Friday, October 11, 2013

Earn Referral Rewards

We want to remind you of our referral program!

Refer a friend or teammate and earn yourself $25! This person must be new to Athletes In Motion, they must sign up for a monthly Strength & Conditioning plan, and they need to mention your name during the registration process.

Remember, you can always bring friends to work out with you at no risk and no cost to them. The first session is FREE for new clients! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

5 Common Struggles

When I was reading this morning, I saw a blog post that listed five reasons you are not seeing results. As I was reading the post it got me thinking. I have over 10 years experience in the field of training. Most of the guys that we come in contact with are baseball players. Most of the guys that we talk to are having similar training issues. The one thing all of these guys have in common is they're all trying to get better.

I wouldn't disagree with anything the post came up with, but I would say a lot of the guys that we see have been struggling with something different.

The fall is an exciting time for us at Athletes In Motion because it gives us an opportunity to work with a lot of new guys for the first time. During our initial assessment, one thing we learn about is what they’ve been struggling with in the past. Here is a list of some of the common issues:

1. Poor programming If you are on a program that you got out of a magazine or from the football coach in high school, then you are on the wrong program. Similarly, if you haven’t had an assessment, you are on the wrong program. What kind of results do you expect to get from someone else's training program?

2. Your diet sucks If your morning starts out with a bowl of cereal, your diet sucks. A lot of kids we initially meet, aren't getting enough protein in their diet. How serious are you really if you're skipping meals? Don't tell me you eat like a horse when I see that you’re stuffed after eating just half a sandwich. Don't tell me you're serious about getting better if you're skipping meals. The fact is, you aren't getting enough protein. The first thing you need to do is fix your diet. If you are 6 feet tall and 140 pounds, I’m talking about you. Find out what works. Get help. Plan ahead. Learn to snack. Get creative. If you are serious, you'll do what it takes.

3. No regression
First of all, I’m gonna say this, I've been working in gyms for a long time. I spent about 15 years in a gym before I opened AIM. As a member, trainer, and also a manager. I've seen what people do when they're left on their own. It was not uncommon for me to see guys try to learn how to squat under a fairly significant load. One problem with this is that they’ve learn how to do these exercises from their friends, who had learned from other friends, who had learned them from either a magazine or an old football coach. You can imagine the results. We call it the blind leading the blind. But the bigger problem here is that these guys are so concerned about progressing the program or exercise (i.e., squatting under a significant load) and not at all concerned about regressing it (i.e., squatting under less weight to ensure the mechanics are good).

4. You've been strengthening dysfunction If your movement patterns are faulty and you progressively add resistance, you are part of the problem, not part of the solution. It’s imperative you fix the movement pattern before you add weight otherwise you're asking for big trouble. A lot of times this is more of the blind leading the blind. If you don't have somebody looking at your movement patterns and you're a newbie, then you’re an injury waiting to happen.

5. No deload This can play into the poor programming department but regardless, if you constantly load and never deload, you're asking for trouble. I saw it all the time when I was at gyms. People will progressively load more and more weight week after week without thinking about taking a week off. Not only is this a good way to get hurt but it’s also a good way to stop making gains after a period of time. So how do you deload and when? Well there are several different options available and depending on different factors, one way might be more appropriate for you than the others. A good program will have this built in for you. 

Start seeing results now! Sign up today for Strength and Conditioning at Athletes In Motion.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Speed & Agility $5

Come join us this Sunday (4/14/13) for a special Speed & Agility class starting at 11am.  This class is ideal for young athletes between the ages of 10 and 14 and will work on skills to increase athletic performance, coordination, and technique. Zane Kelly will be instructing the class and has been teaching Speed and Agility since 2003!

Normally $15 per class but just $5 this Sunday only! Grab your friends, everyone is welcome! We do appreciate a heads up so we know to expect you so shoot us a quick email and we will save you a spot!

Class will be held at the Athletes In Motion training center - 10062 SW Arctic Dr. Beaverton OR 97005

Question? 971-258-4343 or

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Reps, Reps, Reps

Refine! This camp will be all about refining your swing. Now is not the time to make major changes. Going into try-outs, you want to be sure any issues you have are cleared up and your swing feels comfortable again.

AIM Hitting Clinic, This Sunday (2/24), 11am - 12:30pm, $40

To sign up, email or call 971-258-4343

Matt Lokken
Played 3 years pro baseball for the Marlins 

Elite Pitchers Clinic

Athletes that participate in the Elite Pitchers Clinic will work with Chemeketa Pitching Coach, Demetre Kokoris.

Pitchers will clean up their delivery using the process of backwards chaining. Pronation to help out arm health, late launch, shoulder to hip connection, and take home techniques for a more efficient lower half will all be implemented.

The art of pitching will also be explored. Both curveball and change-up technique will be discussed. Whether enhancing an already quality pitch or starting from scratch, this clinic will cater to the individual camper.

THIS SUNDAY (2/24), 1pm - 2:30pm, $40

To sign up, email us at or call 971-258-4343

Friday, January 18, 2013

Power Development Class


Olympic and Power lifting combines heavy implement and velocity which makes it extremely useful for athletes, but also risky. If you aren’t lifting correctly, there is a high likelihood you’ll get injured. This is an important class that will focus on proper technique and teach you the right way to perform these movements.
  • Safe environment 
  • Lots of time spent on form and mechanics
  • Small class size

Dates & Times:
Tues & Thurs at 6pm
Sun at 12pm 

Ages: 10-14 years old

Cost: $15 per class

Friday, January 11, 2013

Major League Hitting Fundamentals

Hitting camp at Athletes In Motion. 

Learn fundamental hitting skills from Major League Scouts, including 
Don Reynolds, former Major League Baseball Player and current Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Session 1: January 27
Session 2: February 10
Time: 2pm-4pm (younger kids) and 4-6pm (High School)
Cost: $35 per session
All ages welcome. Space is limited to the first 16 players that sign up.

Reserve your spot today by calling 971-258-4343 or emailing us at