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New Fitness Class! Pilates @PGPDX!

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Aug 272015
 

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Starting September 1st PGPDX will be offering Pilates on Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the Fitness Studio

True strength comes when the body is balanced in power and flexibility. When any one of these qualities are compromised due to injury, overuse, misuse or underuse we can develop pain, decreased range of motion and sometimes develop nerve impingement. Intro to Pilates will teach you how to bring your body into balance through basic fundamental Pilates movements that will not only improve your stamina and strength for climbing but also for life. Come learn how the art of Pilates can help your body move more efficiently, and rid itself of possible aches, pains or injuries associated with the rigors of an active lifestyle. Bring your body into balance through Pilates.

Our Pilates instructor, Lu Villarreal, is an active Climber. She also skis, swims, bikes and is a salsa dancer. As a climber herself Lu is fully aware of the aches and pains most climbers feel. Forearms, shoulders, upper lats, are all Lu’s specialty and areas where Pilates helps her gain strength. Pilates utilizes strength, flexibility, and balance aspects every climber can improve upon in their climbing, regardless of climbing ability. Pilates 2

Aug 052015
 
Climbing & Running: Get to know Personal Trainer Amy Brown by Erin Monahan

Amy Brown has traveled the world working with some of the fastest athletes in the world. Amy is a personal trainer, a fitness instructor at PGPDX, a licensed massage therapist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning coach. You may have seen her around our Portland gym, her quiet confidence and large smile can be Read more…

Introducing the Monthly Challenge @ PG Sunnyvale

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May 142015
 
Introducing the Monthly Challenge @ PG Sunnyvale

The Monthly Challenge is new to PG Sunnyvale, brought to you by our F10 Fitness Manager Suzie Williams. She’ll be coming up with new challenges each month, with a goal to incorporate climbing-specific strengths into each of them. She’s also introducing a new F10 Fitness class geared toward climbers, F10 20-20-20, on Tuesday and Thursday Read more…

Learn to Climb Injury Free with the Climbing Doctor

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May 072015
 
Learn to Climb Injury Free with the Climbing Doctor

Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy, who has specialized his career towards climbing and injury prevention. He has published numerous articles in Deadpoint and Climbing Magazine, and will be coming the Bay Area to host clinics at PG! The clinic will cover a climbing specific warm-up, different tools and workouts to strengthen antagonistic Read more…

Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

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May 062015
 
Pushing Past a Plateau: 8 Ways to Break Through! By Erin Monahan

Each climber’s journey is unique in its unfolding with the exception of one thing: plateaus. As beginner climbers we are absorbed, excited, enamored and enthralled with our new sport. We get stoked to see progression in such a short amount of time; however, climbing has a steep learning curve. At the end of last summer Read more…

Food For Thought – by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

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Apr 292015
 
Food For Thought - by Walker Emerson & Amy Verret

Walker stuffs his face with a hearty sandwich after a long day on The Captain. (Photo by Mike Kerzhner) My favorite thing to do on a climbing trip is eat. Climbing comes in at a close second, of course; but most of the time, I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat next. Climbing is a calorie-demanding sport, Read more…