The three Oregon Athletic Clubs welcome members into an oasis of healthy living, each developed to encourage those aspiring to wellness to reach their fitness goals. In addition to cardio and weight equipment for solo workouts, personal trainers tailor workouts to meet individual goals and lead group yoga and Pilates sessions to strengthen and flex physiques. As parents pedal into shape in the cycling studio or unwind at the onsite spa, kids can caper about or discuss their investment portfolios in the childcare center.
At each location, patrons can practice not drowning in the indoor pools and then retire to relaxation at the locker-room saunas. The Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club invites members to splash into the outdoor pool and lounge on the lawn and patio. To refuel for the day’s cartwheel quota, the clubs’ restaurants dish up light fare including salads and paninis.
Pacific Personal Training ascribes to the belief that everyone, from avowed gym rats to aloof couch pigeons, benefits from one-on-one coaching. Thanks to the gym's relatively small size, the trainers have the ability to address their clients on a personal basis. Whether that means giving members a phone call when they haven't stopped by the studio lately, or sharing their inspirational stories with other wellness?seekers, Pacific Personal Training guarantees goal-achieving results with a personal touch.
Bally Total Fitness enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day guest pass includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Step Fitness, and High-Impact Hopscotch (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts a bulk-building army of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
A yoga studio and stress reduction clinic serving greater Portland and Washington County like this: What we can do for ourselves to heal and stay well. A professional complement to medical care and therapy. Professionally taught by well trained, highly skilled, mature teachers. For ordinary people like you and me.
Students should bring: Bottle of water and towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come prepared to work hard.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
CrossFit is a culture of individual training in a small-group setting. You become accountable to yourself, your trainers, and those in your class to stay motivated.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Lack of knowledge about what is required or how to stay safe in the process. Getting fit doesn't require lifting heavy weights, and knowing how to protect stabilizers is as important as building larger muscle groups. Slow down and do it right, and you get fit faster, stay fit longer, and stay safe.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
CrossFit is for everyone. Our trainers set the pace and you participate at your experience and comfort level. There is no way to work hard in our classes and not see results.
Sunrises and sunsets pour through Yoga OMazing's panoramic windows, which also offer a clear glimpse of Mount Hood's snow-covered peak. The studio's minimalistic decor and heated bamboo floors keep students focused on their practice and comfortable on their mats. While teachers lead hatha and vinyasa classes, music reaches every ear thanks to a surround-sound system. The teachers also tends to the ambience when they host candlelit full-moon yoga events catered with pizza and kombucha, a fermented beverage that obviously wards off werewolves. Their concert series extends the theme of Yoga OMazing doing more than the average yoga studio on behalf of its students by refreshing practitioners with live music and a glass of wine or tea.