Finding Your Balance in the Gym and Life

If you have balance issues that are not a result of vertigo or inner-ear problems, odds are that through conscious effort and practicing these simple exercises you can strengthen your ankles and core, improving your balance in the process. I can tell you from my own experience, as well as that of my clients, you can regain your essential ability to balance—in the physical realm, that is. read more...

The Seven Fundamentals for Good Health: Number 1

How are your life-juggling skills holding up? Between job, family, friends, chores, and staying on your board while surfing the information tsunami, it’s easy to lose perspective—as well as practice—on the fundamentals that support good health. If you’ve lost the zing in your step, it could be you are neglecting one or more of the practices that keep your magnificent body happy. read more...

Keep Exercise Sustainable: Hydration Information

In the process of looking for the definitive hydration answer, I have discovered that the water world is flooded with contradictions, misinformation, myths, inconclusive research, and mildly outrageous claims. I figure there must be some truth floating around in there somewhere. That being the case, I will attempt to share with you my hydration experience, filter out some of the more questionable soft water facts, and provide you with enough information for you to make your own choice. read more...

Support and Comfort Equal Confidence in the Gym: The Sports Bra

You’ve invested in great shoes, sweats, socks and several sweet tops—your gym gear is dialed in. Forgetting something? Are you supporting the girls as much as you should? Having fun in the gym is a function of how comfortable you are so we asked a local expert for some more detailed info about sports bras. Here’s what Holly at NE Portland’s The Pencil Test shared with us. read more...

Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Get the Body You Deserve

Have you ever been afraid to try something—working out in a gym, for example—because of what other people in the gym might think of you? Do you stop yourself from doing something (read: exercising) because you're afraid you won't get it right the first time? Do you compare yourself to others and figure you'll never be able to be that weight, wear those clothes, do that exercise, be that fit, so why bother? Wouldn't it be great to overcome those tendencies and fears and go after what you really want? read more...