9Round

I am a Real Estate Broker in the Eugene/Springfield area, and I want to not only find you a

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No make-up, but I’m happy to be there!

home, but I want to find you a community!  Right now I am on the hunt to find all of the places I can to exercise in the area and to let you know the great things about them!

Today took me to 9Round in Springfield Oregon.  At 9Round you go through 9 stations at 3 minutes a piece with active breaks between each station.  By active breaks I mean such things as squats, lunges, calf raises, etc.  The personal trainer keeps you moving through the stations, makes sure you are performing the moves correctly, and motivates you to power through.  They do all of this in a supportive and upbeat manner.  A bonus is that they have a free introductory lesson!

The personal trainers explain each of the different moves so you can confidently do them, and they watch over you the whole time, making sure the moves are done in a manner that will give you the most benefit.

The full body workout is quick, in a great facility, with supportive and friendly staff.  Each workout is unique, so you never get bored or reach stagnation.  But for today, I did the following stations to give you an idea of what the workouts are like:

  • Station 1 – jump rope
  • Station 2 – Squat kicks while holding an 8 lb ball
  • Station 3 – Working on Jabs and Crosses against a double-end bag (they have you wear gloves)
  • Station 4 – Front kicks against a heavy bag
  • Station 5 – Upper cuts against a bag
  • Station 6 – Side kicks against a bag
  • Station 7 – Knee kicks against a horizontal bag/ shin kicks against the same bag
  • Station 8 – Speed bag
  • Station 9 – V sit-ups, where you are in a sit-up position with a 10 lb ball over your head, and then you sit up so the ball goes up, one foot comes up, and they touch.
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    That ball near the front of the picture is the 8 lb ball I did squats with.
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    Double-ended bag for jabs and crosses.
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    Bag for front kicks.
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    Upper cut bag
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    Horizontal bag for knee kicks and shin kicks. These were my favorite!

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    The bag I used for side kicks.

They made me sweat, they made me laugh, they let me try things I had never done before!  A great experience I would recommend to just about anyone!

What other exercises should I try?  What is your favorite?

Pre’s Trail

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I’m a Realtor with RE/MAX Integrity here in the Eugene/Springfield area.  I’m on a mission to exercise through the Eugene area.  I want to try as many things as possible; hikes, walking paths, and exercise locations, etc.  What should I add to my list?  What would you like me to try to let you know how it goes?

Eugene is also known as Track Town USA.  Running is a pretty big deal around here and some of the Olympic trials are held at the track for University of Oregon.  One of the big names in running is Steve Prefontaine.

Steve “Pre” Prefontaine was an Olympic runner that went to the University of Oregon.

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Prefontaine 1969

Pre ran distance running and at one time held seven American records!  Within Alton Baker Park you can find “Pre’s Trail.”  It is

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A close look at Pre’s trail

dedicated to just foot traffic with a wood chip surface opposed to the paved or gravel surfaces throughout the rest of the park.

A great way to get a pretty good idea about Pre’s life, and a little history of Running in Oregon is the 1997 movie entitled “Prefontaine.”

Today I ran Pre’s Trail.  I ran from one side where the trail starts to the I-5; the trail keeps going just a little beyond, but my legs were done and I still had to go back!  As it was, my pedometer says IIMG_20180125_094300302

went 5 miles.  I’m pretty happy with that, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow!

The trail is beautiful, and although it was raining off and on, I mostly stayed dry!  The trail follows the river at parts, then there are ponds that you also come across like the one in this picture.  Another place you can join the trail is at the Alton Baker Dog Park.

That ends Day 11, what kind of exercise would you like to see me do?

 

 

 

Arm Day at the Gym!

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I’m a Real Estate Broker here in Eugene Oregon, and I serve the surrounding areas.  I’m exploring different ways to exercise throughout the county, but mostly in town. Here is Day 2!

I have found several options around town that look appealing as exercise options, but I feel they will be more fun if I have more upper body strength, so I decided to hit the gym!  There are three approaches I like to take at the gym, take a class, swim some laps, or most often (and the choice I picked today) the cardio room followed by some weights.

I went 3.15 miles yesterday, so I decided that was a good distance for today as well, but I went much faster.  I hit my distance goal in 34 minutes and 22 seconds.  Not a record, but a good start.  Then off to the weight room and worked my arms.IMG_20180116_192013561

Not a very interesting workout, but I’m staying accountable by letting you know what I did.  And I must say, the gym is a great place with some really amazing people!

 

 

I’m afraid I’m going to be sore tomorrow!