The UNDERDOGS Gym (main page)

Call 541-490-8717 THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE FEELING OF GOING IN the underdog and coming out the WINNER!- The Trainer (RN)*

I absolutely love doing and learning anything and everything to do with the human body/mind!

It’s the one area in life that we have the most ability to control! However, most folks look at it as the “hardest”!
Think about it, do you have almost total control anywhere else in your life?

When I was growing up on our farm, my brothers loved cars and anything with motors. I was always talking about what I was learning that I could do with my mind/body. It just made sense to me that what was most important was the only thing I came into this world with and the only thing I’ll leave behind as I say goodbye!
Now my brothers have to visit the junkyard to see there old pals(cars, boats and the like). While I’m still, at 55, taking care of my body with exercise and reading!

I’m kinda joking but now I’ll be serious. I’ve seen a lot of people in too much pain (I was an RN in CCU for 15 years), and if they had taken care of their bodies it’s possible they may have still passed, but I can almost guarantee you that they would have had much less pain throughout the process! Click for video about importance of Range Of Motion!

That comes to what I do and why. My biggest goal for my clients isn’t to “look great” or become an awesome “boxer”. What I want is a sea of “smiles”! I want happiness for them! I want for them to never know what horrible pain, day in and day out, is! So check out the rest of the website and maybe I’ll hear from you! Thanks, The Trainer (RN)*

When I think of starting a business of any kind, the one thing that I KNOW must be there and that is a “reason” for me to be involved other than making money! Money is important but a great small business is nothing if the owner isn’t highly and personally involved! The Trainer (RN)*

    •••I can’t “promise “ you anything except that “ I will do everything possible to help you reach your goals and continue to climb past them!

I have had clients that move away and want to know what to look for in a new personal trainer. So here are some tips that I have given.
•Look for a trainer that has more knowledge of the human body than just an online certificate. Preferably some hands on experience such as RN, physical therapist, Doctor, or even medical tech or an aid. Why? They are going to be telling you to do things with your body that you haven’t done and you should have the confidence in them that they know what they are working with. I mean would you have a person work on your car if they had only looked at pictures in a book?
•Choose a trainer, if possible, that has his/her own studio. Why? A trainer at a gym might be good but even if they are excellent, the gym they train at tells them what they can do. Ex. Most gym trainers are not allowed to have a full 60 minute session. Also, I believe trainers that have their own place, enjoy what they do much more!
•Choose a trainer that creates your workout as you go along. I used to do prepared sessions and walk around with a clipboard but what happens when your client gets to your studio and they have really thumped their toe and you have leg-day on the clipboard? Also, if your trainer can “build” your workout as you go on the fly, they will get much more out of it and you will get to know them so much more! I assure you that the better you know your client, the more satisfied they will be with a trainer like yourself! Thanks, The Trainer (RN)*

Check out my client, Vikki, working shoulders with “angles”. Please click below


  • I was an RN in CCU (Coronary Care) for 15 years! I know the human body!
  • Please check the Columbia River Gorge for trainers information including knowledge and prices charged.
  • I guarantee you will get a full hour of training every time!
  • I have owned my own personal training business since 2006. I HAVE DONE NO OTHER WORK THAN PERSONAL TRAINING SINCE THEN! I feel that is extremely relevant!
  • •Your session is created as we see what you are capable of doing that day!
    •nothing pre-planned, all workouts are created by the The Trainer (RN)* as he assesses your capabilities!

  • Free towels! Free bottled water! You get to listen to your music!
  • The entire studio and all equipment is just for you for your hour.
  •  You will learn more about your mind and body!
  • Thanks, The Trainer (RN)* Personal Trainer, “One On One Only”
  • I only do training with one client at a time. You won’t get “lost” in the crowd!

    Are you bored and tired with using the same “piston style machines” that take up the majority of space in most gyms? “Progressional Fitness Training “, as well as boxing,  is about using a lot of movement, as in life, at many different angles that give you, not just lots of enjoyment, but a healthy and more “human” looking and feeling body!

    I guarantee that if you add more angles properly

    , that you will have a better, healthier life with less pain as you age.

    As an RN* in CCU for 15 years, I saw way too much pain and yet much of it was self inflicted or was there through lack of trying. I I stopped working as an RN because I wanted to help folks from getting into “bad shape ” in the first place. Take care of yourselves! The Trainer


    • Grew up on a farm in Kentucky and learned the art of hard work and accomplishment.
    • Obtained a degree in computer programming and nursing.
    • Worked as an *RN in CCU/ICU/ER for 15 years. Stopped 12 years ago to help folks prevent from getting ill and having to go to the hospital in the first place!
    • Competed in 59 bodybuilding shows.
    • Competed in 26 Powerlifting events. Best lift squat where I did 1000 pounds in training and 850 pounds in competition.
    • Competed in over 500 foot races from 5K – 125K(126 marathons, 258 half marathons, 36 ultra marathons including the “Canadian Death Race” in 2015. The rest mostly 5 and 10Ks.
    • Spent hundreds of hours over the years sparring in boxing. It all started with “Rocky”. I was never the same after I saw that movie!
    • Have totally accepted myself for whom I am and try to always take responsibility for any choices I make. I expect the same from my clients!

    So give Boxing and/or Progressional Fitness Training “a try and you will see what I mean! Rick “THE” Trainer!

    •How to become a member of The Trainer’s Dream Team. (Become a client)
    1- schedule a 1 hour FREE consultation to determine if you and I are a good fit. We will discuss your goals and how “we” can work together to achieve them. Please bring plenty of questions. 
    2- sign a contract for 3 months once a week (all sessions are a full hour in length). See rates below. Most  start out with only once or twice a week for the first 12 weeks but after that you may sign up for as many times as you wish! This is for you! I have found over the past many years that if someone starts out doing “too much too fast” then their future fitness endeavors suffer. That is not what I want for you!
    3- show up with plenty of passion and a great desire to have fun achieving the goals “you” have set for yourself! 

    Rates: one session $60.00 (not the most cost effective. Scroll down


    *3 month contract $38.00/session (this is what MOST new clients start with. After 3 months they may re-sign with any of contracts offered) Your first contract must be paid in full at the signing of the contract. All renewals may be paid on a monthly basis. As of writing this, the least expensive “one on one” training elsewhere in the Columbia River Gorge was $48.00/session. As far as their qualifications? I’ll let you check that out. Thanks, The Trainer @54


    *6 month contract $36.00/session



    *** 3 & 6 month contracts get a [5% discount] if paid in full at signing.You may choose to pay equal monthly payments but do not get the discount.

    • Every session client will get a health & fitness multiple choice question worth $2.00 gift certificate that you may turn in when you renew.
    • at resigning, 3 & 6 month contracts get a $25.00 health and fitness multiple choice question.
    • everyone designated as “Athlete of the Month” gets a $50.00 gift certificate

    • all current clients that refers me a person that signs up for a 3 month contract will get a $50.00 gift certificate!
    • every current client at Christmas time gets a $25.00 gift certificate
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    Optional field “Text”t, on their birthday, gets a $10.00 gift certificate.




    15 3rd St. Hood River

    *Previously RN in CCU. Stopped to be a personal trainer to help folks to be in better shape and keep them out of the hospital, in the first place!




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