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…

Finding Balance

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Owner, Nourish Northwest I have been thinking about writing this post for awhile because it’s something I think about and struggle with literally every day.  I haven’t had the chance to actually sit down and…

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…

Lily’s HIIT workout

Post by Lily Gil, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Nourish Northwest Fall is certainly upon us, and while I definitely prefer a nice chill in the air to sweltering 90 plus degree days, it can certainly put a damper on those outdoor workouts….

An Active Lifestyle

Post by Olivia Martino, Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest             When I was in college I thought of myself as an active person.  I worked out 2-3 times/week at the campus gym and sometimes did leg…

You Have to Take a Break

Post by Natalie McClure, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Nourish Northwest So the day came. The day when those scary 6 words were uttered…You Have To Take A Break. Today, I was sitting in my chiropractor’s office when she broke the ‘taking the break…

Change Your Fitness Routine with the Seasons!

Post by Natalie McClure, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Nourish Northwest As temperatures drop and fall is settling in, my workouts change just like my wardrobe. Fall is without a doubt my most favorite season. I love the crisp air, the smell of…

Preventing Postural Distortions

Post by Natalie McClure, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Nourish Northwest In my last blog post, I talked about how postural distortions affect your movement and ultimately, your fitness goals. To prevent the forward head, rounding of the shoulders postural distortion that many of…

20 Minute At Home Workout

Post by Olivia Martino, Personal Trainer and Co-Owner, Nourish Northwest When planning fitness classes at Nourish Northwest, I like to develop routines for all fitness levels in such a way that clients don’t feel like they are in competition with each other.  One of…

HIIT Wins Again; An At Home Workout!

 Post by Olivia Martino, Certified Personal Trainer, Nourish Northwest           For a few years in a row now High Intensity Interval Training has made the “fitness trends of the year” lists.  The Huffington Post rates HIIT as the number 1…