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Student Summer Strength Special

Inspired by the great benefits kids can get out of professional strength and conditioning coaching, we’re taking the opportunity to give back and offer a special session structure to kids ages 17 and under. […]

2022-05-25T15:01:28-07:00May 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.  […]

2022-05-24T14:23:49-07:00May 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! […]

2022-05-18T14:51:36-07:00May 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|

What is cupping?

Cupping is an ancient therapy that has been used across many different cultures. It has gained a lot of popularity in the past decade due to high profile athletes showing their cupping marks on national television or social media. It can be used as a stand alone therapy or as part of a comprehensive acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, or massage treatment. […]

2022-04-20T13:17:31-07:00April 20, 2022|

Exercise for post-menopausal women

Menopause — the period of time following the last menstrual period — typically occurs between the ages of 48 and 55. In the United States, the average age is 52, but can be earlier; women who are undernourished, smokers, or live at high altitudes are especially at risk for an earlier age of menopause. Menopause is “confirmed” as having occurred if a woman does not have a menstrual period for 12 months. Due to the shift in hormones during menopause, the body experiences a variety of physiological and psychological symptoms. But these hormonal changes can also impact exercise and training. […]

2022-04-19T09:10:14-07:00April 14, 2022|

We are a sustainable Portland gym

We’ve always said that the color green in our brand is no accident. We’ve always been committed to being a sustainable Portland gym. Sustainability is a key part of our core values. Our home in the Fitzgibbons Glass Building has allowed us to expand our efforts since we moved in 4 years ago. […]

2022-04-14T14:35:43-07:00April 14, 2022|

Meal prep made easy(er)

It can be daunting to get organized with meal prep and planning. For all of us. Throw in additional family members and busy weeknights filled with activities, and it can be even more challenging to stay the course. Having support, a plan of action and a clear tie back to your goals and values can help to stay on track. The other night a friend (who is trained as a professional chef!) was telling me how she struggles to organize her family meals throughout the week, and she inspired me to share a few of my tips and tricks for keeping us on track with our goal of eating minimally processed, scratch-made meals (and not loose our minds). I originally wrote this post in 2018, but I’ve made some post-pandemic updates here throughout in April 2022. […]

2022-04-08T11:01:15-07:00April 5, 2022|

Treating shin splints with acupuncture

Whether you run for enjoyment or as part of your sport, there is a potential for developing shin splints at some point in time. The technical term for shin splints is Tibial stress syndrome. This injury can occur on either the front side or the inner side of the Tibia (shin bone) and can become debilitating if not properly addressed. […]

2022-04-06T07:05:23-07:00March 30, 2022|

What should I consider when hiring a personal trainer?

Hiring a personal trainer can be a really hard decision. It’s a big investment; in time, money, energy and trust. What should you consider when hiring a personal trainer? The person you hire should be prepared to guide you through a new health and fitness journey on a path towards progress for the goals you will set together. None of these things should be taken lightly. And there may be more choices than ever in selecting a trainer. Both new facilities and the online space are seeing strong growth. […]

2022-03-19T17:55:09-07:00March 17, 2022|
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