Classes in Portland

$35 for an Onsite or Online Concealed-Weapons Class for One from Oregon Concealed ($70 Value)

Oregon Concealed

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Instructors use onsite or online classroom time to prepare students for concealed-weapons-license exams in Oregon during four-hour session

$49 for an Introductory Glass-Making Class at Bullseye Glass Co. ($100 Value)

Bullseye Glass Co

Bullseye Resource Center

$100 $49

World-renowned glassmaker hosts beginning kilnforming classes where pupils craft plates, coasters, sculptures, or jewelry

10 or 20 Small-Group Fitness Classes at Apex Bodyworks (Half Off)

Apex Bodyworks

Portland

$90 $45

Instructors lead small groups of exercisers through small group fitness classes

10 Fitness Classes from JohnnyFit Bootcamp & Yoga (65% Off)

Johnnyfit Bootcamp & Yoga

Portland

$150 $53

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Lifestyle Evolved Personal Training (65% Off)

Lifestyle Evolved

Buckman

$150 $53

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

$50 $25

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

10 or 20 Hot Yoga Classes at ZenSpot (Up to 71% Off)

ZenSpot

Southwest Portland

$130 $39

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Instructors lead fluid sequences of Vinyasa-style postures and breathing exercises amid the colorful walls of a heated studio

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 53% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

$80 $40

Students aged 9 and older take part in classes available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday

Five or Eight Private Personal Training Sessions at PR Training (Up to 73% Off)

PR Training

Energy Fitness Concepts

$350 $99

Certified personal trainer Paul Rosoff motivates clients towards their fitness goals and crafts enjoyable exercise and nutrition programs

5 or 10 Kettlebell Classes at Skogg Gym (Up to 72% Off)

Skogg Gym

Portland

$100 $29.99

Kettlebells weighing anywhere from 9 to 106 pounds are incorporated into exercises with low-impact, full-body functional movements

One or Three Months of Gym Membership and One Personal-Training Session at Anytime Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Portland

$75 $29

Strength training and aerobic equipment help clients fortify their physiques in a gym that's open 24/7

Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class and Drinks for One or Two at The Loaded Brush (Up to 40% Off)

The Loaded Brush

Sellwood - Moreland

$40 $24

Prolific artist guides students step-by-step through paintings as they sip libations

Punch Card for Four or Eight Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Nia Technique, Inc. (Up to 61% Off)

Nia Technique, Inc.

Downtown Portland

$44 $19

Nia fitness classes combine martial arts, dancing, and healing during sessions set to music and designed to encourage healthy living

Private Pilates, Gyrotonic, or Personal-Training Sessions at Vital Body Studio (Up to 65% Off). Two Options Available.

Vital Body Studio

Portland

$195 $75

Certified trainers use Pilates Reformers and Gyrotonic pulley towers as they tone muscles and improve posture for balanced, healthy bodies

$16 for $35 Worth of Drum Lessons — The Rhythm Lab

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

$35 $16

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Five or Eight 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Get Brit Fit (Up to 66% Off)

Get Brit Fit

Portland

$325 $119

ISSA-certified trainer and nutrition specialist guides you through effective workouts while offering support and sharing knowledge

6-Week Endurance Program, 10 CrossFit Classes, or 1 CrossFit On-Ramp Program at VC CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

VC CrossFit

Portland

$79 $29

High-intensity CrossFit classes meet six days a week; endurance program helps triathletes and others build long-lasting strength

One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

$25 $12

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

$62.50 for a 10-Class Punch Card at Alive MMA ($125 Value)

Alive MMA - CrossFit Woodstock

Woodstock

$125 $62.50

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Fully equipped gym hosts boxing, jiu jitsu, and CrossFit classes for men and women

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From her days in the Navy to a love for yoga, Terri Chadney has always been into fitness. In 1994, she and her husband, Jay, opened West Coast Fitness to share that passion with her old neighborhood, which until then did not have a gym. "She wanted to reinvest in the neighborhood," Jay says. Here, the duo leads a staff of experienced trainers, who do everything from one-on-one training to group fitness classes such as yoga and spinning. As the yoga director, Terri requires that each yoga instructor have at least five years of teaching experience, thorough training, and a perfect letter B imitation. The rest of the staff boasts similar credentials, such as the Zumba instructor who has been dancing professionally for most of her life. And because they're not contractors, the trainers care about every aspect of the gym, not just making a sale. "They really invest themselves with the members," says Jay, "Our [trainers] come in, hang out, take classes, bring their dog."

For Jay and Terri, the most rewarding part of owning West Coast Fitness has been "seeing changes in the members," says Jay. He sees members who are in better shape than when they first joined 15 years ago—and Terri loves to see the seniors in her yoga classes up on their feet and doing strength-training exercises after coming in with crutches or walkers.

