Saturday, December 20, 2008

CrossFit: Foundational Movements

Today we hosted CrossFit: Foundational Movements course at Pacific Personal Training. Chuck taught this course for some of our clients to prepare them for the transition into some CrossFit programming. It was a 4-hour course that covered the 10 components of fitness and the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit. We had a lot of fun (and coffee) and learned so much from (and about) Chuck. You'd never guess he was a chubby kid with scoliosis by looking at him today! Great presentation, Chuck! The weather kept many people away, but if you missed it, don't worry- we'll be offering the course once a month for our new CrossFitters. Okay guys, ready for some deadlifts?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another great class

What a blast!  
In last night's Uninhibited class we focused on floor work- 
gracefully transitioning from standing to kneeling, laying, crawling, and standing back up.  
Is anyone else's tailbone bruised?  
That was quite a workout.  Much more intense than last week's standing routine.  
All in all it was a great Friday night to kick off our weekend.
These women have some great material to present to their lucky recipient.
Stay tuned for details to come next month on our very popular
Valentine's Day class.
Congratulations to Shawn Smith- "Stripper of the Night".  Shawn's very sultry dance skills earned her complimentary admission to our next dance series. 
Thank you to all the women in attendance for your abundance of positive energy and interaction.  You make teaching this class so much fun for me 
and I'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Last night's Uninhibited dance class was a huge success.  We had over 20 women strut their stuff (some for the very first time!).  We all had a blast and are looking forward to next Friday's class (Dec. 12th).  We danced for over an hour and learned a routine to Etta James' "I Just Want to Make Love to You".   I have no doubt those women were served breakfast in bed this morning.  If you didn't make it last night, you can still register for Friday.  Stay tuned for info about our next class coming up. (hint: just in time for Valentine's Day)  Special shout-outs to Heather Bauer (3 mos. pregnant, I might add) and Alissa L. who won the "Stripper of the Night" award.  These girls earned a complimentary registration to our next dance series.  Thank you to all the girls who brought a friend (or two or six!).  I hope you will all spread the word about Uninhibited and plan on attending future classes.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hillsboro CrossFit arrives in Washington County

Hillsboro CrossFit has arrived! Chuck received his Level 1 CrossFit coaching certification and we are now officially CrossFit affiliates. We are proud to be the first and only affiliate in Washington County. We are very excited to implement this new mode of training into our repertoire. Very soon we will begin offering an extensive schedule of classes to fit any schedule as well as very competitive training rates. With our online scheduling system you can view our available classes, reserve your spot and, and even pay online. Check back soon for up-to-the-minute CrossFit updates or visit our website at

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I climbed the rope! All the way to the top!!! I couldn't believe it. I was sooooo proud of myself. Unfortunately there was no camera around to capture the proof. It's about 20 ft. tall. Here's a pic of Gabriel almost 3/4 of the way up to give you an idea of how high it is. Up next- pull-up...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


  This year give him the gift that keeps on giving.

 Date:  Friday evenings December 5th and 12th, 2008

Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15 per class or $25 for both (preregister by Dec. 1

or $20 per class after December 1st.


   Unleash your inner diva at Hillsboro’s ONLY

cardio striptease dance class!

Back by popular demand!

 Shelly has taught this hugely successful dance class for years to many very happy women.  Women of all ages (18+), shapes and sizes are welcomed and encouraged to attend this sassy, playful, fully-clothed class.  Held in the evening at our private studio, you’ll feel comfortable to let loose with the girls.  Bring your friends, have a glass of wine (on us!) and get ready for an evening of dancing, laughing, and encouragement.

  The first class will cover posing/walking/turning body movements (bodyroll, hip roll, etc…).We will also focus on arm movements, body tracing, and eye contact.  You will learn a dance routine that you can use immediately!

     In the second class we will focus on floor movements (how to transition gracefully from standing to sitting/laying down, crawl, roll).  We will combine what we’ve learned in both classes and finish with a complete 2+ minute dance routine that will knock his socks off!

 Prerequisites:   No previous dance experience is required, just a desire to break out of the box and try something new.

 What to bring:  comfortable clothing that you feel sexy in, socks, water bottle, a friend!

 What NOT to bring:  your inhibitions!

 Included in cost:  choreography notes so you can practice at home and a music list of songs used. (Due to copyright laws I can’t copy and sell the music)


Register now- space is limited to first 40 women!

Visit our website for more information and to register or call (503) 747-7317.

 Receipt must be presented prior to admittance.

Refunds/credits will not be given for missed classes or cancellations.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Pacific Personal Training!  Kudos to those of you giving out stickers and crayons rather than sugar.  You're making a lot of parents very happy.  To those of you digging in your kids' goodie bag for chocolate, keep one thing in mind: MODERATION.  Practice some self-restraint.  If you go a little overboard, get right back on track tomorrow morning.  Don't give yourself permission to slack for the rest of the weekend.  Tomorrow is a new day!  The next holiday will come along very soon, and the next after that.  In fact, October-January can become one huge gorge-fest if we let it.  Don't let it!  

