Mindset tips that will propel you forward.
1. Celebrate small victories, and don't sweat the small stuff.
First principles are the foundation on which all others are derived. Get your head right before starting your fitness journey with these 4 principles.
Here’s what you can do right now to move the needle forward.
An introduction into the myths we believe, the harrowing stats of our current fitness across the country, and what to expect from the rest of our ultimate fitness guide.
Jessica wanted to get in shape after having her second child.
She didn't just get in shape, she CRUSHED it.
David was skinny, clumsy, and felt weak.
Now he's benching his own bodyweight, squatting 225 pounds for reps, and running spartan races.
We’ve all heard that water is healthy and that we should drink at least 8 glasses of 8 ounces throughout the day and blablabla, but why? As a personal trainer Salem Oregon I’m always worried my clients aren’t getting enough when they are away from my gym. I make sure to explain the importance of water as they work to reach their goals. Aside from the obvious hydration and not dying reason, here are 10 reasons I give them to keep up on the water intake.
It helps you feel full. Many people mistake thirst for hunger, which adds extra calories to the diet. So, drink water before your meals and you’ll eat less!
It boosts metabolism.
Reduces risk of bladder, colon, and breast cancer.
Keeps the headaches away.
Helps keep kidneys functioning properly.
It energizes and helps keep us alert.
It keeps our joints and cartilage lubricated.
It helps the mind operate more efficiently.
If you have questions about any of these points and would like more detail feel free to email Mike@northwestforge.org
Mike Walsh is a Marine Veteran and Personal Trainer in Salem Oregon who currently operates at his gym Northwest Forge. He has experience training athletes, expecting mothers, actors preparing for a role, those trying to lose weight, and weight lifters. He has been coaching individuals who seek to live a healthier lifestyle for over eight years. In addition to personal training, Mike offers clients dietary plans to help achieve goals and leads a Boot Camp Thursday and Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Forge. If you would like a consultation, feel free to contact Mike and be sure to visit the Northwest Forge Facebook to keep up to date with special events and news. Stay motivated
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