Welcome to Power Fitness PDX


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, May 31, 2011

Quick workout for YOU when getting ready for SUMMER!

We all know the feeling- Summer is just around the corner and swimsuits are ready to be worn. But you hit snooze a few to many times on the alarm clock missing a few to many workouts.  The following workout incorporates the Tabata Method and will help you blast calories, increase your muscle mass and get your lungs in shape for the long hikes/rides/swims of Summer.

The Tabata Method is named after a Japanese researcher who discovered a means to train both your anaerobic and aerobic pathways at the same time.  The method is simple because it is time based, and the focus is to move FAST!  It is not only a motivating way to train since you don't worry about the number of reps but the time instead, but also efficient and effective for those who are time crunched. How it works is for 20 seconds you complete as many repetitions as possible. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times.

Time FOR Summer Workout:


You will need 2 Heavy Weights -10/12/15 pounds
Warm Up: 
1 minute Jumping Jacks
1 minute High Knees
1 minute Side Step Touches
1 minute Speed Skaters
1 minute Burpees 


Tabata Round #1:
20 seconds Burpees/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Push Ups Traditional Stance/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunges w/bicep curls holding heavy weights/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunge on Right Leg while doing Shoulder Press/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunge on Left Leg while doing Shoulder Press/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Knee Tuck Jumps/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Mountain Climbers/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Narrow Grip Push Ups with Right Donkey Kick Jumps/rest 10 seconds


Repeat Warm - Up 2x but UBER FAST
1 minute Jumping Jacks
1 minute High Knees
1 minute Side Step Touches
1 minute Speed Skaters
1 minute Burpees 



Tabata Round #2:
20 seconds Burpees/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Push Ups Traditional Stance/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunges w/bicep curls holding heavy weights/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunge on Right Leg while doing Shoulder Press/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Reverse Lunge on Left Leg while doing Shoulder Press/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Knee Tuck Jumps/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Mountain Climbers/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Narrow Grip Push Ups with Right Donkey Kick Jumps/rest 10 seconds

Core:
20 seconds Plank with right leg raised/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Plank with left leg raised/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Bicycles FAST/rest 10 seconds
20 seconds Plank with pelvis rotations/rest 10 seconds
Repeat 3x

For any questions please contract Coach Erin.  Have fun, work hard and always make sure to Challenge the POWER of YOU!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Class Specials!

You are incredible- wonderful- and have wanted to register for Summer. Here is your chance- take a peak at the special's below for Power Fitness PDX.  These specials are extended through Wednesday, May 11th.  Happy Mother's Day and wonderful May to you. Let's make this Summer your most active and physically challenging, but incredibly rewarding, yet!

Register for 2 Sessions of PFPDX/L1 Save 10%
3x/week= $342 (norm $380)
2x/week = $243 (norm $270)

Register for 4 Sessions of PFPDX Save 15%
3x/week = $646 (norm $760)
2x/week = $459 (norm $540)

** Register with a friend for 4 Sessions 2x/week Tu/Th & Both Save 20%!
$432 (norm $540)
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Email Coach Erin with any questions, and to reserve your space!

And the Date Night's get CRAZIER!

Karen & John doing the Wheel Barrel race
You have asked, we have provided. Yep, you asked for classes to do with your better half (you decide who is the better half!) to get you both moving.  Friday night was the 3rd Power Fitness PDX Boot Camp & Pub Date Night.  And what a night it was...from push ups, to burpees, to drills, to medicine balls, to non-stop laughter amongst everyone.

