Hiking: Neahkhanie Mountain North Trail

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner

Hike: Neahkhanie Mountain North Trail

Date: December 30th, 2017

Hiking Buddy: Matt

Total distance: 5 miles (Out and Back)

Total elevation gain: 1450 feet

Permit required: No

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Hiking: King’s Mountain

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian

Hike: King’s Mountain

Date: December 23rd, 2017

Hiking Buddy: Liz

Total distance: 5 miles (out and back)

Elevation Gain: 2500 feet

Permit required: None


After taking a break from hiking because of the cold weather, I was really feeling like it was time to be brave and get back out there.  The King’s Mountain trail appealed because it was only an hour drive from Portland and was a good bang for our buck, meaning we gained a lot of elevation in a short distance.  It felt great to breath the fresh air, feel the burn in my legs and get my blood pumping.  Read More

Recipe: Kale and Butternut Squash Curry

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

The temperatures in Portland have been quite chilly lately and comfort foods are on the menu; it’s the season of warm dishes and hearty vegetables and this curry fits the bill.  The best thing about this recipe is that it’s really adaptable.  Switch out the butternut for delicata, acorn, pumpkin, sweet potato and even a non-starchy vegetable like caulliflower.  The kale could also be bok choy, mustard greens or spinach.  Use whatever you have on hand to make this flavorful and warming dish! Read More

How to Throw a Tamale Party

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian and Owner

Every year when we plan our staff holiday party we know that it must include one thing: good food.  The first few years we took a cooking class as a group and had a great time. The past few years we have been wanting to do that again but were unable to find a menu that appealed to us.  Then it occurred to me, we teach cooking classes and we can make whatever menu we want!!!!  Read More

Hiking: Falls Creek Falls

Post By Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian and Owner

There is one thing I have learned about making it through the winter in the Pacific Northwest, which is that you have to go outside.  Growing up in upstate New York, winter meant staying inside.  I did not understand why people liked snow sports because our winters were gruesome and cold.  If any part of your bare skin was exposed to the frigid air, you were pretty miserable.  Winter was about hibernation and I carried that mindset as I moved across the country.   Read More