In the fitness world, we get a lot of questions about resolutions this time of year. Owner and lead personal trainer Jeremy Hyatt shares his professional advice about resolutions and his personal fitness goals for the year ahead.

“As a rule, I don’t actually advocate for New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, believe that goals are an important part of health and fitness. Specifically, I think that having a good understanding of the “why” behind our goals helps us to stay on the course. As well as having accountability outside of someone like your significant other. I love that a big part of my job is helping people set and reach their goals.

That being said, personally I set my big fitness goal for 2016 back in September when I signed up for the Smith Rock Ultra Marathon. Lee and I have two young kids. The last major competitive event I participated in was an Ironman two months before our oldest was born. For me, I’ve learned that having a goal race will get me out on the trails to log miles. I’m opposite most people who tend to be okay logging running miles but put off strength and conditioning work. My “why” is that I feel my best when I do log a fair amount of running miles. But I need the motivation to get out there and do it all winter. I’m also excited to try something new. I’ve never done the ultra distance before (30 miles) or a trail race.”

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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