After our initial #30ClassesIn30Days ClassPass challenge, Carolyn and I have settled into a nice rhythm with our weekly workouts: We hit up our favorite spots for cycling, strength training and yoga each week, but pepper in some new studios here and there to keep our fingers on the pulse of the Portland’s ever-growing fitness scene.
And just as I’ve said it’s tough to get a bad meal here in Portland, we’ve learned pretty quickly that it’s just as difficult to find a poor workout here, as well.
Whether you’re looking for the precision of Pilates, mobility work for recovery days, an array of options for cardio or strength training, or simply functional workouts with the effectiveness of CrossFit with a tad less intensity — this city’s got it all; just pick your poison.
Although the sustainability (and longevity) of this business model remains to be seen — both for ClassPass and for participating studios — I’ve found it to be a useful discovery tool. We’ve stumbled upon places we may never have otherwise heard of, and it’s helpful for comparing and contrasting different studios before committing to class packages or monthly memberships.
Here are a few recent highlights:
Pearl Pilates: Offers both individual and small group Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions by highly-trained instructors
Pedal PT: Full-service physical therapy office with a specialty in bicycling and running injuries
Portland Fit Body Bootcamp: Personal-trainer-designed workouts in a fun, safe, high-intensity group environment
Recreate Fitness: Trade mirrors and machines for hopscotch and hurdles in a friendly, supportive environment
YAS: Dedicated to the combination of Yoga and Spinning to combine cardio, strength training, stretching and alignment
Stay tuned as we explore more great Portland fitness spots in the coming months…
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