SPORTS

In the Run-Up to Rio, Can the Nike Oregon Project Outpace Controversy?

Portland native Galen Rupp is on track to run the Olympic marathon. Chasing him, and coach Alberto Salazar, is the elite sport’s complicated relationship with performance shortcuts.

07/12/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Q&A

How Parkour Helps You Unleash Your Inner Ninja

Portland author Ben Musholt’s Parkour Strength Training unlocks the secrets.

06/24/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

EDITOR'S NOTE

How Portlanders Are Reinventing Health and Exercise

Our city is far ahead of the pack.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

OM BASE

Aerial Yoga Will Turn You Upside Down

Fear of heights? Fear not.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

HIT YOUR STRIDE

How to Pick the Right Running Shoe

The proper footwear can make all the difference. Foot Traffic’s Daniel McDuff shares his top five tips.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

PLAYLIST

The Perfect Portland Workout Playlist

An hour of sonic power from the local scene, now and always.

06/24/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

WINNING FINDS

These Portland-Made Workout Essentials Keep You Looking—and Smelling—Fresh

From herbal deodorant to coconut water cleansing wipes, here’s what to toss in your gym bag.

06/24/2016 By Allison Jones

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

06/24/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Barefoot Running?

We’ve got the naked truth about a fitness subculture.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

GET FIT

The Portland Fitness Revolution

Parkour fitness. Twerking-inspired workouts. A locally hatched yoga style. Body-positive trainers. In Portland, there’s always a new way to work out.

06/24/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Katelyn Best, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Why PDX-Born Spin Sensation BurnCycle Inspires Near-Evangelical Fervor in Its Followers

It’s definitely not just about the bike.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

SWEAT IT OUT

These Five New Portland Gyms Will Keep Your Workout Fresh

From a circus performer-turned-Pilates innovator to a kettlebell-focused gym, here’s a fistful of hot new fitness options.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best and Zach Dundas

TWERK IT

Body Positivity to Twerking, the Seven Ingredients of Booty Luv

The Portland-launched workout class will tone your tush.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

ROCK ON

Portland’s Climbing Gyms: A Breakdown

As our city’s climbing scene hits new heights, which crag is right for you?

06/24/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

PROFILE

Meet the Portland Personal Trainer Who Promises Body Positivity and Zero Bro Vibes

Lacy Davis once battled anorexia and bulimia. Now she’s flipped the switch on a new kind of workout culture.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Four Weight-Training Tips to Go from Beginner to Beast

Emily Corso—the iron-fisted, warm-hearted MMA pro behind Bold & Badass Fitness—fills us in.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

OM BASE

How a Portlander Launched a New Style of Yoga

Kinetik Yoga creator Kelly Suttell breaks down her alternative to Bikram.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Portland’s Top Workouts and Most Nourishing Eats

Small-batch fitness—check! Body-positive waxing salons—check! Vegan happy hours—check!

06/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Backpacking

8 Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler and Christopher Van Tilberg

FREE STUFF

20 Totally FREE Ways to Make This Your Best Portland Summer Ever

Leaving town this summer? Well, OK. But you're gonna miss all this free stuff—from a Nu Shooz show to JAW's three new plays to an actual screening of Jaws (plus so much more).

05/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Molly Woodstock