The St. John's location's spinning studio includes a 6-foot screen, sending riders on virtual trips via instructive DVDs even when a class isn't in session. Members can also log in to ActivTrax online or at the clubs' kiosks for custom workouts based on their goals and experience, as well as meal planning and progress tracking. The staff members engage parents' little ones with baby-sitting services in a colorful playroom. They have also stocked the gyms with tanning booths, and massage therapists help soothe stress and exercise-induced aches; the saunas and HydroMassage beds also help members unwind.

2640 NE Alberta St
Portland,
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Bouldering differs from other forms of rock climbing in a variety of ways, such as its heightened social element. When top roping, for example, climbers are more isolated, relying on a partner below to maintain rope tension. But because bouldering is done on lower courses that don't require a rope or harness, climbers are free to scale walls at will, often resulting in people sharing walls and striking up conversations in between surmounting terrain such as verticals, slabs, and roof climbs?overhangs that put climbers' bodies parallel to the floor.

That's how The Circuit Bouldering Gym got started. Some bouldering enthusiasts crossed paths at a local gym and found they all wanted to expand Portland's bouldering options. Today, they welcome guests to surmount courses?including a hanging boulder?ranging from 8- to 17-feet high and surrounded by crash-pad flooring. Boasting one of the largest bouldering-only gyms in the world, they also designed many of their simulated climbing stations as top-out boulders, letting guests experience what it's like to stand atop a boulder in the Rockies or on the moon. Additionally, they instruct guests with programs such as 90-minute intro courses, advanced clinics with professional climber athletes, and programs tailored for kids including birthday parties. Between climbs, a lounge area lets visitors relax and swap tales of defying gravity's relentless bullying. To further build the bouldering community, the gym's team organizes an annual fundraiser benefiting local charities, including the Pump-a-thon, which is scheduled for February 22nd.

6050 SW MacAdam Ave
Portland,
OR
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After a decade spent honing his personal yoga practice, certified instructor Paul Terrell opened his donation-based studio to give anyone interested in practicing the ancient art access to a studio in which to participate. The storefront space that Terrell opened fosters a nonintimidating approach to yoga, substituting cozy exposed brick for mirrors and inviting yogis of all abilities to practice together during all-levels classes. Terrell teaches many of the classes in the flowing Vinyasa tradition, in which conscious breaths link together a continuous sequence of postures, and also presents students with the robust schedule's other styles, which benefit the body in various ways. During the Night Owl class, instructors give hands-on assistance to encourage proper alignment as students sweat in a 90-degree setting, and slower-paced Yin classes teach yogis to sit still in postures that last for three to seven minutes, allowing them to fully stretch the connective tissues and hide in plain sight of movement-detecting, visually impaired T. rexes

124 SW Yamhill St
Portland,
OR
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Instead of letting fear take root as her body became entangled with cancer, Pat Johnson commissioned the team of healers and practitioners she met along her recovery journey to breathe life into a holistic spa and wellness center where she hopes "to help people find the best within themselves." To that end, naturopathic physician Dr. Vida Talebi dispenses advice on overcoming fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and obesity, and chiropractor Dr. Stefan Herold addresses the chronic pain that results from giving piggyback rides to lazy shadows. Since wellness isn't just about avoiding physical pain, the center also holds daily yoga classes that foster inner peace. Natural therapies dominate the center's spa treatments, which include facials that extract epidermal soil with handmade Éminence organic skincare products, crafted from fresh herbs and fruits.

2526 NE 15th Ave
Portland,
OR
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Since 1977, Cascade Athletic Clubs have distinguished themselves from typical gyms with their vast array of amenities, which range from big-screen TVs to a seasonal waterpark. In their fitness studios, instructors boost students’ flexibility during Pilates workouts, lead seniors through age-appropriate workout techniques during Silver Sneakers classes, or teach students how to dance to fast-paced music during Zumba. The dedicated team of personal trainers, meanwhile, help athletes stay motivated on a one-on-one basis, and tailor their regimens to individual goals that range from weight loss to preparing for an upcoming marathon. For independent workouts, athletes can play pick up games on the gyms’ basketball, tennis, and racquetball courts or swim laps in the indoor salt-water pools. They can also bulk up with Life Fitness machines, free weights, and Stair Masters designed to build strong enough leg muscles to conquer even the most daunting out-of-order escalator.

9260 SE Stark St
Portland,
OR
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Jack Coelho adds to 15 years of experience as he helps clients recognize and develop a deeper awareness of vital energy, known as prana or chi, to promote long-term health and vitality. Coelho—who is certified in Pilates, Gyrotonic, and power Vinyasa yoga—and his team of certified trainers forge stronger mind-body connections as they slim down waistlines through private and group Pilates, Gyrotonic, and functional-training classes. Between the warm crimson walls of the boutique studio, they focus on ramping up clients' core strength and flexibility through isolated movements on the Pilates reformers and mats, as well as on the Gyrotonic pulley tower. Trainers customize each workout to the needs and abilities of their clients, in the process cutting down on the number of injuries inflicted during attempts to dead-lift the building.

8235 SE 13th Ave
Portland,
OR
US