be eating?” And while the answer to that question is going to vary from person to person, prioritizing veggies, fruit, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and fiber is a great place to start. […]

2022-05-09T06:37:24-07:00May 8, 2022|

Hyatt family eats: Healthy recipes for spring

Healthy spring meals are on my mind! Almost overnight, winter gave way to warmth and sunshine. Like every year, when it happens, it happens almost instantly. With the arrival of warmer weather, I’ve been reflecting on our meals, recipes and nutrition routines and settling into our favorite, healthy recipes for spring. […]

2022-04-27T14:31:09-07:00April 25, 2022|

Cardio vs. resistance training for metabolic management

Metabolic management is at the forefront of many minds when joining a gym. Maintaining a healthy metabolism and weight will ensure your mind and body stay well balanced and function efficiently to survive and thrive through all sorts of emotional and physical stress. Diet is the most important factor in weight distribution, but exercise and its myriad of physiological benefits are a close second with regard to metabolic maintenance and body composition. […]

2022-04-27T14:50:29-07:00April 24, 2022|
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