Estie, Ben, Dave & Annie falling over in laughter
The class started with warm ups of caterpillars & push ups...getting higher each time.  We began with 5 push ups, to 6 push ups, to 7 push ups...to 11 push ups.  Followed by some jogging and plyometrics the couples were warmed up and ready to begin the weight challenges. Just like Jack and Jill going up the hill to fetch  a pail of water, the couples had to complete 3 minutes of running back and forth between cones with a light or heavy weight and do 10 push ups at one end.   Following we did wall sits with band resistance- a favorite of many jokes to be remembered for days to come.  After Wall Sits- the group was requesting lots of stairs and sprints. Oh wait, that was me requesting they did them while cheering on their partner.  After our sprints, we had to get some fun competition going by a medicine ball pass game of men vs. women, wheelbarrel races, and circle team dips and high fives.  How can that not kick off a great Friday night?? For some they may question it, but every partner who came has already contacted me that they are ready to come back next month for more and ready to push their bodies harder. Mind you, for one husband he couldn't lift his arms to play basketball on Sunday, another had a rough go sitting and standing on Saturday, and another wanted to have the class upped to every other week instead of 1x/month!


Friday Night - May 6, 2011- Boot Camp & Pub Date Night
Many of you shared your spouses are a bit nervous to attend a Friday Night Boot Camp? They don't need to be scared.  Nervous for how their bodies may feel after, sure, but scared nope! That is why we hit the pub after, because before their bodies have a moment to realize they will be sore, you can say "Honey you did an incredible job. Enjoy your pint, helps replenish your nutrients". And, yes, a pint post workout does do a body good...in moderation that is. Ben Kus, PFPDX'er Estie's husband, shared with all on Friday night a study I had read before that was read in "perfect timing" Friday night. Take a moment to read for yourself.  Mind you, as always, moderation is key. 

Frog & Fiddle was a fun place for our post-class nosh and eats.  Next month we'll head to McGrath's- ready for the great Irish Pub and to check out the Mermaid. Mark your calendar-Friday, June 3rd, 6pm!

video

Mother's Day Class Gratitude

Letter written to the participants of the 7th Annual Mother's Day Class.  Those who couldn't come, we missed you. Those who did make it, thank you so much.  What a special day. -Coach Erin
Med Ball Over-Under Relay-Team Meredith-Erin-Jack

Friday, May 6th, 2011- 3:00pm 
Side stepping b/c PFPDX rule is to always move!
weekend with your family. Take a bike ride, run to the beach together, play at the park and play tag, put on old hip hop and dance in the living room...whatever it is on this Mother's Day toast your strong self and the incredible body and gift of a body you have.

Thank you for supporting Believe in ME!!!!
  We raised $730 for the foundation, which is huge and incredibly appreciated!!!  To see the excitement and laughter with each raffle prized announced was a blast.  Thanks to Amy's Kitchen, Au Lait for coffee, Glaceu for the Vitamin Water and Smart Water, Shay's Cafe for the yummy fruit, Feel Good Bakery for the tasty sweet breads, and to Sonnemans (my bonus parents) and my parents the Kreitz's for their help.  The Mother's Day Class is a celebration of community, and I look at the community you are and have become the past year.  It is inspiring.

Some of you had questions about classes and the specials. I attached the specials for Mother's Day that are valid through Monday Night.  You are able to reserve space for Sessions ahead if you know you are committed to doing so.  One gal today purchased 2 Months and is using one in June and one in August.  I need to know for class spacing and logistics. There were many questions about additional times and if there are at least 12 people requesting and committing to a time, we can make it happen if it is between 5:00-10:15 am. A great Mother's Day Gift is health and fitness- in other words - Power Fitness PDX. ;-)

I wish you an incredible weekend. For those I will see tonight for the Couples Date Night & Pub Boot Camp- get ready for some more laughter and challenges with your better half...you decide who is the better half not me. ;-) Have an incredible weekend and I wish you a memorable Mother's Day!

Cheers to you!  Take time to Challenge the Power of YOU!

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Erin Kreitz Shirey- Owner, Lead Trainer and Coach
BS Kinesiology
ACE, NASM, Fit to Deliver and Stott Pilates
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Please take a peak at the new resource dedicated to support rockin' Moms in their efforts to become their fittest selves while juggling work, kids, school, and finding 15 minutes to exercise during all stages of motherhood. www.powerofyoufitness.blogspot.com.  You can also catch up with Coach Erin on her personal blog Embrace Life's Challenges

The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.- Irish Proverb