Inside Out Fitness presents: “The” Trainer “The” home of “FUNCTIONAL TRAINING!” …and who doesn’t want to “feel” at home while actively reaching your absolute best mind/body?

You’re invited to run with me!During the calendar year of 2024, I will run 6000 miles to celebrate my 60th birthday! You’re invited to run along with me at any time during those 6000 miles! Cheers… #60years #60yearsoldstrong #60yearsoldman #60yearsoldchallenge #sixtyyearsold #sixtyyearsold #hoodriver #hoodriveroregon #thetrainerhoodriver #insideoutfitness #insideoutfitnesshoodriver

What’s the difference? “Piston” style training & “Functional Training?”

First let’s look at “piston style,” which is usually an “in & out” or “out and back!” way of training. Either way resistance is traveling on the same path in both directions. What’s the problem? Over time if you “only” use piston style it will be very easy to injure yourself because you are “beating to death, so to speak,” the same areas of your body and “injury” is sure to happen! Also you won’t prepare yourself for the “non-piston” way the life hands to each of us! So what to do? Either switch to “Functional Training” or at least incorporate some functional training into your workouts along with piston style so that you give your body a “respite” of sorts from the continuous “beating” you are receiving from the piston style!

Now we take a peek at my favorite, “Functional Training!” What is it? It’s when you do much less “isolation” exercises and with each exercise you do more circular type movements! Why do functional training? We’ve already talked about how it helps prevent injuries but it does so much more! What? It mimics what each of us must do in real life situations! In real life we don’t normally “isolate” a single muscle or a “joint!” That would be very odd and also “counterproductive!” What do we do? We take life straight on which usually means we adhere to more circular movements! When we “live life” as it presents itself, we have to deal with many “unorthodox” situations and many require that we move many parts of our bodies at the same time and that we deal with “imbalances” found in our everyday situations!

So before you accept a specific way of handling the issues in life, make sure you “assess” all avenues fully! Thanks, Rick “The” Trainer/Inside Out Fitness functional trainer…#functionaltraining Hoodriver #thetrainerhoodriver #60yearsoldchallenge#hoodriveroregonphotographer #hoodriverfarmer #hoodriverfarmersmarket

“Anne” is my “Athlete/Month!” For…

August 2023! She makes a great one! – “The” Trainer

I train all ages! The following is dedicated to folks 60 years of age and older…

Falling and fracturing a hip at an older age is something that you definitely don’t want to do! So to my mind, the thing to work on (other than strengthening bones, smoking or alcohol usage) is to not fall in the first place! Here are a few things to “work on” to avoid a fall. 1- don’t look at your feet all the time. (It may seem the safe thing to do but if you are ambulating and always looking at your feet then you are not looking for “life” events that are happening around you that may cause you to fall! The thing to do is to gain “confidence” while ambulating by “preparing”) 2- if you move to your left then move your left foot first. (To the right the right foot first. This allows you to keep your feet under your shoulders and avoid crossing them over each other) 3- to keep balanced, move your feet the same amount of space (ex. If you move left and move left foot first then move your right foot towards the left at the same distance you just moved the left and never get your feet really close together because it’s harder to hold your balance with feet too close together. Ideally, keep your feet approximately shoulder width apart. 4- if you find yourself on a slick footpath then try to place your entire bottom of your shoe down at approximately the same time and go very slowly. (Placing only a portion of the bottom of your shoe down and then applying weight will much more likely cause a slip). 5- if you feel that a cane or walking stick will help you in some cases then make sure you have one handy. 6- get some training specific for potential “fall related“ incidents.


“Want great results? It’s never easy as it never should be! In the long run, you won’t want it to be!” – The Trainer

Great results should feel like you’ve worked for them•••

••• Because they’re only accessible through that path (hard, but fun work). The Trainer

WHAT YOU GET HERE (at “Inside Out Fitness“)

• a full hour of training

• a trainer with 15 years experience as Nurse RN in CCU

• 17 years experience as a “Functional Personal Trainer”

• a trainer who has “WALKED THE TALK!” What do I mean? (Keep reading)

I have competed in 58 bodybuilding shows; 28 Powerlifting events; over 300 marathons; approximately 250 1/2 marathons; over 50 arm wrestling events and much much more…

• Free consultation with ABSOLUTELY NO “hard sell techniques!” Guarantee!

• free bottled water

• listen to YOUR MUSIC

• You will be the only person in the facility! (Other than myself, of course)! No more needing a piece of equipment just to find that someone else is already using it…

• Tons of Functional Training equipment!

