Thursday, November 29, 2007

Muscle Ups

Congratulations to Ben on getting his first muscle up on only his second attempt. Workout tonight was a chipper.

30 dumbell deadlifts men 40 lb/women 25 lb

15/15 one arm push press men 35 lb/women 20 lb (15 each arm)

100 jump rope

30 push-ups

15/15 lunges
30 sit-ups

30 wall ball men 20 lb/women 12 lb

15/15 one arm swing men 36 lb/women 25 lb

30 jumping dips

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Who needs machines?

Their way.
Our Way

Down the street at the chain gym everyone is sitting on machines or trapped on the treadmill working out their muscles in an isolated and mind numbing fashion. Here are some pictures of our clients getting a full body workout with fun and challenging exercises. We perform our workouts emphasizing full body movements in an short intense timeframe. Training in this fashion lets us achieve a well rounded workout in a short amount of time, thus eliminating the need for the traditional concept of separating your cardio and strength training.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday Class

Here's Ben working on ring pull-ups

Thanks to Matt for dropping by. He's a Crossfit trainer visiting Portland from Northern California for the holiday.

We did a little somthing different today for group. We warmed up working on pull ups pushups and ring dips. Then we did a tabata workout which consists of eight rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest at each station. After each round one minute of rest is given before moving to the next exercise.

Workout consisted of :

kettlebell swings
med ball squats
dumbell push press
ab mat sit-ups

Today was Ben's first group class and he did a great job on the workout. Thanks for coming everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanks Nichole

We'd like to take the time to properly thank Nichole who after 8 months of hard work is leaving us to concentrate on her last semester of school and growing the Crossfit Kids program. Nichole, an excellent trainer was instrumental in helping us get the gym off the ground and has been a part of our family here at Everyday Athlete. We hope that see finds continued success wherever her future takes her.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kettlebell Fun

Kettlebells are a great strength and conditioning tool. You can do a wide variety of movements with them. They are highly portable and take up little room. Here is a link to someone who lost over a 100 pounds in a year using kettlebells.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

group class schedule for the holiday

Just a reminder that group classes will be held on Tuesday at 6:00pm, Wednesday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 10:00am. There will be no classes held on Monday or Thursday night. Have a great holiday and we'll see you back with the regular schedule next week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Coming Soon - Jungle Gym Kids

We will soon be offering a kids class for 6-9 year olds. The classes will focus on running, jumping, gymnastic movements and most of all, fun! Stay tuned for more information.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Consistency = Progress

We would like to acknowledge both Susan and Chantel for their consisitency and hard work. Both of them have been working out 3 to 4 times a week never missing a session. As a result their performance in the workouts have improved dramatically! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Deadlift and slamball fun

Tuesday night both Devon and Tina set new personal records for a 5 rep deadlift at 125 pounds each. Gianna got her first exposure to this great lift. Then it was on for some fun with a 500 meter row, 30 ballslams and 30 push-ups.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Taste of Everyday Athlete

Here is a little video that we put together for a community event that we participated in. For those new to our site it gives you a good idea of the type of training that we do here at Everyday Athlete. We pride ourselves in creating a training experience and environment unlike the average gym. Hope you enjoy the video!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


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Friday, November 2, 2007

Group class update

Unfortunately there will no longer be a Monday, Wednesday, Friday lunchtime class. However we are looking at starting a morning class in the near future. If anyone has any suggestions for times or interest in a morning class please let us know. Just a reminder that we have added a Monday night class at 6:00pm.