There are many ways to get to an end goal. Check out owner and lead personal trainer Jeremy Hyatt’s take on creativity in personal training.

“Recently a client and my mountain biking buddy sent me a link to a world champion mountain biker’s training regimen. Both of us got pretty inspired by the types of activities Nino is doing in the video and Josh had a pretty rad training session here when he showed up a couple days later. Here’s the video.

Although the Swiss Training Center may not look world-class, the amount of creativity imparted by Nino and his coach is really amazing. As I watch this video, two totally opposite things amaze me.

1. Thinking way outside the box

If I told you standing on a wobble board and hula hooping was great for mountain bike training, you’d be skeptical. But watch when they place those two activities side by side in the video – the demands in the gym are nearly 100% replicated on the rock garden course.

2. Thinking way inside the box

The other part of this that was really cool was the absolute specificity of some of the activities. Instead of using barbells, dumbbells, etc. he holds weights attached to handlebars. In fact, there are a large number of exercises where he has a set of mountain bike handlebars in his hands while he is performing various movements.

In reality, there are many ways to get to an end goal. Being creative and allowing yourself to approach problems from a variety of directions just might help you take steps to being world-class, regardless of the pursuit. Enjoy your training!”

Jeremy Hyatt

Jeremy’s personal training philosophy

Portland personal trainer Jeremy HyattIt’s important to start with the basics and move from there. Too often, people get into complicated movements and goals before they have the proper fundamentals, which can lead to negative results.

My number one job is to get my clients stronger for the things they want and need to do.


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