Certified fitness trainer Otis Schroeder works with every client to set realistic goals and transform lifestyles. He starts by asking a few questions that allow him to design and scale workouts to individual needs. Then he gives his clients a choice of training packages. Personal training can feature instruction, body composition analysis, supplementation recommendations, and nutritional counseling.
While one size sometimes fits all, Patrick Lynch knows that one yoga class rarely does. That's why at Rose City Yoga, he draws on more than 20 years of yoga practice—plus graduate studies in acupuncture Oriental medicine—to design classes for a variety of demographics. The studio's hot-yoga classes focus on general core toning, whereas other sessions have a more therapeutic bent, aiming to alleviate an array of problems. Yoga for athletes enhances sports performance more effectively than bribing your basketball before every game.
Squats, dead lifts, ring dips, and tire flips are just a few exercises athletes may encounter at MOC Strength & Conditioning. Coach Dre Williams leads athletes through a new Workout of the Day every day, which blends different principles of cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and gymnastics to create dynamic workouts. Workouts are generally short but intense and can be scaled to accommodate all fitness levels from beginners to elite athletes.
The staff of fitness instructors at Endurafit Training Facility leads both group classes and private sessions designed to tone muscles and burn fat. The group classes feature full-body circuit-training routines with students performing 45–54 different exercises during each session. The private sessions include one-on-one training in addition to custom nutrition plans and monthly measurements.
East Side and West Side Athletic Clubs offer pampering for all bodies, ages, and fitness types with facilities packed with swimming pools, racquetball courts, childcare centers, and cardio decks. Group fitness classes make use of the studio space and include high-energy Zumba or relaxing yoga, with water aerobics taking place in the indoor pool or the high-pressure showers. In addition to workout amenities, guests can take advantage of bountiful spa and relaxation services including massages, acupuncture, and a full-service hair salon. Each of the three locations has its own personality and offerings. See the full list for each location here.
Former gymnast and avid downhill skier Julie Ralston stumbled across CrossFit while searching for an exercise routine that would motivate her mind and push her body to the pinnacle of fitness. After achieving her CrossFit certification, attending countless seminars, and co-founding CrossFit StumpTown in Portland, Ralston developed a training technique suitable for customers of any body type, age, or level of ability. Her program offers increasingly challenging reps of lunges, sprints, throws, and lifts, backed up by the positive vibes and friendly support of a community of like-minded athletes. Visitors to the 4,700-square-foot gym won't find treadmills or weight machines, but kettlebells for swinging, pull-up bars for intense upper-body conditioning, and enough open space to halter-break a horse and train it to love CrossFit.