Sarah’s 1/2/2017 Workout: Circuit and Abs

Today was a gym day. The family has the day off and will be going to the rock climbing gym without me, so I had to get my workout in at the gym before heading into work. I will generally focus on a certain muscle group in the gym, but I was just looking to burn some calories today. So I focused on a circuit workout. I started with cardio.. Read More

5 Ways to Stay Fit Through the Winter

It is officially winter! Now that we are past the winter solstice, the days are getting longer. Slowly, but surely. I feel like we are halfway through winter and this idea of ‘officially winter’ reminds me that there are many cold days ahead of me. So, how do we stay fit through the winter? As you can see from the picture above, we are not afraid to hike in the.. Read More

Homemade Fruit and Nut Bars

There are a ton of different types of bars out there that come down to 2 things. Dates and nuts. They are sought after for being great natural choices for pre and post workout fuel. But they are also pricey. The homemade versions of the classic energy bar are just a bit cheaper and you can add any additions that you are interested in. I hope you enjoy this fruit.. Read More

My First Ski Lesson

This weekend, I had my first ski lesson. Many years ago I snowboarded, but I never took a lesson and was never very good. Last year I started skiing and it was time for a lesson. I will admit, I was nervous about it. But, the kids have been in lessons and the husband is a really good skier. So, either I need to learn or stay at home when.. Read More

Collection of Gym Failures

Here at  OurFitnessReview, we tend to take some concepts seriously, which we originally thought to be foundational to fitness and exercise.  These concepts are:

1)  Be realistic about your goals

2)  Gather information to do things correctly

3)  Don’t risk injury

We have learned that we may be a little too idealistic in our thinking.  On any given day, you can find somebody risking injury by using training equipment in a way in which it was not intended.

This page is a dedication to those men and women who put their body directly in harms way (rule 3) by using fitness equipment incorrectly (rule 2) with direct intent to prove a point that us normal humans can not comprehend (rule 1).

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It’s too bad the gym doesn’t have a machine that allows this kind of workout….

The decline bench must have been used by somebody doing leg-lifts….

Building a solid base for entering Thunderdome:



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Ring pushups

These machines are taken

Snowshoeing Tumalo Mountain

The title of this post is slightly dishonest. It snowed all week long and the mountain had a couple of feet of fresh powder. The traffic was steady up the mountain and the parking lot to snowshoe where we wanted was full. We didn’t let it stop us, but our detour added so much extra time we couldn’t make it to the top. It was a stormy day anyway, so.. Read More

Skiing in Early Winter Conditions

Last weekend we went up to Mt. Bachelor for the first ski day of the season. It was really a week too early, but the kids were signed up for lessons, so we went. It was a beautiful day. It was an icy day. I felt like I was starting over, like I didn’t ski at all last year. It was my first time skiing in less than perfectly powdery.. Read More

Green Lakes in 3 Sisters Wilderness

This summer we accomplished something we have wanted to for a while. We hiked to Green Lakes with the kids. It is nearly 9 miles round trip! The hike is at a high elevation and on the longer side, but it is easy. The lakes sit in a valley between the peaks of South Sister and Broken Top Mountains. The majority of the hike is along a river with small.. Read More

Melting Snow Hike

Last weekend we hiked to Todd Lake. It is a small mountain lake with a view of Broken Top Mountain on one side and Mt. Bachelor on the other.  It is easy to get to and a nice walk around. The lake can be used for camping or hiking deep into the mountains. We encountered both wildflowers and snow, which made the hike was a mixed bag for us. This.. Read More

Gymnastics Fail at 35

It seemed innocent. Harmless even.   My daughter is in gymnastics and doing quite well. I competed in gymnastics when I was young and loved every minute of it. So when my husband was trying some of her moves in the living room, I knew I had to join in. I mean, I have looked for adult gymnastics classes before. There are none in my area. Something about the price.. Read More