Join us at the Northwest Flagship in Coos Bay for the Born to Run workshop and run clinic. This all ages clinic is designed for athletes of all ages and levels.

For youth athletes and casual runners we will be offering easy to integrate warm-ups and drills to make running more effective and enjoyable.

For the more advanced recreational and competitive runners our Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists will be conducting gait analy...

McKenna Wilson


2017 All-State Selection 

2018 All-State Selection 


2018 All-League Selection 

Track & Field

2017 State Placer :

     - High Jump

     - 200m 

     - 300m Hurdles

We have had the opportunity to work with McKenna Wilson since our very first free clinics in Coos Bay. As a three sport athlete in all four years at Coquille HS, Ms. Wilson has been a fixture of the Red Devil program. As a volleyball pla...

While pitching in a game the summer of his freshman year Jake Simmons had a non-contact break of the humerus. After several months and methods of recovery, Northwest Fitness help him to an MVP performance.

Red Wine Makes Me Happy

It’s pretty widely known that red wine in moderation is good for heart health. To point out the chemistry is essentially six degrees of Kevin Bacon for bio-chem, but you can follow this link to some of the latest research. If reading clinical research isn't your thing, the long and short of it is that red wine is loaded with anti-oxidants. So red wine is good for the heart, it’s rich in anti-oxidants, and it tastes good … kind of soun...


Heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and diabetes, are just a few of the many health risks associated with being overweight; which means that more than two thirds of the US population is at risk. For most folks the solution isn’t rocket science – eat less, move more, lose weight – but that can be more challenging and nuanced than it sounds.


Knowing what we need to restrict our calories to and how many calories we burn during exercise can be diff...

January 19, 2016

With the season nearing an end, many sports fans have ALREADY started to look toward the upcoming NFL draft. If you follow the NFL, one constant is the pursuit of speed. Though there are many factors that play into making the active roster, a bad 40-yard dash time may influence whether an athlete even gets an opportunity. As little as one-tenth of a second can be the difference between a roster spot with a minimum salary of $435,000 and missing the opportun...


Overnight oats have become a popular breakfast choice. They are easy, portable, and healthy. Packed with all sorts of different combinations of grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds, how can you go wrong? I wanted to get in on this and after consulting with Pinterest I was armed with a half dozen recipes. Each recipe started with a standard base of rolled oats and a liquid of your choice. These measurements varied slightly but generally kept with the 1:1 ratio....

Every runner has experienced the dreaded side ache. Sometimes the pain is mild, you slow down, make adjustments, and work through it, sometimes it is debilitating and forces you to quit. There are many theories to explain the source of runner’s side stitch. Here, the two most conclusive ideas are discussed.


Peritoneum irritation is the cause of most side aches in runners. The parietal peritoneum is made up of layers of tissue lining the abdominal wall, visc...

June 5, 2015

Many of the fitness programs that are out there today like Crossfit, Insanity, or H.I.I.T. are centric to an AMRAP philosophy (doing as many repetitions as possible within the prescribed time limit). These programs are popular, and it’s no wonder. As you are muddling through your 25th clean and jerk in a minute you are really going to feel your workout.


There are a number of conversations and debates that support and contradict the effective use of AMRAP as...

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