Gym Spotlight: Hyatt Training
Let’s face it: your New Year's resolution to force yourself out of bed and run on the treadmill for an hour at your local big-box gym every day was completely unrealistic. No judgment here—we know it’s easy to fall into a workout rut. But now it’s March, and you’re no closer to reaching your fitness goals … so you’re panicking. Hyatt Training has your back. This husband-and-wife-owned personal training gym has everything you need to help you achieve your best health.
Jeremy and Lee Hyatt are committed to finding the perfect personal trainer to work with your specific goals, limitations, injuries, and maximum workout pleasure. The duo has nearly 30 years of experience between them: Jeremy, with a Masters in Kinesiology and a CSCS credential (the gold standard of personal training), has 18 years of working with clients ranging from world-renowned athletes to clients battling debilitating chronic illness; Lee, who runs the business side of things, has eight years of yoga experience, and leans on her experience in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector to efficiently run their studio. The power couple started Hyatt Training in 2011 “because we believe wholeheartedly that one-on-one personal training is the best way to get the most out of your workout time,” Lee says.
When you sign up with Jeremy and Lee, you’ll be led through an introductory consultation, where you’ll talk with Jeremy about the scope of your physical past, your hopes, dreams, and goals for the future. You’ll answer questions like, “If you had to give yourself a grade on an A to F scale, what would your grade be?” You’ll talk about past injuries, work through concerns, and set goals—whether that’s increased flexibility or a training schedule for running that first marathon. Then you’ll go through a quick movement and flexibility test with Jeremy to check in and take note of your starting point.
A TRAINER FOR EVERY BODY
With eight trainers total, there's bound to be an expert that fits your style, your specific needs, and your fitness goals. Take these three stellar trainers as examples:
Tyler Kragergrud: A massage therapist and a fascial (no, not facial!) stretch therapist, Tyler’s personal philosophy is “train smart before you train hard.” If this is your first time working with a personal trainer, or if you’re feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, Tyler’s knowledgeable approach would be a great match in learning how to move safely and effectively for increased flexibility and strength.
Erin Seekins: Erin is an elite obstacle course racer with a background in dance, so it’s basically guaranteed that your workouts will never get boring. She embraces the fact that “No two people are the same, and neither are their training programs.” If you have a clear goal—like maybe competing in your own badass obstacle course race—she’s the perfect trainer to help you get prepared and get it done.
Hayden Olson: Hayden has a killer smile—one that he puts to good use as a cheerleader for Oregon State University—as well as a background in Olympic weightlifting. He’s a firm believer that you should “strive for progress, not perfection” and he’s not afraid to push his clients to try new things. If your workout routine has become stale and boring, Hayden just might be the guy to dig you out of your rut.
Located in a warehouse in an industrial corner of the Pearl District, Hyatt Training is a 5,000-square-foot open space shared with North Lake Physical Therapy. To the left of the entrance, you'll find an astroturf area well-stocked with all sorts of weights, bands, ropes and balance balls. To the right, you'll likely spot physical therapists massaging legs, working with clients. A lofted, skylight-lit space above the "grassed" weight area is the perfect cozy spot for yoga.
Personal trainers act as individual contractors and pricing varies, but expect to drop some serious cash for these highly-educated, highly-trained, one-on-one butt-kickers—we're talking up to $300 per month.
POST-SWEAT WATERING HOLE
Hyatt Training is located under the 405 bridge between the Pearl District and Northwest Portland—close enough to downtown for worker bees to squeeze in an after-work sweat sesh. This convenient location means that you're also only minutes away from all sorts of tasty snacks. Stop by Greenleaf Juicing for a nourishing oatmeal bowl or nutrient-packed super smoothie—or if you've maxed out your health-consciousness for the day, get your protein on at Olympic Provisions or grab a pastry from Lovejoy Bakers.
1622 NW 15th Ave