Member Advisory Team

As we move closer to reopening the studio, we wanted to share some of the things we have been doing to be prepared, in fact – over-prepared, for your safe and comfortable return to the studio. In addition to following all of the national, state and local guidelines we have formed a Member Advisory Team to help guide our decisions now and into the future. […]

2020-05-16T13:23:56-07:00May 15, 2020|

Hydration in practice

The importance of hydration is something I have always struggled with as a trainer, and it’s something that certainly not everyone agrees on 100%. I have, admittedly, been all over the board from drinking tons of water to not really worrying about it at all. It is something, however, that has seemed to make a dramatic impact on physical health for me over the past 6 months, so as we lean into the conversation of hydration this week I invite you to be open minded, to try some new strategies and to find out where your optimal level lies. […]

2020-05-16T13:27:37-07:00May 15, 2020|

Nutrition guidelines to live by

As we dig into the topic of good nutrition this week, it’s important to remember that we are looking at how what you eat relates to all the elements of your health, not just performance in the gym or how your jeans fit. Good nutrition can positively affect your mood and energy, lower risk of disease, improve sleep quantity and quality, and make you feel and look your best. But it’s different for everyone and as we go down the winding road of good nutrition it’s important to remember some things. […]

2020-05-13T12:14:52-07:00May 12, 2020|

Important elements of an exercise plan

While all exercise can be beneficial, there are things that may be of particular importance right now as you navigate new schedules and opportunities. Here’s a quick bullet point list on some things to consider when planning your weekly schedule. If you need more specifics, let’s talk! Our speciality is coming up with creative solutions to match your abilities, equipment and goals! […]

2020-05-07T09:10:03-07:00May 7, 2020|

Walk the walk

In normal life, one of my very favorite parts of each day is walking the kids to school. Both the time spent with them, grounding, preparing, anticipating. And also the walk home by myself, savoring “the space”. The unfilled space, where I think, create, process. Along the way we see neighbors and schoolmates. Are greeted by our crossing-guard-turned-friend. […]

2020-04-26T08:34:37-07:00April 22, 2020|

Ease stress with structure

Aside from awareness of micro-stressors and modifying them appropriately to account for our daily dose of inherent stress, one of the biggest stress management tools I’ve been using lately is to create as much structure for myself as possible. Here are some of the things that have been helpful for me in these weird days of COVID-19. […]

2020-04-22T11:48:46-07:00April 15, 2020|

What’s stress got to do with it?

I’m a big fan of stress… In the right amounts. And I’m not talking about road rage and work deadline stress, although those can be tell us a lot about ourselves. I’m talking about properly dosed micro-stressors with the intention of building strength and resiliency. Exercise is the easiest example here, we stress the muscles, damage them in the process, and they repair themselves stronger. Awesome. But what else can we / should we be doing to provide appropriate stress to our systems? Here’s a quick list of some things I regularly do and how I am modifying during these more stressful times. […]

2020-04-22T11:49:11-07:00April 12, 2020|

Tips to make the most of your meals

The truth is, even in normal life, I think about our family’s meals and grocery lists all the time. Given my desire to go out into the world as little as possible right now while serving my family meals that are as nutrient dense as possible, I’ve put a lot of thought into what and how we’re eating. […]

2020-04-22T11:49:50-07:00March 31, 2020|

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! […]

2020-04-22T11:49:58-07:00March 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! […]

2020-04-22T11:50:06-07:00March 20, 2020|