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Blaire Rummel

Blaire Rummel co-owns a woman’s fitness facility and blogs for several gyms across the country. She has been personal training since 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a personal training certification from NASM and a certification in Functional Movement Systems. She has been trained and specializes in TRX training as well. She played Division 1 softball where she was an Academic All-American and has competed in several fitness competitions over the past decade. She resides in Oregon with her husband and 4-year old daughter.
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Recent Posts

3 Steps to Jumpstart a Weight Loss Plan

Posted by Blaire Rummel on May 11, 2016

Starting a weight loss plan is like trying to roll a heavy object uphill. It’s tough to get going, and you probably won’t start moving until you gain some momentum.  It can seem overwhelming to get started. Trying to create change is simply tough! But this process doesn’t have to seem as difficult if you follow these three simple steps.

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Topics: weight loss, workout motivation

4 Strategies for Pre-Workout Foods

Posted by Blaire Rummel on April 12, 2016

 

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It’s one of my clients’ most common questions: “What should I eat before a workout?” I don’t blame them for asking. Your food choice, or lack of choice, can result in serious GI distress, vomiting, decreased athletic performance, muscle breakdown, sluggishness or blood sugar imbalance. While the best pre-workout foods  can be highly individualized and dependent on your metabolism, there are some general principles to follow.

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Topics: meal plan, workout tips

3 Ways To Boost Energy Levels and Survive Daylight Saving Time

Posted by Blaire Rummel on March 16, 2016

There are a lot of perks to the end of winter. Springtime brings warmer temperatures, longer days and fun outdoor activities. But it also means that we have to survive Daylight Saving Time. As we set our clocks ahead one hour, our body and mind usually have trouble adjusting to “springing forward.” Fortunately, there are some easy hacks you can implement to help you boost energy levels and better survive!

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Topics: healthy lifestyle, health and wellness

5 Reasons Why You Need Cucumbers for a Healthy Diet

Posted by Blaire Rummel on March 15, 2016

We all know that fruits and vegetables are important to a healthy diet. But it can be tricky to eat the recommended daily amount. Hopefully by sharing with you five reasons why you should be eating more cucumbers, I can encourage you to add this powerful food to your grocery list and increase your daily produce intake in no time at all!

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet

Tips for When You Just Don't Feel Like Working Out

Posted by Blaire Rummel on March 11, 2016

Your entire life can improve as you get into the habit of working out. You probably will feel more energetic, strong, focused and happy throughout the day. As you experience all these positive things, you’ll undoubtedly feel motivated to keep up your routine for months and even years to come.

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Topics: fitness tips, workout motivation

4 Things Your Personal Trainer Wishes You Would Do

Posted by Blaire Rummel on March 08, 2016

Personal training has repeatedly been shown to elevate a client’s performance, get results and keep accountability high. But despite all these benefits, it’s easy for people to ditch their trainers after just a few sessions, whether due to price or a lack of “connection” between trainer and client. There are some things you can do to ensure that your money and time aren’t being wasted, however. When you can fully take advantage of your time with a personal trainer, the information and the results can be life changing.

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Topics: fitness tips, personal training

Don't Make These 4 Post-Workout Mistakes

Posted by Blaire Rummel on February 03, 2016

If you’re like most people, you tend to head right home or get ready for work as soon as your workout is done. So there’s a good chance you’re skipping the things you should be doing post-workout. It’s totally understandable—it’s usually hard to fit a workout into your busy daily schedule. The idea of cooling down, stretching and eating or drinking the right foods post-workout can seem like a big hassle.

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Topics: fitness tips, healthy lifestyle, workout tips

Why you Should Add Box Squats to Your Leg Routine

Posted by Blaire Rummel on February 01, 2016

The back squat, front squat, lunge and leg press are some of the most familiar moves when we think of a leg routine. And they should be! These exercises are staples for a reason: They work.

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Topics: workout ideas, fitness tips, muscle building

The Best and Worst Breakfast Foods

Posted by Blaire Rummel on January 29, 2016

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t think many of us would disagree. When we skip breakfast, we set ourselves up for unhealthy eating habits later on, imbalanced blood sugar levels, and decreased energy and focus throughout the day.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet, diet and exercise

Make Your Own Energy and Protein Bars

Posted by Blaire Rummel on January 18, 2016

How nice is it to have easy-to-grab food on busy days? Convenient healthy meals and snacks help you keep up your energy and avoid derailing your diet with fast-food purchases. And one of the best options is a bar, whether energy bars or protein bars. Bars are easy to transport, don’t require any special preparation and fit easily within a backpack or purse.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet, healthy snacks