Archive for September, 2018

Fit For The Rain

September 24, 2018

After enjoying a wonderful summer, we’re probably all bracing for the rainy season. So how do you stay fit, when it’s rainy and cold? Many people notice that their activity levels take a nose dive during the rainy season and most tend to gain weight. The lack of sunlight during the rainy months often leads to many people experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the Rainy Blues. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Follow these tips to feel great and stay in fabulous shape during the months of rain on our horizon.


There’s no bad weather, only bad gear. If you are wearing the correct clothing, you can still get outdoors when it’s cold and wet without feeling miserable.  Not only will you keep your fitness routine going, but being outdoors even if it’s cloudy and rainy, still exposes you to some levels of daylight, UV Rays and Vitamin D and will help to prevent SAD. So head to your local sporting goods retailer to get some warm and waterproof clothing.

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Monitor Your HEART!

September 17, 2018

At Northwest Personal Training, we have recently implemented a new system called Fit-Metrix which tracks our clients’ heart rate during workouts, time in each training zones, calories burned and more. As trainers, it allows us to immediately adjust workout intensity based on our clients’ goals and their body’s response to the exercise. It also allows us to reward points to clients based on workout consistency and intensity. We can even use Fit-Metrix to host challenges where clients compete to see who can get the most points during a specific time frame. It has been extremely motivating and will translate to better results!

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Train to Run APPLETREE – Week 6

September 10, 2018

The Old Apple Tree.jpgIt’s Race Week! Time flies when you’re having fun! You will experience a lot of adrenaline and feed off the energy of others at the race but continue to listen to your body and know that you’ve done the work to get you to the finish line.

If you haven’t registered yet, hurry so you can get a Finisher’s Tshirt. Remember Kids 17 and under race the 5K for free and use code “COLUMBIAN” to get 10% off.

If you don’t feel quite ready yet, volunteer for the weekend and be inspired by all the people doing the race with various fitness levels, age, body shapes and sizes. It is so motivating! Email if you want to help out!

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Train to Run APPLETREE – Week 5

September 4, 2018

Beautiful Evening on Columbia WayWe have 2 weeks left to get you to the finish line. Remember that half the battle is your mindset. So get your mind straight and believe that you can get to the finish line and I’ll see you at the finish line to place your medal around your neck!

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