Hiking: Mosier Twin Tunnels

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner My husband and I noticed that we had a warm sunny day coming up in the weekend forecast and decided that we needed to go camping. I gathered all our supplies, picked Matt up right…

Hiking: McCall Point

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Diettian and Personal Trainer I’m aware that this statement might cause an outrage from Oregon Hikers but I don’t like Dog Mountain.  I know, I know, it’s everyone’s favorite go to for a kick ass workout, vast views…

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

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…

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…

Hiking: Lava Canyon

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend in a cabin in the Mt. St. Helens area with some good friends and we did this hike on a Saturday morning.  The trailhead was about 45…

Hiking: The Maple Ridge Trail at Silver Falls State Park

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Personal Trainer and Owner It seems like the colors this fall are particularly amazing in the northwest.  Fall is in it’s prime right now and I highly recommend heading to Silver Falls State Park to catch the colors at…

Hiking: Goat Rocks Wilderness-Snowgrass Flats Loop

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner A couple of good friends and I decided to continue an annual tradition of a fall get together with a backpacking trip.  Since we only had a weekend for the trip, we needed…

Hiking: The Wallowas

Post by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner The Wallowas: WOW.  One of the seven wonders of Oregon and understandably so.  With numerous peaks, glacial lakes and a cool town close to the trailhead, this was the place my husband and…

Hiking: Olympic National Park

Posy by Olivia Martino Blodgett, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner Hiking is one of my absolute favorite past times.  There is so much to gain from a walk in the woods: the solitude of being alone with nature or the chance to catch…

Get SMART about Your Goals

Post by Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest   Get SMART About Your Goals As promised, here’s the much anticipated post on SMART goals. SMART goals are used across many different fields including in fitness, motivational coaching and therapy, due…

Work, Work, Work, Work, Workout!

Post By Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Nourish Northwest We all get that feeling when 5:30 or 6:00 rolls around, and we finally leave work for the day, It can be hard to come up with the energy to head…

The DownFall of New Year’s Resolutions

Post By Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest As we approach the half way point of 2016, there is no better time to reflect on those resolutions we so adamantly promised ourselves we would stick to just six months ago….

HIIT It!

Post By Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest Over the past few years HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, has changed the way we think of fitness. When you hear the words High Intensity Interval Training, you immediately picture fast-paced,…

Core Training 101

Post by Christy Johnson, Nourish Northwest Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor When I say core – you say ABS! Core! ABS! Core! WRONG! Guess what people!?! Your core does not equal your abs. However, your abs ARE a part of your core, so…

Rules of the Roll

Post By Christy Johnson, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest Last week we talked about what self-myofascial release is and some of the benefits of adding it into your fitness and wellness routine. To check out that post click here. Now that…

What is Self-Myofascial Release and Why Should I Do It?

Post By Christy Johnson, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor If you have been in a gym in the last few years you have probably seen people rolling around, laying on the ground in weird positions, using foam rollers, lacrosse balls, magic sticks, or other…

Why I Work Out

Post by Olivia Martino, Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest Many years ago, I started working out for one reason: to manage weight.   The phrase “calories in vs. calories out” had been burned into my brain and I believed if I wanted…

The Science of Stretching

Post by Lily Gil, Personal Trainer, Nourish Northwest The Science of Stretching Most of us remember to do a quick stretch following an intense workout when our muscles are beginning to tense up. It feels good to lengthen those tight glutes or quads, after…

Spruce up Your Runs!

Post By Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest This past year I had the opportunity to coach a group of about fifteen 3rd – 5th grade girls through a program called Girls on the Run. I worked alongside two other…