BIKING

Bike McKenzie Pass Right Now—While It's Still Car-Free

The 38-mile scenic bikeway west of Sisters offers panoramic views of central Oregon. And for a few more weeks, it's no motors allowed.

05/17/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

FIT CITY

A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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

HEALTH NEWS

One-Minute Workouts Get You Fit, Says Science

Keep hitting snooze—a new study shows that one minute of high-intensity training is all it takes to improve aerobic health.

04/29/2016 By Maya Seaman

SUNNY HIKES

Five Spring Hikes for Soaking Up the Sun

These exposed treks, all within two hours of downtown Portland, help you replenish your inner reservoir of precious vitamin D.

04/19/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

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

FIT CITY

12 Tips for Crushing Your First 5k, Half Marathon, or Anything in Between

Follow Foot Traffic owner Sean Rivers’s words of wisdom as you chase new running goals.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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

Gear Up

10 Essential Tips for Running in the Cold, Dark, and Wet

Don't hit that snooze button! Earning your winter warrior cred is easier than you'd think.

02/18/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Get Your Heart Aflutter with My City Bikes' New Cycling App

Burn off that Valentine’s Day candy binge with a scenic bike ride, and show your heart some love for American Heart Month.

02/16/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

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

GEAR UP

Are You Wearing the Wrong Running Shoes?

A Portland footwear expert shares six steps to preventing injury and finding that perfect fit.

01/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GYM SPOTLIGHT

Discover a Former Sicilian Circus Performer's Specialized Pilates Method

Northeast Portland's new Begin Pilates studio makes Pilates accessible for any age level.

01/11/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

FIT CITY

8 Weightlifting Tips to Take You from Beginner to Beast

Local trainers weigh in on building strength without letting the muscle bros scare you off.

12/22/2015 By Katelyn Best

OM BASE

Move Over, Bikram! There’s a New Hot Yoga Style in Town

Hot Yoga for Life’s Kelly Suttell chats about inventing KinetiK yoga and replacing Bikram with her own hatha sequence.

12/16/2015 Photography by Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

8 Reasons We Love Body-Positive Wellness Coach Lacy Davis

This nutrition coach and personal trainer empowers Portlanders to swap self-criticism for strength and pride.

11/16/2015 By Molly Woodstock

Gear Up

Expert Tips for Your Rainy-Day Bike Commute

From the right gear to smart maintenance, here’s how to keep riding through the winter.

11/02/2015 By Katelyn Best

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

Portland's First Indoor Rowing Studio Is Coming to the Pearl District

Firebrand, home to Pyrolates, Full Tilt Cycling, and FireBarre, looks to add a fourth workout to the family with the help of a community loan. Here's how to help make it happen.

09/16/2015 By Allison Jones

FIT CITY

Are Under-the-Desk Bicycles the Next Standing Desk?

I tried out DeskCycle's compact exercise bike at work—here's what happened.

09/14/2015 By Allison Jones