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+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Success story: Jody Bohannon

Jody Bohannon is strong. Not “strong for a runner”, “strong for her size”, or “strong for someone who hasn’t been training for that long.” She’s more like “200 lb deadlifts for sets of 10” and “bench pressing 100 lbs for multiple reps” strong. She’s real-deal strong, and she got there by being unwaveringly consistent and having one of the most positive attitudes of anyone we’ve ever met. On top of all that, since starting training she’s lost a considerable amount of weight, gotten rid of nagging aches and pains, and completely changed her body composition along the way, too. […]

By | 2018-07-21T20:00:20+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Inspiration, News|

Best gym in Portland two years running!

We are thrilled to announce that Hyatt Training was voted BEST GYM in Portland in the Willamette Week’s Best of Portland reader’s poll for the second year in a row! THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the time, effort and willingness to help out this little gym with big dreams. We appreciate our community so much! […]

By | 2018-07-11T05:55:56+00:00 July 11th, 2018|News, Studio|

Your personal trainer’s favorite exercises and why!

We love the monthly mastermind sessions with the Dream Team of personal trainers working at Hyatt Training. Our June session was especially fun as each trainer shared their system for creating smart programs for their clients, as well as their favorite two or three exercises to deliver maximum benefit to their clients. […]

By | 2018-07-10T14:27:51+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Fitness, News, Personal trainer tips|

Two gym workouts for mountain bikers

After taking a long hiatus from mountain biking, I have recently returned to the trails. A few things have stood out as I’ve gotten back on the bike. 1) Technology has changed a LOT! 2) I really missed the adrenaline of being on the trails and 3) I needed to be more fit in different ways for the challenges of the trails. […]

By | 2018-07-11T14:11:49+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Our favorite travel workouts

We love supporting our clients to stay on track with their health and fitness goals even while they travel. This is one of our favorite workouts to do when time and equipment are tight! […]

By | 2018-06-27T16:11:54+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Fitness, News|

Gait analysis: Run or walk strong and injury-free

Want to walk further without pain? Run faster? Breaking down the mechanics of the gait can show dysfunction and weakness with each step. A professional running or walking gait analysis breaks down gait and movement mechanics into several components. […]

By | 2018-06-25T12:42:36+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Fitness, Holistic health, News|

Success story: Amy O’Neill

Amy has been working one-on-one with her personal trainer, Beth Hoeck, for the past 18 months. We love her positive attitude and determination at the studio! She has overcome joint pains through consistent workouts at Hyatt Training twice a week. Amy is currently training for a 40 mile long backpacking trip with her husband in August. […]

By | 2018-06-12T12:02:05+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Inspiration, News|

Personal trainer tip: stress, mindful eating & visceral fat

Last month, DEXA scan visited Hyatt Training. Many of us got scanned and now have important metrics in hand that will help us to track out goals. Visceral fat is one of the measurements included in the scan, and it can be especially harmful to overall health. Check out this tip from personal trainer Megan Abernathy about ways to help reduce your visceral fat. […]

By | 2018-06-03T12:13:49+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Holistic health, News, Nutrition, Personal trainer tips|

Success Story: Mazyar Afshar

Mazy’s progression over the last 10 months has been truly inspiring. By nature he is a hard working, detail oriented, and committed man; all things a trainer wishes to have in a client. Training Mazy is an absolute blast and being with him on his fitness journey as we reinvigorate his natural athleticism provides the perfect example of what following a dedicated program can achieve. Whether we focus on endurance, strength, or power, Mazy can do it all and for him the sky truly is the limit! […]

By | 2018-05-29T19:21:37+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Inspiration, News|

Best Gym 2018!

Last summer it was such an incredible honor to be voted Best Gym in Portland in the Willamette Week reader’s poll. Now it’s time to do it all again for 2018! Please take two easy clicks to give us a vote! […]

By | 2018-05-29T12:43:52+00:00 May 17th, 2018|News, Studio|

Personal trainer tip: Nutrition simplified

The truth is, you can workout until you are blue in the face, but if you ignore your nutrition, you’re not optimizing your health. Nutrition can have a big effect on not only your health, but also overall quality of life. With conflicting information online and new trends and diets popping up every week, it can feel overwhelming to just get on the right track. Learning how to properly fuel your body doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few quick tips from personal trainer Erin Moussallem to get you started on getting your nutrition dialed in. […]

By | 2018-05-09T13:14:29+00:00 May 9th, 2018|News, Nutrition, Personal trainer tips|

May at the studio

May is here and we are seeing our clients working hard and crushing their goals! This month we’re celebrating success stories (Check out Linda Coto!) and looking at quantitative measurements with our 5/15 Dexa scan opportunity. […]

By | 2018-05-04T12:59:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|News, Studio|