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hillsboro Crossfit coming soon!

Here at PPT we're always working on advancing our fitness education and knowledge.  As part of our commitment to our clientele to be the best fitness professionals that we can be, we are, once again, broadening our horizons.  Hillsboro Crossfit is in the works!  For those of you who may be new to the Crossfit phenomenon, please read on.   Crossfit is sweeping the nation as the newest, toughest, quickest, and most fun way to get in shape.  This highly sought-after program is only offered by 4 other facilities in the Portland metro area.  We are very excited to be able to offer this new service to our clients and to bring a program of this caliber to Hillsboro. Click here for more on why we will be great Crossfit affiliates.   Look at the picture.  That is so us!  We know that being a "world-class" facility has little to do with our size or equipment and everything to do with the staff.  Pacific Personal Trainers are, hands down, the best around! Chuck will be attending Crossfit Level 1 certification November 8th and 9th and shortly thereafter we will be offering classes.  Get ready for some Crossfit!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Grand Opening! 10/10/08

We were so happy Linda and Kathy made it.  I think Linda's daughter Sara was the most excited to see our new "gym".  She talked about it for weeks!
I finally get to put my feet up with a little help from Chuck and my sister, Stephanie
Chantal with husband Scott and daughter Chloe

Charlie's Angels look like they're up to no good.


Whoops! Minor soda spill on the mayor's shoes.  Gabe felt so bad!

Cutting the ribbon with Mayor Tom Hughes.  What an awesome feeling to have the support of so many friends/clients on one of the biggest days of our lives!  THANKS EVERYONE! 

Beautiful cake with our logo (thanks Hanks!)  Chocolate with strawberry filling.  Someone called this our "job security" table. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Getting ready for a par-tay!!

 I love party planning.  An elegant soiree, a casual brunch, a surprise birthday party, or a good old fashioned Grand Opening!  I want to manage all the details right down to the toothpicks in the hors d'oeuvres.  This is the most important party of our lives and I want everything to be PERFECT!  Met with a sign gal today about having our logo put up behind the reception desk, 3-D style.  Maybe mission statement on the wall, also.  We're ordering screen printed t-shirts (and a onesie for Gavin) with our logo and website address for giveaways.  Chuck's having 6 special shirts made for the girls in his small group session that will say, "Charlie's Angels" on the back.  Now we're just trying to get some stuff to give away as door prizes.  8 days!  

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Grand Opening

Announcing our Grand Opening!
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our dream-come-true:
Friday, October 10, 2008
3-7 pm
2074 NW Aloclek Dr. Ste. 411
Hillsboro, Or 97124
(503) 747-7317
Special ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm with
City of Hillsboro Mayor, Tom Hughes
Come meet and mingle with PPT team and clients
Food, drinks, music, giveaways!
RSVP with # of attendees by Wed., Oct. 8 to:
or call (503) 747-7317
Parking is limited. Please park around the perimeter of the business park, not in front of other businesses. 
Thank you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Symposium


 Personal Training is reaching new heights!  Chuck is off to Colorado Springs this week to attend the NSCA's Tactical Strength and Conditioning Symposium. 
This course will provide him with the required training to design and facilitate training programs for law enforcement, fire, and military personnel.  He's very excited about this opportunity to add to his repetoire!
TSAC Symposium

“Advanced Techniques in Operational Fitness”

The TSAC Symposium is designed to provide cutting edge information to strength and conditioning professionals who work directly with police, fire, and military personnel. Attendees will learn various methods to develop “Operational Fitness”.

This is a 2 day symposium that will be primarily hands-on. Topics will include: Nutrition, Assessment, Speed, Agility, Plyometrics, Circuit Training, Olympic lifts, and working with implements.

At the completion of the symposium the attendees will have a better understanding of these concepts and methods.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Introducing Chantal Baird!

We are very proud to welcome to the
Pacific Personal Training Team- Chantal Baird. Along with her certification as a personal trainer with the National Association of Sports Medicine, Chantal brings with her 2 years of experience as a dynamic, enthusiastic trainer who has helped many different types of people experience amazing results.  Check out her bio and client success stories @   
Welcome, Chantal!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Moving In!

Moving in!  Thought the day would never come.
Chuck needs some refreshments

Breanna halfway up the rope.  Go girl!

Here's our empty studio...  Moving in some stuff.    My very first pull up EVER and Breanna captured it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

It's really happening!

Hello All!  We have finally begun!  Pacific Personal Training is underway.  We are in the process of converting an empty warehouse into a cozy, comfy training studio.  Okay, maybe not cozy so much as hard core, kick-ass.  And you should probably expect some level of discomfort also. Check back often for updated photos of our progress!  We are so excited and will be posting our GRAND OPENING/Open House party details soon...