Three months ago life as we knew it changed. We (collectively) took the necessary precautions and dramatically altered our routines and daily life. It was no easy task to develop new routines, stress management and structure, but we did it.

With the reopening of the PDX metro area, we are presented with the chance to recreate our lives and structure again. The same tools we used in March will serve us again.

Prioritize sleep, exercise and good food.

Create as much structure for yourself as possible. Calendar the important things, including workouts. With kids finished with remote learning through school, creating structure and routine into their days will be helpful too. In our house it’s a given that Max and Gigi do 30 minutes each of writing, reading and math before moving on with free time for the day.

The bigger issue at hand is really how we will choose to navigate it all? Each of us brings our own set of values, priorities and circumstances to the table. Being clear on these factors will help to make choices that sit right with you.

Some must stay close to the vest and await a vaccine. Some will draw lines that allow for calculated risks. But all will walk the line of safety vs. freedom. All will get the chance to decide what is most important to them and how they want to live over the coming months. What constitutes quality of life is different for each of us.

Patience and empathy will be key as we observe the choices of our friends and neighbors. Some will make choices perceived as more or less safe than you. We can’t know what their values or driving decisions really are. But we can control our own, and be respectful of others.

At the studio, we value health above all else. We believe both exercise and community are medicine, and essential to a quality life. We’ve organized Hyatt Training to be the safest gym environment possible. Reserved, dedicated workout areas ensure only you touch your equipment before it is re-sanitized for the next user. We’re opening with only three sessions at a time to maximize physical distancing. And we have an outside reservable space as well if that is more comfortable for you at this time.

As you consider what’s important to your life over the coming months, you can count on us to keep providing timely, relevant content to support your health.

In health,
Lee and Jeremy

Hyatt Training newsletter signupHyatt Training is owned and operated by husband-wife team Jeremy Hyatt and Lee Carson. They bring 30+ years of professional experience to Hyatt Training and are dedicated to creating the best Portland personal training gym for members and trainers alike.

Jeremy and Lee created Hyatt Training because they believed whole-heartedly that one-on-one personal training is the best way to get the most out of your workout time and reach optimal results. Learn more about them, or get in touch with them by emailing