• a trainer who guarantees you that he will take out 2 hours every day to train himself(instead of going for the $$$ during those 2 hours)! (This is a BIG thing!

• a chance to win $2.00 gift certificate every session ($25.00 question on renewal) by answering a multiple choice question about the human body & you absolutely can’t lose anything!)(another MAJOR THING!) By encouraging learning! Which means more and better results!

• a trainer that incorporates a free flowing, much more PERSONAL type of training than most! (Again, this is BIG!))) Be sure to ask about this!

• you will get $25 for Christmas; $10 for your Birthday

• also, if I don’t give you a 24 hour notice that I need to cancel a session then I give you a free session tacked on at the end! Try to get that from your Dr. or Lawyer etc! I say it’s only FAIR, but my clients act as if I’m getting the “short end of the stick!” Only because they are used to going through life accepting that “short stickTHEMSELVES!

• plus “The” least expensive training in the Columbia River Gorge that comes with 1 to one training; a full 60 minutes! Guaranteed! A trainer who has worked out himself for 47 years… has gotten to KNOW THE HUMAN BODY BY LIVING IT (CCU nurse for 15 years) & not just reading about it!

• plus much, much more! Thanks, “The” Trainer

  • Important…

  • Please before you contact me, go to other personal training sites in the Columbia River Gorge and observe. I think you will see that two things stand out as quite a bit different. Knowledge of the human body (I was an ICU/CCU nurse for 15 years & trainer for 17 years!) and the prices that are stated for one to one training for a full hour where all equipment is only for you! Also, you and I will be the only people in the studio (unless under age and then the parent may sat in at any time). Thanks, The Trainer

Where else can you get all these free things and pay the least amount for personal training in the Columbia River Gorge? Oh, and your trainer has 15 years experience as a RN in CCU.

“The” best in personal training and FUNCTIONAL TRAINING!

Be the real you!

About your trainer:

(I ) I worked in the medical field for many years , and I know the body very well! Since early 2000’s I have had my own business (functional training) and since 2012 I have maintained my business at my studio at downtown Hood River Oregon 97031. When you train with me, it is only you and I in the studio! All equipment is there for you and you only! I will do so much more than just give you a workout. You will receive teaching (studies prove the more you know about your body, the more your body benefit)

My training is less expensive than any other trainer in the Columbia River Gorge! Yes, you get a full hour. You will also have many chances to answer the multiple choice questions about the human body(the idea is for you to learn about your body so that it will benefit your goals of taking care of your body!) You will accumulate gift certificates with every correct answer. If you don’t get the question correct then nothing happens, that’s right you can only win!

  1. PLEASE Go to contact page and follow instructions to set up a free consultation (with ABSOLUTELY ZERO HARD SELL TECHNIQUES)! Provide a few days/times that will work for you and I will get back to you! Thanks, The Trainer


Generally speaking, if one starts any new exercise with a slow warmup, using low weight(or no weight) and stops immediately if pain starts(stopping early is key), then it should be ok to proceed. Pain is our body’s Way Of saying “You’ve had enough for now”! But going slowly is how you detect any problems early enough to prevent further issues. If you are going too fast, in the exercise, you may not detect the pain early enough to prevent damage! The Trainer

It’s all you! The Trainer

  • Why? What is it? Functional Training? Why do functional training ?
  • #1 name anybody (yes, anybody) that became a great athlete, with good endurance, that got there working machines (only) in the gym? Psst. That would be none!
  • Football, basketball, MMA or any other athlete has only gotten there because they got to know themselves and they applied FUNCTIONAL TRAINING!
  • Functional training is like going to the tailors for a perfect fit of clothing V.S. Going to Walmart and take whatever they have. (That ain’t going to MEASURE!)


FREE CONSULTATION (absolutely ZERO hard-sell techniques!)

Please go to contact page…don’t delay… sooner you start…


Functional training helps you work your entire body! Are you ready? For: more strength, healthier look, happier life…LESS: pain, less depressionGuaranteed… “THE” Trainer!

Get functional…

Try everything and toss what isn’t right for you!

Chuck is working to stay fit but also to help deal with a pretty difficult “scoliosis” issue! Go Chuck!

Functional training (with your help) will get you from the “grind” you are in to the “positive power” that you are seeking, where you feel control of your mind, body and life! Aren’t you “SICK & TIRED” of feeling like you are NOT IN CONTROL “of your ‘LIFE’?” THE” Trainer! (RN)*

Meet CHUCK @78

My “Athlete/Month!”


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