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YOU have the power, strength and courage to make your life the best yet. Without even realizing it, you possess incredible determination and dedication to be your most active self possible...you just need a little nudge, education, and support. Through working with Power Fitness PDX your goals will not only be reached, but surpassed. What you thought was physically impossible for you to achieve will seem like a walk in the park when done training with Power Fitness PDX. You will not only feel and look better externally, but internally too. To improve one's strength on the outside has to come from improving their strength on the inside. It is time to Challenge the POWER of YOU! TM

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Leaving trails...

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Power Fitness PDX'ers are doing incredible and leaving a path wherever they go.  The women come in the morning ready to tackle whatever is thrown at them. It may be with some complaints, some elements of frustration, but they are doing it and doing INCREDIBLE.  As  a coach, a Personal Trainer, an athlete, a  Mom, a friend and a supporter to all whom I care for I can't say enough how proud I am of the Power Fitness PDX Team.  Often people start with no idea of what they are getting into,  but know that they will dedicate 8-20 mornings each month to workout at Power Fitness PDX.  They know the classes combine strength, agility, core, plyometrics, cardio drills, running, and more but may not know what that can mean.  But they come, and they laugh, and they push themselves.  Then they go home and inspire their partners, friends, family and children to exercise since they see the changes take effect.  
I have heard from many of the Power Fitness PDX'ers that their lives have changed for the better and they FEEL active.  I am beyond proud of them, and all of their hardwork. I am proud they have taken time to push themselves and make their "time" count. They have taken ownership of their bodies; deciding that NOW is the time to be active.  They are creating trails, and for some, in new uncharted adventures they never realized they would explore.  Hats off to the incredible TEAM of Power Fitness PDX. Together.Empower.Achieve.Motivate.TM  You are truly taking the time to Challenge the Power of YOU!
February 24th, 2011- an email from Cory S. (she is doing a tree wall sit n the light blue)
I just wanted to thank you for the great workout this morning.  I had forgotten how much I love the feel of adrenaline from working out.  I have had a really difficult time getting back to a point where I enjoy exercise.  I've struggled with a lot of disappointment over losing so much "training" ground. Each time I've tried to get back out there it's been painful physically and mentally.  At your PDX workout I was reminded of how much I enjoy my body feeling good!  I was able to work hard and delight in the endorphins.  Thanks to your class I'm over the hump!  I'm actually looking forward to getting on my running shoes.  This may seem silly...but I've been asking myself for months, "why do I care about working out...I guess I don't?"  Because it was not bringing me any joy.  However, today I found the joy in feeling my body work hard, feeling strong, and realizing I am really happy with what my body can do...and I can't wait to challenge it to do more! 
With Love, 
Friday, March 11th, 2011- Email From Annie C.: 
I feel great! 
While looking for something to wear for formal night on the Disney cruise, I pulled out an old box of dresses I haven't fit into in years.  My girls and I had a blast trying on these dresses (some fit, some didn't but it was exciting to see what did).
I've been running on my off days from PFPDX (clocking a 9:30-10 min pace for 4-6 miles at a stretch).  In April and May, I'll have to step up my mileage in prep for See Jane Run Half.  I also try to squeeze in some random exercises that you suggest when I have a few minutes break ... it's strangely addictive sometimes. 
Food wise, it's amazing what turns me off now ... I had a Costco hot dog one day and felt nauseous the rest of the afternoon.  We were at La Penca Azul last night and the platter of fried appetizers held absolutely no appeal. 
I am excited as fitness and exercise is contagious in a family.  My daughter Sydney just had the 1 mile timed run for Presidential fitness and she clocked 8:08 ... I'm so proud of her.
Keep up the inspiration!

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CEO, Owner & Master Trainer