LONG STORY SHORT

Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock

RUNNING

Five Classic Portland Runs

Whatever your quadrant, there’s a beautiful route for you.

04/15/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg With Sarah Cadwell

FIT CITY

The Simple Way to Reduce Your Risk of Running Injuries

Strengthening your hips and core has never felt easier—or more important.

04/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GYM SPOTLIGHT

Gym Spotlight: Hyatt Training

If you’re ready to pony up for a personal trainer, this Northwest Portland studio offers plenty of options.

03/24/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

GET OUT

Outrun the Baby Blues with a New Training Program for Busy Moms

Get ready to hit the pavement with Train Like a Mother Club.

02/22/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

GEAR UP

We Tested Out These Swedish Hiking Poles

Dorky? As all get-out. But BungyPump's calorie-burning resistance pole is still kinda cool.

02/19/2016 By Marty Patail

FIT CITY

Unleash Your Inner Ninja with Parkour Strength Training

Portland author Ben Musholt’s third book unlocks the secrets of parkour.

02/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: Müv Training Portland

If your workout routines tend to get stale quickly, mix it up with Müv’s multitude of classes.

01/27/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

NORTHWEST HAPPENINGS

This November, Be Grateful for These Healthy Events

Make fire cider, learn to snowshoe, combat eating disorders with yoga, and choose between a turkey trot and a Tofurky trot.

11/04/2015 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Four New Portland Gyms to Get Your Butt in Shape

From self-defense-focused training to a boot camp run by yogis, these new studios offer something for everyone.

10/26/2015 By Katelyn Best

BODY TALK

The "Perfect" Body: Fitness Inspiration or Unobtainable Deception?

From Barre3 to a new body-positive barbell gym, Portland fitness pros weigh in on body image, photoshop, and aesthetic role models in the health industry.

10/09/2015 By Katelyn Best

HEALTHY EVENTS

Healthy Events for Your Fittest, Most Mindful October

Mustache Dache 5k, meditation classes, self defense personal training, and a fast track to happiness

10/08/2015 By Katelyn Best

FIT CITY

Flex Your Local Pride with Portland Bridge and #PDXCarpet Yoga Pants

A partnership between Portland's Evolve Fit Wear and Goldsheep clothing lets you gaze down at our bridges and iconic carpet in your downward dog.

10/05/2015 By Allison Jones

FIT CITY

Check Out Portland Rock Gym’s Impressive Remodel

Heads up, climbers! The newest rock walls in town have popped up in the country's second-oldest climbing gym, along with a new weight room, yoga studio, and eats from Prasad.

09/29/2015 By Megan Haverman

FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: Me Fitness Studios

Me Fitness’s incredible array of classes, studios, and amenities make it one of the best fitness deals in town.

09/28/2015 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Editorial: Why Oregon Needs the Portland Marathon

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) believes the city is a better place because of the annual Portland Marathon. He should know—he's run it 28 times.

09/28/2015 By Earl Blumenauer

HEALTHY EVENTS

Healthy Portland Events to Help You Get Fit this Fall

Win a seat at a secret salad event, do yoga with a body braid or hands-on adjustments, and help a local family fighting their 5-year-old daughter's brain tumor.

09/23/2015 By Allison Jones

OM BASE

A Virtual Tour of Yoga Union's New Breathe Building

The neighborhood yoga studio gets a major upgrade in a new complex, complete with yoga-ready roof, child care, sauna, healthy cafe and juice bar, and a health and wellness center.

09/21/2015 By Allison Jones

LET'S GET PHYSICAL

Peek Inside the Ultimate Portland Gym Bag

These Portland-made essentials, from deodorant to dry shampoo, keep your workout looking—and smelling—fresh.

09/21/2015 By Allison Jones